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« Reply #20 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
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2007, 07:52:53 am »
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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.



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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2007, 12:16:24 pm »
Another bike my dad had on the farm was one like this TC 125 Prospector.


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:
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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2007, 12:30:56 pm »
I had one of these


Italjet 50 but in red (faster as we know)

And then 1 of these


Honda XR 75

Then CR80

Then ...


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
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« Reply #24 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





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?
 

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« Reply #25 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.


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
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« Reply #26 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:
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« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2007, 06:59:25 pm »
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My previous bike was a BMW650GS there are some awsome moments with her until 11/09/2002 she died and I stayed behind.



Is dit olie of water onder die GS, Gideon?
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« Reply #28 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.


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
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« Reply #29 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)

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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2007, 07:56:06 pm »
My first bike - Honda XL185S, cira 1980
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« Reply #31 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
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« Reply #32 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.
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« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2007, 09:46:35 am »
This are I, 1974. Being an arse.



Nothings changed in 33 years, did that yesterday evening in the garden on the xchallenge, grass did not like the knobblies. >:D
 

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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2007, 08:44:35 pm »



That must have been a KTM disguised as a yammie, how's that grin.
 

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« Reply #35 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. ;)
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« Reply #36 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  ;)
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« Reply #37 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
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« Reply #38 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



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« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2007, 02:15:16 pm »



Ain't she a beaut?

She is indeed a beaut  :love7:
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!