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Offline DR BIG 750

Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #220 on: July 29, 2019, 04:43:51 am »
Blue IT np 12 . next  t0 yellow RM 250.  both 78 models
twin shox, twin drum air cooled
 

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #221 on: July 29, 2019, 07:47:23 am »
I truly love all 70's bikes, a golden era and today some very collectable ones from that decade.

Of course, on a personal level, that's the era I started getting my teeth into bikes, so naturally very special.

Era of all the kawasaki and Suzuki triples, the best DT Yamaha's, the aircooled RD twins and the legendary first LC.

And the whole customer-based Yamaha TZ range. :eek7:

In fact, bikers can never have it that good again! :'(
 

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #222 on: July 29, 2019, 07:49:19 am »
I truly love all 70's bikes, a golden era and today some very collectable ones from that decade.

Of course, on a personal level, that's the era I started getting my teeth into bikes, so naturally very special.

Era of all the kawasaki and Suzuki triples, the best DT Yamaha's, the aircooled RD twins and the legendary first LC.

And the whole customer-based Yamaha TZ range. :eek7:

In fact, bikers can never have it that good again! :'(


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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #223 on: July 29, 2019, 11:28:45 am »
this one
twin shox, twin drum air cooled
 

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #224 on: July 29, 2019, 05:32:40 pm »
Rode a friends IT, though I don't think it was a 175, I'm leaning towards a different size engine, it had nice decent suspension in the day
and a reliable engine. 
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #225 on: July 29, 2019, 07:05:30 pm »
Rode a friends IT, though I don't think it was a 175, I'm leaning towards a different size engine, it had nice decent suspension in the day
and a reliable engine.

IT175, 200, 250, 400, 425, 465 and 490.
 

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #226 on: July 29, 2019, 07:15:11 pm »
Rode a friends IT, though I don't think it was a 175, I'm leaning towards a different size engine, it had nice decent suspension in the day
and a reliable engine.

IT175, 200, 250, 400, 425, 465 and 490.

I had the 490 and a CBX.......man o man do I regret that day I let them go
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #227 on: July 29, 2019, 07:55:30 pm »
the reason why I remember some of these blue old Yamaha bikes is the memory of flipping a 465 on the beach once the powerband kicked in and the knobbly hooked up in second. the PE400 I rode on a few occasions seemed like a better tractor without any nasty surprises.
 

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #228 on: July 29, 2019, 10:13:29 pm »
Rode a friends IT, though I don't think it was a 175, I'm leaning towards a different size engine, it had nice decent suspension in the day
and a reliable engine.

IT175, 200, 250, 400, 425, 465 and 490.

Relax Yamrittanica  :pot:

I'm leaning towards 200 or 250  :ricky:
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #229 on: July 29, 2019, 10:15:02 pm »
Rode a friends IT, though I don't think it was a 175, I'm leaning towards a different size engine, it had nice decent suspension in the day
and a reliable engine.

IT175, 200, 250, 400, 425, 465 and 490.

Relax Yamrittanica  :pot:

I'm leaning towards 200 or 250  :ricky:

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #230 on: July 30, 2019, 09:22:59 am »
That old air cooled IT brings back good, very good memories......oh, and one very bad one when I truly thought I'd back-boned myself at the MX track in Somerset west. Spent the night under observation at the Helderberg Hospital. Fantastic bikes they were.

Thanks for sharing all these pics.
 

Offline Suikerland

Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #231 on: July 30, 2019, 09:47:08 am »
Not yet old, and not collectible because it's not stock.
But a little bit on the scarce side - early 80's SR500.