Sp600 Stories

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by tdrrally, May 26, 2010.

  1. stussels

    stussels chupacabra!

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    im really diggin the old pics. this whole thread has got me all fired up to get this thing going again. these older 600 or bigger dual sports make great, inexpensive, all around bikes for anyone not going for the latest and greatest. im sure this bike will do all i ask of it and more.

    i have a thing for oddball bikes, saw this being neglected and had to save it. as long as it goes back together ok ill have less than 1100 in it. of course then ill need tires and...

    its gonna be great to blast down any road or even the occasional easy trail:eek1
    i can start it no prob when standing on it while its on the kickstand. down at the bottom of a slippery ohio clay gorge with no way out but up, maybe not so much. ill see how it behaves, but if its like my old nx650 or xl600 its probably gonna be too much for my skinny ass to have fun with in slippery offroad stuff.

    ill let ya know when i get it sealed up and thumpin' again:D
  2. dancerdave

    dancerdave Been here awhile

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    as you can see in the pictures of Tudelum 48 there were 3 of us,he had the sp,i had the klr 600 and the tool man on the Honda, back in the day we talked a lot about getting some Dual sport bikes and the three of us starting looking for something that would fit each of us, i sat on the sp600 and it just wasn't what i wanted, the klr fit me lots better than the Honda or the Zuki , we could never ride the same brand anyway, it would have been too easy and easy was not what our friendship is about anyway.. it is kinda funny after all these years we still to this day we dont ride the same brand.. i ride a bmw r100gspd now, the tool man is sticking with his favorite brand Honda ..it makes for good friends when no one rides the same brand.. well it has for us..
  3. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    great photos

    i think of my 91 650 as a street bike for bad roads
    my 07 drz250 (tagged)is for single track madness

    what part of oh are you in
    i'm just in wv, my bud dave has a 95 dr650 we are planning a back road
    (maybe some dirt too) trip to german village for lunch in the next couple months

    who's in?
    sort of a big bore old school dual sport ride
  4. stussels

    stussels chupacabra!

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    your destination in german village wouldnt happen to be schmidts sausage haus, would it? if im available ill trot on down for a bahama mama:D
  5. tdrrally

    tdrrally Long timer

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    yes yes it would
  6. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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  7. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    Well when there wasnt Resturants everywhere we would eat at old country stores. Bologna and cheese would work with a Moon Pie. Sometimes Cheese and Crackers.

    This was the front porch of a store somewhere in Kentucky. While eating our food a couple of old farts started telling us about a place we should go. Then this one guy said hell we cant send them there because a motorcycle cant get up there. HUH
    So they finished telling us about it and we were off. This was where we were trying to go.[​IMG]
  8. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    This is what it looked like from the TOP:evil
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  9. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    This was what the Skyway looked like under construction.[​IMG]
  10. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    We had it down pat even then.
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  13. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    Maybe its the KLR, Even today he is still Grouchy[​IMG]
  14. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I wish I had taken pics of my SP600. Thanks for posting
  15. bran

    bran Wanna be Dakar star

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    I don't check this thread for a week and you guys are posting sp/ klr / xl crap. This feels like coming home to find your wife in her raciest underwear even though you were not supposed to be home for a couple of days!!! Great pics!!
    :huh
  16. bran

    bran Wanna be Dakar star

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    i had one of those Nava helmets and while god was generous with most of the gifts he gave me, my nose is pretty grand. Needless to say, I could not close the windshield for my nose. this was when you mail ordered stuff from cycle magazine and could not return it. I had to donate it to my smaller nosed buddy and went back to my beat up moto4!!!
  17. bran

    bran Wanna be Dakar star

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    That bad boys got sex appeal!!!
  18. bran

    bran Wanna be Dakar star

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    its a looker :D(in its own way)[/QUOTE] Yep that is a pretty good looking machine, they should of done it in red!!!
  19. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    Come on Stussels, How about some fresh action shots of the SP
    :1drink
  20. dancerdave

    dancerdave Been here awhile

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    ya know Tedelum i wish we had some pictures of you getting in the Moto Cross Race in East Ky when we were coming back from from T W O back then.. that was funny, it is a wonder we(you) didn't get locked up, them saddle bags flopping, hell ya got to make a whole lap...ya couldn't win anyway.. too slow, now if you had been on a KLR maybe..:clap