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General => Wild Dog Pictures => Topic started by: KiLRoy on April 26, 2007, 12:25:13 pm

Title: Golden oldies
Post by: KiLRoy on April 26, 2007, 12:25:13 pm
Ok boys and girls - post some pics of your yesteryear bikes - especially the 50cc's - extra points if you are in the pic dressed in your 70s/80s attire :D  :D  :D

This will become interesting :twisted:

H
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: bobnob on April 26, 2007, 12:45:35 pm
my suzuki ts250 1976

still have her - busy with a rebuild - just need to get the forks rechromed then she is ready to be reassembled

have i mentioned that i love 2-strokes?

they are the best!!!!

(http://www.hondamotorcycles-usedmotorcycles.com/images/1977SuzukiTS250SalesBrochurewebsize.jpg)
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: KiLRoy on April 26, 2007, 12:50:32 pm
OK, I'll start the embaressment.... :oops:

I started my first ride report in 2004 with the following paragraph:

Quote
Boys, bikes, dreams and adventure

During my last year of school in 1986 we all had 50cc motorcycles.  That was the time of the AR?s, MB?s, and RZ?s.  Children from more affluent homes had MBX?s and Suzuki Gamma?s.  We really enjoyed those bikes and rode like people possessed.  I get goose bumps just thinking of the mad and often dangerous stunts we used to pull.  Luckily we survived that crazy era and dare I say, maybe learned from it as well.  Near the end of 1986 we decided that our hometown is getting to small for us ? we need to tour.  We loaded up the 50?s and went on an (small scale) epic tour to Uilkraalsmond, a coastal holiday town on the south coast.  We didn?t have a lot of money so we stayed near caravan parks in the bush.  Funny how small things like accommodation didn?t seem to bother kids with big touring plans!  Luckily petrol cost less than 70c a liter at the time.  The whole tour lasted about five days and I don?t think we even covered more than 500 kilometers.  I can still recall riding up a not too steep pass with my fully laden ?Bobcat? in first gear and giving way to a passing truck! Those were the carefree days of dreams and adventure ?


These were the 2 associated pics - its me on the white Bobcat  :oops:  and Wino with the white jacket on the AR - the Honda man became a Kawa man and vice versa... :oops:  :oops:

(Note the very in Bunny jacket - mean man mean... :oops: )

(http://www.image-upload.net/files/1697/heinie1.jpg)

Camping in the bush next to caravan parks (to use their facilities off course)

(http://www.image-upload.net/files/1697/heinie2.jpg)

 :oops:  :oops: Hein out
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Oppad on April 26, 2007, 12:56:28 pm
I have posted this pic somewhere before but can't resist any opportunity to do it again because I like it so much. It was taken circa 1983 and I like it because the RD350LC YPVS was my first brand-new bike, because it was such a lekker time (jolling, pre first marriage etc., too young to die etc.), and because it could do gravel roads on ex-Zwartkops Pirelli tyres. It was also before Attgatt became fashionable, sorry 'bout that. The scratch mark on the left side of the fairing was the result of a low-side near Schoemansville (?) Hartebeespoortdam at night. The bike eventually died a violent death following a tankslapper on the N1 between Jhb. and Pretoria. Oh, yes and I like the pic because I still had all my hair and chicks actually phoned me.

(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/4233/rd350fy5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Tonteldoos on April 26, 2007, 12:58:50 pm
(http://[URL=http://imageshack.us][img]http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9137/mabs9mrt07013nw0.jpg)[/URL]

Got this pic at mabalingwe for those that might recognise it[/img]
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: GIDEON on April 26, 2007, 01:33:18 pm
Only started riding 6 years ago  :shock:
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: bobnob on April 26, 2007, 02:00:10 pm
Quote from: "Watty"
(http://www.webgallery.co.za/ims/pic/373AMKfF/2878.jpg)


the first "big" bike i ever rode was my brothers xl500s

i loved the xl500 that was a great bike

you still see a bunch of xt's on the road but you dont see to many xl's these days
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: IceCreamMan on April 26, 2007, 02:00:32 pm
Quote from: "Tonteldoos"
(http://[URL=http://imageshack.us][img]http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9137/mabs9mrt07013nw0.jpg)[/URL]

Got this pic at mabalingwe for those that might recognise it[/img]


I been looking for an OR50 forever ....... might be a project in that bike there....
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: bobnob on April 26, 2007, 02:46:05 pm
Quote from: "Watty"
Quote from: "bobnob"

i loved the xl500 that was a great bike

you still see a bunch of xt's on the road but you dont see to many xl's these days


Agree.  Note the big 23" front wheel, no disc brakes, no mono-shock rear suspension, but best of all, check that big rear sproket!  Lots of low-end torque - just the thing for popping a quick wheelie :evil4:. The Honda XT and Yammie XT must surely be regarded as the first true "dual-sport" bikes?  There were more pure off-road jobs (XR's, TT's, etc) available, but these bikes very possibly the first true street-legal 'scrambles' that could go the distance?


my TT has the same size sprocket on the back

it has gut renching low down pull - but donkeys pass you on the left at top end  :D
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: wino on April 27, 2007, 06:38:26 pm
Quote from: "Oppad"

(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/4233/rd350fy5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


CLASSIC!! admin, make sure this pic is 'rolling' on the new forum platform :wink:
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on April 27, 2007, 07:22:34 pm
Sheet, must check my other drives, must have wiped the ultimate Yamaha DT 175. Will find it later.

DT 175 twin shock 1974 ish,

Mods,

Bigger reed valve, from an RD 350 so machined up an 8 or 10mm spacer, source, crown of a Cummins piston.  :oops:
"Larger Carb" skimmed 1.5mm ish out of the bore of the stocker.
Longer swing arm , stupid mod totaly wrong, read too much Cycle world desert racer write ups.
Ported to road / desrt race spec :shock:
Increased suspension travel, by reducing overlap, bad mod.
Removed oil pump for just pre mix.
Shimmed clutch.
Modified air box to higher inlet etc.

(All done as a "school kid 16 to 18 years old" no old man, worked in a cinema at night and bought second hand MX tyres, had no finger tips due to worked on building sites throwing bricks for beer and bike bits whilst doing "A" Levels" in Pure Maths, Applied Maths and Physics). 8)  8)  

Today, 100% convinced I could have been as quick on the stocker :D  :D

Got a couple of Silvers in Enduro,s though  :D  :D .


Welsh  8)  8)
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: KiLRoy on April 27, 2007, 09:34:17 pm
Maths, beers and  bikes - throw in some birds, drop the maths and one can live a decent life i suppose? :D

H
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on April 28, 2007, 06:29:46 am
Quote from: "KiLRoy"
Maths, beers and  bikes - throw in some birds, drop the maths and one can live a decent life i suppose? :D

H


Sheesh, those days da birds were there to, but definitely running a slow 3rd after Beer Bikes oh yes Rugby to.

Welsh  :D  :D
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: GIDEON on April 28, 2007, 08:33:01 am
My previous bike was a BMW650GS there are some awsome moments with her until 11/09/2002 she died and I stayed behind.
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/MonthlyPics/2001113057Medium.jpg)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/MonthlyPics/20011221111Medium.jpg)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/MonthlyPics/2002030811Medium.jpg)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/MonthlyPics/2002091102Medium.jpg)

Then I got my LEGEND
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: sidetrack on April 28, 2007, 12:56:16 pm
My first baaik, I was 2 or 3 ? It was a police special and made some serious hp  :D

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/mordies/firstbike.jpg)
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on April 28, 2007, 01:35:23 pm
Quote from: "GIDEON"
My previous bike was a BMW650GS there are some awsome moments with her until 11/09/2002 she died and I stayed behind.

(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/MonthlyPics/2002030811Medium.jpg)

Then I got my LEGEND


Is that at Country Trax?

Welsh  8)
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: GIDEON on April 28, 2007, 02:17:47 pm
8)
Yes Welsh
Jan du Toit said never in his life did he see a more gorgeous moment.
The bike later was renamed F650GSA - A added for Aqua  :D
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Stofstreep on April 30, 2007, 03:06:24 pm
Man !!
Wino's AR brought back memories :D
Also had an AR on the farm when we were young. Was later converted to a off-road version. Same size tire front as back. After having to remove the mudguard. :D

Man could that thing jump contours!!!

One day came jumping over a contour and landed "THUMP" in one big pool of mud.
Straggled for 2 hours to get the bike out.

Man it was lekker, abusing that bike :lol:  :lol:
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Kev on April 30, 2007, 04:08:36 pm
I had the Kawa AE... I loved that little bike!  :D
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: michnus on May 03, 2007, 09:45:08 pm
Kilroy, man I wish I had pics from the 80's. But your post sure brought memories.

Quote:
Boys, bikes, dreams and adventure

During my last year of school in 1986 we all had 50cc motorcycles. That was the time of the AR?s, MB?s, and RZ?s. Children from more affluent homes had MBX?s and Suzuki Gamma?s. We really enjoyed those bikes and rode like people possessed. I get goose bumps just thinking of the mad and often dangerous stunts we used to pull. Luckily we survived that crazy era and dare I say, maybe learned from it as well. Near the end of 1986 we decided that our hometown is getting to small for us ? we need to tour. We loaded up the 50?s and went on an (small scale) epic tour to Uilkraalsmond, a coastal holiday town on the south coast. We didn?t have a lot of money so we stayed near caravan parks in the bush. Funny how small things like accommodation didn?t seem to bother kids with big touring plans! Luckily petrol cost less than 70c a liter at the time. The whole tour lasted about five days and I don?t think we even covered more than 500 kilometers. I can still recall riding up a not too steep pass with my fully laden ?Bobcat? in first gear and giving way to a passing truck! Those were the carefree days of dreams and adventure ?


These were my first 50's, a RG50 and Suzuki TS50

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b349/michnus/bikes/61.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b349/michnus/bikes/b6d3b658.jpg)
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Adventurer on May 06, 2007, 10:48:07 pm
My first scoot was a Kreidler 50cc, very fugly, but man that 50 could run....
I'll try find some pics to scan.And yes, it was ORANGE!  :D  :D
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on May 07, 2007, 07:52:53 am
Quote from: "Welsh"
Sheet, must check my other drives, must have wiped the ultimate Yamaha DT 175. Will find it later.

DT 175 twin shock 1974 ish,

Mods,

Bigger reed valve, from an RD 350 so machined up an 8 or 10mm spacer, source, crown of a Cummins piston.  :oops:
"Larger Carb" skimmed 1.5mm ish out of the bore of the stocker.
Longer swing arm , stupid mod totaly wrong, read too much Cycle world desert racer write ups.
Ported to road / desrt race spec :shock:
Increased suspension travel, by reducing overlap, bad mod.
Removed oil pump for just pre mix.
Shimmed clutch.
Modified air box to higher inlet etc.

(All done as a "school kid 16 to 18 years old" no old man, worked in a cinema at night and bought second hand MX tyres, had no finger tips due to worked on building sites throwing bricks for beer and bike bits whilst doing "A" Levels" in Pure Maths, Applied Maths and Physics). 8)  8)  

Today, 100% convinced I could have been as quick on the stocker :D  :D

Got a couple of Silvers in Enduro,s though  :D  :D .


Welsh  8)  8)


Ah, found da pics again! Sorry about the quality.

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/MotorBike2.jpg)

Welsh  :D  :D  :D
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Stofstreep on May 07, 2007, 12:16:24 pm
Another bike my dad had on the farm was one like this TC 125 Prospector.

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/1815/1975tc125mbluerside640by9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Only in Yellow

8 Gears, yes 8. 4 Hi range and 4 low range.
Was a very nice bike for the farm. :D  :D

It's amazing at how heavy that bike was, or as I remember it to be (was in st 5 then).  Now when I read the specs, saw that it was only 93kg :shock:
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Clockwork Orange on May 07, 2007, 12:30:56 pm
I had one of these
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6918/pict03421pq3.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict03421pq3.jpg)

Italjet 50 but in red (faster as we know)

And then 1 of these
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6039/cbh20ca0984orcasgbu8ncalz5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Honda XR 75

Then CR80

Then ...
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1410/48785048ee3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Suzuki RV90....lotsa fun for a lightie also had a DT 50 at the same time. After that it was all MX bikes various 125's and 250's all 2T until I got the Katoom :D
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Trailrider on May 07, 2007, 12:43:34 pm
My first bike was a Honda XL185. My dad bought it 2nd hand for the farm. After I fell that Kapoet I (or the farm) got a Yamaha IT175.

Then in Std 8 I got my first new bike - A Yamaha RZ50R

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o55/Trailrider_album/RZ2.jpg)

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o55/Trailrider_album/RZ1.jpg)

It was the only road bike I have ever owned, but man it was a fun bike! And a babe magnet...  :D I use to think I was Wayne Rainy on that thing. Check out the Wildcat exhaust  :D

PS. How do I get the quality of the photo's better? I've scanned at a higher res and in BMP, but photobucket resaves to JPG and then it looks like this?

PSS. OK. The pics are fine even in photobucket. When it shows up here its buggered. Admin?
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Tonteldoos on May 08, 2007, 05:16:49 pm
Quote from: "Stofstreep"
Another bike my dad had on the farm was one like this TC 125 Prospector.

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/1815/1975tc125mbluerside640by9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Only in Yellow

8 Gears, yes 8. 4 Hi range and 4 low range.
Was a very nice bike for the farm. :D  :D

It's amazing at how heavy that bike was, or as I remember it to be (was in st 5 then).  Now when I read the specs, saw that it was only 93kg :shock:


I wondered the other day if someone remembered them, Would love to lay my hands on one!!  :idea: (project bike..
That low range were awesome
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Stofstreep on May 08, 2007, 05:44:04 pm
I was thinking the same thing when I did the research for a pic, Tontel*.

Would be a lovely project bike. :)




Edit: Just remembered, that thing had a mean compression kickback.
not lekker when you can barley hold it upright and kick it with "kaalvoete"
Must have lost m^2 of skin off my ancle(Sp?) joint. :shock:
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: buzzlightyear on May 08, 2007, 06:59:25 pm
Quote from: "GIDEON"
My previous bike was a BMW650GS there are some awsome moments with her until 11/09/2002 she died and I stayed behind.
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/MonthlyPics/2001113057Medium.jpg)


Is dit olie of water onder die GS, Gideon?
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on May 09, 2007, 08:03:58 pm
Quote from: "Tonteldoos"
Quote from: "Stofstreep"
Another bike my dad had on the farm was one like this TC 125 Prospector.

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/1815/1975tc125mbluerside640by9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Only in Yellow

8 Gears, yes 8. 4 Hi range and 4 low range.
Was a very nice bike for the farm. :D  :D

It's amazing at how heavy that bike was, or as I remember it to be (was in st 5 then).  Now when I read the specs, saw that it was only 93kg :shock:


I wondered the other day if someone remembered them, Would love to lay my hands on one!!  :idea: (project bike..
That low range were awesome


We (friends) had a Suzi TS 85? it was small but disc valve a real wheelie king.

Welsh  :D  :D  :D
Title: Golden oldies
Post by: Red Adventure on May 18, 2007, 08:35:46 am
My first DS bike.
I was 13 at the time and it was a powerful bike too me back then.

(ok so this pic comes from Bike Pic)

(http://[img]http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n232/redadventure/MT-5.jpg)[/img]
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Leo on June 28, 2007, 07:56:06 pm
My first bike - Honda XL185S, cira 1980
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on June 28, 2007, 08:08:12 pm
My first bike - Honda XL185S, cira 1980

Here we go again, 1980 graduated, playing rugby in Wales, oh yeah my first daughter was on the way  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: buzzlightyear on June 29, 2007, 05:12:59 pm
My first bike - Honda XL185S, cira 1980

Those were lekker bikes. Had some timing chain issue/problem? Our neighbour's son had a blue one, I was pillion often, with my brother on my dads TF125.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Steady on July 27, 2007, 09:46:35 am
This are I, 1974. Being an arse.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/war63423/scan0024.jpg)

Nothings changed in 33 years, did that yesterday evening in the garden on the xchallenge, grass did not like the knobblies. >:D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Steady on July 27, 2007, 08:44:35 pm

(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/4233/rd350fy5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

That must have been a KTM disguised as a yammie, how's that grin.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Ama ride ride on August 20, 2007, 08:31:32 am
Circa 1975, about 7years old,  Honda 80. Awesome little bike. No clutch. had my dad's whole farm to play on. Memories. ;)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/cvdm.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Leo on August 23, 2007, 08:08:42 pm
Hey Ama that does bring back memories.  8) 8)

Hell that's the bike I learnt to ride on  ;)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Doggone on August 24, 2007, 06:58:50 am
I learnt to ride on a Yamaha Chappy which looked very similar. Wish I had soem photos......but this does bring back memories!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: logie on September 04, 2007, 02:12:03 pm
Do scooters count? 1983 Vespa PX 200E. I've wheelied her more often than my KLR!  ;D

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7435/vespazh2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I've added a few more bling bits and pieces recently: a super chrome front rack for my planned trip down the coast :D Any fellow Mods interested in joining me?!

Ain't she a beaut?
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: bmad on September 04, 2007, 02:15:16 pm

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7435/vespazh2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Ain't she a beaut?

She is indeed a beaut  :love7:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: topbox on September 04, 2007, 02:27:33 pm
Do scooters count? 1983 Vespa PX 200E. I've wheelied her more often than my KLR!  ;D

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7435/vespazh2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I've added a few more bling bits and pieces recently: a super chrome front rack for my planned trip down the coast :D Any fellow Mods interested in joining me?!

Ain't she a beaut?
another set of mirrors maybe ?     ;D ;D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: buzzlightyear on September 04, 2007, 02:28:58 pm
Learned to ride on a bike like this one (in much better condition though). Suzuki TF125, a *real* plaasbike.

(http://w1.bikepics.com/pics/2004%5C11%5C14%5Cbikepics-243185-full.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: topbox on September 04, 2007, 02:31:49 pm
My first bike was a Honda XL185. My dad bought it 2nd hand for the farm. After I fell that Kapoet I (or the farm) got a Yamaha IT175.

Then in Std 8 I got my first new bike - A Yamaha RZ50R

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o55/Trailrider_album/RZ2.jpg)


i learnt to ride on a 100cc road bike but RZ was the first bike i owned. King of 50's
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: logie on September 04, 2007, 04:23:40 pm
Do scooters count? 1983 Vespa PX 200E. I've wheelied her more often than my KLR!  ;D

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7435/vespazh2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I've added a few more bling bits and pieces recently: a super chrome front rack for my planned trip down the coast :D Any fellow Mods interested in joining me?!

Ain't she a beaut?
another set of mirrors maybe ?     ;D ;D

One of the advantages of a front rack: endless mirror mounting points!  ;D I think I'll stop at around 10...... pairs!! ;D

ps. if you want to see kewl scooters, check out a movie called Quadrophenia (Sting (or ACE), in his younger days, rides an incredible scooter!), an awesome movie about Mods (scooter riders) and their endless battle against Rockers (bike riders). Hmmm... not too sure which I am at the moment...
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Goose on September 04, 2007, 04:33:49 pm
Ok boys and girls - post some pics of your yesteryear bikes - especially the 50cc's - extra points if you are in the pic dressed in your 70s/80s attire :D  :D  :D

This will become interesting :twisted:

H

Liewe hemel Kilroy - some okes weren't even born in the 70's & 80's  ;D (erm yep - I was..)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Colyn on September 05, 2007, 04:52:51 pm
A friend of mine had a Kawa Z750 like in that shot and his number was very close to that old TP number. Wonder what happened to him. I bought a Z650 at that time.

Thanks for the memories.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Patman on September 05, 2007, 06:56:27 pm
Here's the pictures of the bike Bikermice and I used ride when we where much younger. We used to steal the bike when his dad was away on business.

Now more than 30 years later Bikermices' dad has sold the bike to me.

The bike is fitted with a Honda 175 cc motor and an Italian Fantic frame dating back to the late sixties.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Patman on September 05, 2007, 06:58:25 pm
...........and more of thi sbeast - complete with 16 inch front wheel and 150" rear wheel!  ;D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Patman on September 05, 2007, 07:03:57 pm
Me and Leo admiring the new (old) toy  ;)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: growweblaar on September 05, 2007, 07:10:54 pm
Ama, that Honda 80 was the 1st bike I ever rode (on my uncle's farm)! Also the 1st bike that I had a major gatsien on - still have the big scar on my leg to prove it  :o.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/cvdm.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on September 05, 2007, 07:26:19 pm
Here's the pictures of the bike Bikermice and I used ride when we where much younger. We used to steal the bike when his dad was away on business.

Now more than 30 years later Bikermices' dad has sold the bike to me.

The bike is fitted with a Honda 175 cc motor and an Italian Fantic frame dating back to the late sixties.

I remember the Fantic's well, that would be early 70,s but Fantic used to produce serious Enduro Bikes in the 50 to 125cc range, Yes even the ISDT used to have 50cc classes!!!!

Welsh 8) 8) 

Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Patman on September 05, 2007, 07:52:56 pm
I remember the Fantic's well, that would be early 70,s

Thanks Welsh

You're like a walking dictionary  ;)

Any idea what the original motor was on these bikes (choppers)?
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on September 05, 2007, 08:14:58 pm
I remember the Fantic's well, that would be early 70,s

Thanks Welsh

You're like a walking dictionary  ;)

Any idea what the original motor was on these bikes (choppers)?

Two sizes, a 125cc and the original 50cc!!!!!!

A buddy of mine had money, he raced the 125cc Fantic in the bottom pic, state of the art then, I had a heavily modified DT175 in those days racing Enduro,s ride there on 2nd hand Knobbies race and ride home again. Did not get the best "A" levels (Only Pure Maths, Applied Math,s and Physics) as I worked a couple of days a week on building sites to pay for the bike bits and beer when I was supposed to be in school.  ::) ::)

Welsh  8) 8)

The menace is loose again running loud and fast on the early morning freeway, low in the saddle, nobody smiles, jamming crazy through the traffic and ninety miles an hour down the centre stripe, missing by inches ... like Ghengis Khan on an iron horse, a monster steed with a fiery anus, flat out through the eye of a beer can and up your daughter's leg ..."
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on September 05, 2007, 08:18:31 pm
Hi congrats Pat ;D ;D ;D POP a wheelie vir ons man >:D >:D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Patman on September 05, 2007, 08:24:37 pm
Txs Welsh.

I want to restore it to it's former splendour.  8)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on September 05, 2007, 08:31:50 pm
Txs Welsh.

I want to restore it to it's former splendour.  8)

 :drunken_smilie: :help: :hippy2: :laughing4: :laughing6: :whip2:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Patman on September 05, 2007, 08:45:54 pm
Now what's all this funny pics your sending me?
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on September 05, 2007, 08:52:26 pm
Now what's all this funny pics your sending me?

Just checked, a high % of the parts look original, including the lights seat whels tank etc.

Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on September 05, 2007, 08:58:50 pm
Here we go a 50cc

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/fantic20chopper201-1.jpg)

and a 125cc

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/BIKE_LSIDE.jpg)

I reckon looking at the lights yours was a 50? Got a frame number?

Welsh  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Patman on September 05, 2007, 09:04:25 pm
The 1 front light, rear light bracket,frame,wheels,seat(whithout steel inlay),i think is still orig.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Patman on September 05, 2007, 09:11:31 pm


I reckon looking at the seat yours was a 125.

Welsh  8) 8) 8)
[/quote]Thanks for the pics,it must be a 125cc, do you know the make of the motor? The red frame also look interesting, fit the bike and the whole 60's 70's idea. The tank i think is also orig. it wont take a lot of fuel,won't go to far.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on September 05, 2007, 09:16:43 pm
The 1 front light, rear light bracket,frame,wheels,seat(whithout steel inlay),i think is still orig.

Front light like this (50cc)?
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/Tx134a.jpg)


Seat like this (125cc)?
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/FanticC.jpg)

Motors were Minarelli I think

Welsh  ;D

Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Patman on September 05, 2007, 09:25:45 pm



cC.jpg[/img]Motors were Minarelli I think  Great info, thanks, even the mudguards and the steel inlay saddle,(pattern) is the same.  8)




Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Leo on September 05, 2007, 09:50:17 pm
Patman - these pics is of your bikes twin brother.

Many simalarities  ;)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: JourneyMan on March 30, 2008, 09:34:41 am
My parents swear it's me.  :eek: :mrgreen:

On a brand spanking new Suzuki TS50. Delivered newspapers for three years to buy the bike.

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj22/GHJMan/TS50.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: michnus on March 30, 2008, 10:09:26 am
Blerrie grand bike JM, i had the same one, also yellow, I just loved that bike. 8)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Kielie on April 16, 2008, 06:10:02 pm
My first KTM - was about 1986.
Monster power with almost no brakes.
Kickstarter on the left.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Kielie on April 16, 2008, 06:13:00 pm
IT 465 - around 1987.
Also taken in the empty Beaufort West dam.
That dam broke a lot of bones in the 80's.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Pistonpete on April 16, 2008, 06:18:59 pm
Wow...bought me one of those in 82'. It was a beast & could wheelie long. Schweet ride
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Kielie on April 16, 2008, 06:21:14 pm
My MT5 - 1981
It's is still in everyday on our farm. not much left of the plastics.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Kielie on April 16, 2008, 06:26:06 pm
DT 175 - 1980
Bought at Woodstock dealer for around R 1100-00.Think it was Hausberger Yamaha.
My father nearly got a heartattack when he saw how his son "treated" the bike.

Ja, thats me on the AJS, ek het skoeters stukkend gesmaak van kleins af.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: jangys on April 23, 2008, 04:49:07 pm
Yip, there she is...still riding today.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: jangys on April 23, 2008, 04:50:58 pm
After complete rebuild..
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Colyn on April 23, 2008, 04:55:03 pm
Jasaam ek onthou die XT goed ... damn ding het heluit geraas as jy sy pyp skoongemaak het :)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: jangys on April 23, 2008, 05:31:58 pm
Ry so nou en dan bietjie met hom...hier is nog een voor die "rebuild"



boet, watch the picture size there
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Stev0 on April 23, 2008, 10:01:29 pm
sien ek nou eers die thread..

ek leer ry toe op n kx65 - erens op n plaas n beaufort wes. ek was gese ek mag nie gears change nie , omdat die ding te vinnig is. lank rond geploeter toe ondek ek 2de en 3de rat.

TOE BLIKSEM EK NEER.

anyways toe kry ek n Honda C90 3speed automatic.. i loved the bike till the petrol tube corroded and the bike never started again.

(http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pattle/nacc/gallery/ph012016.jpg)

Toe kry ek n MBX50 - ek was 13. Bosson exhuast .... ek was die miskiet op Riebeek wes.

Many times i was pulled off for riding without that thing they called a license and i was always instructed..

stoot hom huistoe ... LOL ya right!

(http://donguri773.fc2web.com/baik/01_top/5005rekidai/2004-01-18_21-55-38_0.jpg)

then it seized .. and i sold it.

got a Suzuki GT200 2 smoke... Rode it like i stole it... 1st bike i had that did 160kph - That things Rpm's ran at through the red @ 3 o clock and ended up at 7 most the time .

(http://w2.bikepics.com/pics/2006%5C10%5C17%5Cbikepics-703978-320.jpg)

then my 1st dirtbike..

YAMAHA DT/AG175.  bought it for 3000 and the very same day the chain snapped and bent the clutch pin.

sorted that out and got a flat tire.  then the clutch cable snapped.

ai it was a bad luck bike.

(http://www.bikez.com/pictures/yamaha/1980/17341_0_1_2_dt%20175%20mx_Image%20credits%20-%20JASON.jpg)


then after that i got to the superbike market ... and splashed alot of money on crotch rockets.

untill i found dirt a couple of years ago..



Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: MellowJo on May 19, 2008, 08:19:18 pm
Me on my Yammie 600 TT and my son on his Yammie 50. Check the similar colour schemes. My son rode this bike a while, but decided that he like surfing more.
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn288/johank_01/Meandson.jpg)
btw, I sold the TT for R6k and threw the 50 into the deal in '92
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Highlander on May 20, 2008, 08:22:45 am
jis johan, dis 'n funny/cool prentjie
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: MellowJo on May 21, 2008, 09:51:09 pm
jis johan, dis 'n funny/cool prentjie
Yup, it was fun to do the bike thing together. When my son took to surfing we did that together and had lots of fun. Since he left home, I now reverted back to my first love, bikes !!

The TT was probably the best offroad bike I ever had, but I never tried it on longer runs (than 100-200kms). I think on longer rides the 'geel kameel' is king ......
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: LRFan on October 01, 2008, 04:00:02 pm
Here are some of my XT 500 & XR 500 pick's.
(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/XT 500.1.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=XT 500.1.jpg)
Here it is after installing the enjin.
(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/XT 500.2.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=XT 500.2.jpg)
Here are a few of the XR 500 the before and after.
(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/XR 500.1.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=XR 500.1.jpg)

(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/XR 500.3.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=XR 500.3.jpg)
(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/XR 500.5.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=XR 500.5.jpg)
(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/XR 500.4.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=XR 500.4.jpg)
(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/XR 500.6.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=XR 500.6.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Big E on October 01, 2008, 04:24:09 pm
 :ricky:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Jerrycan on November 01, 2008, 01:37:23 am
1984, my first Beemer, R65LS boxer twin with Bing carbs, bought it for R4500 with 8000kms on the clock!  Ended up putting knobblies on it and cruising gravel.  Next Beemer was the R80GS, was more suited for the gravel worx.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: tankgirl on November 01, 2008, 03:54:09 pm
early 80's: "hop on oompie, let's hit the road!"
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/th_80s.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/80s.jpg)

mid 90's: the tw200 i sort of learned to ride on
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/th_90s.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/90s.jpg)

the first bike i ever owned is the one i ride now...
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Jerrycan on November 03, 2008, 10:59:49 pm
mid 90's: the tw200 i sort of learned to ride on
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/th_90s.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/90s.jpg)
Don't you just miss that TW?  :)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: tankgirl on November 04, 2008, 09:21:14 pm
hell yeah! :-\ it actually belonged to my uncle up on the farm - i always wanted to buy it off him but it just didn't work out that way :'(
when i seriously started shopping my heart was set on getting one but i found the nxr for a decent price and the timing was just right.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: PeterO on November 04, 2008, 09:48:19 pm
Some of my toys in chronological order excluding a Suzi 50 and a Yammy 360 trail amongst others.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Jerrycan on November 04, 2008, 09:53:29 pm
What on earth is that first one? Love the classic styling and chrome look!
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: PeterO on November 04, 2008, 10:00:30 pm
What on earth is that first one? Love the classic styling and chrome look!

An old Warrant Officer in the Navy gave it to me all in parts in a box.  That's not actually the pic of my bike but it was exactly the same.  It was a Zundapp that you had to pedal to get it going  :D  Pedal = first gear.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Jerrycan on November 04, 2008, 10:30:16 pm
Kay, that's what they called a help-my-trap !
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: RobC on November 04, 2008, 10:56:32 pm
My first baaik, I was 2 or 3 ? It was a police special and made some serious hp  :D

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/mordies/firstbike.jpg)
That is a clone of my Z750 twin in the background... that twin had oodles of torque.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: growweblaar on November 05, 2008, 10:11:58 am
Peter, that Zundapp is one classic-looking bike :thumleft:

The twin shocks at the back don't look like they actually do anything, though... :patch:

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6769.0;attach=32927;image)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Plore on December 15, 2008, 07:50:37 am
1978 Just after i got my big bike licence.
It`s a 1976 Honda 750 F1 Supersport
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Frannarossi on February 24, 2009, 01:37:39 pm
Nice man,dit bring soveel goeie herhinneringe terug!Ekt self 'n hele paar bikes in my lewe gehad met geen foto's om dit te wys nie  :crybaby2:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: B M Youyou on March 05, 2009, 10:58:16 pm
1955 - Velocette 500cc - My Pops.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Paulsky on March 05, 2009, 11:20:12 pm
my Grandfather at the PE 200, 1953, came second on a 125 James
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Eventually on March 12, 2009, 07:46:25 pm
My 1983 CBX 550. Photo taken in about 1992 with about 120 000k's on the clock and still going strong.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: GSASTERIX (RIP) on March 15, 2009, 09:43:30 am
mb 50
xt 200
xt500  all was great fun
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Big E on March 17, 2009, 08:31:36 am
Its sad to think that our beutifull scoots will also feature in this thread a couple of years from now
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Malibu on March 23, 2009, 10:26:30 am
Trying to remember when this pic was taken... must have been 1979/1980...
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: XRV-Boy on March 23, 2009, 12:19:55 pm
nice pic, what does your top say? :pot:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Malibu on March 23, 2009, 12:24:31 pm
Sisters...

If I remember right...
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: XRV-Boy on March 23, 2009, 02:34:51 pm
cool will try find a pic of back in the day to post my old man says he has a few beuts somewhere
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: chalsam on March 23, 2009, 02:48:22 pm
You look much older than 12 or 13 in the pic  :)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Malibu on March 23, 2009, 02:52:34 pm
Sounds about right.... must have been about that age... I got into sailing at 14...


 :imaposer:

Check those chubby cheeks! 
Title: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: Bus on May 13, 2009, 10:46:07 am
Pics from back-in-the-day... Where it all started...

This was my first time on a bike. I was 4 yrs old, 1982, Nylstroom. I think it was a Honda 110cc something. The man with the snor is my Dad, RIP...  :)

Since that day I have been hooked...  :ricky:
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: express on May 13, 2009, 11:01:42 am
Op ouderdom van 4 het jy nog nie jou hol gewys nie
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: Bus on May 13, 2009, 11:15:14 am
Op ouderdom van 4 het jy nog nie jou hol gewys nie

En ek het toe nog 'n trainer bra op my kop gedra...  :biggrin:

Anyways, people, go dig out those old polaroids and get scanning...
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: XRV-Boy on May 13, 2009, 11:17:09 am
Nice one Bus :thumleft:
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: bmad on May 13, 2009, 11:21:55 am
Cool Pic,  :thumleft:

Will have to go have a look at the family album, i recall a pic on a monkey bike adventuring around the swimming pool!
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: Boerie on May 13, 2009, 11:47:12 am
did you guys stay in Nylstroom?

I also grew up in that area (Potgietersrus)
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: tankgirl on May 13, 2009, 11:52:59 am
i have no idea what bike this was... it didn't matter to me anyway :D
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/80s.jpg)
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: LRFan on May 13, 2009, 01:23:49 pm
Hier is my 1st XT500 wat ek in 1986 gekoop het.
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k288/jbStrydom/XT5002.jpg)
Hier is my 2de fiets gewees 'n 82 XR500r
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k288/jbStrydom/XR5005.jpg)
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: Kaboef on May 13, 2009, 02:08:39 pm
i have no idea what bike this was... it didn't matter to me anyway :D


Honda CB200?
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: JourneyMan on May 13, 2009, 02:11:23 pm
There you go.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=6769.0

I'll try the merge thing.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: Watty on May 13, 2009, 02:19:14 pm
Ekke in 1981 met my klein sus  Honda XL250S
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: chicco on May 13, 2009, 02:23:23 pm
1958 bikini. Ja dit is my ma.
Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: Bus on May 13, 2009, 02:47:00 pm
Dit hoort in die "Jou Ma" board... :oscar:

Title: Re: YOUR old biking pics
Post by: chicco on May 13, 2009, 03:04:59 pm
Oops..I read Bikini.....ok here's a old pic of my mom and dad, I remember this day, went to the drive in with my dad and came home with my mom.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Poffmuis on June 08, 2009, 10:01:28 am
here is where it pretty much started for me.
1 Me and my pops,
2 Me and my brotha
3 my first time offroad in Namibia

this is between 1984 and 1986
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Bus on June 08, 2009, 10:07:34 am
Superb!!!
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: EtienneXplore on June 21, 2009, 03:21:20 pm
This is me at about 10 or 11 years old, in Harrismith next to the Wilge river, giving it gas through a mud puddle. My little brother on the back.

Good times !!!

Not sure what bike it was...............
 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: EtienneXplore on June 21, 2009, 09:36:38 pm
I did some checking and the bike was a 1979 Honda XL185. That is the first bike I rode.

 :biggrin: :biggrin:



Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Trailrider on June 21, 2009, 09:42:49 pm

That is the first bike I rode.


Same here ;D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Geoff on June 21, 2009, 09:53:41 pm
My XL in 1985 when a bus clipped me ,spat me out .I was never to see that bike again shortly after this photo was taken .

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/9131/imghr7.jpg) (http://img265.imageshack.us/i/imghr7.jpg/)

Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: 63magic on June 23, 2009, 07:13:09 pm
now this brings back memories!!!! I had a red one back in 1981/2..
 >:D
if i could lay my hands on one now.. anybody have one laying around somewhere? Would love it as a project bike, just for playing around on..

awww.. the good old times.

thanks for sharing!
M
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: WabbitKiLR on June 27, 2009, 11:24:43 am
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs015.snc1/4212_1153804679854_1069798301_453826_7079527_n.jpg)

About the purdiest, cleanest and most complete pic of the XT I have :)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: chalsam on June 27, 2009, 07:40:58 pm
Speedway days 500cc Jawa - Rainbow Oval - 1977
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: TVB on June 28, 2009, 12:42:43 pm
First bike I owned was a 78 Honda 400 Super Sport (4 cylinders 400cc). The bike was already more than 10 years in use with high mileage. No original pictures though. Nice looking headers, and very reliable. Lacked in power (Nm) didn’t like wind and mountain roads and therefore had to be revved hard! However, done a lot of touring and commuting and it was just happy cruising @ 110 – 120km/h all day. Learned on a Yamaha 400 Enduro during the early 80's, quite a painful experience!  ;D
I enjoy this thread!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Langeben on July 04, 2009, 06:40:37 pm
This one photo (bad ol days) is so weird, was taken in about 1980, and it certainly tells a story, surf, sail, dive, bike, guitar and OB;s....No one can say we didn't live life to the full!!!!
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Hondsiff Honda on July 15, 2009, 11:13:52 am


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_s77XPQZjRl0/Sg9hH6qNPLI/AAAAAAAAAUg/WvLwFmczY2k/s400/barred6.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_s77XPQZjRl0/Sg9g2yW3eqI/AAAAAAAAAT4/NR6Nz_bBQGE/s400/barred11.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_s77XPQZjRl0/Sg9YQ81PJdI/AAAAAAAAASg/l1QbsQ92vE8/s400/outlaw2.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_s77XPQZjRl0/Sg9K0jJ-NGI/AAAAAAAAAOI/6zW1ZDhDULw/s400/blackiebernal8.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_s77XPQZjRl0/Sg9UAI0jeGI/AAAAAAAAAQo/ED68XNHkB8U/s400/box4.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_s77XPQZjRl0/Sg9Xt0UOU2I/AAAAAAAAASQ/QLnJhm9V8Pc/s400/harleygal.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_s77XPQZjRl0/Sg9UsdIdrVI/AAAAAAAAARI/Pz_xVgdZrDc/s400/drews1.jpg)

























(http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk451/ayami1974/halloween_ninja.jpg)

Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: 63magic on July 15, 2009, 07:16:42 pm
LOL pistonslap...

those were the days....
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: N[]vA on July 20, 2009, 10:50:21 am
Found a pic over the weekend of the first ever bike I got onto, my uncle riding it  :ricky:

Apparently I used to be befok for the thing, any one know what it is?
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Bus on July 20, 2009, 10:53:22 am
That's a "Help-my-trap"!!!

Nice!!!!
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: N[]vA on July 20, 2009, 03:41:56 pm
That's a "Help-my-trap"!!!

Nice!!!!

lol kewl :D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: martinetsebeth on August 04, 2009, 03:05:23 pm
(http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy174/martinetsebeth/IT200.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: the_BOBNOB on August 04, 2009, 03:14:38 pm
Quote
(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6769.0;attach=52101;image)

newguy is jou broer johan stemmet ???

 >:D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: DirtRebell on August 04, 2009, 03:24:10 pm
Quote
(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6769.0;attach=52101;image)

newguy is jou broer johan stemmet ???

 >:D

Bobnob daai ou het dan dieselle brille as jy. Was dit nie dalk jy rerig jy nie?
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: the_BOBNOB on August 04, 2009, 09:58:01 pm
nee jong newguy is oud genoeg om my pa te wees - so dis beslis nie ek nie  :P
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Cane Rat on August 05, 2009, 07:58:20 pm
Dug this one of my Dad and his bike outof the archives. Me thinks it's a Velocette. Not sure what year.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Billbob on April 11, 2011, 01:13:27 pm
Brother on a Yami 1100 midnight special and self on a Suz 750GT. Early 80's I think.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Welsh on April 11, 2011, 08:04:55 pm
Found a pic over the weekend of the first ever bike I got onto, my uncle riding it  :ricky:

Apparently I used to be befok for the thing, any one know what it is?


A Puch I would say 8)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Mother on April 12, 2011, 06:49:22 pm
f@#k me ..........  :laughing4:    just saw this thread now...and found one when i had hair in std 8......smoking.....my ride was a TS Suzuki
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Flatout on April 16, 2011, 10:35:49 pm
My breakaway from the 50cc era, my first " big bike" a 125 Honda. It was 1974  when I was in matric.
The thing wasn't much faster than a bicycle but had 2 cylinders, 2 exhaust pipes and produced a 750 noise.
Didn't last long though. Can still remember how that crimplene bell bottom pants melted on the engine
after lifting  a girl home late one night. Only discovered it when I stopped at home and almost fell over because
of my leg that was stuck to the engine.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Harry the Buffalo on April 16, 2011, 11:08:26 pm
Well I did not start with a 50....................My dad refused to buy me n "doodskis op wiele"  so I waited till I was in the army and then I bought myself a Honda 550 Super Sport....................unfortunately rode up the backside of a Golf before my 2 years were up :'( Good news is I scored a extended pass to heal :thumleft: :ricky:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Diesel & Dust on April 20, 2011, 08:38:04 am
Honda 500 XLR & KDX 175 & KDX 175 street legal (used at varsity)

First bike Yamaha 50 DT (the green one), no pictures unfortunately
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: A2J on April 21, 2011, 06:54:34 pm
looks lekker
nice the cortina @ the back 2  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Beserker on April 26, 2011, 12:43:22 am
Honda 500 XLR & KDX 175 & KDX 175 street legal (used at varsity)

XL500...and plakkies, who says they are hard to start.

The KDX, was in std 6/7 (1980) when they came out.

The first one to hit our dorpie (turned the owner into a MX god know it all  ;D), and I can still remember walking down the main street Saturday morning when it came past on it's maiden voyage, on the back wheel.... :love4:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Beserker on April 27, 2011, 07:57:39 pm
I had a Benelli, but those Italjets..."smaaked them stukkend" at the time.

Benelli like this:

(http://www.mybenellis.com/0e72da20.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: TREVALLY on May 03, 2011, 06:34:58 pm
Mother looks about 23 in standard 8 !! :laughing4:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Jakkals on May 04, 2011, 02:22:50 pm
looks lekker
nice the cortina @ the back 2  :thumleft:
Ha ha, snaaks ek het ook die Cortina raak gesien en terug gedink aan die lekker tye , my pa het ook een gehad 'n matalic blou 30 s. 
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Diesel & Dust on May 04, 2011, 02:41:18 pm
looks lekker
nice the cortina @ the back 2  :thumleft:
Ha ha, snaaks ek het ook die Cortina raak gesien en terug gedink aan die lekker tye , my pa het ook een gehad 'n matalic blou 30 s. 

Ja, die ou vet ses, snaaks genoeg (en ek is onder korreksie) dink ek sy Kw op sy enjin was minder as 90kw gewees :mwink: , minder as sommige 1400 cc vandag
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Loopy on May 04, 2011, 03:26:31 pm
looks lekker
nice the cortina @ the back 2  :thumleft:
Ha ha, snaaks ek het ook die Cortina raak gesien en terug gedink aan die lekker tye , my pa het ook een gehad 'n matalic blou 30 s. 

Ja, die ou vet ses, snaaks genoeg (en ek is onder korreksie) dink ek sy Kw op sy enjin was minder as 90kw gewees :mwink: , minder as sommige 1400 cc vandag

Ford 3L V6 Essex 103 kW to 110 kW for the standard 3.0 version, and 117 kW for the fuel injection version.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Diesel & Dust on May 04, 2011, 03:29:12 pm
Ja, die ou vet ses, snaaks genoeg (en ek is onder korreksie) dink ek sy Kw op sy enjin was minder as 90kw gewees :mwink: , minder as sommige 1400 cc vandag

Ford 3L V6 Essex 103 kW to 110 kW for the standard 3.0 version, and 117 kW for the fuel injection version.
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Not too shabby for the 80's  :thumleft: Thanks for the info  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Jakkals on May 06, 2011, 01:02:30 pm
looks lekker
nice the cortina @ the back 2  :thumleft:
Ha ha, snaaks ek het ook die Cortina raak gesien en terug gedink aan die lekker tye , my pa het ook een gehad 'n matalic blou 30 s. 

Ja, die ou vet ses, snaaks genoeg (en ek is onder korreksie) dink ek sy Kw op sy enjin was minder as 90kw gewees :mwink: , minder as sommige 1400 cc vandag

Ford 3L V6 Essex 103 kW to 110 kW for the standard 3.0 version, and 117 kW for the fuel injection version.
Ja en weet hoe lekker het daai 103 kw vir 'n skool laaitie gevoel, ek het altyd nadat ek die kar gewas het om die blok gery en as ek om die hoek en uit sig was het ek altyd die wa getrap, faark dit was lekker tot die dag wat my pa my gevang het.
Van toe af was dit net kar was maar geen alleen ry om die blok nie.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: MCB on May 08, 2011, 05:20:12 pm
I was given this scooter,which I nearly threw away.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: MCB on May 08, 2011, 05:24:00 pm
I then striiped it down and repainted it
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: MCB on May 08, 2011, 05:26:09 pm
Then turned it into a SHE
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Archangel on May 24, 2012, 02:10:55 pm
Time to revive this thread? I'm sure there might be one or two more additions that can be added since the previous last post...

 :happy1:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Gérrard on May 24, 2012, 02:32:09 pm
1976

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2351/0001f.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/0001f.png/)

Early 1981

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2383/0002a.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/0002a.png/)

Dec '81 and ready for our first trip a week after Lyn finished school  :ricky:

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1451/0003yo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/0003yo.jpg/)

Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: WP on May 24, 2012, 04:52:14 pm
1976

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2351/0001f.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/0001f.png/)

Early 1981

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2383/0002a.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/0002a.png/)

Dec '81 and ready for our first trip a week after Lyn finished school  :ricky:

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1451/0003yo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/0003yo.jpg/)



Lekker tankbag daardie...
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Crazy Biker Chick on May 24, 2012, 05:04:18 pm
My Honda
express omtrent 1981
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Gérrard on May 24, 2012, 05:05:22 pm
Vis sak  :biggrin: Dis hoe ons gerol het daai dae. Niks van die fancy duur goed wat ons deesdae vertel word en glo ons moet hę nie.  :eek7:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Crazy Biker Chick on May 24, 2012, 05:17:45 pm
Ek kan onthou ek het R5.00 sakgeld gekry per maand.  Ek het 50c se petrol ingegooi en het vir 2 weke lank elke dag skool toe en terug gery en in die middae netbal toe.  Dan praat ek nie van naweke se rondrits nie. 

Nou is 50 c se petrol nie eers 'n walm nie.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: AdrianL on May 25, 2012, 01:17:52 pm
My Honda
express omtrent 1981

Looks like your bike is still going strong after 30 years  ;D. This was seen recently at a filling station on the raod between Elliot and Graaf Reinet. Note the Adventure conversion with the spots !!
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Rooikat on July 08, 2012, 03:11:18 pm
My first bike, 1955 James Cadet, 150 cc, taken 1957, Wonderboom hill.. My worst bike, only one I didn't regret selling.
My first new bike, also my first Honda: 1960 Honda Benly, 125 cc. Taken on my grandfather's farm, Altyd Somer, near Cradock. Sorry, pic won't load. Have to troubleshoot first.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Noneking on July 09, 2012, 09:23:18 pm
Ek en DWERG op my eerste "bike" - Yamaha Chappie.

Hy staan nou in DWERG se garage.....
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Kerritz on July 09, 2012, 09:37:51 pm
ROTFLOL......hy lyk nie baie happy daar agter nie...."nee bliksem Ouboet......laat ek die deng ry".............

Geluk met jou nuwe baaik!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Noneking on July 09, 2012, 09:46:52 pm
ROTFLOL......hy lyk nie baie happy daar agter nie...."nee bliksem Ouboet......laat ek die deng ry".............

Geluk met jou nuwe baaik!!  :thumleft:

Dankie!!

Hier verduidelik hy hoe lank hy wil wees as hy eendag groot is.....shattered dreams
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Kerritz on July 09, 2012, 09:51:13 pm
 :spitcoffee: :laughing4: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Malibu on July 10, 2012, 07:49:05 am
1976
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2351/0001f.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/0001f.png/)

Flip, you were a bit of a dish!  ;D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Malibu on July 10, 2012, 07:49:52 am
ROTFLOL......hy lyk nie baie happy daar agter nie...."nee bliksem Ouboet......laat ek die deng ry".............

Geluk met jou nuwe baaik!!  :thumleft:

Dankie!!

Hier verduidelik hy hoe lank hy wil wees as hy eendag groot is.....shattered dreams

Dis nou erg 'cruel'!  

Dwerg, just tell 'em you are still growing up!  ;D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Dwerg on July 10, 2012, 07:52:42 am
ROTFLOL......hy lyk nie baie happy daar agter nie...."nee bliksem Ouboet......laat ek die deng ry".............

Geluk met jou nuwe baaik!!  :thumleft:

Dankie!!

Hier verduidelik hy hoe lank hy wil wees as hy eendag groot is.....shattered dreams

Dis nou erg 'cruel'! 

Dwarg, just tell 'em you are still growing up!  ;D

I am!! Pity it's all sideways growth  :imaposer:

Cool fotos boet  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: cocky on July 10, 2012, 12:36:48 pm
ROTFLOL......hy lyk nie baie happy daar agter nie...."nee bliksem Ouboet......laat ek die deng ry".............

Geluk met jou nuwe baaik!!  :thumleft:

Dankie!!

Hier verduidelik hy hoe lank hy wil wees as hy eendag groot is.....shattered dreams
Hy verduidelik nou nog,  veral as hy gewyn is! Ons kap hom nogsteeds n ignore, maar dan laat hy ons verstaan sy broer is moer groot en hy sal ons hard moer!
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Mother on July 10, 2012, 04:58:03 pm
Mother looks about 23 in standard 8 !! :laughing4:

yes a bit slow hence seeing this now

hahahahaha.........now im 50 and look 23......

was about 16 then me thinks....now i get why we could hit all the bars in those days with no ID....

my wife says i aged well.....good enuf for me...... :laughing4:     :biggrin:


Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Grolls on July 10, 2012, 05:19:54 pm
Anyone else own a Fantic Cabalero??  with Alan and his DT 125 & Hoodies TS 50 in the background  :imaposer:  +- 1975   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: woody1 on July 10, 2012, 05:57:02 pm
Golden MEMORIES..missing some of my bike pictures but found the following:
After weermag (2years) bought my Honda 550 K3 with my army bonus...cash en kontant.
Salesman said....Kobus bike is to small.. Ekk se NEE soek hom.
3 Months later Suzuki GS1000E... was blue, but later changed to Black with a chrome chain...as I was a clean fighter . >:D
Same Gs1000E in the 1981 ...I think.. Johannesburg snow.
Next one was the GS 1000 G shaftie..
Later added a Yoshimura kit.
Doing doghnuts and racing on Kyalami....when it was still the old track.
Some day in Clubhouse nr 3 cylinder decided to go for fresh air.
I could NEVER break that shaft or the rest of the motor...only Mr Yoshi's piston.
Then one of the first 1100 Katana's in SA had to bear my abuse.
Last picture when my friends 495 two stroke BIT me.......from then on I was afraid of offroad.  Only at 54 I am slowly getting back on the dirt.. :biggrin:

Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Dorsland on July 10, 2012, 06:47:50 pm
Dis nou lekker herinneringe.  Hier is 'n paar van myne van die laat '70s en die '80s

1.  Honda 250 Elsinore.  Lekker ronddonner fiets maar hantering was vrot.  My lekker moertoe op hom geval.

2. TT500 naby Lusikisiki en amper op die strand by Port St Johns.  Na ek uit die weermag uitgeklaar het, vat ek my pay en koop vir my 'n Yamaha TT500, laai my army slaapsak voorop en 'n rugsak agterop en ry al die pad kuslangs af tot by Jefferies Baai.  Bietjie gaan kop skoonmaak.  Julle wil weet van "travelling light" of van adventure travel? Daar's hy.  Daai fiets het geen ligte gehad, geen speedo, geen niks, was pure offroad gewees.  Die ander foto is by Port St Johns, sommer daar op die strand (amper) gekamp, net so.  Kom nou net van die grens af en is bang vir niks en niemand nie.
  
3.  Kawasaki Z1R op Long Tom Pass.  Toe juk my gat vir spoed en ek koop die Z1R.  Klein brandstof tenk, lekker tenkslap as jy te vinnig deur 'n draai gaan maar kon lekker cruise oppie oop pad.

4. Eddie Lawson Replica.  Windgat fiets, baie gemaklike seat gehad, lekker gery.  Maar daar het ek finaal vir Kawasaki se slegte hantering gegroet.

5.  Yamaha FZR750.  Die fiets kon loop dat jou oë traan.  Dit was hierso so 1984 - 1986 as ek reg kan onthou.  Maar daai fiets het geloop vir sy tyd.  Het 'n Bassoni pyp op gehad dink ek en was so luid gewees my ore het vir 'n paar uur na 'n rit nog gesing.

Ja, lekker tye met baie goeie herinneringe.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: TVB on July 10, 2012, 07:00:06 pm
Daai Eddy Lawson replicas was regtig lekker bikes.....Ek self het n Z750 gehad voor my 1100 Suz...awesome memories :thumleft:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Dorsland on July 10, 2012, 07:03:14 pm
Daai Eddy Lawson replicas was regtig lekker bikes.....Ek self het n Z750 gehad voor my 1100 Suz...awesome memories :thumleft:

Ja man, hy het lekker gemaklik gery of hoe.  Ek het omtrent die land stukkend gery op hom.  Die groenes was vir my bietjie "te".
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: TVB on July 10, 2012, 07:09:50 pm
Daai Eddy Lawson replicas was regtig lekker bikes.....Ek self het n Z750 gehad voor my 1100 Suz...awesome memories :thumleft:

Ja man, hy het lekker gemaklik gery of hoe.  Ek het omtrent die land stukkend gery op hom.  Die groenes was vir my bietjie "te".

Jys reg - maar daai 'wobble deur die draaie was nie lekker nie' :imaposer:
 
Ek het 110 000km op myne gesit!
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: woody1 on July 10, 2012, 07:34:08 pm
Ons het hulle mos WABBLESAKIES genoem.. :imaposer:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Dorsland on July 10, 2012, 07:36:40 pm
Ja wat praat julle nou.  Kawasakis was mos bekend vir 2 dinge:  bulletproof enjins en die wobbles.  O ja en dat hulle daai kots groen was (is?)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: TVB on July 10, 2012, 08:25:14 pm
 :spitcoffee: Ek wonder soms hoe het ek daai era oorleef....
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Gérrard on July 10, 2012, 09:05:54 pm

Flip, you were a bit of a dish!  ;D

 :imaposer: In those years, where I came from, if you had a Fifty, you were IT.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Malibu on July 11, 2012, 08:06:45 am
Flip, you were a bit of a dish!  ;D
:imaposer: In those years, where I came from, if you had a Fifty, you were IT.
Guess you did not need them girls to wear their stocking to curl their toes up...
;D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Dirty Boy on July 11, 2012, 10:56:01 am
Just gone through this whole thread, love it.

The bikes are great but what really dates these pics are some of the background objects. So many pics with VW's, Mazda 323 and Ford Cortinas.
Guys riding in those silky 'Jogger' shorts, big hair, droopy 'taches, barefoot etc

Woody1's pic is classic. Lying in the driveway in agony. Mecurichrome and bandage to fix any injury. Very unsympathetic friend acting as doctor. VW Variant 412 LE (maybe) in the garage and not the slightest spillage of the medicinal beer
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: woody1 on July 11, 2012, 03:37:02 pm
ATGAT ...that word did not exist back then. Talking around 1980 - 1984.. :deal:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Dorsland on July 11, 2012, 03:43:16 pm
:spitcoffee: Ek wonder soms hoe het ek daai era oorleef....

Neewat, ek wonder weer hoe ek hierdie era gaan oorleef.  Waaragtig, daai was daarem lekker dae gewees.  Dalk word ons nou net ouer (en die bikes al meer ingewikkeld, en duur)  :-\
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: ButchH on July 19, 2012, 09:49:48 pm
XT 500 1980 .All my kit is in the red bag under the headlight
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Dirty Boy on July 19, 2012, 10:30:56 pm
Hey bud , thats a classic. Did you play as Ponch or Jon in CHIPS ?   :imaposer:

I love the crash bars and sissy bar made of burglar bars. Styling bud
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: ButchH on July 20, 2012, 11:05:03 am
Hey bud , thats a classic. Did you play as Ponch or Jon in CHIPS ?   :imaposer:

I love the crash bars and sissy bar made of burglar bars. Styling bud

Hey at lest I had decent boots  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Shaun500 on July 22, 2012, 01:18:12 pm
That's me on my trusty steed.  Toy Run, 29 November 1993 at the V&A Waterfront.  It was a 1981 Suzuki GS 450S Twin.  That thing was bullet proof.  I did over 120 000 km on it before I overhauled the engine and a further 42 000 km after when I sold it.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 22, 2012, 01:37:08 pm
My two bikes on the day I wrote my last paper in matric 28 Nov 1983.

Suzuki PE 250 "morsbike"
Honda MT 5     "DS"

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/bikes83.jpg)
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: TVB on July 22, 2012, 01:39:03 pm
Was jy so bly omdat jy oppad was army toe Chris? :laughing4:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 22, 2012, 02:18:50 pm
Was jy so bly omdat jy oppad was army toe Chris? :laughing4:
Nee net te bly om klaar te wees met skool!!!! :biggrin: Het eers Junniemaand Army toe gegaan. Duikkursus gedoen
voor dit en was n plaasvoorman voor Army.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Flatout on July 22, 2012, 08:39:48 pm
Nadat ek my 1979 cb 550k Honda in twee jaar hees gejaag het tussen Infanterieskool en die Kaap het ek die CX 500 Honda aangeskaf. Gemeet aan daai tyd se standaarde kon jy met hom swaar gelaai heeldag teen 140km/u ry sonder dat hy ooit sou oorverhit. Die fiets was baie vergewensgesind in die sin dat hy automaties deur draaie  gegaan het . Ek en mej. flatout  het gereeld ons skoene geskuur om die draaie en op 'n grondpad is daar min afgeslack. Van my 15 motorfietse wat ek al gehad het was dit die een waarvoor ek die meeste respek gehad het. Persoonlik weet ek nie hoekom Honda nie die fiets verder ontwikkel het nie.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Kerritz on July 23, 2012, 08:17:16 am
2 van my Toppie se fietse....toe ek nog 'n kinners was!
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: schalk vd merwe on August 19, 2012, 11:20:08 pm
Myself in 1965 with my first bike, a war model Harley Davidson with a foot clutch, a hand gear lever on the left side of the tank and
a advance and retard throttle on the left hand grip to adjust the timing while you ride.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Peter Vee on December 14, 2013, 09:25:20 am
1979 to 1983...

My  XT 500 and TT 600   :ricky:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: skydiver on December 20, 2013, 10:06:09 am
Pic 1 shows SWAMBO and I on my 1981 Honda MT5.

Pic 2 is of me on my Honda XR 200 R in 1986
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 22, 2013, 10:24:27 pm
Ons het hulle mos WABBLESAKIES genoem.. :imaposer:

Down here in the Cape we used to joke; "you catch a wobble in Milnerton, and you crash in Malmesbury"

Fighting those big Z's all the way. But what remarkable engines.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Lord Knormoer on December 22, 2013, 11:22:53 pm
Started on a Kawasaki AE 50 like this one, loved it!
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: XT Kevin on January 30, 2014, 02:33:00 pm
Really enjoying these pics. will have to dig up my own to share ;D
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: BMBob on April 15, 2014, 08:53:55 pm
BMW R100S
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: BMBob on April 15, 2014, 09:05:52 pm
Suzuki
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Namakwalander on April 16, 2014, 01:36:46 pm
I realize now that I am actually supposed to refer to most of you as "oom".

Love all the pics of years gone by. My dad and his two brothers used to travel on their bikes between Springbok and Robben island probably around 1980. If I remember correctly at that time he had a blue Honda 650 Supersport. Said that it was way faster than his brother's 750 Honda (which looked exactly the same). Don't have pics with me, but he also had a chrome chain over the seat for some time. What was the reason for the chrome chain over the seat? That same chain is still in his garage today, think I might just steal it from him.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: subie on April 16, 2014, 01:50:10 pm
I realize now that I am actually supposed to refer to most of you as "oom".

Love all the pics of years gone by. My dad and his two brothers used to travel on their bikes between Springbok and Robben island probably around 1980. If I remember correctly at that time he had a blue Honda 650 Supersport. Said that it was way faster than his brother's 750 Honda (which looked exactly the same). Don't have pics with me, but he also had a chrome chain over the seat for some time. What was the reason for the chrome chain over the seat? That same chain is still in his garage today, think I might just steal it from him.

Daai jare het party ouens hulle bikes gesluit met die ketting maar was meer vir show ,die jagmes op die belt en die chrome ketting op die bike. Klink belaglik nou maar dit was n ander era.  Party ouens het nog die chrome ketting so oor die skouer ook gedra buite oor die leerbaadjie. Jy weet vir die verskriklike "fights" van daai tyd  :lol8:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: subie on April 16, 2014, 01:58:03 pm
Nadat ek my 1979 cb 550k Honda in twee jaar hees gejaag het tussen Infanterieskool en die Kaap het ek die CX 500 Honda aangeskaf. Gemeet aan daai tyd se standaarde kon jy met hom swaar gelaai heeldag teen 140km/u ry sonder dat hy ooit sou oorverhit. Die fiets was baie vergewensgesind in die sin dat hy automaties deur draaie  gegaan het . Ek en mej. flatout  het gereeld ons skoene geskuur om die draaie en op 'n grondpad is daar min afgeslack. Van my 15 motorfietse wat ek al gehad het was dit die een waarvoor ek die meeste respek gehad het. Persoonlik weet ek nie hoekom Honda nie die fiets verder ontwikkel het nie.

Flatout maak jy nie n fout nie ? Ek is onder die indruk CB550K was inline four en die fiets op jou foto lyk meer soos die 500 silverwing
.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Namakwalander on April 16, 2014, 02:03:08 pm
I realize now that I am actually supposed to refer to most of you as "oom".

Love all the pics of years gone by. My dad and his two brothers used to travel on their bikes between Springbok and Robben island probably around 1980. If I remember correctly at that time he had a blue Honda 650 Supersport. Said that it was way faster than his brother's 750 Honda (which looked exactly the same). Don't have pics with me, but he also had a chrome chain over the seat for some time. What was the reason for the chrome chain over the seat? That same chain is still in his garage today, think I might just steal it from him.

Daai jare het party ouens hulle bikes gesluit met die ketting maar was meer vir show ,die jagmes op die belt en die chrome ketting op die bike. Klink belaglik nou maar dit was n ander era.  Party ouens het nog die chrome ketting so oor die skouer ook gedra buite oor die leerbaadjie. Jy weet vir die verskriklike "fights" van daai tyd  :lol8:

My pa kan ook nie aan my verduidelik wat die doel van die ketting was nie en ek is baie seker hy het nie so vreeslik baklei nie. So waar is daai time machine?
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: woody1 on April 16, 2014, 04:59:00 pm
Julle meen soos die een van my GS 1000 E toe ons nog BAIE in Hilbrow gekuier het op Fontana se stoep.
Ai dis seker 100 jaar gelede.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Bomber11 on April 16, 2014, 05:34:43 pm
Yamaha in Mozambique Easter 2013
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Namakwalander on April 17, 2014, 10:47:52 am
Julle meen soos die een van my GS 1000 E toe ons nog BAIE in Hilbrow gekuier het op Fontana se stoep.
Ai dis seker 100 jaar gelede.


Net soos daai. Die ketting wat op my pa se fiets was le nog by die huis.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Dutchman81 on April 17, 2014, 04:28:41 pm
Julle meen soos die een van my GS 1000 E toe ons nog BAIE in Hilbrow gekuier het op Fontana se stoep.
Ai dis seker 100 jaar gelede.

Smaak my oom was n rowwe biker n 100 jaar terug  :peepwall: :pot:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: woody1 on April 17, 2014, 05:10:36 pm
Net 'n SKOON fighter.  Slaan die ouens met 'n chrome ketting.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Wayne on April 20, 2014, 06:05:41 pm
Big 6
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: OomD on April 20, 2014, 06:35:11 pm
Julle meen soos die een van my GS 1000 E toe ons nog BAIE in Hilbrow gekuier het op Fontana se stoep.
Ai dis seker 100 jaar gelede.

Jissie bring jy nou memories terug! Hillbrow, Fontana se gebraaide hoender, sommer net daar voor die trappe wat afgaan na die pool tafels toe. Daai dae 'n Z400J kawa gery, wat n awesome bike was dit nie. En awesome tyd. En awesome plek.
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: woody1 on April 20, 2014, 06:53:30 pm
Ek hoop nie jy is die ou wat my tot in JHB GEN in gebliksem het een aand nie.... Oooo nou ondhou ek dit was 'n HONDA 750 ou wat nie a doughnut kon maak nie toe byt ons hom bollie... toe word hy kwaad.  :3some:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Wayne on April 20, 2014, 08:19:17 pm
 :drif:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: Dutchman81 on April 20, 2014, 08:50:29 pm
Dit is seker een van die mooiste fietse wat ek in n lang tyd al gesien het   :drif:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: exkdx on April 26, 2014, 02:51:41 pm
Daai CBX foto moet in "most beautiful bike ever made" thread gepost word!!
Dit was my eerste "wet dream" bike gewees :drif:
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: BMBob on April 29, 2014, 11:45:22 am
Old RM
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: BMBob on April 29, 2014, 11:45:55 am
Old KTM
Title: Re: Golden oldies
Post by: TVB on April 29, 2014, 12:13:06 pm
Old KTM

Old Maico 490 in the background was a beast of a bike!