1996 TM 80

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1/29/2019 10:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/29/2019 10:39 PM

Found an old (1996?) adult TM 80. Very low hours and pretty trick bike. 18 / 21 inch tires. Has a new 100cc cylinder/ head / piston / ring kit and tons of spare parts. Has a new aluminum gas tank and 3 new ex pipes. Sure not much of a mx bike, but maybe a cool trail bike. $1000.00 dollars for a 100cc cylinder kit in 2003, holy crap.

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1/29/2019 10:37 PM

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1/29/2019 10:40 PM

lucky SOB... the 80 class was a big deal at one time. That bike is really cool.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

1/30/2019 12:41 AM

Bitchin

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1/30/2019 2:29 AM

I loved those TMs...

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1/30/2019 7:37 AM

That is awesome! Wish I would have seen it, would have picked that up in a second!!

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1/30/2019 7:48 AM

Bet that thing will be a blast! Nice find!

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1/30/2019 7:51 AM

Might go up for sale. Friend that owns it is in the hospital or I should say extended care. Not looking good. He has a plated Husaberg and a mid 90’s GasGas 250. Had a storage locker full of bikes and tons of parts. Just trying to help him out.

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1/30/2019 7:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 7:58 AM

I remember seeing a video of a young Roczen racing a 125 sized bike with what I think was a 85cc motor or so - that class/type of racing is popular in Europe, isnt it?

I know they take it a step further too, as 50cc motors in adult size bikes also had/has a following too

Oh yea, SWEET build, OP!!!

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1/30/2019 8:07 AM

Didn't the ISDE have an adult 80 class at one time? I remember seeing a few Euro brand full size 80 enduro bikes back in the day.

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1/30/2019 8:18 AM

Yes... that is what I mentioned on my post. Larry Roseler raced the 80 class at one ISDE on a custom built KX. You can still get a full sized TM 85/100.

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1/30/2019 8:34 AM

cool bike. I think this is a very underrated class

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1/30/2019 8:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 4:47 PM

Man that thing looks like an early 90's RM.....but cooler.

Edit: I see it now. Thank you for the info ti473, Oldhalfway.

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1/30/2019 8:49 AM

Wow... This brings back a lot of memories... This was my exact first bike, except I had a '94. I'm pretty sure I had shrouds from a 96 though because I remember having those graphics. I lived down the street from a small shop that was tight with TM in Pesaro and was actually one of their main parts distributors in Italy. I remember waking passed it on my walk home from school and drooling over the new (at the time) 98' and 99' models that were on display, as well as all the the matching "Wind" gear. I ended up being good friends the owner and even started working at that shop part time, and he started taking me to all the tracks in northern Italy, and that's really how I got into Moto. He was a really fond of the small bore TM's. I remember he had this black '98 TM80 that was super tricked out, as he was helping a local (but well renowned) engine builder named Mojoli test some parts. I remember busting my chin open on my first or second race as I almost looped out (from all that power lol) and slammed it on those Reikon crossbars. I think the following couple races I ended up top three and the prizes were some bootlegged VHS of Crusty demons 1 and 3...
Shortly after my dad asked me if I wanted to move to the States... Well how could I say no after watching those videos?? Little did I know that the Chicago Moto scene wasn't exactly like Dana Freeman movie. It was still awesome though.

If you don't want this bike I'd seriously be interested in it... I don't even ride anymore but just for the nostalgia factor, or maybe it will get me back into riding, I'd love to. I'd pay you a commission or something, or if you get it and decide you don't want it anymore at some point just let me know.

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1/30/2019 8:54 AM

BR8ES wrote:

Yes... that is what I mentioned on my post. Larry Roseler raced the 80 class at one ISDE on a custom built KX. You can still get a full sized TM 85/100.

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https://dirtbikemagazine.com/friday-wrap-up-7-1-16/
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1/30/2019 9:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 9:15 AM

Doddy wrote:

Man that thing looks like an early 90's RM.....but cooler.

Edit: I see it now. Thank you for the info ti473, Oldhalfway.

Pretty sure the plastics are RM or KX. Pretty sure they mismatched them back then.

Also that is a sweet find. I remember that Rossler kx80 from back then too! Good stuff.

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1/30/2019 9:15 AM

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1/30/2019 9:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 9:34 AM

Doddy wrote:

Man that thing looks like an early 90's RM.....but cooler.

Edit: I see it now. Thank you for the info ti473, Oldhalfway.

OldHalfway wrote:

Pretty sure the plastics are RM or KX. Pretty sure they mismatched them back then.

Also that is a sweet find. I remember that Rossler kx80 from back then too! Good stuff.

Yes, TM didn't have their own molds for plastics for a long time, they always borrowed them from the Japs. Those were RM shrouds and possibly even the rear fender. The 97 and up used kx rear fenders and I'm pretty sure YZ shrouds for a few years.

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1/30/2019 9:44 AM

Herb Eaversmells wrote:

Might go up for sale. Friend that owns it is in the hospital or I should say extended care. Not looking good. He has a plated Husaberg and a mid 90’s GasGas 250. Had a storage locker full of bikes and tons of parts. Just trying to help him out.

Sorry to hear about your friend.

I thought you had purchased the bike.
If it goes up for sale let me know. Don’t guess there’s a way to private message on here?

I’ve always thought these big 80’s where really cool and the fact that my son just started racing a TM (300) would make it even better to have one of these as my own bike.

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1/30/2019 10:02 AM

BR8ES wrote:

Yes... that is what I mentioned on my post. Larry Roseler raced the 80 class at one ISDE on a custom built KX. You can still get a full sized TM 85/100.

Anyone know the purpose of a solid sprocket?

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

1/30/2019 10:13 AM

It’s just what Sidewinder sold back in the day. I had one on my KDX 200

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1/30/2019 10:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 10:46 AM

Thats a nice tm .i wouln`t mind owning a pink
big size tm80 again.

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1/30/2019 5:02 PM

BR8ES wrote:

Yes... that is what I mentioned on my post. Larry Roseler raced the 80 class at one ISDE on a custom built KX. You can still get a full sized TM 85/100.

Dirty Points wrote: Photo
https://dirtbikemagazine.com/friday-wrap-up-7-1-16/

Stuntman949 wrote:

Anyone know the purpose of a solid sprocket?

I would imagine for getting a little more rotating mass to act like a flywheel weight.

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1/30/2019 5:41 PM

I would love to know what happened to that LR KX 80.... I have been on the fence about ordering up a new TM 85 full size, would be a lot of fun and very unique.

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1/30/2019 6:32 PM

Any chance the KX80 / 125 used 428 chain and needed 428 rear sprocket?

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1/30/2019 7:32 PM

BR8ES wrote:

I would love to know what happened to that LR KX 80.... I have been on the fence about ordering up a new TM 85 full size, would be a lot of fun and very unique.

There where 4 built.
One is at Pole Postion in Corona
Back in the early 90’s a guy who belonged to the same motorcycle club I did also had one. Had a go on it, as you would think very fun!

Going back to the sprocket again, it was nothing special. Sidewinder sold a lot of solid aluminum sprockets back in the day.

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1/31/2019 4:31 AM

I can't recall the year(s), but Carl Crank(e - sp?) and a group of his mates went to a few US Enduros on 80s. Might have tried to establish a class / did a few rounds, or, just ride parts of the course(s) as a hoot. I don't remember the mag that did the story on him / them.

In an earlier Big Wheel 80s thread here, I told of my experiences as a Course Marshall at the 92 OZ ISDE, with my following the 80cc class riders, and 125 class. It was amazing to see how Fast those blokes went, and how they just destroyed vicious, huge hills such as Tumblebee (I think that was what a particularly brutal one was called) Hill. I was quite a reasonable, competent rider in those days, but picking up on their techniques and lines, made it so much easier to get through Any nasty stuff.

And, those riders, especially the Italian ones, were incredibly stylish. Brightly coloured Silk scarves around their necks ( I kid you not), that never seemed to get a smudge of dirt on them, and said riders barely raising a sweat, whilst going warp factor eleven on screaming tiddlers.

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1/31/2019 3:05 PM

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1/31/2019 3:07 PM

Found a couple of tanks.
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1/31/2019 7:47 PM

Damnit.... I’ve dreamed of finding a pink, full size TM80 for years. Or even a full size CRE80. Way cool, keep the pics coming.

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