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Post by KTMSwade on March 26th 2016, 9:59 am

These are some of the works bikes I remember as a kid that captivated me:








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Post by KTMSwade on March 26th 2016, 10:03 am

The coolest Mugen Honda I have ever seen, dont know if it is original, but it is cool:

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Post by KTMSwade on March 27th 2016, 7:30 am



titanium Maico:

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Post by KTMSwade on March 27th 2016, 8:30 am

Just so the Kawi fans dont feel left out Very Happy :






I had a 91 KX250, pretty cool bike, didnt like to turn without a berm to square off of and even then it may try to stand its head up, but ran great and good forks/rear suspension

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Post by orangerider on March 27th 2016, 11:06 am

Some older iron. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&u=http://lindstrom-mx.se/isgren.htm&ei=W1QgTOPPEIXknQe30qlz&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CDcQ7gEwCA&
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Post by orangerider on March 27th 2016, 11:14 am

Some more. I have a bike or two here. http://www.vintageworksbikes.com/Worksbikeslist.html
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Post by orangerider on March 27th 2016, 11:16 am

Here is my RH67. http://www.vintageworksbikes.com/1967SuzukiRH67.html
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Post by KTMSwade on March 27th 2016, 11:26 am

orangerider wrote:Some more. I have a bike or two here. http://www.vintageworksbikes.com/Worksbikeslist.html

here you go:


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Post by KTMSwade on March 27th 2016, 11:27 am

orangerider wrote:Here is my RH67. http://www.vintageworksbikes.com/1967SuzukiRH67.html

gorgeous:

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Post by KTMSwade on March 27th 2016, 11:31 am



One of my vintage bikes for a spell, a guy traded it to me plus cash when he bought the Sprinter

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Post by longtime coming on March 27th 2016, 12:29 pm

I never did like those red engined Hondas much. Pretty cool looking none-the-less.

The Husky is gorgeous!
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Post by KTMSwade on March 28th 2016, 2:27 pm



When I was young I had a YZ465 on my Trapper Keeper folder for school. The YZ 465 was the epitome of cool to me when I was in 6th grade, would still love to find one like this restored one.

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Post by stickman776 on March 28th 2016, 3:17 pm

KTMSwade wrote:

When I was young I had a YZ465 on my Trapper Keeper folder for school.  The YZ 465 was the epitome of cool to me when I was in 6th grade, would still love to find one like this restored one.

Actually the 1979 YZ-400 with a GYTR OW-426 kit and Simons forks and a Fox air shock are way cooler. I had one set up that way, I wish I still had it.
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Post by KTMSwade on March 28th 2016, 3:29 pm

Dude...do you have any pics? That would be a very cool bike to still have around. Fox and Simons were the deal back then. Iirc, Yamaha was pretty closely involved with Ohlins as well back then, not on the production bikes, but on the works OW bikes. I could be wrong, but I thought Yamaha US had designed the Monoshock suspension around the Ohlins shock at the time

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Post by KTMSwade on March 28th 2016, 3:31 pm

I think it is ironic that the early YZ big bores were 400's, then with the GYT kit became a 426, albeit in two stroke form.

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Post by stickman776 on March 28th 2016, 4:34 pm

KTMSwade wrote:Dude...do you have any pics?  That would be a very cool bike to still have around.  Fox and Simons were the deal back then.  Iirc, Yamaha was pretty closely involved with Ohlins as well back then, not on the production bikes, but on the works OW bikes.  I could be wrong, but I thought Yamaha US had designed the Monoshock suspension around the Ohlins shock at the time

I will have to dig around, mine was the standard yellow with white fenders. The Simons forks were way better than the stock forks, once the fox shock was dialed it worked pretty good as well.

Please note I said the 79, and not the 77 or 78 400. The motors in the 77 and 78 were considerably larger, I believe that the 77-78 were called a big block motor vs. the 79 called a small block motor due to the size of the engine cases.

BTW the 1980 465 had a pretty weak tranny that would blow up because of a bad heat treatment. Once they had the updated gears they were OK.
The 80 465 also had a pretty narrow powerband for a big bore bike, my friend Kermit massaged the motor and made it really fast and really smooth.
I just could never come to grips with how wide the tank was.
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Post by mole on March 29th 2016, 10:02 pm



The Husky is gorgeous![/quote]

AGREED!!!! I so like the metal tanks the Huskies had! I'm still trying to find my 76 125 GP Husky I had in my home town. One of these days. That bike was golden. It served me well the 3 years I had it!
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Post by KTMSwade on March 30th 2016, 2:34 pm

Destined to be a classic:


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Post by KTMSwade on March 30th 2016, 2:50 pm



Yes, I know that 495 is not quite complete missing that grip, well over 100hp sitting there with those 2 classics, 2 more casualties of the last 6 years for us, but at least I got to ride both of them WFO. The 91 was actually pretty race ready even by today's standards. Very impressive machine; the 495 looked as cool as all get out and sounded like something straight outta Hell, but was not fun at speed. Those forks would flex, chassis would flex, huge leap in handling between those 2 bikes

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Post by orangerider on March 31st 2016, 10:15 am

A friend has a 1972 OW Yamaha 500 one of two built. He is a very private person and wants photos to remain private so sorry no photos.
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Post by orangerider on March 31st 2016, 10:33 am

KTMSwade wrote:The coolest Mugen Honda I have ever seen, dont know if it is original, but it is cool:

Al Baker JR. was the importer for Mugen parts. There was only one Johnny O' Mugen Honda ever built now everyone claims to have the bike. When Al Baker Jr. passed Al Baker Sr. contacted me and offered me the shop XR`s Only along with many bikes and parts, i passed on the shop but did buy many bikes and parts including Johnny`s Mugen and two Works Honda CR 500`s given to Al Jr. from MR. Honda and still crated from Japan and i also bought Derrick Rickman`s Matchless Metisse that was raced in the British Championship during the early 60`s. I do not know where Johnny`s Mugen is today but many claim to have it but i do know who has Derrick`s Matchless today.
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Post by KTMSwade on March 31st 2016, 5:35 pm

The red one is not Johnny O's, the white one pictured above is an archived pic of Johnny's bike

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Post by KTMSwade on March 31st 2016, 5:37 pm

Pretty sure if you look at the other bikes, you know whose collection that is

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Post by orangerider on March 31st 2016, 6:15 pm

KTMSwade wrote:Pretty sure if you look at the other bikes, you know whose collection that is
Yup, and we have had long talks about the unreal amount of replicas, one has to be real careful if something is represented as an original with a price to match.
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