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Old 07-19-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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Classic,Vintage Adventure Bikes

Surely there must be some other strange people out there that get a kick out of restoring and riding these old bikes? Watch ya got? Here's a couple of mine Nothing like bringing a bike back from the dead and reliving your youth
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:39 AM   #2
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Yep!
Gotta love an original Tenere. Nice work!
I'm still in progress of rebuilding my DR750, but picked up this one from the original owner last week.

He did 9000kms mainly on the street, then had a small 'off' which caused him to park it for the next 24 years.
Because of being left to the elements for many years, it's cosmetically not perfect, but mechanically it's a real gem and very original.
Just gotta find one of those big 'Dakar' tanks for it and I'll be happy.
I'm just finishing a '75 Husky too but it's hardly an ADV ride.......
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:42 AM   #3
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Yep!
Gotta love an original Tenere. Nice work!
I'm still in progress of rebuilding my DR750, but picked up this one from the original owner last week.

He did 9000kms mainly on the street, then had a small 'off' which caused him to park it for the next 24 years.
Because of being left to the elements for many years, it's cosmetically not perfect, but mechanically it's a real gem and very original.
Just gotta find one of those big 'Dakar' tanks for it and I'll be happy.
I'm just finishing a '75 Husky too but it's hardly an ADV ride.......
I had one of those Honda's... really miss it. Bought new in 82 and sold in a divorce settlement in 85.

Magic bit of gear!

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Old 07-20-2013, 03:08 AM   #4
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=558010

Eric66, have a look in this thread [if you haven't already], a few classics in there,

some old adventure stuff - before it was known as 'adventure'
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:13 AM   #5
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Had a 79 KLX 250. Rode to Fraser and back then on to Bathurst Easter races ( 1984 ). Wouldn't mind another.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:55 AM   #6
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:04 AM   #7
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I'll see your bike Rob, up it to a 'Kenny'



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Old 07-20-2013, 04:07 AM   #8
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Kenny got to much suspension for me Bazz.


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Old 07-20-2013, 04:34 AM   #9
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You bastards are just showing off now!

Your bikes definitely do blow away my little XL in the 'cool' stakes.

Hey Baza, where's that pic of the DT taken?
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:50 AM   #10
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You bastards are just showing off now!

Your bikes definitely do blow away my little XL in the 'cool' stakes.

Hey Baza, where's that pic of the DT taken?
North of Injune, Qld, circa '78

Spent 6 months in the bush doing Seismic Survey, up around Carnavon Gorge [Nat Park?]
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:05 AM   #11
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I, like the rest of you did adventure riding as Baz said before it had a name.

My TT500, bought new (notice the ATGATT).
Rode this thing all over the Flinders on a regular basis. You'd be surprised how much shit you can pack on it..
I really miss it.



Then I upgraded to an XR600RF

New just out of the box.


One of many trips to Arkaroola




The XR is still in my shed.
Didn't bother with pannier racks & shit, just loaded everything on the back of the seat.
Didn't know any better back then....
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:07 AM   #12
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Jeez, ya haven't aged a bit, Baza!

Thanks for those pics. The 'good ol' days', eh?

One of my favourites from years gone by.



Great trip and didn't have to worry about running out of fuel.

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Old 07-20-2013, 07:07 AM   #13
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:33 PM   #14
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What size is the Ducati Bootlace, from memory - 250/350/450 in the singles, cranky little pricks if the timing is out, is as much as I remember about them from '70's,
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #15
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I am gonna love this thread

This is mine, 1990 DR800 SR42,I left her in Spain and I miss her sooooooo much.



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