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Title: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: the_wes on March 29, 2010, 09:15:09 am
Here are some old photos I dug up and scanned of my old man and his '81 (I think) XR 500 R. It was the 13th (I think) in the country. It was Honda's first model with Pro-Link suspension and was kinda a big deal (but you knew that already).

He did everything on this bike - foot ups, enduro, motox and touring!

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Dads%20old%20bike%20photos/002.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Dads%20old%20bike%20photos/004.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Dads%20old%20bike%20photos/006.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Dads%20old%20bike%20photos/007.jpg)
that's my uncle on the left and his XL. Uncle as in mom's brother, not dad's brother. Dad and him were and are still best friends - that's how my dad met my mom. he always says he married my mom because it's the one chick my uncle wouldn't try steal from him  :deal: . behind them is my dad's old VW camper van that he kitted out inside himself. I am told that I was in that camper van on this particular trip with my mom and aunt, but i don't remember it - I would have been 2 or 3 at the time

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Dads%20old%20bike%20photos/009.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Dads%20old%20bike%20photos/035.jpg)
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: TrailBlazer on March 29, 2010, 09:21:25 am
Those were the days...   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: the_priest on March 29, 2010, 10:36:16 am
I love the lack of gear. Helmet, boots and gloves. Thats it.
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: the_wes on March 29, 2010, 10:41:08 am
I love the lack of gear. Helmet, boots and gloves. Thats it.

+ kidney belt  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 29, 2010, 11:39:34 am
Two legends parked together on pic three.
XL500s (23inch frontwheel) and the XR500R.
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: MrBig on March 29, 2010, 11:42:52 am
Some cool pics there  :thumleft:


You're dad's skinny.. why you so fat?

 >:D
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: mulder on March 29, 2010, 12:28:56 pm
Gotta love the simplicity of the good old days, no gps, no panniers , no tent, no full armour. Must be nice to just stop and camp anywhere, not having to try put up a tent, no blow up matress, air pillow, Simplicity at it's best  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Carlos on March 29, 2010, 12:54:07 pm
lekker pics and good memories!
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Wolweseun on March 29, 2010, 07:51:47 pm
Awesome

I also had one of those XR's brings back memories
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Operator on March 29, 2010, 10:07:38 pm
Wes...............your dad is a way cool dude  :thumleft:

Lekka nostalgic post.
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Martin-DR650 on March 30, 2010, 03:16:35 pm
Great photo's!
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: IceCreamMan on March 30, 2010, 03:17:11 pm
Awesome Wes , thanks for posting these   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: XT JOE on April 02, 2010, 05:58:18 pm
Nice memories wes ;)
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: HVDM on April 02, 2010, 06:08:07 pm
Frantastic! Those were great days!

I wonder what happened since then.....
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Aprilian on April 02, 2010, 06:20:33 pm
Brings back memories - I had one of these. Used to travel 60 - 80 km per day, rain or shine. I fitted a trick boxed aluminium swingarm. The lights were terrible especially after I fitted aftermarket indicators.
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Trailrider on April 02, 2010, 08:56:18 pm
Frantastic! Those were great days!

I wonder what happened since then.....

The marketing guys sold us this idea that bigger is better, comfort above all else and GPS and phone numbers replace spanners and problem solving :-\ And most of us bought it hook line and sinker. :-\ What fools we are.

Cool post Wes. Those were the days.

Makes me miss my 200.
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Coxwain on April 09, 2010, 09:13:42 am
Man those pics bring back memories.... Your Dad must have been very brave......................lighting that fire with all that dry bush around   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: tau on April 10, 2010, 10:38:04 pm
I have a pic of my sis on my dad's 81 xr and my sister on it then he had a XT and then the TT600 which I still have today he had a similar helmet as your dad's AGV, just called an MDS and it is white still have that.

I still have his 1975 Suzuki race shirts.

Dude we are so fortunate to have ballies that smaak scooters.
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: buzzlightyear on April 11, 2010, 10:24:00 am
 8)
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: krister on April 11, 2010, 10:42:00 am
Nice pics, Wes!  As a schoolboy in those days the XR was my dream bike.  When I was around 11 my uncle took me for a ride on his red stallion... Those Honda's were great bikes - simple and bulletproof!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: backwheelbandit on May 08, 2010, 09:41:05 pm

You're dad's skinny.. why you so fat?

 >:D

hahahaha...awesome pics
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Fudmucker on May 09, 2010, 01:14:55 pm
Gotta love the simplicity of the good old days, no gps, no panniers , no tent, no full armour. Must be nice to just stop and camp anywhere, not having to try put up a tent, no blow up matress, air pillow, Simplicity at it's best  :thumleft:

No disc brakes, no fuel injection, no abs, no 'cat', leaded fuel, half the horsepower, no xenons, no HID's, no LED's....

 ::)
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Hondsekierie on September 08, 2010, 09:45:28 am
Me (in the check shirt :3some:) with my riding buddies in 1981 all 'kitted' up and ready to hit the riverbeds and koppies of Pta.  What shocked me most when I got this picture was how skinny I was  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Heimer on September 08, 2010, 03:12:27 pm

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Dads%20old%20bike%20photos/007.jpg)


Ek scheme jy is vervaardig in daai kombi.  :mwink:
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: the_wes on September 08, 2010, 03:27:49 pm

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Dads%20old%20bike%20photos/007.jpg)


Ek scheme jy is vervaardig in daai kombi.  :mwink:

hahahaha, dalk, maar nie op hierdie trippie nie - hier het ek in die kombi saam met my ma en tannie gery  :thumleft: ek was 2 jaar oud
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: weskus on September 08, 2010, 04:02:14 pm
Die manne kon mos maar hul "balsakke" in die kombi gelaai het... :patch:
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: the_wes on September 08, 2010, 04:06:18 pm
Die manne kon mos maar hul "balsakke" in die kombi gelaai het... :patch:

het nie elke dag saam gery / gebly nie
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: KwaiPappaGaai on September 29, 2010, 02:13:30 pm
very very cool!very special to have those images still
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Cane Rat on September 29, 2010, 08:20:16 pm
Gotta love the simplicity of the good old days, no gps, no panniers , no tent, no full armour. Must be nice to just stop and camp anywhere, not having to try put up a tent, no blow up matress, air pillow, Simplicity at it's best  :thumleft:

Best thing is, everything was still as you left it, when you woke up the next morning.

We are the only ones to blame for our complicated lives
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: francois.viljoen on October 01, 2010, 07:27:02 pm
Jis I'm going to get my dad to dig up some old photographs this post is awesome!
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Gérrard on October 02, 2010, 06:52:46 pm
Great one . Takes me way down memory lane. My old man did not share my biking passion. My kids do and I hope to give them these memories. Very special.
Title: Re: Pics of my old mans early 80's Honda XR 500 R - taken in the early 80's!
Post by: Just Blip It! on October 02, 2010, 10:24:56 pm
Great photos!
I'm to scared to dig out my old photos! :eek7: