KYB Air shocks 1981

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12/12/2017 6:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2017 6:36 PM

Bottom left trickness. Nothing new. FTR, I had an 81 RM 80 with Fox Air Shox.
I'd buy this bike right now.

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12/12/2017 6:35 PM

Those were really, really good times.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/12/2017 6:42 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Those were really, really good times.

Yep. Everyone in my area had dirt bikes of some sort. We rode them down the roads to friends houses, cut through the hills to others houses, and they were cheap and bad ass. And you could fix them cheap.

These old school bikes get me more excited than new stuff. All that needs is a DG cone pipe.
The 80s brought all the technology we have today really except EFI. That was the 90s.
Long travel, water cooling, disc brakes. Nothing today is really all that groundbreaking.


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12/12/2017 8:02 PM

Picked up a really clean 78 YZ80 last year for under 500 bucks. I have a shiny new Luft remote reservoir shock for it on the shelf. Found a NOS Mototek CDI for $100.00, a rough but repairable DG aluminum swing arm for 300 and just missed out on a DG head for $410.00. Sad thing is I sold off a NOS DG head for one years ago for $100.00 that I had bought for $10.00.

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12/12/2017 8:25 PM

I remember the DG Catalog and how unbelievably radical those bikes were.
Got to go need to spend money on my bike now that it won't make me any faster.

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12/12/2017 8:40 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Those were really, really good times.

Hell ya!!! i had a Works Performance shock on my '81 YZ80. Remember "Luft" shocks? they were trick to.

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12/12/2017 8:41 PM

newmann wrote:

Picked up a really clean 78 YZ80 last year for under 500 bucks. I have a shiny new Luft remote reservoir shock for it on the shelf. Found a NOS Mototek CDI for $100.00, a rough but repairable DG aluminum swing arm for 300 and just missed out on a DG head for $410.00. Sad thing is I sold off a NOS DG head for one years ago for $100.00 that I had bought for $10.00.

ohhh how about a pic of the Luft shock, just for old times sake cool

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-OC
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12/13/2017 8:01 AM

Luft shocks. I haven't heard that name in like 30 years.

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12/13/2017 9:07 AM

Luft remote fitted on a PK Racing XR75 monoshock frame.

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12/13/2017 9:10 AM

Anyone remember the CH Racing Omega One air shocks? All aluminum construction and super light. Saves over 6 pounds per set compared to stock rear shocks on a 76-78 CR125. Light Bike project material here.


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12/13/2017 9:40 AM

This is on the local Craig's list now not sure what shocks these are on this 81 cr80.

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12/13/2017 8:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2017 8:49 PM

Dg tricked that thing out and of course Eric Kehoe made it famous.This was the time when factories cared because for 81 it came with a radial head remote reservoir shock and a 410 rear tire instead of a 365. Aluminum swingarm would have too wait.

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