The original adventure riders (and bikes!)

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Wes Weber, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Wes Weber

    Wes Weber Been here awhile

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    CBAT,

    Sorry to hear about your dad. You're totally right, and everybody needs to be reminded of that more often. Thanks.

    Wes
  2. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    Every time I see your Dad on a bike it makes me smile, not sure if it is the thought of an 85 year old enjoying the ride or his infectious smile. Good on you and your Dad for grabbing life by the tail and hanging on.
  3. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    This thread delivers.

    I'd love to have one of those perfect, yet simple, 74's from the 1950's. I've looked on e-bay, but keeping finding ones all ... goobered up with what different guys thought looked cool at one time or another. The original looked fine enough, and that neutral riding position is what I've been dreaming about for years. But a foot clutch?! lol, I guess if I have to man-up, I'll do it, but wow...
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  5. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Now that is cool - but apparently they're still of the 'modern' mindset that chrome is a good thing.

    Not only do I not want to pay for it, I'll be damned if I'll be forced to look at it and contemplate lifting a rag to keep it clean or shiny. Same bike, no chrome, and ... well, a new job to afford it, and I'd be set.

    But, other than that, awesome idea!

    It is a kit, though, so the guy who assembled it may very well be able to supply the black parts that it came with.
  6. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Wow!


    What a deal :clap

    Considering what the kit includes I think the price is very reasonable.
    Way out of my price range unfortunately... :cry

    I think that would be so sweet to ride around on.

    Carefully, gently, just like these original adventure riders :rofl

    However, I agree, NO CHROME! But that's just me.
    And a few others too :evil
  7. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    Just found this, Thanks Wes. Brings back memories of all the "Old Timers" back in '62 who took us "kids" under there wing.:clap:clap
  8. kkug

    kkug Been here awhile

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    Its that time of year again to enjoy this thread !
  9. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    Hi all,
    I thought these early 70's films were brilliant, but I have the feeling that most of you guys stateside will be very familiar with them...but maybe not elsewhere SO...sorry if they have been posted here before, won't hurt again though; they just make me laugh in so many ways. :rofl

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8-l7ufP-I4 this is the first, more on his channel. :clap


    All the best everyone

    Cheers
    Potski
  10. Hot Foot

    Hot Foot n00b

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    Really Sweet images, nice seeing the boys at play.
  11. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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  12. raebear

    raebear Been here awhile

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    That is frickin awesome! Thats what I'm talking about!
  13. pinkytiff

    pinkytiff Pinkytiff

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    Brilliant pics :clap. Hope to be making it over the pond this year to play around on the TAT and some of the backcountrydiscoveryroutes stuff.

    Thanks for sharing the family history:-)
  14. gallinastrips

    gallinastrips Been here awhile

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    So cool:thumb Thanks for sharing!
  15. panhead rick

    panhead rick Adventurer

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    i wonder if the original poster knows how famous his father is now,,these pics have made it to every motorcycle blog and facebook..i even copied them and are hanging on my garage wall for inspration
  16. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Dang Wes this is AWESOME! Just found this one and had to comment...I only made it through your first post some ten years ago but HAD to say how much I will be enjoying this thread for many days to come! Those old dudes are CRAZY! :freaky
  17. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Time to bring this excellent thread back to the front for those who have not seen it.
    One of my favorite threads on the site.
    Ride what you have! :clap
  18. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Bump for a favorite
  19. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    This is a great thread. Cool stories Wes!
  20. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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    Bump to keep this on the first page. :clap:clap