US!....back in the day.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Backlund, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Skeletor sparklemuffin.

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    Nope just a lowly old 250 Scrambler, that was being abused as a "dune bike"
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  2. Malamute

    Malamute Low speed adventurer

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    In 1980 I believe, on the 47 Knuckle. Id switched it to foot shift when I first built it, but decided to try hand shift, so pulled the transmission, swapped out the lids, put it back together. I didnt have a stock rocker clutch, so just hooked the foot shifter arm to the clutch rod, the so-called suicide clutch. I got it done late afternoon, took a lap around town, thought I was good to go, and left on the trip to southern Az the next day (about 1600 miles each way). It went OK. I later got the stock rocker clutch, which is a huge improvement. :) I got tired of it after a year or so and swapped it back to foot shift with mousetrap.

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  3. bmwrench

    bmwrench Long timer Supporter

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    You must have been more mature than I.
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  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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    The technology of the camcorder and the level of camerawork aside this is a realistic representation of the Thursday Night Ride in Lexington KY. shot in 1984. It was much like this from the mid-70's on as well. We'd meet at this dealership , The Cycle Center and after the dealership closed , we still met there , the place then sold Hot-tubs.
    If you stay to the end there's some burn outs and wheelies by a pair of CBX Hondas.
  5. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer Supporter

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    You folks had a good turnout. There was a lot of bikes there.
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  6. Norton 357

    Norton 357 Adventurer

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    This was around '89 at the WERA Grand National Finals. I think that was Spokester changing the primary chain between races.

    Norton RA.PNG
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  7. lookatdirt

    lookatdirt Long timer

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    Riding my buddies 1979 Can Am. Around 1980. I think it was an MX-4.
  8. Husky360cr

    Husky360cr Adventurer

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    Fox Air Shocks? nice
  9. riiv

    riiv Street Smoker

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    What a cool collection of memories in this thread. My favorite read in a long time.
    Heres dad and I in 1986 on his DR500
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    Road trip on his XS650(?) in ‘91
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    And me on my 86 CR500 in 2000
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  10. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Riding the Equator, awesome!!

    Any pics down under??







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  11. lookatdirt

    lookatdirt Long timer

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    Lol! No, that was my whole bag of tricks! Travis Pastrana has not called me to join the Nitro Circus.
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  12. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    Hold my beer! :photog
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  13. msahern5

    msahern5 Jumping at Shadows

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    I remember that bike and of course Spokester!
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  14. Norton 357

    Norton 357 Adventurer

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    No one who ever met him can NOT remember spokester.
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  15. charlie98210

    charlie98210 Artist / Author

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    From 1970--I was 16 years old, with a summer girlfriend and my Sears-Gilera 106 SS.
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    From 1978--me and my 1976 CB 750 Four.
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    From 2012--With my wife (still married to her!) and our 2003 Ural Tourist motorcycle sidecar rig
    (note the cool after-market reverse gear tank shifter).
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  16. msahern5

    msahern5 Jumping at Shadows

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  17. Norton 357

    Norton 357 Adventurer

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    Yep, that's what I'm talking about. I think I may have been there! Aerone's place?
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  18. msahern5

    msahern5 Jumping at Shadows

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    At first I thought Mr. Pepper’s but you may be right.
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  19. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    Spokester speaks mainly of spokes and Sportsters. This is what I want to be when I grow up. I already have the bike and the beer!:photog:photog:photog
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  20. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    This amazing guy I know on a 106cc Gilera punched out to 125cc with a Weber cam. Circa 1966. He went on to race Ducatis and become a master tool and die maker. He still has the original receipt for the bump stick!
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