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Old 07-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #20656
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Barber Vintage Festival is a can't miss. I competed in the off-road portion of it for years. The Vintage MX is OK, other than the track sucking. The Vintage and Post-Vintage Cross-Country is pretty good if you like the good old typical southeast bark-buster, tight single track trails, and like to ride for 1 hour without stopping. Oh, I almost forgot the best part, vintage bikes brakes don't work too good, and some PV bikes are not much better. The Festival is the Shizzle.
Everybody should go at least once.
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I watched the vintage trials and saw some of the cross country trails. Awesome looking terrain for sure.
It immediatly gave me the bug and I found this old bike.
A 1979 XR185



Its all there and in great shape.

Bought it and planned to ride it at Barbers this year, but for some reason I've cooled off about it.
Ya never know though.

Like you said, the brakes ain't like the new bikes.
Hard for me to go fast if I can't slow down fast.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:27 PM   #20657
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Oh, you can slow down fast. It hurts though.

Tony welded up the silencer for mine and it looks great!
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #20658
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Sounds like some good old fashioned fun - would you happen to know what constitutes a Vintage or Post-Vintage entry in terms of how old the bike has to be ?
Vintage bikes are up to 74, I think. Post vintage is confusing to me. A friend of mine runs a 84 IT200 with drum brakes and monoshock in post vintage. The two 79 XR185's that Madhouse and I have will race against those Yamaha's and KDX's.

All the minutia can be found at http://ahrma.org
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #20659
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Vintage bikes are up to 74, I think. Post vintage is confusing to me. A friend of mine runs a 84 IT200 with drum brakes and monoshock in post vintage. The two 79 XR185's that Madhouse and I have will race against those Yamaha's and KDX's.
Thanks for the info and the link...will expect to see the local vintageish "HRC Team" of you and Madhouse out in front of the pack this year !
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #20660
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Yea vintage is 74 and back. Post Vintage is 75 -84 (most). Disc brakes are not allowed so 82 & up kx's are out.Water cooling, linkage suspension, etc. is all cool. You have further breakdowns in there by year.DLS drum's can be good with good setup...u can do stoppies on my 465
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:57 PM   #20661
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Vintage bikes are up to 74, I think. Post vintage is confusing to me. A friend of mine runs a 84 IT200 with drum brakes and monoshock in post vintage. The two 79 XR185's that Madhouse and I have will race against those Yamaha's and KDX's.


Linkage bikes are in whats called Ultimate class. Twin shock and non-linkage single shock(my YZ's) are GP(grand prix) class. Of course if you race age class then all PV's race each other which can SUCK, A 78 cr125 would be in with my YZ465 or a full-floater RM! Not dogging the CR but it wouldn't be my choice
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #20662
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last time I rode at escamos, it had just rained
I spent the better part of 2 hours digging my bike outta a certain infamous hole
take the left line


that being said, it is a fun chunka trails. how much is the FEE again?

10 dollar to make you hollar . My daughter and I can help you dig your bike out if you miss a bridge too
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:42 PM   #20663
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huh?

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Old 07-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #20664
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I've said my piece on the video issue and I hope we can agree to disagree and disagree without being disagreeable, or something along those lines.

On to better things, lets ride. I'm out Saturday, but in for a ride Sunday.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #20665
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remember?
i told you i had a bad feeling about that post?
it doesn't take much to get this crowd going. does it?
i don't care what anyone else does , unless it effects me . then i start to care.
so shoot your vids , ride fast or slow, stop and take pics of cow paddies, what ever, just don't expect me to judge you or try to change you.
it's just motorcycle riding people, we've always been outside the norm, so don't get so worked up!
too much bullshit for me!
later............................................. .........................
So if I decided to change my last name to "O'Bama" you would not even flinch at this point huh George ?
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:04 PM   #20666
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I've changed the names of my videos to make some people happy, I will continue to record and post, but will do so as not to ruffle too many feathers... My "wheelie" comment on my previous post was not directed at you FBM, not at all. You're one of the last people that I would imagine to have an issue. I'm due to transfer in February and I don't want the things I've done in my stay here to cause problems for those who will remain here after I'm gone. If the tone of my posts before were harsh, my apologies.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:18 AM   #20667
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YES IT MAY RAIN TODAY...ARE YOU AFRAID TO GET A LITTLE WET??


ALRIGHT THEN LADIES, LETS RIDE!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:20 AM   #20668
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More of my 2 cents (and you know how valuable two cents are)

Look, if you are use the bike for any kind of hiway use -commuting to work, or running on state or county roads between dirt areas, then for pure SAFETY reasons you should have Binkers (oh and actually use then).
Although I'm a total devotee of harmony, I disagree. Except insofar as self-canceling blinkers are concerned.

As to those that do not self-cancel, I think they are more dangerous to the motorcyclist than no blinkers at all. That's cuz when the rider happens to leave 'em on, they invite disaster.

Easy to say, "well, then don't leave 'em on". I say, let he who has not sinned cast the first stone. I have ridden behind good, competent riders who have left 'em on for miles, miles and miles, signaling to any cager who might be in the area an impending turn, which may or not be made.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:24 AM   #20669
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Although I'm a total devotee of harmony, I disagree. Except insofar as self-canceling blinkers are concerned.

As to those that do not self-cancel, I think they are more dangerous to the motorcyclist than no blinkers at all. That's cuz when the rider happens to leave 'em on, they invite disaster.

Easy to say, "well, then don't leave 'em on". I say, let he who has not sinned cast the first stone. I have ridden behind good, competent riders who have left 'em on for miles, miles and miles, signaling to any cager who might be in the area an impending turn, which may or not be made.

I'm guilty as charged, and I've followed a few through miles of woods wondering when that left turn is coming up
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:32 AM   #20670
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YES IT MAY RAIN TODAY...ARE YOU AFRAID TO GET A LITTLE WET??


ALRIGHT THEN LADIES, LETS RIDE!!
Well, we were't afraid yesterday, but maybe we shoulda been. The road (Mill Pond Road) is just south of Thomasville, GA, and on the way up it was very dusty. On the way home, there came a Biblical thunderstorm that brought a plague on this GS, and on my motard-shod KTM. The GS has just nailed the wall of the left after a considerable slide. In the second picture, I'm beginning my on the seat, off again 3.8 mile treck out of the mud.



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