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Slow ~ Pro

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5/14/2008 2:55 PM

ninety3 wrote:

Don't really have a favorite old bike, but I wish I had stuck with this one for a bit longer.

But the Huskys didn't stop or turn...I had a few, they were good in the dez, but not for MX.

I also bought the one that Mitch Payton, crashed on.

Without the following support, my race program would not be worthy:

SERVICE HONDA ~ MTA ~ IMS ~ GPR ~ SPIDER GRIPS ~ GLEN HELEN RACEWAY ~ NO TOIL ~ FLUIDYNE ~ MAXXIS ~ FREEK RACING ~ SCVET ~ SRA ~ ENGINE ICE ~ ACERBIS

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5/14/2008 5:15 PM

ninety3 wrote:

Don't really have a favorite old bike, but I wish I had stuck with this one for a bit longer.

Slow ~ Pro wrote:

But the Huskys didn't stop or turn...I had a few, they were good in the dez, but not for MX.

I also bought the one that Mitch Payton, crashed on.

I remember that giving them some room when they accelerated out of a turn was a good idea.

My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

Slow ~ Pro

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5/14/2008 5:36 PM

They (Huskys) would go straight better than any other bike...That's why they won so many desert races.

Without the following support, my race program would not be worthy:

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Mini Elsinore

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5/14/2008 6:16 PM

kgilch wrote:

My Mini-Elsinore, took a CR125 Elsinore, cut down the frame, sleeved down the motor and put smaller wheels. And then hung on to a little rocketship.

They were brutal. Mine is a Pro-Fab frame and is currently in pieces in the garage. Worst handling bike I ever rode, but the cool factor was off the chart. Newman has an awesome collection. Hit him up.

"Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time."
-Lou Brock

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5/14/2008 6:31 PM

1997 CR125, couldn't find a good pic of it though. i lked that bike.

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5/14/2008 6:33 PM
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I'll have some pics in a few weeks to post up of a couple C&J framed JWRP Mini Elsinores that Scott at the Vintage Factory is working on for me. I'd been collecting these things and parts for them for years. Never could seem to get around to actually putting them together though. Just finished painting the tanks and numberplates for them today. Going to be really sweet, one for a show bike and one a full blown vintage racer for my youngest son.

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5/14/2008 7:07 PM

Slow ~ Pro wrote:

They (Huskys) would go straight better than any other bike...That's why they won so many desert races.

I should have gone with the 430CR in 82'
That 250CR was just too slow, but it handled better than any of my friends Honda's or Yamaha's.
Yamaha brake shoes sorted out the stopping issues, not that it ever went fast enough to need good brakes.

I rode a lot of desert and Moto back then, and yes, the Huskies were great desert bikes.

I like knobby tires

Slow ~ Pro

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5/14/2008 8:39 PM
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ninety3 wrote:

I should have gone with the 430CR in 82'
That 250CR was just too slow, but it handled better than any of my friends Honda's or Yamaha's.
Yamaha brake shoes sorted out the stopping issues, not that it ever went fast enough to need good brakes.

I rode a lot of desert and Moto back then, and yes, the Huskies were great desert bikes.

Yeah, I had the 430...however, the rear wheel, did pass me on occasion at full speed. It would touch back down, and go straight.


I also weighed about 110 pounds at the time...I'm twice that now.

Without the following support, my race program would not be worthy:

SERVICE HONDA ~ MTA ~ IMS ~ GPR ~ SPIDER GRIPS ~ GLEN HELEN RACEWAY ~ NO TOIL ~ FLUIDYNE ~ MAXXIS ~ FREEK RACING ~ SCVET ~ SRA ~ ENGINE ICE ~ ACERBIS

Mini Elsinore

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5/14/2008 8:48 PM

newmann wrote:

I'll have some pics in a few weeks to post up of a couple C&J framed JWRP Mini Elsinores that Scott at the Vintage Factory is working on for me. I'd been collecting these things and parts for them for years. Never could seem to get around to actually putting them together though. Just finished painting the tanks and numberplates for them today. Going to be really sweet, one for a show bike and one a full blown vintage racer for my youngest son.

Lucky dog.

"Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time."
-Lou Brock

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5/14/2008 11:34 PM

kgilch wrote:

My Mini-Elsinore, took a CR125 Elsinore, cut down the frame, sleeved down the motor and put smaller wheels. And then hung on to a little rocketship.

Mini Elsinore wrote:

They were brutal. Mine is a Pro-Fab frame and is currently in pieces in the garage. Worst handling bike I ever rode, but the cool factor was off the chart. Newman has an awesome collection. Hit him up.

As a kid I probably did not know any better, but I did not have any of the cool Pro-Fab, CJ, DG or any other frame. My father and a guy that pretty much had lots of experience building XR75s up, cut down a stock Elsinore frame and re-wield it. It never broke or had any problem and I think they powder coated it bright red. But as you say, I am sure it did not handle and was not precisely measured. Notice they also put an XR75 tank on it. Wish we had kept all these years later.

Anxious to see the pics of the other mini-elsinores after they are put back together.

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5/15/2008 10:44 AM

andymoto wrote:

This one; and the 30 or more others I bought. That Bul except for the Hangtown debacle was dead nuts reliable. Very fav was my '90 YZ250.

JPT wrote:

The Spanish bikes had style.

You got that right! This was my all time favorite

The best 14 years of my life were traveling with my son racing motocross

Slow ~ Pro

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5/15/2008 1:44 PM
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Mini Elsinore wrote:

They were brutal. Mine is a Pro-Fab frame and is currently in pieces in the garage. Worst handling bike I ever rode, but the cool factor was off the chart. Newman has an awesome collection. Hit him up.

I used to work at Pro-Fab...the worst company I have ever worked for. Pete Wilkins (The owner) was a complete ass hole, always screaming at somebody.


I was accused of fucking something up when his kid, was one that actually made the huge mistake. However, his son was so scared of his father that he just held his head down...I took the hit for the kid....and moved on. I had already applied elsewhere, I didn't want the child to get beat-up at home.

Without the following support, my race program would not be worthy:

SERVICE HONDA ~ MTA ~ IMS ~ GPR ~ SPIDER GRIPS ~ GLEN HELEN RACEWAY ~ NO TOIL ~ FLUIDYNE ~ MAXXIS ~ FREEK RACING ~ SCVET ~ SRA ~ ENGINE ICE ~ ACERBIS

Mini Elsinore

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5/15/2008 8:32 PM

kgilch wrote:

My Mini-Elsinore, took a CR125 Elsinore, cut down the frame, sleeved down the motor and put smaller wheels. And then hung on to a little rocketship.

Mini Elsinore wrote:

They were brutal. Mine is a Pro-Fab frame and is currently in pieces in the garage. Worst handling bike I ever rode, but the cool factor was off the chart. Newman has an awesome collection. Hit him up.

Slow ~ Pro wrote:

I used to work at Pro-Fab...the worst company I have ever worked for. Pete Wilkins (The owner) was a complete ass hole, always screaming at somebody.


I was accused of fucking something up when his kid, was one that actually made the huge mistake. However, his son was so scared of his father that he just held his head down...I took the hit for the kid....and moved on. I had already applied elsewhere, I didn't want the child to get beat-up at home.

The frame was designed originally as a mono-shock---which was DG's gig. It also has brackets for dual laid-down shocks. The swingarm weighs a ton. Cracked the frame several times at the top of the down tube. Perhaps you were there in '75 when these frames were built?

Ate at El Adobe today. Good grub.

"Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time."
-Lou Brock

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5/16/2008 6:49 AM
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78 KX250 A4

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5/16/2008 6:52 AM
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5/17/2008 7:57 PM

My favourite bike;

Noguchi 125




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5/17/2008 9:09 PM

Explain the Noguchi a little. Looks like a cross between the YZ "b" and "c" models. I had some Noguchi stuff for a 74/75 YZ125 a while back. Just a couple years ago I snagged a 175cc Noguchi top end for the 125 at a swapmeet for a buddy.

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5/18/2008 4:50 AM

This was my first mx bike


I loved it back then but I don't think I'd like it now after so much time on newer bikes.

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5/18/2008 7:42 AM

The last Montessa Capra and the last Ossa Phantom ever made are my faves. Third choice would be the 1980 (?) Maico Alpha 440.

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5/18/2008 8:59 AM
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Mini Elsinore wrote:

The frame was designed originally as a mono-shock---which was DG's gig. It also has brackets for dual laid-down shocks. The swingarm weighs a ton. Cracked the frame several times at the top of the down tube. Perhaps you were there in '75 when these frames were built?

Ate at El Adobe today. Good grub.

I was there in 1976...We built the Bengt Aberg Replica Yamaha, HL500



Without the following support, my race program would not be worthy:

SERVICE HONDA ~ MTA ~ IMS ~ GPR ~ SPIDER GRIPS ~ GLEN HELEN RACEWAY ~ NO TOIL ~ FLUIDYNE ~ MAXXIS ~ FREEK RACING ~ SCVET ~ SRA ~ ENGINE ICE ~ ACERBIS

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5/18/2008 11:55 AM

My two favorites:

1977 RM250B (my first Jap bike)


1985 CR500 (after suffering with the 84 CR500, the 85 was awesome)

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5/18/2008 2:32 PM

Scott457 wrote:

1997 CR125, couldn't find a good pic of it though. i lked that bike.



This bike is mint!!!!!

http://www.paradisecycles.com/moto.html

bd

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5/18/2008 2:38 PM


I had a 1984.... this is a 1985 Honda CR 60. Europe got ALL the fun bikes.

Check out this 1984 and 1985 CR 50:





http://www.hoc.org.uk/gallery/bikes/upto250.html

bd

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5/18/2008 2:40 PM


My favorite bike Ive owned: 2006 YZ 125

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5/18/2008 2:43 PM


1988 Honda CR 125 was trick.

bd

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5/21/2008 5:13 PM

Slow ~ Pro wrote:

I used to work at Pro-Fab...the worst company I have ever worked for. Pete Wilkins (The owner) was a complete ass hole, always screaming at somebody.


I was accused of fucking something up when his kid, was one that actually made the huge mistake. However, his son was so scared of his father that he just held his head down...I took the hit for the kid....and moved on. I had already applied elsewhere, I didn't want the child to get beat-up at home.

Mini Elsinore wrote:

The frame was designed originally as a mono-shock---which was DG's gig. It also has brackets for dual laid-down shocks. The swingarm weighs a ton. Cracked the frame several times at the top of the down tube. Perhaps you were there in '75 when these frames were built?

Ate at El Adobe today. Good grub.

Slow ~ Pro wrote:

I was there in 1976...We built the Bengt Aberg Replica Yamaha, HL500



A lot of trick pieces came out of Pro-Fab. That Yami was perhaps the best of the lot.

"Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time."
-Lou Brock

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5/22/2008 10:08 AM
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1984 CR250. My first Honda and my first 250, I absolutely LOVED this bike (well, one like it).


"I mean honestly, up-and-coming riders? I'd just advise them to quit, cuz' they'll never be as good as me." Ronnie Mac

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5/24/2008 5:25 PM
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newmann wrote:

I'll have some pics in a few weeks to post up of a couple C&J framed JWRP Mini Elsinores that Scott at the Vintage Factory is working on for me. I'd been collecting these things and parts for them for years. Never could seem to get around to actually putting them together though. Just finished painting the tanks and numberplates for them today. Going to be really sweet, one for a show bike and one a full blown vintage racer for my youngest son.

Hey you forgot about us. From that other place. Very nice. I'm jealous.
http://www.motonews.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=4&func=view&id=58065&catid=4


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5/24/2008 5:38 PM

bd wrote:
I had a 1984.... this is a 1985 Honda CR 60. Europe got ALL the fun bikes.

Check out this 1984 and 1985 CR 50:





http://www.hoc.org.uk/gallery/bikes/upto250.html

Thats the meanest looking 50 ive seen!!!

Just saying.

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5/24/2008 5:41 PM
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Didn't forget, just haven't posted any pics over here since the board changed. Tried once, didn't work though. Anyhow, there it is, almost done. That's the race bike for my youngest son, looks fun doesn't it? The FMF head I sent was a little too big at the front and was going to require a small amount of trimming to fit around the frame . Considering the last CR125 FMF head on Ebay went for $1500.00, I decided against that and supplied an old school T&M head which had already been trimmed to fit a Mini Elsinore. I think it looks pretty sweet. The other one will have a few things different. Can't imagine one of those showing up at my house when I was a kid way back then! Let alone two of them.