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Old 09-20-2006, 05:43 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by BikerDave
I'm a big vintage bike fan.....could be because I'm getting pretty "vintage"! Here's my vintage adventure tourer, '82 XL500R.
I absolutly love your modifications. :rabia I've been thinking about a windscreen and homebrew luggage rack like that for longer camping trips.

My beloved '82 XL250R ridden daily, year round, even in below 0*F temps and snow.

Wound out at +70 with the load pictured above, That's all she's got, but well over the posted limit, plenty for me.

Back from the grocery store on slushy/snowy streets...
It takes less time to do things the hard way than to be too nervous to even start at all.

-Juanito on the Yahoo!
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:44 PM   #32
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had two

Originally Posted by RedKLR
Hasn't run for 23 years. Where do I start?

I've had two of these. The 1st one was the 1st bike I licensed, and I took my motorcycle qualification test on. I also broke my right leg on it,and spent 6 months in a cast . I still rode it cast and all. Thanks for posting the pic, it brings back a lot of memories.
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Old 09-24-2006, 04:06 PM   #33
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Here is my dad's thumper, sort of a BSA B50 with some crazy ccm parts, suzuki, honda, and a homemade cromoly frame. We just did a 25 mile single track ride in the rain today. The bike ran great even through the 1 1/2 foot deep puddles.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:16 PM   #34
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This vintage enough?

41,000 original miles, never been restored, starts and runs great. 1938 BSA Empire Star 350 (OHV) I will post pictures when I figure out how.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:41 AM   #35
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Since someone pulled this thread out of the closet, might as well keep it going.

Here's my vintage '83 XR350R. This was a project a few years ago. I have more fun racing this than I do my modern bikes.



'07 DL650, '06 KLX351, '97 DR350, '83 XR350R (vintage GP racer), '74 Bultaco Alpina (trials)
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #36
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I just purchased this classic:

1983 Suzuki SP250. 5000 miles. No mods, no accessories, no pick-up. But I enjoyed my first run on it last weekend; about 100 highway miles and about two miles of snow-covered trails and fields.

Aside from a habit of stalling if left idling too long, it performed beautifully. Haven't quite figured out the limiter lever.

Ok...don't know how to post photos either.
2011 Kawasaki Concours
1983 Suzuki SP250R
1974 Grumman Traveler

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