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Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,524
Posted By Solaros1
Those were GREAT bikes - perfect for putting...

Those were GREAT bikes - perfect for putting around in tight woods. A friend of mine had one and it was more outright fun to ride than a lot of the bigger more expensive machines. An almost perfect...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,524
Posted By Solaros1
I learned to ride on Bruce Underwood's Honda...

I learned to ride on Bruce Underwood's Honda CB160. Bruce was a kid my age from California who moved into the house around the corner in 1966. He and his brothers infected me with a raging case of...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-30-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,959
Posted By Solaros1
Like a dummy I painted it red - the factory...

Like a dummy I painted it red - the factory decals were chipping off and once I sanded everything smooth I thought it would look good in red. It was the mid 1970's and these weren't as desirable...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By Solaros1
A friend of mine worked at one of the Atlanta...

A friend of mine worked at one of the Atlanta Yamaha dealers back in 1972 and was able to buy one of the very limited edition factory homologation special R5C's with the six speed close ratio...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-22-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,959
Posted By Solaros1
New Explorer? weight, fuel tank capacity, range?...

New Explorer? weight, fuel tank capacity, range? - I like that a lot - looks like an outstanding playbike. The old Explorer was a MAR Plonker with a bigger tank and plusher seat - really miss my old...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,959
Posted By Solaros1
I still have the 1972 Pioneer I bought new - at...

I still have the 1972 Pioneer I bought new - at one time I had 14 Ossa motorcycles. They were a great bike in their time with amazing low end grunt for a two-stroke - perfect for the tight woods...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,527
Posted By Solaros1
My first motorcycle - 1966 CL77 Honda 305...

My first motorcycle - 1966 CL77 Honda 305 Scrambler - bought it in 1969 after the friend of mine who owned it bought a DT-1 Yamaha.

I learned to ride on Hondas - from an S65 to a CB160 to the 305...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,320
Posted By Solaros1
Because it scared everybody who ever rode it......

Because it scared everybody who ever rode it... including me

http://solaros1.smugmug.com/My-Cars/Other-Cars/i-bQ5VGKM/0/L/yankee500frt-L.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 282,881
Posted By Solaros1
No - that was my mom's Corvair - before I managed...

No - that was my mom's Corvair - before I managed to beat it up in a series of minor accidents that successfully dented every exterior panel except the roof.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 282,881
Posted By Solaros1
I found these old slides of my buddy Bruce's...

I found these old slides of my buddy Bruce's CB160 back in 1968. I basically learned to ride on this bike.
You'll notice some of the mods Bruce had done to it already - custom fabricated high pipes...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,072
Posted By Solaros1
Now you're letting the blonde gene out - Palo...

Now you're letting the blonde gene out - Palo Dura is just south of Amarillo - NOT San Antonio, TX - due west of OKC
Forum: Americas 06-19-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,072
Posted By Solaros1
So you're going to stop for the evening at 4:00...

So you're going to stop for the evening at 4:00 in the afternoon?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By Solaros1
You could head south down Old Ringold Rd (201)...

You could head south down Old Ringold Rd (201) towards Summerville - it changes names to E Armuchee Rd and then to Gore-Sublinga Rd and runs through a nice stretch of National Forest. When you get to...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,072
Posted By Solaros1
Once you guys see the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon,...

Once you guys see the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and the Durango, Silverton, Ouray area the disappointment of missing Roswell will fade away. If you spend an extra day and a half going to visit...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7,797
Views: 3,618,917
Posted By Solaros1
It's one of the original Crown conversion kits...

It's one of the original Crown conversion kits from the late 1960's / early 1970's that swapped a small block chevy V-8 into the former back seat area of the Corvair body. That car has a 283 directly...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7,797
Views: 3,618,917
Posted By Solaros1
Guy showed up at our local Caffeine and Octane...

Guy showed up at our local Caffeine and Octane show with this sweet little Yamaha 125cc twin cafe racer - made all the neat sounds and looked really cool...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-06-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 377,367
Posted By Solaros1
This beauty showed up at the Atlanta area...

This beauty showed up at the Atlanta area Caffeine and Octane show today - cafe'd out 125cc Yamaha 125cc twin with reed valves and hand built tank and seat
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,074
Posted By Solaros1
I've still got the 1978 vintage Trialmaster I...

I've still got the 1978 vintage Trialmaster I picked up on a trip to England back then - original Stoke on Trent manufacture and somewhere I've got a tin of the reconditioning wax that came with the...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 34,911
Posted By Solaros1
That's Charles Goman's bike - contact him through...

That's Charles Goman's bike - contact him through Ossa South or the AMA (he was on the board - not sure if his term is up yet)

He races vintage motocross and I don't think he's crazy enough yet to...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,324
Posted By Solaros1
It's the original Outlaw Porsche... There...

It's the original Outlaw Porsche...

There were articles in both Panorama and Excellence last summer after its appearance at the Amelia Island Concours. I think Classic Motorsports is going to do...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,324
Posted By Solaros1
Its a Kustomized 1956 356A Carrera coupe - lots...

Its a Kustomized 1956 356A Carrera coupe - lots of pictures on my smugmug pages at www.solaros1.smugmug.com (http://www.solaros1.smugmug.com)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,025
Posted By Solaros1
Fun bikes and the yellow ones are definitely...

Fun bikes and the yellow ones are definitely faster than the red ones - I think $600 for the pair sounds about right but I'd offer $500.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-03-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,324
Posted By Solaros1
I really wish you guys would stop posting these...

I really wish you guys would stop posting these pictures of Metrallas.... in my opinion one of the prettiest motorcycles ever made and I deeply regret not buying one years ago when I had the chance....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 34,911
Posted By Solaros1
I know the owner of that bike - and I used to...

I know the owner of that bike - and I used to have one myself - prepare to be scared shitless the first time you take it out on a track....
Forum: 2 smokers 12-27-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 34,911
Posted By Solaros1
I'd agree - I've owned more two-stroke...

I'd agree - I've owned more two-stroke motorcycles than 4-strokes and I love the sound, smell and feel of a two-stroke. Last one I rode was my friend Mark's Yamazuki - Yamaha RZ350 with Suzuki RG250...
Forum: Trials 10-27-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 62,375
Posted By Solaros1
In the press release it also hinted at a future...

In the press release it also hinted at a future "Enduro" model - maybe a new Pioneer?

The old Ossa Explorer was the Mick Andrews Replica trials bike with a bigger fuel tank and more padded seat so...
Forum: Trials 10-13-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,021
Posted By Solaros1
I still own the Ossa 250 Pioneer I bought new in...

I still own the Ossa 250 Pioneer I bought new in 1972 - I've owned 14 Ossa motorcycles - to say I want one of these is one of the biggest understatements in the world.

I also like the mention of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,447,196
Posted By Solaros1
That's even prettier than the one a friend of...

That's even prettier than the one a friend of mine bought brand new back in 1973 ever looked - great restoration!
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 194,721
Posted By Solaros1
A friend of mine's R100RS - if he ever sells it...

A friend of mine's R100RS - if he ever sells it I'll be first in line....

http://solaros1.smugmug.com/Cars/Friends-cars-and-bikes/BMWR100RS-2/1118746132_dovVu-L.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 1,215,197
Posted By Solaros1
Oooohhh - that gets my Swedish heritage all...

Oooohhh - that gets my Swedish heritage all tingly - that's cool.... more info?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,447,196
Posted By Solaros1
Its my 1966 SIIA 109 diesel station wagon (I...

Its my 1966 SIIA 109 diesel station wagon (I still own it) and one of my seven 2002's - that was the Colorado Orange 1971 BMW.

Not seen in the shot is my 1956 Porsche coupe, a bunch of OSSA's and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,447,196
Posted By Solaros1
Found some more pics - my 1965 R50/2 that I owned...

Found some more pics - my 1965 R50/2 that I owned in the late 1970's

http://solaros1.smugmug.com/My-Cars/Other-Cars/BMWR50-1/1117399818_CT7WB-L.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,447,196
Posted By Solaros1
I finally found a slide of my first bike - a 1966...

I finally found a slide of my first bike - a 1966 Honda 305 Scrambler.

I bought it from a friend of mine when he upgraded to a new DT-1 Yamaha in 1969. I had been riding this bike every chance I...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-22-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,266
Sticky: TetS
Views: 121,044
Posted By Solaros1
Chip - got the doc - thanks

Chip - got the doc - thanks
Forum: Trials 11-16-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,058
Posted By Solaros1
Just WOW! that thing is sexy as hell..... ...

Just WOW! that thing is sexy as hell.....

As a former Ossa fanatic (I had 14 of them) the resurgence of the make is some of the best news from the world of motorcycles in years. My 250 MAR was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,704
Posted By Solaros1
I've always wanted to visit Spain - three summers...

I've always wanted to visit Spain - three summers in Europe and I never got there. Your photos and story make me want to see it even more - and the theme of your report is great! The movie El Cid was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 61,776
Posted By Solaros1
I think you girls have opened the eyes of a lot...

I think you girls have opened the eyes of a lot of us to the other option to see on the Isle of Man - like many of us I've followed the TT races and watched many hours of the road course but we've...
Forum: Trials 08-04-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 92,268
Posted By Solaros1
Now cut that out! Those dark green early Plonkers...

Now cut that out! Those dark green early Plonkers are just too sexy!

And I think Ossa continued to use the Plonker name even after introducing the Mick Andrews Replica version - somewhere in my...
Forum: Trials 08-03-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 92,268
Posted By Solaros1
I really miss my old Ossa MAR Plonker - I want...

I really miss my old Ossa MAR Plonker - I want another one

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/solaros1/Various%20vehicle%20pics/16a0e695.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,813,750
Posted By Solaros1
[quote=the darth peach]ATAATT. Yikes. ...

[quote=the darth peach]ATAATT.

Yikes.

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/576863558_tmJRk-XL-1.jpg (http://thedarthpeach.smugmug.com/gallery/8669543_UUyJw/14/576863558_tmJRk#576863558_tmJRk)
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