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Old 12-01-2012, 10:40 PM   #16
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I might be able to provide a sag wagon of sorts. Not that one will likely be required . . .
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:15 AM   #17
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Vintage ride date in Mi.

The OP didn't have his location in his avatar but, here ya go.

http://www.cycleconservationclub.org/events.html

Sept 15/16 Exact location not decided yet. But when it is, it will not disappoint. Some nice old bikes show up here. I love this event. Ride em, dont hide em.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:33 AM   #18
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Just thought of something else. Why can't we just have a vintage trail ride someplace?
Everytime Charlie T goes riding its considered a vintage ride.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:17 AM   #19
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20 years old gets you a vintage plate so 20 years????
If so, my Husky is about to be vintage. Some folks say you need dual shocks. I could tape another to the frame.
Didn't Suzuki have a single in 68?
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:49 AM   #20
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The OP didn't have his location in his avatar but, here ya go.

http://www.cycleconservationclub.org/events.html

Sept 15/16 Exact location not decided yet. But when it is, it will not disappoint. Some nice old bikes show up here. I love this event. Ride em, dont hide em.

Ride whooped out single track on your vintage bike? I don't think many would like this! This is what the MI trail system has become.... Or do you mean take your modern bike but SHOW your old bike?
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=C Squared;
Didn't Suzuki have a single in 68?[/QUOTE]. ............. No, Yamaha was the first Japanese bike to have a production single shocker in the mid seventies.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:25 PM   #22
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Ok guys, what date were you thinking of for a cut-off date? 20 Years? Older? C Squared said 20 years? So what's the conses? How about we invite them "people" who live on the wrong side of Lake Michigan over here to ride Michigan. One day ride? Two day?
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #23
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. ............. No, Yamaha was the first Japanese bike to have a production single shocker in the mid seventies.
1977 DT400 to be exact. I had one. Just sold it this summer. And yes, I did ride it on the whoops. And yes, that shit gets old quick. I am however still playing with a 78 TS250.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #24
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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? .
Big, lg tall buildings? Must be thinking of GR! For an hour or two ride out of the Kazoo area.....Yankee Springs or Allegan Forrest.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:48 AM   #25
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1977 DT400 to be exact. I had one. Just sold it this summer. And yes, I did ride it on the whoops. And yes, that shit gets old quick. I am however still playing with a 78 TS250.
1. In 1977 you were a 20 something

2. These are not the same trails that you rode in 77 due to the advent of long travel/big knob tires. Whooped and blown out. They were pretty smooth back in 77 because the bikes were different.

3. They are fun for gravel roads and easy 2 track though still. That is taking them all back to what they were originally used for. I know the 1960s Jack Pine enduro was about 60% 2 track and very little single track....usually to a river crossing or mud hole (don't ask me how I know this).
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:51 AM   #26
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. ............. No, Yamaha was the first Japanese bike to have a production single shocker in the mid seventies.
Yup. It's in the garage. 77 DT400. No, I won't ride it anywhere but up the side of a ski hill these days.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #27
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1977 DT400 to be exact..
The moto crossers were singles before the enduros were. They had a HUGE shock that ran up under the gas tank.

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.Yankee Springs or Allegan Forrest.
Shhh!....Don't listen to Charlie, there is nothing to ride in Yankee. Allegan is where all the good riding is.

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2. These are not the same trails that you rode in 77 due to the advent of long travel/big knob tires. Whooped and blown out. They were pretty smooth back in 77 because the bikes were different.

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Buls rode the Jack Pine in 68 and I rode it in 79. I still have the bell and the tee shirt to prove it. The tee shirt shrunk alot and doesn't fit anymore....Neither one of us finished the first day. I use to know all the single track north of 72 and figured I could just ride WFO and win the thing. I learned alot that day......I would love to have a old twin shock two stroke. The smooth single track is loooong gone. I think there is probably some good single track somewhere but just like fishing holes no one tells where. I wouldn't.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:02 AM   #28
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Is this ride in Michigan or WI? I could probably do WI. My 40 year old Honda is reliable enough - though the 2" of suspension travel may make it a bit of a harsh ride!



Any updates on the details of when and where?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:26 AM   #29
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I dont think there are any details yet.
Probably just a crazy idea that escaped Little John's head.
But that's probably how the whole Wabeno thing started.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #30
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I rode Jack Pine in '64 and '66. Yes, I'm older than dirt. Still have my Jack Pine Cow Bell t-shirts. I still favor the area around Baldwin because of the extensive motor sport trail system. The state even has detail trail maps. T-Squared, Charley, Road Goat, all you guys, what do you think?
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