Top pros riding vintage bikes

chadder44
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4/10/2020 4:29pm Edited Date/Time 4/23/2020 9:10am
Are there any videos of current (past 10 years) pros riding motocross bikes from the 60s and 70s? I've seen retired racers like Emig and Stanton do it, but I've never seen a video of a rider in their prime do it. Roczen on McGrath's Honda just isn't far enough back for what I'm looking for. I'd like to see what the riders thoughts are on the old bikes as well.
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Barrett57
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4/11/2020 2:25am Edited Date/Time 4/11/2020 2:27am
I believe that Zach Osborne rode a maico 490 when he was over here during his gp days, not sure if there's any video but it was in a magazine. I'll see if I can find it.

I seem to remember though that he was really impressed with the engine.
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Ewan
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4/11/2020 4:17am
Search for Seely riding his ‘73 Elsinore recently.

Pretty cool.
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JBecker 72
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I remember seeing a video of Kevin Windham hitting a pretty big uphill triple on some 70’s bike. A Husqvarna maybe?
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4/11/2020 5:17am
JBecker 72 wrote:
I remember seeing a video of Kevin Windham hitting a pretty big uphill triple on some 70’s bike. A Husqvarna maybe?
I remember seeing a video of Kevin Windham hitting a pretty big uphill triple on some 70’s bike. A Husqvarna maybe?
I haven't seen the video but I saved these from somewhere



reded
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4/11/2020 5:28am
See the Guy Cooper thread for more of what you’re looking for.
JBecker 72
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4/11/2020 5:39am
JBecker 72 wrote:
I remember seeing a video of Kevin Windham hitting a pretty big uphill triple on some 70’s bike. A Husqvarna maybe?
I remember seeing a video of Kevin Windham hitting a pretty big uphill triple on some 70’s bike. A Husqvarna maybe?
jemcee wrote:
I haven't seen the video but I saved these from somewhere [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2020/04/11/418974/s1200_7.jpg[/img] [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2020/04/11/418975/s1200_8.jpg[/img]
I haven't seen the video but I saved these from somewhere



Awesome! Guess it makes sense it was a Honda and not a Husky lol
kb228
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4/11/2020 5:39am
Cade clason has a few vids up. Just saw one of him on an xr100 ripping.
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4/11/2020 5:42am
The KW stuff is from his farm I believe. That is a Bultaco just FYI.
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JBecker 72
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tydog wrote:
The KW stuff is from his farm I believe. That is a Bultaco just FYI.
Ah, thought the underslung pipe was an Elsinore only thing. They’re all before my time.
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JBecker 72 wrote:
Ah, thought the underslung pipe was an Elsinore only thing. They’re all before my time.
No worries! Fully understand, I guess that is why us old bastards are here LOL
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chadder44
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Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for a current guy to ride an old bike.
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mister2dt
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4/11/2020 7:20am
JBecker 72 wrote:
I remember seeing a video of Kevin Windham hitting a pretty big uphill triple on some 70’s bike. A Husqvarna maybe?
I remember seeing a video of Kevin Windham hitting a pretty big uphill triple on some 70’s bike. A Husqvarna maybe?
jemcee wrote:
I haven't seen the video but I saved these from somewhere [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2020/04/11/418974/s1200_7.jpg[/img] [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2020/04/11/418975/s1200_8.jpg[/img]
I haven't seen the video but I saved these from somewhere



For perspective on how big this jump is, this is me a few years ago hitting it

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chadder44 wrote:
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for...
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for a current guy to ride an old bike.
Fast guys are fast, doesn't matter what bike they are on. And old fast guys...they are still fast! Some first turn 100cc action from Diamond Don's several years back. Some of these names may ring a bell.



First turn, first moto, 100cc class on Sunday. 98 is Jim Gibson, 8 is Scott Burnworth, 14 is Guy Cooper, 13 is Trampas Parker, 97 is Doug Dubach, 668 is Cody Thomas, and if you can look for the open face helmet to the left that is Trey Jorski hooking the inside line.
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chadder44
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4/11/2020 7:53am Edited Date/Time 4/11/2020 7:55am
chadder44 wrote:
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for...
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for a current guy to ride an old bike.
newmann wrote:
Fast guys are fast, doesn't matter what bike they are on. And old fast guys...they are still fast! Some first turn 100cc action from Diamond Don's...
Fast guys are fast, doesn't matter what bike they are on. And old fast guys...they are still fast! Some first turn 100cc action from Diamond Don's several years back. Some of these names may ring a bell.



First turn, first moto, 100cc class on Sunday. 98 is Jim Gibson, 8 is Scott Burnworth, 14 is Guy Cooper, 13 is Trampas Parker, 97 is Doug Dubach, 668 is Cody Thomas, and if you can look for the open face helmet to the left that is Trey Jorski hooking the inside line.
I completely agree. I was mostly talking about the progression of the sport techniques (riding style, specialized fitness training, scrubs, whoop skills, etc) and how it would translate to an old bike. I'm curious as to how growing up in today's era of riding technical supercross at a young age would help on old bikes and old school ungroomed mx tracks. I assume it's easier for today's riders to ride old bikes on old tracks than it would be for a young Decoster to time travel and hop on a new bike and a supercross track. And that in NO WAY is a knock on Decosters talent. I just think it's unfair to expect someone to hop on the new technology and ride tracks with obstacles he's never imagined before. I have no doubt that he would adapt in time, but it would take longer than a 2020 guy riding the old stuff.
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Barrett57 wrote:
I believe that Zach Osborne rode a maico 490 when he was over here during his gp days, not sure if there's any video but it...
I believe that Zach Osborne rode a maico 490 when he was over here during his gp days, not sure if there's any video but it was in a magazine. I'll see if I can find it.

I seem to remember though that he was really impressed with the engine.
He raced an early YZ125 too I think...
MaxPower
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4/11/2020 4:43pm
Guy Cooper was clearing the Skyshot at Unadilla on a downpipe Bultaco. If you ever rode that track you'd be even more impressed. It's far
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mxmaniac
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4/11/2020 5:35pm
Barrett57 wrote:
I believe that Zach Osborne rode a maico 490 when he was over here during his gp days, not sure if there's any video but it...
I believe that Zach Osborne rode a maico 490 when he was over here during his gp days, not sure if there's any video but it was in a magazine. I'll see if I can find it.

I seem to remember though that he was really impressed with the engine.
We have a few 490s mx and enduro and the engine is my favourite engine of any bike I have had. the 82 barrels on the 81 was an animal. Linear power for days
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4/11/2020 8:20pm
chadder44 wrote:
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for...
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for a current guy to ride an old bike.
newmann wrote:
Fast guys are fast, doesn't matter what bike they are on. And old fast guys...they are still fast! Some first turn 100cc action from Diamond Don's...
Fast guys are fast, doesn't matter what bike they are on. And old fast guys...they are still fast! Some first turn 100cc action from Diamond Don's several years back. Some of these names may ring a bell.



First turn, first moto, 100cc class on Sunday. 98 is Jim Gibson, 8 is Scott Burnworth, 14 is Guy Cooper, 13 is Trampas Parker, 97 is Doug Dubach, 668 is Cody Thomas, and if you can look for the open face helmet to the left that is Trey Jorski hooking the inside line.
That was awesome, and they were hauling ass on those little 100's in the vid. Newman, remember when there was a 100cc pro class and where I'm from it was huge and stacked.
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4/11/2020 8:31pm
chadder44 wrote:
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for...
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for a current guy to ride an old bike.
newmann wrote:
Fast guys are fast, doesn't matter what bike they are on. And old fast guys...they are still fast! Some first turn 100cc action from Diamond Don's...
Fast guys are fast, doesn't matter what bike they are on. And old fast guys...they are still fast! Some first turn 100cc action from Diamond Don's several years back. Some of these names may ring a bell.



First turn, first moto, 100cc class on Sunday. 98 is Jim Gibson, 8 is Scott Burnworth, 14 is Guy Cooper, 13 is Trampas Parker, 97 is Doug Dubach, 668 is Cody Thomas, and if you can look for the open face helmet to the left that is Trey Jorski hooking the inside line.
BobbyM wrote:
That was awesome, and they were hauling ass on those little 100's in the vid. Newman, remember when there was a 100cc pro class and where...
That was awesome, and they were hauling ass on those little 100's in the vid. Newman, remember when there was a 100cc pro class and where I'm from it was huge and stacked.
The best scene is Dubach vs. Burner(?). Two go in, one comes out.
4/12/2020 12:04am
Robins On that 84 yz250 was rippin, imagine his whip turn downs in a 1984 race. Impressive list of wins on that 1985 cr250, even a 250 b mod moto.
jbonemalone
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4/12/2020 6:19am
chadder44 wrote:
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for...
Thanks guys! The cole seely clips were great. Windham picture is insane. I just wanted to see what the progression of the sport would do for a current guy to ride an old bike.
newmann wrote:
Fast guys are fast, doesn't matter what bike they are on. And old fast guys...they are still fast! Some first turn 100cc action from Diamond Don's...
Fast guys are fast, doesn't matter what bike they are on. And old fast guys...they are still fast! Some first turn 100cc action from Diamond Don's several years back. Some of these names may ring a bell.



First turn, first moto, 100cc class on Sunday. 98 is Jim Gibson, 8 is Scott Burnworth, 14 is Guy Cooper, 13 is Trampas Parker, 97 is Doug Dubach, 668 is Cody Thomas, and if you can look for the open face helmet to the left that is Trey Jorski hooking the inside line.
BobbyM wrote:
That was awesome, and they were hauling ass on those little 100's in the vid. Newman, remember when there was a 100cc pro class and where...
That was awesome, and they were hauling ass on those little 100's in the vid. Newman, remember when there was a 100cc pro class and where I'm from it was huge and stacked.
A few years back Dubach had a really sweet yz100 made just for this sort of thing.
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4/23/2020 7:50pm
That Maico sounded good

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