Vintage Motorcycle Camping (Pre 1980)

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

  1. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Ok, it's a new year, so time for a new thread, now I am sure you guys can find some pictures from back before 1980, so let's see what you have, or what you can find. And don't forget summer is just around the corner, and the pictures you take now, will be old school thiry five years time.
    Please keep it on target.

    Kevin.

    So I guess I should start with one of mine, the Triumph all loaded and heading into Switzerland, so long ago now.

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    And remember, everything we do now, was once done with no proper roads, drum brakes, no support, and no dedicated clothing.

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    So come on then, join in.
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  2. roadholder

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    I didn't have a license till 1982...but I "motorcycle camped" a bit before that.
    Germany 1967. I'm the one on the back.

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  3. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Cool picture, I bet you wished you had the bike now.
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  4. Philthy64

    Philthy64 Been here awhile

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    Carnarvon, WA late 70's?. Dry river bed. I know there is a photo of the camp site somewhere . . . .

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  5. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Fantastic, this is what we need, nice Ironhead too
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  6. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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  7. Rizingson

    Rizingson Vintage Rider

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    Traveling across Canada 1972.
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  8. oldgrizz

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    Picture of me on the Yamaha TX750 in 1972 when a buddy and I with my now wife went from Houston B.C. to central California this one taken at Long Beach on Vancouver Island

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    On highway 101 on the same trip

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    Rained out of our campsite blurry because of the water on the lens
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    Camping in Jasper Park in 1971
    The Triumph was owned by a fellow rider I met up with so we rode together for a while and shared a campsite.
    He was heading to Vancouver from Toronto and he had a larger tent as he had his girl friend with him
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    cluedog Been here awhile

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    My father, out on a hunting trip
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  11. roadholder

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    The bike was traded for a new R75/5 when they came out a few years later. Lot's of camping, bike rallies etc, done with that R69S though.

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    Route 30 on our way to see the Syracuse Mile. Check out the goof in the window!
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  13. MrBob

    MrBob Curiouser and curiouser

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    Touring from Minnesota through a goodly amount of Canada - 1972, or so.
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    The only bike that could get me to trade in my Superhawk. A five month tour from Minnesota through Mexico and back during the winter of 1975-1976.
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  14. Kunadad

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    Around 1974
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  15. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Great pics everyone! They make me smile to think of people today insisting they need all kids of specialized gear and a high powered bike to go on a tour.
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    Barely made the cutoff. First new bike when I joined the army in Texas. Camped almost every weekend. Couldn't ride enough! 1979 XT500.

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    RAJAH1 Roger

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    Harley was heavily into the merchandise even then, wonder if the two guys cups and boots are HD merchnadise too?
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  18. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Thanks everyone, this is turning into a cool thread. i think the 1980 cutoff is about right, I am sure there must be loads of pictures from that time out there.

    And don't forget. it is only our mentality that stops us using these old bikes for touring now, the bikes are still good to go.
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  19. eltel62

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    Look how cool those panniers are! Definitely a retro model for BMW.
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  20. toslow

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    taking off for California about 79 don't know if I even had a spare set of plugs now I take half of the tool box to go across town
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