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pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:26pm PT
I had that exact same bike Gary!
'74 RD250, same color too. I rode that thing everywhere. "Quick" it was.
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2010 - 11:28pm PT
Gunna have to start a gang...

"Sticky Rubber Riders"?

Great pix!

Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:37pm PT
Cool thread, Motorheads.

Nice photos, Pud. What year is your CR 500?

Hey Skully, you and Cade get a bike and we’ll go ride the single-tracks around Ketchum. Deal?



’95 CR 500



Some of you mountain bikers might enjoy the single-tracks out in the desert, if you don’t mind pedaling to get there. We’ve got miles of it, and it’s so much fun.


Credit: Minerals


Credit: Minerals
D739 Desert AT (Traction Action)


Braaaap!!!

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:45pm PT
I have a 68, R69S pregnant cow tank, with two sets of full Wixom fiberglass, upper and lower, and two sets of Harley fiberglass bags, VW tail lights in the shed that needs a good home if someone is interested in a restoration project.

I've been told the most lucrative option would be to part it out, but I can't quite bring myself to do that.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:50pm PT
I've had five CR500's

85,89,91,94 and my current 97

Nothin' like an open class two stroke.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:04am PT
I once got fired from the FX crew on one of the 'Fast and Furious' movies for doing wheelies through basecamp on a borrowed XR100.

Too much fun !

Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:07am PT
Bigtime, Mineral Boy. We'll ride!
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:13am PT
I like it, Locker.

How come you don't ride it anymore?
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:21am PT
The shark eating yer head can't be helping, either.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:24am PT
Pity, I bet she is a blast to take out on perfect afternoons.


edit: how long have you been sleeping together?
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:29am PT
Right on, Pud. That’s a lot of CR’s!

Had mine for almost 10 years and have rebuilt it, from the frame up, three times now. Got it pretty dialed in for the desert. My friends all call it a “dinosaur” though. Whatever, it’s a great bike.

That 650 Motard looks killer… literally. Dangerously fun. You have 2 XR 650’s? How do you like that “desert sled” compared to your 500’s? Nice collection of bikes!


Hey Frumy, is that a KDX 250, or thereabouts, left of the pumpkin? That was my first bike – a ’94.


Aye, aye, Cap’m!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:39am PT
Funny you should say that about the XR Motard.
I high-sided that thing at Willow Springs racing in October and am just now getting back in shape. $20k in doctors bills but I have good insurance, thankfully.
I've retired it to the street and I'll try to be good there...

I ride my CR5 with guys on new CRF450's all the time and have no problem doing anything they can and more.
No comparo between the CR and XR for dirt. The XR is just too heavy.

Where are you in those pictures? Looks familiar.
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:58am PT
Ouch! Good thing that you are all right. That doesn’t sound like fun.

One of my friends used to ride/race an XR 650. It’s a lot of bike, but he could go through gnarly rocks way faster than the rest of us. That heavy bike would just track. Now it seems that all of my riding friends are on pumpkins.

Also got an ’05 CRF 450, but it needs more suspension work, and a carb cleaning, etc. Been sitting for too long. My 500 does way better in the rocks; the 450 is so light that it just deflects off of stuff. I should work on that thing.

Uh, photos… Northern Nevada, Churchill and Pershing Counties… first photo is southern edge of Granite Springs Valley (Trinity Range in background); second photo is Shawave Range, west side of Granite Springs Valley.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 24, 2010 - 01:03am PT
I had that exact same bike Gary!
'74 RD250, same color too. I rode that thing everywhere. "Quick" it was.

Pud, I rode my RD to Bloomington, Ind. once, about 150 miles. I couldn't feel my hands until the next day.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Dec 24, 2010 - 01:46am PT
Where to put em...
garage?


shed?

davidji

Social climber
CA
Dec 24, 2010 - 01:57am PT
"Cool little bike and for a Harley...

fast as fuking sh!t!!!..."

People talk about how cool the 883s are but it seem like a lot of people decide to upgrade the engine.

I really liked the Buell Ulysses I rode, with a pretty similar engine (based on Sportster 1200, with 103hp, 7k RPM redline). I wanted to make it mine, but it wasn't meant to be. Oh well...

marv

Mountain climber
Bay Area
Dec 24, 2010 - 02:11am PT
Peter, Gary -- love the old-school bikes. Gorgeous.
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Dec 24, 2010 - 06:06am PT

1969 Sachs 125, west german International Six Days Trial bike.

i was on two wheels for the first several years of my driving life. picture this rig leaning against the barb wire fence outside castle rock before the parking lot. that would be about the tamest of probes into the santa cruz mountains. in those days access to many of the nooks and crannys of the coast range were only barely restricted to motorcyles. even organized off-road events were held in places that today would raise a hue and cry.

mine had lights and license so it was the was the basis of my early dating career. the petite passengers were favored. after the bike and i moved into a VW bus, an additional qualification was imposed, that being tacit agreement that three was not a crowd
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Dec 24, 2010 - 07:21am PT
this one taken by crazy tom..
this one taken by crazy tom..
Credit: climber bob
been doing way more riding than climbing the last few years..
been doing way more riding than climbing the last few years..
Credit: climber bob
Rokrover

Trad climber
SB, CA
Dec 24, 2010 - 08:03am PT
Some of my more memorable iron from BITD that fellow old timers should recognize:









All machines with great character. Present ride is a stock Sportster XL883 Iron that embodies a lot of these classic traits, too.
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