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Old 03-10-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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Old [25yrs +] bike - Oz/Kiwi ADVRiders

Been thinking about starting a post for the Oz/Kiwi riders of older generation bikes, not neccessarily dual-purpose/enduro types but also roadies that are out there and being used to travel to rallys / around Australia whatever?

Post a photo of your bike/s, bit of a story would be good.

I'll kick it off with my two beasties!


White beast is a 1981 Special, set up for touring.

Yellow beast is a 1975 body with 1974 motor, various mods, used for touring and sometimes for the odd enduro charity ride.


So anybody with a bike 25 years & older, who uses it on a regular basis, lets have look at your ride!
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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11/1981 R100RS John Player Special.

Used almost daily, mostly commuting, with the occasional blast thru the nearby ranges, a few annual weekenders over the Vic Alps and the Snowies, and a rare long interstate trip. I did a quick 4500k blast up the Newall and back the New England last year, 6 days, due to time constraints. Would've loved a leisurely tour, but not to be.

Close to 200K now, but going strong. The final drive is about to get a new spline.

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Old 03-10-2010, 06:12 PM   #3
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Well, all my bikes are over 25 years old. Just not riding them enough!

1985 R80G/S Dakar
1980 R80G/S HPN Tank
1974 CB400 Four -> XR460Four
1976 R90/6 - long term Sidecar project.
1984 RZ250 = Brainfart
1976 XS650 - Project bike

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Old 03-10-2010, 07:08 PM   #4
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A different GS

Well this probably doesn't count as this bike is a resto project and whilst it will get used, it won't be often.

Just means a lot to me the Suzi.

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Old 03-10-2010, 07:23 PM   #5
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:25 PM   #6
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Tuena Pub?
Spot on!, Nov '09, had a top weekend there
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:27 PM   #7
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Well, all my bikes are over 25 years old. Just not riding them enough!

1985 R80G/S Dakar
1980 R80G/S HPN Tank
1974 CB400 Four -> XR460Four
1976 R90/6 - long term Sidecar project.
1984 RZ250 = Brainfart
1976 XS650 - Project bike
Gotta catch up with one day, maybe at a rally somewhere?
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:12 PM   #8
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Gotta catch up with one day, maybe at a rally somewhere?
Wanaaring over Easter 2010 I will be there

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:46 AM   #9
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I recently picked up a DR400 which turns 30 this month.
It needs some tidying up, but it's very original down to the helmet lock on the handlebars.


I've started giving it the once over and the wheels and spokes come up like new with a little polish.
With a period correct big tank, it should be a good thing for "retro adventure riding".
I've also got a '78 SP370, just picked up a PE250 from 1980 and will take delivery of a '72 DT2MX shortly as well.
Then there's a couple of 40 year old CT90's kicking about......

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Old 03-11-2010, 01:06 AM   #10
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Eh?

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Originally Posted by neilaction
Well this probably doesn't count as this bike is a resto project and whilst it will get used, it won't be often.

Just means a lot to me the Suzi.


Nice The other GS

Ho Hum me agun



Hows this peice of vintage iron?


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Old 03-11-2010, 02:08 PM   #11
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Wanaaring over Easter 2010 I will be there

No can do [joys of shiftwork] but I hope you take your camera!

Jeez DRF, that's not even vintage plastic let alone 'iron'!


Let's see some of those classics out there, preferably at rallies and getting dirty.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:00 PM   #12
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Rescued from McCardigan garage. After a wiring rebuild. it is almost a daily rider now. Too nice a bike to have hiding away in a garage.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:08 AM   #13
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Neither the RD nor the XS are in regular use. The XS isn't registered at the moment.
The RD was bought by my brother in December '72, early shipment of the '73 model. I bought it in '76, when I weighed a bit more like my son. Crashed it into a semi at Moonbi in '79 and finally got it finished & re-registered (historic) in 2005. Had it out at Oran Park in Dec '09 and had a ball around the back of the circuit, held it to 85mph down the straight.



The XS is a 1980 model I bought in '81. Seen here with a mate's GL1000 'wing. I rode it until the early 90's, then loaned it to my brother for a couple of years. It spent quite a few years dragging a double chair around and then I semi retired it around '98. Got it back on the road a couple of years, just for 12 months. Needs some tidy up - including a re-spray and chrome. I would like to buy it a battery and get it road worthy again before the end of May. See what happens.

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Old 03-12-2010, 04:55 AM   #14
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Airheads are winning so far,
followed by fours, twins and two strokes,
No big thumpers, british, yanks or other euros?
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:23 AM   #15
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Rescued from McCardigan garage. After a wiring rebuild. it is almost a daily rider now. Too nice a bike to have hiding away in a garage.
Excellent but dont you go rund and rund in circles there

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