US!....back in the day.

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

  1. Norton 357

    Norton 357 Adventurer

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    That could be a tall task spokester, but personally, I think you can do it! :photog
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  2. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    I took my DT100 touring when I was 17. I think it did 50mph tops, tedious.

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    Then I attacked it and abused it......


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  3. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    One common theme I’ve noticed of “most” of us way back then...

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  4. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    I know, and we rode in the back of pick up trucks, family car had bench seats with no seat belts (how else id your dad reach around to swat you to get your attention to leave your brother alone?), or we laid down in the back of the station wagon? Bicycle helmets? WTF were those? I don't think they even made them for kids until the mid 70's.
  5. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    IDK how we ever survived as a species.
  6. robtg

    robtg Long timer

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    Mid 70s? You kids git off my lawn.
  7. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    I was already well out of high school so you weren't yelling at me!
  8. robtg

    robtg Long timer

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    I got out of high school in '60 so maybe I'm not that much older. And we dug up the lawn
    25 years ago so I guess it wasn't you.:beer
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  9. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Just found an old disc with some pics;
    This has been here before, first pic, my FZR1000 I had at 19 in '89. Now I've found a couple more pics, one I don't know where and the other at Brands Hatch and one with my mates old Austin A60 (old even back then).
    I toyed with the idea recently of making a replica, a silly idea, I don't need a bike that fast now. It was though one of the best bikes I ever owned and now I have the extra pics...It had a full D&D system with two cans, the other a small stubby one that rasped like nothing else. I bought from a RAF guy who could get trick bits from the US. Now I got the plate I checked the number on line and although it is off the road it last changed hands in Jan 2020 and is still Blue. Amazing.
    Wish I still had that Kushitani paddock jacket too, cost me £120 even then.

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  10. motorcyclefanatic

    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    Me in 1974, Brighton motocross park, Michigan, on my new CR125 Elsinore. That Vega to the right was my Dad's, brand new at the time, but that didn't stop him hauling us to the races in it. The bike is long gone, but I still have that jersey.

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    Me, 1990, GSMNP on my 1987 FJ1200; wife in the second pic. Still have the bike and wife.
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  11. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    How did we ever get our helmets on back then? :lol2
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  12. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    I bought a VF750, not sure why. After the two strokes it had a really boring flat torque curve. It was not a teenage bike so soon sold it on pronto.

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  13. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    430 stan stephens tune, seized on me at 95mph. Still here :-)


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    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    I can assure you I don’t have that problem now.
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  15. motorcyclefanatic

    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    My brother and I each bought one in ‘83 when they were first released. I loved it, so much that I bought another one just like it earlier this year from @jethrocephus.

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  16. msahern5

    msahern5 Jumping at Shadows

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    I bought one identical when they first came out also. I rode took it with me everywhere I worked. Rode it all over Washington, Southern California, Colorado,Wyoming, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Looking back I realized I rode it more places than any other bike I’ve owned. It was pretty soulless but it was dependable and a good handler, especially compared to the Japanese bikes that came before it. Still love the looks.
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    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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    Don't stop until you get popped.
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  18. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    You'd think by that age he would have learned a better way to store his booze. :photog
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  19. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    That sums it up, great but pretty soulless, it had had the chocolate cam re-call but still.. I'd just sold a RD500


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  20. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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