New Bike and New Guy


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  • CRAIGB

Posted November 08, 2006 - 06:07 PM

#1

Hi all I Just got my first real 4 stroke after owning numerous mx 2 stroke bikes. I got interested in motard bikes when gas went up so I decided what could be better than an xr650, in my xr650 research I stumbled on the movie Dust to Glory and have been hooked on Desert stuff ever since. I bought a cr250 to practice for Baja and just sold it for an xr650r. I don't think I will be racing baja any time soon and I dont think I want to motard it but here it is after my first ride.
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and its street legal, yay

  • rockn6gs

Posted November 08, 2006 - 06:18 PM

#2

Welcome to TT. Let's see a few more picture's of your XR..

  • frankstr

Posted November 08, 2006 - 06:28 PM

#3

Welcome to Thumpertalk, CRAIGB , Nice looking ride...:cheers:

:p :bonk:

  • tl1000crf250

Posted November 08, 2006 - 06:30 PM

#4

lets see a picture of the bike behind the xr.

  • LandSharkGT

Posted November 08, 2006 - 06:33 PM

#5

Welcome to TT and that is one sweet bike! And Yeah what is that hiding behehind the XR? Looks fast!

  • BRPXL600R

Posted November 08, 2006 - 07:21 PM

#6

Welcome and that is one awsome bike!

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  • CRAIGB

Posted November 08, 2006 - 07:55 PM

#7

Thanks guys. The other bike is a 1975 cb500t that I have been making into a cafe racer for the last 2 years.

Before
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Current, I just need to make some coil mounts and misc items and its done.
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  • BRPXL600R

Posted November 08, 2006 - 08:07 PM

#8

That is sweet! retro look as well! Awsome job man! I like the clip-ons and the paint is cerca the 60's and 70's bet it is a hand full!

  • goblin127

Posted November 08, 2006 - 08:55 PM

#9

That was my first street bike. Never thought I'd see one of them again. Mine was poop brown.

  • CRAIGB

Posted November 09, 2006 - 07:50 AM

#10

Ah yes, poop brown. That was the color for 1975 in 1976 they were maroon and in 77 they were NLA. I feel bad for cutting up such a nice bike that was only available in america for 2 years but hey why not. I will get some more 650 pictures from my ride this weekend. Thanks again for the warm welcome.

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted November 09, 2006 - 08:42 AM

#11

My CB is a '72 4-cyl 500.
Also partway through a cafe-style makeover, but it is the 'met-my-wife-designated-project-that-gets-put-on -hold-for-20-years" project.

Dave

  • motomonte

Posted November 10, 2006 - 12:59 PM

#12

well I have a 78 yamaha rd400e and its been waiting for a hand for quite a few years,seeing yours have given me some inspiration to start the rebuild since my xr hardly needs any attention.nice bikes and welcome to TT.





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