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I noticed that Buttegal (Mary) hadn't posted lately, and recently learned that  her daughter was killed in an auto accident around Thanksgiving.  I am sure that is really a tough thing to go through.  If you know her, I'm sure a PM would be appreciated.

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14 hours ago, Weezer the Geezer said:

I noticed that Buttegal (Mary) hadn't posted lately, and recently learned that  her daughter was killed in an auto accident around Thanksgiving.  I am sure that is really a tough thing to go through.  If you know her, I'm sure a PM would be appreciated.

Done, I invited her to some upcoming rides as well,doubt she will make any of the rides but at least she knows that she is welcome.

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Okay, okay theres snow covering everything. Garage is not as exciting as trails. How about some warm ride stories to keeps the juices going!
Late 70's early 80's I lived in SLC and between skiing and dirt bikes my calendar always had action on it. Bought the Husky 360 at the Widowmaker hill climb, fox shocks and Simmons forks with a yamaha front brake. Loved that bike out in the desert. Photo is from Little Sahara area of Utah20180824_214205.jpeg

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Great idea, posting nostalgic photos.  If I get some time, will see what I can dredge up from the old days.  My icon is from 1968.  My 1st "full size" bike, a 1965 CB 90.  Prior to that was a Cushman Eagle, and a Vespa scooter.  And the very first motorized 2 wheeler I rode was my older brothers Whizzer motor bike.  He spent more time working on that thing than he did riding it.

I guess there isn't much riding going on.  I went out last weekend, but it was so muddy we cut it short.  The lowered pegs worked out well.

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Now were talking!

1979 Commissary Ridge Wyoming20180910_231223.jpeg.d231f64e22a243916df7ac037c960add.jpeg

 

Fun factoid, Commissary Ridge got it's current name during the 1860's railroad building across the west. Located in western Wyoming just north of the rail line heading towards promontory point and the golden spike in Utah. Found to be so plentiful with all types of game the railroad owners had a spur line constructed so their private cars could be used as hunting lodges. Closest town is Kemmerer Wy, home of JC Penny's and one big open pit coal mine.

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my SL100 was a '70...
 
 
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No honda dealers near me so I started out on a 71 Kawasaki ke100. Learned a lot about bike mechanics
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11 minutes ago, Sofiedog said:


yep...my dad brought it home used...I outgrew my CL100 Scrambler...IMG_2497.JPG

Can’t find my sl 70 pic.

Oh wait I found one.. then a steens with a super rat hodaka motor in 71’ then a 74’ Bultaco 125

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On 1/14/2019 at 10:47 AM, raymo2.0 said:

1971 Yamaha MX 250 Portland MIimg013.thumb.jpg.796567469095c5c8a11e74ca1553dfa0.jpg

OOPS, I have CRS it was 73, not 71, 

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At the angle your landing and fact that that bike had marginal suspension... did you land it or crash :)

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2 hours ago, Troy_Turner said:

At the angle your landing and fact that that bike had marginal suspension... did you land it or crash :)

Carried the wheelie to the bottom of the hill :thumbsup:

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Can’t find my sl 70 pic.
Oh wait I found one.. then a steens with a super rat hodaka motor in 71’ then a 74’ Bultaco 125
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Very Cool looking Bultaco...I still see some out doing laps today...they look tough to go fast on them though...pretty limited suspension.
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20 minutes ago, Sofiedog said:


Very Cool looking Bultaco...I still see some out doing laps today...they look tough to go fast on them though...pretty limited suspension.

I loved how that bike handled and looked but honestly that bultaco was a grenade. It seized up so many times and it was just not reliable and from brand new. It was super well taken care of too. I got a kx125 1974 and that bike was great and better in every way except for looks. I'm actually surprised that year kx125 wasn't heralded as better than the honda 2 stroke 125 that was so popular and yea a great bike.. but the kx was better.. it had better low end and it just a better overal bike. I had a 73 husqvarna 125 before the Bultaco but that one had a transmission problem.

As far as the suspension goes.. You know how it was.. You just went as fast as you could with what you had and so what if it bottomed out.. Tracks werent like now too.. No jumps shooting you to the moon as much.

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3 hours ago, Troy_Turner said:

At the angle your landing and fact that that bike had marginal suspension... did you land it or crash :)

 

48 minutes ago, raymo2.0 said:

Carried the wheelie to the bottom of the hill :thumbsup:

 

That looked like one of those "OH, CRAP" moments.  Once or twice I was able to carry it through, but I also remember a time or two the back wheel getting in front of the front wheel, resulting in a crushed rear fender and bent handle bars.  And a bloody nose once due to an open face helmet. 

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