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Old 09-20-2006, 05:43 PM   #31
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I'm a big vintage bike fan.....could be because I'm getting pretty "vintage" myself...lol! 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...
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:44 PM   #32
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had two

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Hasn't run for 23 years. Where do I start?




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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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Laugh

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

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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.
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