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skipp42

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About skipp42

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    Colorado
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    Motorcycles are my first love, Ridden them since I was 15, now 71 and still ride my Intruder 800cc, RM 465 x and RM 125 G. I built my Sand Rail with a 2340.1 cc VW motor that runs the quarter mile in 11 seconds and restored an old Dune buggy and installed my 1914cc VW motor in it. I love to hunt and fish and crave fast cars and toys. Have never lost the NFS. Love to BS with the old timers and lie to the younger ones about the "Good old days" LOL
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    Yamaha XT125 1982

    Bought this old XT 125 to teach the grand kids how to ride. It has a very low and wide power band and is great for youngsters to learn on. Runs good and handles ok.
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    Yamaha XT125 (1982)

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    Bought this old XT 125 to teach the grand kids how to ride. It has a very low and wide power band and is great for youngsters to learn on. Runs good and handles ok.
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    Suzuki RM125 (1985)

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    Quick bike but short on power on the bottom. Easy to ride and handles pretty well. Bored to .50 over and adding a Wiseco Piston but leaving stock for the most part. Bike is pretty pipey as is and hits power band quick.
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    Suzuki RM125 1985

    Quick bike but short on power on the bottom. Easy to ride and handles pretty well. Bored to .50 over and adding a Wiseco Piston but leaving stock for the most part. Bike is pretty pipey as is and hits power band quick.
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    Suzuki RM465 (1981)

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    Won't get over boulders and logs or around quick corners like my "04"YZ 250 will but don't handle that bad for the era it was built in, but the rear end sticks like no other bike I've ever ridden. It's very strong and unbelievably dependable. Got this RM 465 18 years ago used. Rebuilt it and included some mods. LOVE THE BIKE.
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    Suzuki RM465 1981

    Won't get over boulders and logs or around quick corners like my "04"YZ 250 will but don't handle that bad for the era it was built in, but the rear end sticks like no other bike I've ever ridden. It's very strong and unbelievably dependable. Got this RM 465 18 years ago used. Rebuilt it and included some mods. LOVE THE BIKE.
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    Suzuki VS800GL Intruder 1996

    Stock bars are way to narrow and make the bike ill handling at very low speeds so once I installed a set of Harley wide bares it works great and I love the bike. Not a racer but pretty quick with two up for an 800 cc
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    Suzuki VS800GL Intruder (1996)

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    Stock bars are way to narrow and make the bike ill handling at very low speeds so once I installed a set of Harley wide bares it works great and I love the bike. Not a racer but pretty quick with two up for an 800 cc
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    Yamaha YZ VS. Suzuki RM?

    Hi. I'm 71 years young and still ride my dirt bikes. I've ridden both the Yamaha's and Suzuki's most of my adult life, I would advise a Yz for the 250 since i've owned the yamaha's since 1969 DT 1 and the last new one was a 2004 YZ 250 with all the goodies. I also have a 1981 Rm 465 that I will keep til I die, Love that bike. Also have a 1985 RM 125 G but that one has piston problems and loves to stick them. the yama's I've owned have been the 465cc's the thumper 500 cc and multiple 250's thru the years. Have owned a Kaw 420 cc a Honda elsinore 250 and wouldn't give you a dime for any of them. you can not beat the YZ's for dependability, fair to good handling (depending on how you set it up). I have never seized a piston in a yamaha, never broke a tranny or any frame parts and I used to ride almost evry day year round, Snow, rain, cold never stopped the group I rode with for thirty years. Here's an unbelievable story, bought a new DT 1 in 69 from Tony Fords yamaha in Indianapolis. Decided to make a hillclimber out of her to compete at the AMA hill climbs. Split the case and took the rod out. Had a friend machine a much thinner rod out of titanium, stuffed the crank throws with cork and stuffed the rest of the crank area with aluminum plates. Cut the ports to the max and installed a modfied wiseco piston. Slotted the stator plate an inch and a half longer to get the timing advanced enough to get the rpm range I wanted, and did a couple of more tricks i won't share. Sent the motor over to Xenia ohio to a shop that made Dyno tuned expansion pipes. They sent back the paper work with the motor and new pipe and it said 55 HP @ 14700 rpm. That bike won me the National AMA Championship. yeah give me the Yamaha's always.
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