Vintage Motorcycle Camping (Pre 1980)

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    36 litres if I remember correctly. May dad liked it as you could ride right across Europe on cheap gas from the air base.
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  2. Rizingson

    Rizingson Vintage Rider

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    Taking a rest break in the shade, along Highway 30 in Utah, by west side of Bear Lake. (1975) Bike is my '73 GT550 Suzuki.[​IMG]
  3. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    One cool thing I noticed about these photos is that we all pretty much had the same hair styles and dressed the same no matter where we came from. Not very into a ton of protective gear either like many folks nowadays.
  4. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    What a fantastic thread! Please keep it coming and remind us younger ones what we missed out on.
  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Hardly ever went anywhere without jacket, boots, gloves and a helmet. Been a bit of a safety geek since forever.

    May, 1980 near Revelstoke, BC.
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  6. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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  7. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Extra points for riding a cool bike.:D
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  8. roadholder

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    Very "Zen"... in a Robert Pirsig sort of way?
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  9. sjc56

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    Heading to Laconia on my Guzzi T guzzi002.jpg
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  10. chasbmw

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    Somewhere in Yugoslavia 1973

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  11. chasbmw

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  13. chasbmw

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    Greece again. 1973. [​IMG]


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    chasbmw Long timer

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    Just to bring it up to date: last year, somewhere in France. On my CCM, haven't tents improved over the last 40 years.
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  15. roadholder

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    Guests in my back yard! 1974.

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  16. Lornce

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    July 1980. Usually "camped" under bridges or in hay fields.
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    Lornce Lost In Place

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    July 1981 in Banff.

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  18. Rizingson

    Rizingson Vintage Rider

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    A picture I found from 1964, wasn't me in it, but looks like it was a great time on some old Honda trail bikes (Two closest bikes are CT-200's - Bike furthest back is a C105T)
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    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    And a pair of great old Willys'!
  20. stucknarut

    stucknarut Uh oh...

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    Great thread. Most of my buddies and I camp on vintage bikes, we've had everything from 2-strokes to Guzzis to UJMs but mostly airheads nowadays. The bikes are still great but I'm glad we've come a long way on the tent, gear, and beer side of things though.