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Lets see your 70's 80's 90's enduros

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Glenno, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. -FreaK-

    -FreaK- XT 600 Z [34L]

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    Both my bikes fit in this category just fine.

    The 83 XT tenere is my second bike i ever bought just after my trip to Australia and I love it to bits. Its dead reliable and comfortable to drive. Its fast enough for freeway speeds and light enough to go offroad with. Being that it's the first ever tenere produced and it having a very early original dutch rego it's pretty rare too. That tenere tank holds a healthy 30L of gas giving a range of about 550km before it needs a refill. It's awaiting a rebuild at the moment as other projects pass.

    Like the Dr. I bought it for last year big trip on which it preformed quite good. I did some heavy near rock crawling like off-roading with it in the alps and that's where you start to feel its weight, but seeing that I did it together with Italians on 1150 and 1150 GSA's I had no reason to complain. As long as you keep up the speed and make good use off the torque of that big single it's fine. As you can just make up on the side of the Dr the term 'dual sport' goes back as far as 1993, this bike's vintage. I don't share the same love affair with it as I do with the XT and I'm considering trading it in for a newer less heavy and more purpose build enduro.

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  2. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    1973 Bultaco Matador Six Day.


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    And the only known video of famed factory rider Stinkin' Ian, back in the day.

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  3. SoMinded

    SoMinded Adventurer

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    Nijmegen, The Nethersland & Germany (Ruhrgebiet)
    A little part of the collection (17 in total) i have together with a friend. we are hopefully starting our little company to rebuild old Yamaha enduro and offroad bikes.

    Just bought it a few weeks ago, nice complete (i think) Original Yamaha XT550:
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    The same day i picked up this TT600 from 1984 (needs a lot of attention):
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    Also picked-up this XT600 Tenéré 1986:
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    Yesterday picked up 2 XT550's For a complete rebuild:
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    Hopefully i will have some pictures in a few weeks/months of the rebuild.
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  4. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Nice collection SoMinded.
    Looking forward to the rebuild pics.
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  5. riderjohn

    riderjohn Tag Sniper

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    Colorado Springs
    Here's my 1986 XT 600.
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  6. Gamequeazy

    Gamequeazy Curbjumper

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    Aww shucks... You guys are making me miss my old 87 XT600 more and more. She was my first bike, and last I checked she's still kicking around colorado springs.

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  7. XRDanL

    XRDanL Adventurer

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    Location:
    suburbian B'ham Al
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  8. snobear

    snobear Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Saskatchewan Canada
    My first ride. I think it was about a 1970 TS 90 with dual range.
    Dad said just ride it in low range for awhile. I did as told and did not use high range till I was out of site.

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  9. JR_Dakar

    JR_Dakar Adventurer

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    Location:
    Long Beach
    I had one of those too. Dual range was the greatest thing!
    I wonder why no one else does it now?
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  10. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    A couple from the archives!
    Riding my Yamaha 60 "mini-enduro" and later dad's 360 RT1.

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  11. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    1986 xt400[​IMG]

    Muffler is on the list of things to change


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  12. NellieDriver

    NellieDriver Been here awhile

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    My first real bike. I did a lot of trips even we were two passengers and luggage and tent for two persons. We had real good times, even with no money in the pockets. Today it's unbeleavable. You must have a 1200 ccm beemer or minimum a 800 ccm, bix alu-boxes, topcase, ... and I don't not what else. Yes: a new Farmin navi. Without you can't leave your home. Too much risk.
    But how you see, the XL 250 suffered too. Piston and camshaft to change, even the rearwheel spokes. But today I regret the day I sold it.
    Nelliedriver
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  13. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    Location:
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    9km (6 mile) uphill classic race on snow. 2 classes with and without studded tyres, first year without for me.

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    A few bikes that were there:
    My 1981 Husky 420AE
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    Not enduro bike but cred riding Kawa H2 on snow (even With studs):
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    Laverda:
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    HL 500 (inspired by HL 500 anyway):
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    BMW:
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  14. peman

    peman Been here awhile

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    This is my money pit, and will be for a while , but it is awesome.
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  15. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Probably 205, but in my opinion still worth repeating! These (and many more) are from Jim Hoellerich's Museum of Vintage Trail Bikes, Cheshire, MA. Sorry my lousy iPhone pics don't do it justice.
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    For a better "tour" of this amazing place go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FR74xJ-c8Q

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  16. Sub Zero

    Sub Zero Ice Breather!

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    1994 WR250z

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  17. WR450FADVn

    WR450FADVn Adventurer

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    91 DR250 very low hours and shes a caddy! plush!! lol

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    87 Fat Cat and she is 100% street legal! :D:D:D

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    83 DR125 super clean and only paid $50 :clap

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  18. Desert camo 82

    Desert camo 82 Adventurer

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  19. Desert camo 82

    Desert camo 82 Adventurer

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    Great photos !! I did the trans lab last summer this winter i have been doing a rebuild/ garage restoration on a 78DT 400 I wonder if anyone out there might know where i can get my hands on a Back Rack for it. I have run out of ideas where to look. Thanks BD
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  20. K1DUDE

    K1DUDE GS Crash Test Dummy Supporter

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    94 XR 400. Still have it!
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