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Old 11-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #166
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:58 AM   #167
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:03 AM   #168
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Not outrageously rare or unusual - but you don't see many of them around just the same

It's eminently usable, and both looks and rides as if it were newer than its 19 years. I've always been a fan of the technology but it took 17 years for one to come along within my budget.

Always loved those, even though I've never actually ridden one. There are some suspension bits that are unobtanium, and may have to be modified / made from scratch should they wear out.

Mine was also not so rare or unusual- a '65 Ducati 250 Scrambler, and theoretically enough parts to build three more.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:19 AM   #169
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i will play.

have had 3 ATKs. at first i thought they were rare and unusual, but after having 3....maybe not as rare as i thought. but still unusual and always draws a lot of questions.

1994 ATK 605 DSES


1989 ATK 604 ES. the bike is fairly rare. i later got an MX tank and seat. way better for the track and looked really cool. i wish i could find a pic with the strange looking MX tank and super long seat that went all the way up to the triples. this had all the cool tricky features of the original ATKs. Rotax motor, countershaft mounted rear disk brake, and crazy chain torque eliminator contraption.



Current bike. 1997 ATK 605 Dual sport. this falls more into the unusual category. single sided frame, or what you would think is the frame. the down tube and back bone are actually a separate structures from the bottom frame with pegs and subframe.



As rarity goes. I think my 1974 YZ125A takes that one. was handed down from my dad to me. only seen a handful online, never another one in person. this is my vintage racer.



and the other rare bike i dont have any good pics of was a 1989 KTM 500 DXC. this bike was insane. i call this rare just because where else can you find a factory stock 65HP 2 stroke?
Tell me about it, i had one, christ i used to climb some hill's on the 500, it would go up a straight wall, well, some the hill's were like wall's, that thing had some serious go in it, amazing torque for a stroker!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #170
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Owned 3 different Yamaha Visions. kinda rare, and finicky. But when working correctly was a wonderful machine



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Old 11-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #171
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Never seen one of them before. What size is the motor, and what year is the bike?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:03 PM   #172
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My wife's first bike was a '83 Yamaha Vision.

I keep threatening to find one and restore it for her as a gift.

Of course.... I'd do it so I could have the "relationship credits" to buy and restore my own first bike, a '72 DT125.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #173
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The rarest was a 1963 Douglas scooter, essentially a Vespa made in England. My ex sister in law still owns it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #174
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Never seen one of them before. What size is the motor, and what year is the bike?
It was a 550 V-Twin.Early 80s.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:39 AM   #175
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No pics but I owned a RG 500 Walter Wolfe limited edition,right up until the night it was stolen and numpty took it on a police chase......after 25 years or so, it still pains me greatly and makes me feel all wooshy inside....
My local riding buddy has one of those. I hope it's not yours

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #176
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Never seen one of them before. What size is the motor, and what year is the bike?
THey were only sold in the US in 82 and 83. The 83 had a larger fairing, air assist forks, improved carbs, dual f discs, and a few other tweaks. My last one (the red one pictured above) was an 82 but with lots of mods from an 83, clipons, gusseted frame and a final drive gear from a Euro bie with taller ratio.

It was a 70 deg counterbalanced V, DOHC, 8V, shaft drive, way ahead of it's time and if not for a shitty stator design (fried them like eggs) it would have sold better (that, and it was way overpriced, a common gaff of Yamaha with new model intros).

The motor was designed by the same dude as the Vmax/Venture V-four, and is basically half of a V-max.
It could really be made to scream, was comfortable and had good range. It was Yamaha's first street bike with a monoshock rearend.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #177
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rarest?

GRC Lazer (only a handful in the US)



and for a full size bike it's prolly my Morini:

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #178
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Love those Morini 500s, but for a cool name, the 350cc "3 1/2" gets my vote.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #179
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Love those Morini 500s, but for a cool name, the 350cc "3 1/2" gets my vote.

yes indeed.... I wish mine had the "sport seat"
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:50 PM   #180
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The more I think of it, the more it seems very do-able to make a Morini tribute bike out of a first-year XV920....


Yeah, I'll get right on that with all my free time...
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