Show Us Your Old Classic Riding Gear (pink or not pink)

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Dukehunt, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    Well spotted troy safari carpente, i was wondering if that would be picked up and wasn't two shore about showing pictures in this forum.
    After all its a big boys forum:-) so the class was called 10inch that is wheel size not appendage size:lol3. super responsive, turns super fast and
    And a wheelie machine .cheerers taking interest .
  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    cheers... I had an RM 80B, and the later 80C... I remember Suzuki later came out with an RM65 (in the US model)... but I had never seen the 10 inch wheels on an 80cc before... interesting class. Thanks.
  3. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Screenshot_20180715-145846.png I busted out my Wulf jacket for the weekend. As a lightweight enduro jacket, nothing comes close. It's nice and soft, you don't even know your wearing it.
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  4. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Speaking of RM80's, I went and looked at one as a young fella and the Ol' man promised he was gunna buy it for the farm (me) - was out-voted by the Ol' lady and they bought another horse for my sisters:(

    Found the brochure in the family home recently.
    Had to work/save until I could buy my own bike a few years later - a real rough '79 RM125 fixeruppa.

    I think I was (am) scarred for life - still blame the Ol' man for my lack of riding talent - if only he had bought the RM80:dunno

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  5. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    If it is only your "LACK of talent" you blame the old man for, he hasn't got to much to worry about has he.

    Lack of talent my arse.
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  6. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    cool finding old paper wk it looks like rm80n model . bummer you never got 1 .
  7. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    well maybe last photo i recon this is a rm100 n :-) img007.jpg
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  8. Canary

    Canary Been here awhile

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    OMG you are a dead man. :grim:pep:hack
    Was nice knowing you Jak :nod
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  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    I think that is a RM 100 T model kymbo (from 1980)... the "N" model had the *funky "wedge" shaped rear guard - as you can see on the pic' of my 1979 RM 125 "N" model below... and the magazine ads of the RM 80N that Bluetonge posted up the page...

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    Coincidently enough... my 125 N was fitted with the same rear shocks as your 100 T (to drop the ride hieght for me) and the forks slotted through the clamps 35 mm... you can see in your photo, that the 100's forks were of a significantly smaller diameter.


    * Intersting that 'Zuki stayed with that funky wedged design rear guard for only one year - made the "N" model instantly recogniseable.
  10. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    oops,:y0!i first typed t then changed via edit button oh well right again mr troy safari.cheers are those pants you are wearing denim style if i remember.With side padding a material insert
  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    Yep... Tycon denim MX pants... padded in the hip area...

    Those were before "nylons" really made the breakthrough... I had leathers as well (for dirt track/short circuit - to meet the ACU reg's then you had to...), but for summer riding - especially enduro or motocross... the denim jeans were considerably cooler/breathable.

    Good ol' Daze. :thumb
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  12. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    Yes middle summer leathers and body Oder:roflwas your short circuit track oil/dirt combo, the track at Lonsdale in south aus my local club was 4 yrs .
    Trailers full 44 gallon drums old engine oil pored and spread out . Then e.p.a was invented hundreds tons dolomite was imported my dad used our truck /backhoe 2 weeks .
    Thats how learnt drive at 12yrs old pulling a weighted mess behind van :1drink
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  13. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    Here was me in my enduro days

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    And one of me in my motorcross days

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    And finally trying a bit of freestyle mx

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  14. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    Remember the great 'Vented Nylons' controversy of the 80's
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  15. kymbo

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    legend,and yrs have been kind:jack
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  16. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Haven't read the thread yet, not sure what it's about but...
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    Pretty bloody certain that's lue and taken just where you drop down across the creek onto the track.

    Iirc Lue was not open much those days, a few club days, Easter usually and the odd enduro. Ned (RIP) was a pretty handy rider in his youth, used to remember watching him flit between polo and onto a bike at the old track where they ran gymkhanas down at the lue common.

    Don't remember Ned ever riding the lue track or any race days held on the track through the 70s but the basics of the main mx track has been in place since at least the early 70s. My first scar there was probably about '73 or '74.

    Kind of wasn't till tom got back from buggering around up in the territory and then up lentil's way that he put a bit of effort into getting the track up and going and thus making it into what it is today.

    If you rode the last enduro held at lue which would've been early 80s, Troy, then I was one of the sweeps, used my cr/wr250 husky for the job. I wasn't silly enough to race that track, it was almost as evil as the one we ran next door at home... put the field up and over some of my favourite hills, the club made us tone it down a lot though otherwise nobody would have finished.

    Ah, the days when you raced a 4 hour clock... none of this special stage stuff.
  17. Sebastionbear

    Sebastionbear Oh! heck...

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    Here you go.

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  18. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    Yep... the ACU of NSW were all up in arms and concerned that hoards of poor hapless mx riders were going to be incinerated and die horrendous deaths, when they spontaneously combusted across motocross circuits spread all over the state, as a result of wearing these highly dangerous and inflammable new fangled racing pants, made of "nylon".

    We were so lucky we had the ACU geniuses of their likes protecting us all those years ago... :augie

    Correct on all counts... that is where the entrance to the timing Control/lap scorers table was...

    4 Hour enduro... my first on a 125cc ( I was 12)... no "juniors" then (other than 80cc) and two years before I was eligible for the Restricted Licence Holder (RLH 125cc class - 14 to 16 years) in NSW... So I got tossed in with the 125 senior clubmen.

    They were good events that the Musgee/Rylstone club put on back then... they got a lot of riders from Hawkesbury, Bathurst/Panorama and Orange/Canobolas clubs that competed.
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  19. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    1981?
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    PE 175 ,loved that bike!!
    Vendramini boots,leathers,padded jersey,maybe Golden Breed?,AGV helmet, gloves...were they Racing Mate or something? Had little rubber strips down the fingers
    Note the wetness on the boots, had to WD40 them constantly to get any ankle articulation!
  20. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Were they the hard blue plastic boot with the separate booty you had to put on first? Had a pair in late 70's and couldn't sell them fast enough to a mate with an XL250.
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