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Old 01-27-2014, 07:44 AM   #9406
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Looks like Mr. and Mrs. Backroader got out of Winterpaeg just in time.

Blowing snow closed lots of highways and woke up to -30.

Damb it Greg mail me some warm weather as soon as you get South.

Was once told by a friend from Alabama there are only two directions "South and Deep South" I do believe I finally realize what he really meant.

Hecto has it figured out. Riding in warm sun and sandy beach.

While I trudge through knee deep snow (which I had just cleared the night before) to the ice cube tray I hop into each morning and do the curling rock slide into work.

I must have really frose my brain bad as a child to still live in this freezer chest they call Manitoba.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:50 AM   #9407
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Looks like Mr. and Mrs. Backroader got out of Winterpaeg just in time.

Blowing snow closed lots of highways and woke up to -30.

Damb it Greg mail me some warm weather as soon as you get South.

Was once told by a friend from Alabama there are only two directions "South and Deep South" I do believe I finally realize what he really meant.

Hecto has it figured out. Riding in warm sun and sandy beach.

While I trudge through knee deep snow (which I had just cleared the night before) to the ice cube tray I hop into each morning and do the curling rock slide into work.

I must have really frose my brain bad as a child to still live in this freezer chest they call Manitoba.
Ah c'mon Jim, tell us what you really think.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:53 AM   #9408
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My Dad got offered a job to run that school, as I recall, sometime in the mid-60's. I was just a kid and didn't pay much attention to the whole thing. But we'd just moved down south (to the Soo) from McKenzie Island, and he didn't want to go back north, so he declined. Even though he'd spent most of his adult life as a teacher in N.Ont., he was really a southerner at heart and not fond of the cold.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:42 AM   #9409
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Ha ha saw this on the book of faces today so thought I would share. I would love to get an old school Suzi or Yamaha 250 dirt bike.

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:17 AM   #9410
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2 Stroke

I had both a RM 250 and a PE 250 in the late 70s. I prefered the PE on the trails but that RM in the gravel pits was a lot of fun.

Have a friend who still has a PE250 in nice shape considering its age.

Fond memories of both. Well maybe not RM the day I flew off the edge into a pit just off the Jones road near Kenora. Don't trust memory and overdrive line of site. The old trail may have given way to pit expansion. Missed the Cat at the bottom by only a few feet. Ribs on left side still ache once in a while.

I agree though. Some of those old 2 strokes kindle fond memories.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:25 PM   #9411
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I agree Garth, the sound of a stroke is exhilarating, right around 8500 rpm.




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Old 01-27-2014, 04:50 PM   #9412
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1976 DT400 Sorry, not a 250 but a blast none the less. I put quite a few miles on this bike a few years back, commuting and back road exploring. It loves to accelerate, tolerates decel but absolutely not happy to maintain a steady speed. Makes for interesting riding in town.
I converted this bike to 12 volts and now the lights and signals actually work
No problem doing 60 mph but after a few miles at highway speed I'd have no feeling in my hands, my arms would be aching and I'd be numb from the waste down. (course I've been accused of being numb from the neck up but that's another story...)


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PS- this is the bike I brought to the 2012 NOFAR. Had the desert tank on it then.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:30 PM   #9413
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Guzzirelic...

None of those things were happy at a slow steady speed...
But, wow... at the high end of the tach, they were FUN!
Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:17 PM   #9414
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I had 1973 Yamaha DT250 that I finally sold about thirteen years ago when I bought the KLR. Today I got a call from someone who recently acquired the bike and fixed it all up. He asked if I still had the registration paper because he wants to plate it and I am still on record as the owner. I told him I would apply for a replacement if paid the cost of about $10. Maybe I'll get a ride on it again.

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Old 01-27-2014, 06:35 PM   #9415
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Nofate...

That's awesome Rick!
Doubt I'll ever see the original Hondas, Yamis, Triumphs or BSAs I had as a youth, never mind the two-strokes.

Cheers!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:00 PM   #9416
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Yes that is what I am looking for a DT or a Suz TS 250. Had one (TS250) in Steinbach a couple years ago but let it slip away over a couple hundred bucks. Still kicking myself.

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I had 1973 Yamaha DT250 that I finally sold about thirteen years ago when I bought the KLR. Today I got a call from someone who recently acquired the bike and fixed it all up. He asked if I still had the registration paper because he wants to plate it and I am still on record as the owner. I told him I would apply for a replacement if paid the cost of about $10. Maybe I'll get a ride on it again.



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Old 01-28-2014, 09:51 AM   #9417
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2 Smoker huh..

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Old 01-28-2014, 06:40 PM   #9418
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Did someone say 2-stroke?!!?
Me in all my glory showing off for the camera. Another lesson learned that "Watch This" never ends well

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Old 01-29-2014, 02:46 PM   #9419
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Here's a cool 2Stroke event. I would like to time things to ride the Smokies with coinciding to hit the two stroke gathering. I had several old Kawa Triples and they still give me goosebumps. Had a good crash on the old KH500, then was a bit more cautious on the 750's.
Some nice examples in this thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856450
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:24 PM   #9420
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Here's a cool 2Stroke event. I would like to time things to ride the Smokies with coinciding to hit the two stroke gathering. I had several old Kawa Triples and they still give me goosebumps. Had a good crash on the old KH500, then was a bit more cautious on the 750's.
Some nice examples in this thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856450
Karri - thanks for that. I'd love to ride down there and be a part of it. Even if just on my CBR150R. Just to see all the two-strokes. Looks like a fantastic event.

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