do you remember?
Posted June 15, 2002 - 08:33 AM
Can ams,man I wanted one.Seemed everone had one here in Canada. I had to settle for a
Motoskeeter with a pull start sach motor.
Anyone remember those?
Actually got the nickname Bamster by the noise I made landing my YZ 465 on G-outs. That bike was
brutal.Other things to remember-
The first liquid cooled bikes.
Fox air shocks
Hannah lightning bolt stickers
Scott plastic boots
gloves with the rubber stripe
Those were the days
Posted June 15, 2002 - 09:55 PM
Posted June 15, 2002 - 10:19 AM
wish you could have stayed longer. but such is life.oldasdirt
Posted June 16, 2002 - 05:54 AM
Posted June 16, 2002 - 03:51 PM
Posted June 16, 2002 - 04:58 PM
What Thumpertalk is NOT is a place to espouse your personal theories about anything that doesn't sit right in your world; nor is it a place to hurl personal insults at other members, or to troll for a flame war or the like.
We would all be right behind you if you were actively and directly getting down to the business of Land Rights and trying to prevent the closure of riding areas, but we are not going to be there if the only tactics you have are name calling and slander based on 'your' perception of events.
If you want to make any more "comments" about the moderation or the policies of TT, then by all means contact me off-line and I will be happy to correspond with you on "back channel".
BTW, we do not censor people, we have guidelines that we follow and you should be aware of those if you are a registered member. If you remember way back when, you will realise that we were all that much nicer to one another, more trusting and more willing to give the benefit of the doubt... and certainly name calling got you called outside and then a beer 10 minutes later to forget about it all...
[ June 16, 2002: Message edited by: yamaha.dude ]
[ June 16, 2002: Message edited by: yamaha.dude ]
Posted June 17, 2002 - 10:26 AM
Freestyle, if you can just aim all that energy in the direction of some enviro geeks, we'll be fine. Just dedicate that time to writing our Congressmen, Senators, and even the White House. The BRC, ARRA, and AMA could use your energy and commitment.
Posted June 17, 2002 - 12:05 PM
I started on a Yamaha AT2 that would make your kidneys hurt.
Remember the Husqvarna 360 Automatic?
Suzuki PE175 with the giant spanner strapped to the triple clamps?
Nylon levers - never break but flexed so much the clutch would drag?
Having to fit a spring loaded chain tensioner to try to stop it jumping off the sprocket (cos you were using all 4" of travel)
I remember riding my DT250MX to work, then doing enduros at the weekend. The Maicos used to come alongside and all I could see was the long shiny fork leg - freaked me out cos I know it was a "real" enduro bike with brakes and suspension and half the weight of my bike.
I bought a book called "Championship Enduro" way back in the late 70's - loads of tips on preparation like wiring your spokes together where they cross over. Still got it in mint condition!
Posted June 20, 2002 - 05:20 AM
Posted June 20, 2002 - 06:53 AM
My first racer was a borrowed Honda 450scrambler.it had two upsweeps down one side weighed a ton and scared me half to death man that was fun. Lot's have changed, I would never touch one of my dads guns, or smart off to my mom at least where she could hear it. I'm almost ready to go back home. oldasdirt
Posted June 20, 2002 - 07:14 AM
Posted June 20, 2002 - 09:28 PM
Watching the europeans kick our butts at Carnegie
With Side cars.
Posted July 07, 2006 - 06:29 PM
Posted July 07, 2006 - 08:55 PM
Skippy mate you took me back, I don't remember the brand of the wax chain lube but it came in a black and yellow tin about 12inch diameter and yep it went straight on mums stove heated it up and dumped the chain in, having first cleaned it in paraffin (Kerosene). Hugh LePage I had forgot all about the Preston Petty front fender that looked way better than stock. I thought it was the dogs bollocks. Just had one last thought, the 20 somethings recently took a bit of a bashing here on TT recently, then I think back to the most stupid thing I ever did on a bike,17yrs old 70 odd mph close to flat out, 10pm dark and thick fog I'm talking lucky if you could see 25ft ahead in a 30mph street. Huge adrenaline buzz, on the way home from my girlfriends who is now my wife, she so easily could have had to marry some one else. 41 now and I never have told my Dad about that one. http://www.thumperta...post&p=3577412#
Posted July 07, 2006 - 09:36 PM
Posted July 08, 2006 - 01:26 AM
a brand new Ossa 'Explorer' available in brown/tan for $890 Australian as opposed to a MAR (Mick Andrews Replica) or a Pioneer - or a Phantom if you liked to race ... decisions decisions !!
or a Bultaco that had a gear lever that doubled as a kick starter (my very old 325 Matador)
A Suzuki TM 400 that would scare the pants off anyone - 'cept maybe Roger DeCoster
Trials universal tyres on EVERYTHING
Two strokes that usually ran 25:1
RM 125S - the first 6 speed motorcrosser from Suzuki ?
Honda's Elsinore that was the envy of most everyone - then the 'road' going version which was dubbed the MT Elsinore (a de-tuned wide ratio attempt - not real successful)
The SL350 Honda twin cylinder off road 'dual sport' ??
Yup, 47 here and STILL riding - must admit that i love my WR450 though !!
Posted July 08, 2006 - 05:20 AM
I think I still actually have my old Scott's race face around here somewhere. And I know I still have my "We Don't Care How The Hell They Do It In California - Cycle News East" oversized bumper sticker on my toolbox.
Posted July 08, 2006 - 08:27 AM