List of your bikes as you matured as a rider
Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:30 PM
1976 Suzuki DS 80 i was 8 years old in 1982
1978 Suzuki PE 175 in 1985
1987 Kawasaki KDX 200 in 1990, first bike to race desert on
1990 Yamaha WR 250 in 1992, the magic seizing machine
1995 Honda CR 250 in 1994, great bike for everything and raced desert
1994 Husky 610 in 1996, ultimate desert racing four stroke for the time
1973 CZ 250 vintage race bike in 1996
1975 Kawasaki KX 400 vintage race bike in 1996
Back to the same CR 250 in 1998(traded the Husky for it back)
1974 1/2 CZ 400 Red Frame vintage race bike(best vintage racer ever!)
2002 RM 250 in 2002,moto only
2004 RM 250 in 2003,moto only
2005 YZ 450 in 2004, Four stroke fever hit me hard, moto and GP racing
2000 KTM 380 EXC, used desert raced factory bike from KTM that I used for desert riding only
2006 KTM XC 300,moto and GP racing,then finally my desert racing started again
1983 Husky XC 500, Evo class moto and GP racer
2001 RM 250,started as the wifes bike then I liked it so I took it and rode moto and bought her a sweet little DRZ 125L
2003 RM 250 desert racer
2003 RM 250 another desert racer
Future bike/bikes 2003 RM 295, Beta,Husky,or KTM 300...... Wont ever sell the RM though
I sat here pondering some of the bikes I have had and raced over the years and thought that I have had quite a few and all were great bikes for their time.What is your list?
Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:38 AM
68 Honda trail 50- got when I was 5, rode till I was 12 and stepped up to my first real dirtbike
80 YZ80- got new, rodethe living crap out of it untill I was way too big for it
80 PE400- Dad decided to try dirtbikes back when I got the 80, he was a big guy, friends convinced him he needed a 400, bad idea. I think he road it twice before he parked it and passed it on to me at 15.
84- IT465- had 2 of these
Now a long stint of no bikes untill a friend introduced me to dual sports and I started riding again, quickly moved to dirt only.
90? DR650- bought cheap and started riding again
95 XR650L- started riding more dirt again
95 KDX200- dirt bikes return, start racing offroad
97 Husaberg FE501- first stab at a 4 stroke dirt bike, still the best 4t motor I've ever ridden
74 Montessa Cota 348 trials bike
00 YZ125- tried the 125 thing, too small for my tastes
00 CR250- sucked in the woods
02 CRF450- ditto
Another short stint of no bikes
07 WR450- tried the 4 stroke thing one last time, over it now, for sale soon
03 RM250- current steed, had just over 2yrs now and loving it.
Edited by tribalbc, 26 October 2012 - 06:03 AM.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:42 PM
92? XR80 (age 9?)
96 RM 80 (age 11?)
98 RM 250 (age 15)
2004 RM 250 ( age 21, Still have this)
2006 RM 250 ( age 25 , now RM295)
2010 KX450f ( age 25, sold)
2010 KX450f (age 25, still have this)
Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:55 AM
chapperal 80 not sure the year but it was old
91 xr 100
87 honda 250x
99 yamaha 350 warrior
03 cr 250 this is when I got smart and went back to bikes at age 18
06 yz 250
08 yz 450 only had for 3 months and went back 2-stroke
08 yz 250
06 rm 250
13 ktm 300xc ( current bike)
Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:01 PM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:35 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:29 PM
Yamaha IT175 (1978. Installed YZ suspension. Snappy power. Weak metals.) Replaced by
Can Am 250 Qualifier (1980; great engine, trans; lousy brakes.) After raising boys, replaced by
Honda XR250R (1987; bland but competent.) Replaced by
Yamaha TT350 (1987; what an engine/trans! Clumsy for slow trail riding - knifed in sand.) Replaced by
Suzuki DR350 (1994; another XR with w/way more & thick with torque; turned like no other. Not for whoops.) Replaced by
Suzuki RMX250 (1997; do all bike. Bought one for each of my 3 sons.) Replaced by
KTM 250 EXC RFS. 351cc (2002. Strange, awkward handling, awfully close trans. Don't miss it.) Replaced by
Suzuki RMX250 (1997; ahh - back home.) Supplemented by
Husky WR360 (2001; ate 450s for lunch. Too much bike; way fun.) Supplemented by
KTM 200 EXC (2000. Yes, I ain't got no learnin'.) Replaced by
Husky 250 WXC (1996. With 2004 plastic/graphics & RMX forks. Another do-all/everything bike.) A keeper if son #2 will have it.
Yamaha WR250F (2007.) Another keeper. Current son #3 bike.
Husky WR125 (2009; first new/showroom bike in 30 years. Way fun.) Current son #1 bike.
Suzuki RM250 (2006. The holeshot winner. Every time.) Mine; for a 58/59 YO? Sure.
The last four are kept in my garage and are all brought out when we get together 2-4 times a year. The rest of the time I rotate between them when out with my local riding buddy.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:16 PM
in 76 ,Bultaco 250 alpina
in 92 a Honda CX 500 street.
in 05 a Suzy 98 DR-350se still have it today. needs a auto de-comp. Brother, do you have a spare??
OH, and a 81 PE175 project.
91 RM? 125, need jug and lft radiator.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:53 PM
2007? KLX250(this is the bike i got my road experience on 500miles it was comfy....NOT)
1982 GL500 (This is my Road bike, 3-4k miles so far)
1991 KDX200 (didn't ride it long, it was my dad's, but it brought me into loving 2 strokes)
1996 RM250 (Current bike, DIE HARD FAN HERE! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!)
2001 YZ125 (My brother's, First 125 i rode, and man that thing pulls when you get the RPM up, and i am a big guy)
i think thats it :S i want to ride a 86' Husky 400, but i am a little scared of it, because my dad broke his collar bone on it, and my uncle broke who knows what on it. But i don't think it will be that bad.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:28 AM
Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:17 PM
Edited by RhinofromWA, 04 November 2012 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:29 PM
As for my bikes well, hmmm, so many bikes, so many years ago... Let me list the "important" ones (aka my main rides at the time), the ones that I kept to actually ride, not to fix and sell (or took in on trade just to sell), or bought and rode "occasionally" like a few years ago when I had a '96 RMX. Keep in mind that I do remember times when I actually had 6 bikes in the barn ... and they were all mine!!
1975 Kmart mini bike (5hp briggs motor)
1976 ~ '74 Yamaha 175 enduro ... something
1977 Kawasaki KE-100
1978 Suzuki RM-125 (kept for 2 years)
1980 Yamaha YZ-100 (raced for 2 years)
'82 & '83 no bikes
1984 Suzuki GS450 (bought it while stationed in Ft. Hood)
'87 thru '95 no bikes, raced cars and went to college
'95 had a '83 Suzuki GS750e util 2000
'00 & '01 had a '84 Can-Am 250L/C
'02 thru '04 had a 1990 Suzuki RM250, at that time I also built and vintage raced a '74 Can-Am 175 & a '74 Can-Am 250.
'05 thru '08 had a '02 RM250 (hare scramble raced it), and I also vintage raced a '81 RM465 one year and a '81 RM250 for 3 more years.
'09 had a RMZ450 for the summer (hated it when I wanted to go fast in the woods ~ too top heavy)
'09 until the end of 2011 had a 2008 Suzuki RM250 (love'd it!)
Currenty own I a 2012 KTM-300XC-e (awesome bike!), but I also have a '99 RM250 (a bike for the bikeless).
Need a ruling on this one; can I count the 2000 RM250 rolling chassis in my barn?? I don't have a motor but I do have everything else... might be a fun one to drop a RMX motor into.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:10 PM
'77 XR75 - awesome learner in 1982; I was 11 years old
'85 KX125 - learned some minor brap technique until the plastic water pump impeller broke and then seized the motor
no bikes for WAY too long
'96 KDX200 in 2007 - nice bike to ease back into this with until I got faster than the suspension
'00 XR650R in 2008 - not a good single track bike - hard to slow down once you reach mach 5
'03 KX250 in 2008 - good bike but a bit small ergo wise (I'm huge)
'03, '04, '07 YZ250 in 2009 - good bikes but not the best handling. crashed alot with front end push. motor a bit too snappy for gnarly trail
various shitty dual sports - yuck
'07 YZ250F in 2010 - nice bike but hard to restart when hot and couldn't tune away bog when throttle whacked open. liked the compression braking on gnarly trail.
'02 CR250 in 2011 - great handling bike with hidden trail power finesse!
'00 200EXC in 2012 - nice lightweight bike but lacks the pizazz of the 250's motor - not a hill climb bike, good trail power overall
Still have the 02 CR and KTM. Got my eye on a Husky CR125 next.
Edited by shrubitup, 04 November 2012 - 07:11 PM.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:26 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:24 PM
beta tr34 or tr36 jordi tarres edition (I cant remember which one)
74 yz 125
74 yz 250
78ish yz 250e
97 cr125 (was a ex pro circuit factory bike)
2004 gas gas 280
2006 gas gas 280
2000 aprilia rs125
2001 suzuki sv650 (around 2001, bought it new when in england, first gen sv650s)
2002ish ducati st2
2001ish honda vfr800
2008 yamaha r1
theres a bunch of others I am probably missing but thats the majority of them, many of the bike I had at the same time, so its not really a consecutive list
Edited by dan az, 07 November 2012 - 08:45 PM.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:45 PM
78 rm 125
78 cr 250
81 rm 125
84 cr 250
85 klr 600
86 kdx 200
82 ct 70
87 kdx 200
89 kx 250
92 started with kid's(ktm, xr, lem,hm 50's and kx 60)
Various cheap chinesepitbikes
07 pitster pro x4r
98 rm 125
09 Konker bw 150
09 pitster pro lxr 14(still have)This is the bike i ride the most and have the most fun on.
03 rm 125 (still have)
07 rm 250 (still have)
Kicking around ct 70, xl 70,and a 06 100 framed kx 85.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:19 PM
02 xr 50
01 ttr 90
93 kx 60
00 kx 65
03 yz 85
04 kx 65
06 yz 125
07 kx 250
12 rmz 450
not as long as some of the others but im only 18
Edited by Ringo25, 16 November 2012 - 11:20 PM.