Vinduro

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  1. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    So how would i go about finding one of these casual trail/vinduro type shows in NSW that i could give the xt a run around when i get it sorted?
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  2. troy safari carpente

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    Does the Sunny Corner Trail Ride still exist? (I think so... I recall that Waldecker mentioned the Central Tablelands Motorcycle Club was behind it still?) or the Oyster Bay/Apex and Blue Light trail rides (still exist?).

    Not designated VINDURO events pehaps... but as I remember they always seemed to have a number of "curios" older bikes that turned out (like greyghost and Kenny). If it's all just about having a ride... and there are "non-competitive" events like this still being run... go 4 it ! :D

    But I do get the attraction of riding with a number of like minded participants - who are also on "old iron" from back in the day... sharing the collective bygone experience of drum brake fade, flexy/poorly damped suspension, hand numbing aircooled Engine vibrations and excessive blue smoke inhalation... :clap:lol3
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  3. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    it certainly does! I rode it on the weekend. Too rough for old shitters though. Give me a 300mm precision damped, disc braked and fuel injected modern bike please.
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  4. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    I think the first sunny corner i rode was 86 or 87. I was on a KDX 200 and ended up riding around with Geof Eldridge until late in the arvo in thick dust i rode straight off the edge of a road and slammed into the embankment on the other side an knocked myself out. It took GE and about 4 other blokes to get my bike back up and set me off on my wobbly way. The next day the doctor told me i had cracked ribs, torn the mussels off my pelvis and a stuffed knee. All good stuff.
    I have done about 4 more over the years
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  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    sook...! :smooch :D :wave

    Well... there's your answer darren... :wink: :thumbup

    You need to find yourself an old KDX 200 to revive and enter next years SCTR...!!! :ricky :clap

    File the ride report under; "Return to the scene of the crime..."

    Just the GE homage alone would be worth the effort... :norton :clap was he riding a PE 175 at the time...? :ear
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  6. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    Nah, he was in the KDX 200 stage. I think that's why we started talking, I was only a lad at the time.

    I actually have my eye out for an 86 200, kdx or it. Another young lad at the time by the name of Craig smith used to get around quick in an IT back then. I remember him being at a few events around the central coast with his brother
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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    :clap The IT 200 was a bit of a giant killer...

    There was another lad by the name of Larry Pitts (from Lower Lewis Ponds - member of the Orange/Canobolas club) that rode an IT 200 around about that time at enduro's in the central west area... he went like smoke too... the rougher the better. :nod

    There were a lot of awesome mid capacity 175 and 200cc two strokers - back in the day... a few years later on, Flea Flemming made big impression on the Victorian enduro scene aboard a WR 200... iirc?
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  8. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Flea rode a Gas Gas 2-smoker at one stage ('04 4-day if I'm rememberin' propa)

    Him and bike was as rough as bags.

    He was a funny little bugger
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    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    My last real Enduro would have been 1975 up at Brindabella Station
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    As you can see - lots of modern stuff for back then !!
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    My secret weapon was an AG100 ! Made it home - over a hundred bikes didn't beat it !
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    Good old days when a fella was young !!
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  10. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Been here awhile

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    Hey Daz....
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  11. darren70

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    Thanks mate, looking around 84-86 though. But thats the sort of thing i am looking at.
    I am kind of yearning for that ring of an air cooled 2 stroke
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  12. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Nearly 40 years since my moment of glory,250 Novice class winner at the Lance Watson held at Hungry Creek!
    I remember being on fire that weekend, could do no wrong,that shows in that there was only two on gold!:D
    Maybe Troy may know, I have a feeling this was the first computer generated results???
    Day One,thats me at the top!:D
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    Day Two, still at the top, it was a huge moment for me, I floated home from that event:deal
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    Any one else there that weekend? I see ol mate Maico (Wazza Jack) was there!
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    I had won a few local events on the South Coast, and this win put me into Expert class, so next time I was up against Cater, Aldo, Appelgren, that Swedish dude:rofl
    Big wake up call!!:lol3
    I got married not long after that and it all went downhill from there!! Dropped back to trairiding, although I did race when I lived in PNG and won the 125 Enduro cross title in 1985
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  13. Oldfatbeerman

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    ^ I noticed a certain magazine type who sometimes masquerades as a Batemans Bay Coach driver is near the tail end of the finishers lists on both days at that event Dave . Bet he wishes that he was @maico Mounted :D .
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  14. sadoldb

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    Check out the VTR vinduro thread on the ozvmx site forum. Just aquired an IT175 J (one of my old rides back early 80's) and rode the Bulahdelah event a couple of weeks ago. Apart from blowing hole in piston a great ride with top people, they have next event at Braidwood this weekend then a whole season of events next year with a couple local to hunter valley. Definitely recommend them for a casual enjoyable ride event.
    Regards
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  15. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    thanks, i just had a look. Registration is disabled though, then must have know i was comming

    Edit, i just read the registration rules
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    sadoldb Adventurer

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    Can you go onto the site as a guest and still see the info, I can see both as reg member or guest ?.
    Heaps of photos plus info if you can get on
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  17. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    yeah mate all good. Looks like lots of good info there
    thanks
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    Your old mate Liddell rides those events sometimes on an IT465 @darren70 .
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    I was a big fan of the idea for ages, rode a few practice events on an 86 KX125 then an 87 KX250.

    But then I took the 250 to a motocross park with my old Gas Gas to set it up a bit better. I really struggled on the motocross track, just couldn't keep it in the meaty part of the rev range, tried the natural terrain track and was not having fun on the thing.

    Loaded it back up on the ute deciding I just must not like motocross tracks (I had a shitty time there on a wet clay track on the first ride of my old 525 that was punched out to 540cc with an old rear tyre, but had a ball on the enduro track with that thing).

    Decided while I was there I may as well take the gasser out for a run, felt strange to sit on at first, the seat was so thin, flat and hard, so much better to move around on. pulled the clutch in and thought something was wrong with it because it was so light, then I remembered it was a hydraulic clutch.

    Hit the MX track and had a ball, it was so much easier and more fun to ride.

    Sold the KX as soon as I got home.

    I still love watching them race and looking at the old iron though, and I wouldn't mind an old DT 400 to put around on because I had so much fun cruising through paddocks on my shitty old DT250, but trying to push an old bike around a track as fast as I could just doesn't seem as fun now that I have tried it.:lol3

    Although I was very close to buying a 93 TE610 just for Vinduro/VMX/trail rides.
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    ^ Yep @tHEtREV , old bikes are a bit of a time warp thing , you have to fully remove yourself from the current state of bike performance to truly appreciate an old dunger , even if it was the ants pants back in it's hey day .

    Riding a modern bike back to back with vintage iron makes the differences stand out like Dolly Parton's Boobs !

    Memory has a knack of forgetting the negatives of an experience unless it was a traumatic experience .
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