Vintage Motorcross Weekend Sept. 7-9. Wallerawang-NSW.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by duckslider, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. robmoto

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    Pretty sure Cater is on his right hand side a few minutes before the photo Cater was behind Elle but to her right allso, only half a head pic .
  2. Simosez

    Simosez Been here awhile

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    pretty sure you're right there Rob. some of those blokes still look like they did twenty years ago, and they were old then!!! the true hard core of aussie off road racing.
  3. BMWayne

    BMWayne old but slow

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    Red cap and glasses - Dave Armstrong
    Roost guard next to Dave - Andrew Bailey
    Chris Cater - is obscured by Hans in the grey/black jacket. (are you saying Chris likes to chat?)
  4. BMWayne

    BMWayne old but slow

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    Great photos... especially my three Husky's just grazing in the paddock.:D

    My first dirt ride on the 500 auto - what a weapon! Always in the right gear and roost flying out the back.
    I also had a Drift camera on board for the first time, so when I work out how to load video I'll post it up.

    great weekend - highly recommended to all for next year.
  5. Russ

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    Link if you want to make a print :thumb
  6. BMWayne

    BMWayne old but slow

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  7. Russ

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    :thumb great vid
  8. troy safari carpente

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    great vid...

    and thanks for the copy of the program Russ! :clap

    PM on it's way. :thumb
  9. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    Write up + pics in Australasian Dirt Bike mag.:D:thumb
  10. crash n bern

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  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    A "stickler for correct details..." haha... good one C & B... :thumb:lol3

    In my defense I did preface my statement withe the word "possibly" and a questionmark at the end of the sentence...
    not having any idea that there was a firm in Victoria making replicas of them to this day...

    You see I have seen one of the original Aberg/Hallman HL 500's as raced by Sten Lundin and Bengt Aberg back in the day; :deal

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    And I gotta give credit to GMC, that their "replica kit" is pretty damned true to the original... that I thought perhaps it was one.

    Bengt Aberg is a legend within motocross in Sweden for his feats on these bikes; in the face of the 70's two stroke onslaught in the 500cc MX GP's...

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    Winner of the Luxembourg GP in 1977

    One of the first of the HL500 factory bikes; :deal
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    And the men behind the project (from left); Torsten Hallman,
    Sten Lundin, Bengt Ã…berg and Staffan Enquist (the names behind Hallman Enquist)

    So that's why I thought it might be an original...

    But as far as the similarity to the RMX thread and stickler for details goes... :huh

    Well, if I had said that my old XT 500 in the shed at home had the same suspension and motor as a HL 500...
    then I suppose you would have a case... :wink:
    Other than that... thanks for the heads up on GMC's replicas... they sure are a nice piece of kit! :clap
  12. crash n bern

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    Troy, I figured you probably weren't aware of them, that's why I posted. GMC copied his frames from an original HL frame which is why it looks identical. A lot of YZ125's have been killed off just for their petrol tanks.
    I had a TT500 back in the day, I remember when the HL500 was being raced, it was pretty exciting to see the transformation of what was considered an overweight play bike.

    I think 'possibly' one of the most valuable bikes in this thread is that red twin port Jawa.
  13. Rus

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    You did well Troy. To help fill in the blanks, a similar front on photo appears in this month's TrailZone Mag (Nov/Dec) titled LEGENDS ONE & ALL! Indeed.

    Standing: Geoff Ballard; Jeff Leisk; Ray Vandenberg; Dave Armstrong; Andrew Bailey; Trevor Williams; Anthony Gunter; Chris Cater; Hans Appelgren; Frank Wheeler; Eli Knowles; Graham Smythe; Robert Scott.

    Kneeling: Stuart Bennett; Dean Burt; Mark Hill; Paul Brenchley; Laurie Alderton; Terry Gunter.
  14. Tony T

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    Don't get me started on "HL's"........

    I was offered a genuine one in the early 90's cos the owner couldn't sell it. Being the genius I am, I declined........ :loco

    That said, I did just buy back my original KX500 from 1984.
    It's no HL, but at least it is mine.

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    That's 2 of my old bikes from 25 years ago, that I've been lucky enough to get back in the last 6 months. :D

    Back to HL's, did all the genuine ones have the 3 valve head?
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    GSnovice Beer me up, Scotty!

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    Here's a bloke building his own HL (with mods!) - Bicheno M/C museum in Tas.

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  16. BMWayne

    BMWayne old but slow

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    Nice looking KX Tony, just add a front and rear light ready for Harrow next year?

    What elese have you got back from the good old days?

    Have you let the good folk at ADV know about your Harrow DVD - some great old bikes and footage?

    BMWayne (XC83)
  17. Tony T

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    It should look good, that's a photo of it in 1984! :lol3
    I did do some enduros on it back then, but it was a PITA as an enduro bike. I'm actually planning to have the Ossa ready for Harrow next year. More my style these days............ slow.......... :rolleyes

    Re. the Harrow video, I didn't really think there was many blokes on here that would be into it. :dunno

    The other bike I got back is here:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18519982&postcount=12857