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Old 11-29-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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A stupid question from you gueesed it. about vintage bikes

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how many out there have vintage dual sport bikes that are in good enough rinning order to do a ride?

I guess what I'm wondering is there enough intrest in a vintage ds event to put one on? and whatwould you like to ride terraine wise if one were developed?
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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I have my NX125 that I'd like to ride on something like that.
I think it's an '89.That should qualify as vintage,right?
Terrain wise, I'd be up for anything.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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Anything Little John has ridden more than twice qualifies as vintage. His stuff ages pretty fast. Just sayin'.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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Set some ground rules. Usually in the US anything 25 years or older qualifies.
That leaves out my 20 year old KLR that is my main ride.I have a XT 500 or two that are progects. Those would pass the 25 year rule.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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87 XL600, great runner...although the older I get, the less I like kickin' it over! XR650L w/ magic red button is swell.......
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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I have a '75 MT250 that I'd ride on a Trans-WI type ride, but I couldn't bring. Myself to subject it to any sort of motocross or enduro stuff. It's too slow and crashing would be too costly.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:09 AM   #7
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I don't see why not. I just rode a 350 mile event in Indiana that you could easily have done on an old Suzuki Savage ,TS185, DT2 or F-11. As long as there are not whoops or single track they run along just fine and the limiting factors are suspension travel and how much vibration you can handle. All of these bikes could cruise all day long in the 50-55 range.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:56 AM   #8
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I have a 1975 Harley 2-stroke dirt bike that would be up for a dual sport ride.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:14 AM   #9
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I just bought a '13 KTM 350. I'll get back with you in 30 years.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:47 AM   #10
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So I'd ride some logging roads, CADV rally type stuff.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #11
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #12
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Come on! Make my day! Make me get my 1980 Honda XL250s dual sport out for a ride . Right now, battery out, put away for the winter. Take me about 30 minutes to get it ready.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #13
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Just thought of something else. Why can't we just have a vintage trail ride someplace?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:49 PM   #14
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Hey old fart....I think if you, old goat andme show up, its considered a vintage ride!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #15
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Question Dirt - Western Meechigander

Yous guys from Kzoo? Do they got dirt down there or should I say, sand? I thought all yous guys got down there was buildings. Big, large, huge, tall buildings. I know where Kzoo is but beyond that I know nothing of the area. I know this is a dumb question but where would you go for an afternoon ride or out for an hour or two? My first thought was how about someplace in the Manistee National Forest, say off Hy 10 between Ludington and Baldwin around Branch, Peacock, Dublin or ? There are all kinds of trails around there. How about someplace around Club 37 north of Baldwin on Hy 37? Go east or west of Club 37 and you have nice riding. Camp around Club 37 for an overnighter? My riding for this year and possibly early next spring is going to be very limited. In January I'm having a right knee replacement. It's bone on bone. There is absolutely NO cartilage left. Yes, it hurts.
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