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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #40 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



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
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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #41 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.

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #42 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




i learnt to ride on a 100cc road bike but RZ was the first bike i owned. King of 50's
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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #43 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



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...
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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #44 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:

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #45 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.

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #46 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.
 

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2007, 06:58:25 pm »
...........and more of thi sbeast - complete with 16 inch front wheel and 150" rear wheel!  ;D
 

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2007, 07:03:57 pm »
Me and Leo admiring the new (old) toy  ;)
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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #49 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.

 

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #50 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!!!!

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #51 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)?
 

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #52 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.  ::) ::)

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2007, 08:18:31 pm »
Hi congrats Pat ;D ;D ;D POP a wheelie vir ons man >:D >:D
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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2007, 08:24:37 pm »
Txs Welsh.

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

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2007, 08:31:50 pm »
Txs Welsh.

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

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2007, 08:45:54 pm »
Now what's all this funny pics your sending me?
 

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #58 on: September 05, 2007, 08:58:50 pm »
Here we go a 50cc



and a 125cc



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

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Re: Golden oldies
« Reply #59 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.