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Reply to RM125 1978 Brochure 9/18/2019 5:29 PM

Will get it in the mail. Enjoy. I had 76 YZ 125 and then 77 RM250. Looked at the 78 RM125, but got KTM400 instead.

Reply to THE DUDE to root for - At Ironman this weekend. 8/23/2019 11:25 AM

Can we gat an update on how he did?

Reply to Let's see your 80's Bikes 5/24/2019 6:07 PM

https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/users/68292/thumbs/104650/s138_IMG_2644.jpg

Reply to Let's see your 80's Bikes 5/24/2019 6:02 PM

https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/users/68292/avatar/s200x600_1981_KTM_495_1548190022.jpg?1548189441

Reply to My picks for the ten best-looking stock Yamaha MX bikes of all time. 4/19/2019 3:27 PM

Agree with the black and yellow 1976.

Reply to Seeking Specific Jofa MX Shoulder Pads 3/13/2019 7:27 AM

Looks the same? What are you doing with this?
Reply to What’s in your Old Gear Bag 3/4/2019 11:44 AM

My gear bag is a little older.

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Reply to Dynomite Denims 1/28/2019 5:42 PM

Like that visor. Had a pair of the denims, lasted forever. Then Lancer leathers.

Reply to 1981 KTM 495 1/20/2019 1:47 PM

It is tough to kick with the left hand lever with awkward angle, plus the bike height. Milk crate helps when cold. Got to get the piston in just the right spot to start your kick.

Reply to 1981 KTM 495 1/13/2019 5:12 AM

I think you are right on detonation issue as the reason for deck height increase. Air cooled 14:1 compression ratio on extended full throttle run, recipe for detonation. KTM lowered the compression in later years.

Reply to 1981 KTM 495 1/11/2019 5:13 PM

barnett468, don't see the speed record story on your link, but found it at below. I don't know how to link. http://www.off-road.com/dirtbike/vintage-the-fastest-stock-dirtbike-ever-built-23650.html They changed gearing, leaned everything out and even ... more »

Reply to 1981 KTM 495 1/11/2019 6:35 AM

Cameron WV. Between Wheeling WV and Waynesburg PA. I have only seen a couple others back in the day.

Reply to My picks for the best looking Honda Motocross bikes of all time 1/10/2019 3:55 PM

1978. Went to Bond Hardware & Marine and gave them $1500. Took it home without setup or starting.

Reply to 1981 KTM 495 1/8/2019 3:32 AM

Thanks for the comments. Disc brakes came a couple tears later and I'm sure fork seals will need changed after 38 years. Bought this new in 1981 from Dirty Harrys in Pittsburgh. Actually went to Lorain OH to pick up at KTM. Everything is original except ... more »