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Old 03-13-2009, 08:31 PM   #166
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from the ebay ad:


1977 Bengt Aberg / Torsten Hallman HL 500

Lundin ProFab framed HL 500 with a 'works' SR 500 motor. This bike has been extensively modified over the years. Huge dollars in engine work invested. Megacycle Engineering works motor. Runs on race gas only.

Have you ever seen a true "floating" YZ double-leading shoe front brake? Check it out.

Have you ever seen an authentic Don Jones (Gary Jones' dad) original aluminum HL swingarm? Don & Gary were instrumental in developing the YZ250A back in '72 & 73 for Yamaha. Gary won numerous National Titles aboard YZ 250A's.

How about those shaved Maico air forks and huge triple clamps?

Beautiful "North American 'works" style paint on tank by Joe Abate in NJ. (Check out his website @ Joerestoresmx.com)

HL only sidepanels.

White-Power shocks.

Custom hand formed exhaust.

Titanium and billet abound. There are HUGE $$$$'s in this bike.

If you have been looking for one of these for your collection, look no further. You won't find a nicer one at any price. But, she was built to race. So, if racing is what you want to do, then go for it.

Produced in extremely limited numbers (200) in the late-mid 70's and very expensive at the time, HL 500 Yamaha's were truly factory racers that you or I could actually buy. Bengt Aberg won the 500cc FIM Gran Prix in Luxembourg in 1977 aboard an HL, making these the last of the 4-stroke motocrossers to actually win a world caliber gran-prix. Much like the extremely rare british CCM's, it's no wonder why these bikes are so highly prized and coveted by racers and collectors alike.
Didn't they eliminate a couple of gear sets? Like a three speed?
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:12 AM   #167
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Of course, the HL500 was the pinnacle of that generation for me.


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Old 03-14-2009, 08:14 AM   #168
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Didn't they eliminate a couple of gear sets? Like a three speed?
I seem to remember the CCM's being 3 speeds but I haven't the slightest about the HL's.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:35 AM   #169
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I had one of those. Fastest dirt bike I ever owned, and that includes my late model KTM's

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Old 03-14-2009, 09:36 AM   #170
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:38 AM   #171
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like I said....

Now this one is high at $4K but its practically new.

a high end collector I know said he knows he overpays sometimes but in a few years it catches up so whats the difference.

when you consider some GS's are running over $2K in HID lights this is a whole lot of bling for $4K.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:52 AM   #172
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oww. I don't have the spanking monkey smilie but that'd do it. I'd take a slap to the ear to ride that for a day in Colorado. My friend Bill Blue like the 2 valve yamaha's, they made good torque. He's installed a XT225 engine he heavily re-worked into a XR chassis, his wife has ridden the shit out of that bike. He's got a vintage flatracker TT500 big bore on his lift right now he's doing for a guy. Trackmaster frame. S & W shocks.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:33 PM   #173
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:13 PM   #174
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KTM 3 hunny with a Rekluse auto-clutch, mucho fun single-track bike!
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:54 PM   #175
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The HL was cool and was the subject of many adolescent fantasies for me (seriously). I used to hunch down at Van Nuys Cycle (just in case Motomike is still paying attention ) and wonder what it would take to fit a TT500 engine into a YZ400 frame.

Despite all of that, nothing caught my imagination like seeing pictures of this bike in 1981.


Today, I think I'd take Jill Wagner over that particular bike, though it started my obsession with Dakar bikes.

This one on the other hand, is the zenith of my moto lust. Nothing (for me) beats this bike. The only thing really keeping me from having one is that tank; otherwise, plenty of replicas have been built: the 1986 Gaston Rahier BMW.


Go here and scroll down to see all of the photos.
http://www.rallye-tenere.net/bmw.html
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:18 AM   #176
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for the record that Husky is mine. bought and paid for.

I just need to get it from Montana to NY if anyoone is heading this way..
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:15 AM   #177
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The HL was cool and was the subject of many adolescent fantasies for me (seriously). I used to hunch down at Van Nuys Cycle (just in case Motomike is still paying attention ) and wonder what it would take to fit a TT500 engine into a YZ400 frame.

Despite all of that, nothing caught my imagination like seeing pictures of this bike in 1981.


Today, I think I'd take Jill Wagner over that particular bike, though it started my obsession with Dakar bikes.

This one on the other hand, is the zenith of my moto lust. Nothing (for me) beats this bike. The only thing really keeping me from having one is that tank; otherwise, plenty of replicas have been built: the 1986 Gaston Rahier BMW.


Go here and scroll down to see all of the photos.
http://www.rallye-tenere.net/bmw.html
I'm sorry, I know those motorcycles are great, have huge gas tanks, are expensive fine pieces of German engineering, but they are ugly. I have to give my artistic opinion.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:20 AM   #178
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I'm sorry, I know those motorcycles are great, have huge gas tanks, are expensive fine pieces of German engineering, but they are ugly. I have to give my artistic opinion.
oh christ lets not turn this into another BMW bashing fest.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:22 AM   #179
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gee my own thread this is great. all dirt bikes. no choppers or bobbers or nobbers or jobbers. just dirt bikes.

loud pipes save lives and new knobbies throw big freaking rocks into the guy behinds yous face.

busta move on this bitch.


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Old 03-15-2009, 08:28 AM   #180
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oh christ lets not turn this into another BMW bashing fest.
OK OK Put up some Husky and TT photos.
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