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Old 05-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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Play bikes

New here! Since hardcore motocrossers call anything that isn't a YZ, CR, KX, SX, or RM a play bike, lets start a thread for pics of "play bikes"! Any 2-stroke that you would rip off road with, jump, and basically have some fun bottoming-out moments on qualifies. I'll start with my 1991 Yamaha RT 180. It's reliable as the day, morning, evening, and night is long and a blast to ride. The suspension isn't the best, but by gum, it works. Every week we go riding out at a track in the boonies and I take the old smoker, because the only other bike I have is a 1977 Honda CT 125. I've jumped the thing--35 feet repeatedly, 25 feet constantly--and I weigh 200 lbs being 6' 6", but the little sucker gives me no troubles. Nothing like flying on one of those old buggers--everybody looks at you like "what in the world?!?" Here she is!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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Here's mine- 1988 DT50. It's a budget playbike...I have about $250 in it. You would think a 50cc dirt bike could not hurt you, but I have proven that theory wrong!


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Old 05-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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'77 yamaha IT 250. have very little $ into it... just wanted a project to keep me busy between other projects. fun as could be.

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Old 05-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Those are awesome! Keep them coming everybody! I think the part about " You would think a 50cc dirt bike could not hurt you, but I have proven that theory wrong!" needs more detail I like the fact that you only have $250 into it. I paid $150 for mine, and then put on a new rear tire, patched the seat, bought an air filter, and relaced the rear wheel. Good as new I've had an opportunity to buy an IT 250, but I didn't know how they were for jumping and such. Probably about the same as what I already have though. You should paint your gas tank man!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #5
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... I've had an opportunity to buy an IT 250, but I didn't know how they were for jumping and such. Probably about the same as what I already have though. You should paint your gas tank man!
the IT was yamaha's enduro bike at the time (IT stands for International Trials). the 250 and 400 was basically rehashed outdated YZ stuff with different porting/pipe and a bit more rake/trail. they can rip if setup right.
the IT175 was its own thing... and a very competent trail bike that can take a ton of abuse.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
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Down to this one-just out of storage and ready to be cleaned up in/out and maybe even make a street scrambler:

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #7
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You should paint your gas tank man!
You need to read his build thread
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:08 AM   #8
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Golly man you worked wonders with that thing! Thanks Highside>Lowside for posting that.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #9
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Here's mine -



It's an xr100 with a 120cc kit. I built it to compete in a local mini road race series. I have knobbies for it too.
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I forgot to post a pic of my little Honda! It goes well with yours. It's a '77 CT 125:
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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I forgot to post a pic of my little Honda! It goes well with yours. It's a '77 CT 125:
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:22 AM   #12
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I retired my first helmet on an F11. They were not hurting for power. But I could have used some suspension landing that dune jump.
Haha yeah they pull hard for a piston port 250, especially without a true expansion chamber.... I would be scared to see what it would do with some porting and a true chamber....
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #13
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Very nice! My 100 only weights 185 wet....LOL now if only it had a bigger engine, vintage style trials bike? LOL
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #14
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Very nice! My 100 only weights 185 wet....LOL now if only it had a bigger engine, vintage style trials bike? LOL
One of the inmates, hmb, had a 234 lbs. CRF150F which she had difficulty picking up if dropped on a nasty single track or gnarly terrain.

We introduced her to Trials, and found her a 150 lbs. Sherco ST2.0 (2-stroke) from another inmate that was much less expensive than her CRF150F. http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....6&postcount=16 Once she realized the huge advances in performance and how much her riding skills improved; I don't think she's ever going back to the 'play bikes' offered to the mainstream.

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Old 05-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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On of the inmates, hmb, had a 234 lbs. CRF150F which she had difficulty picking up if dropped on a nasty single track or gnarly terrain.

We introduced her to Trials, and found her a 150 lbs. Sherco ST2.0 (2-stroke) that was much less expensive than a CRF150F. http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....6&postcount=16 Once she realized the huge advances in performance and how much her riding skills improved; I don't think she's ever gong back to the 'play bikes' offered to the mainstream.

I would love to have a trials bike, but my degenerative disk desease wont let me... I need to be able to sit sometimes...
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