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Replied by Quartermaster35 on topic Just Pics.

"Ride your Yamaha to work day"

1973 Yamaha CT3 175

Prior Bikes:
1973 Suzuki TS90
1977 Yamaha IT175
1978 Suzuki 390SP
1980 Yamaha 175 Tri-Moto
1969 Yamaha DT1 250
1981 Yamaha XS650 Special
1982 Suzuki GS550ES
1982 Honda 250R
1984 Honda Nighthawk "S"
2005 Kawasaki KLR650
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Replied by Tinkicker on topic Just Pics.

As Xmas approaches and my 79  DT175mx restoration is heading towards completion, I am reminded of this time two years ago.

​​​​​​Christmas day 2019 was the day my 97 Honda VFR750 resto was completed, all apart from a missing gear lever rubber.

There are only a handful of bikes out of many that I immediately regretted selling, the biggest regret being when I traded in my VFR750 bought new in 97, for a CBR1100xx super blackbird in 99.  Regretted it within 10 miles.  Swore I'd get another one day and bring it back to showroom condition as my old one was.

Then there is the DT.  Bought new in April 80 and traded in two months later for a road bike as my riding buddies sold their trailies and bought roadbikes to go to bike rallies on.  The DT was the last in a long line of off roaders.
  That little DT left a lasting impression and 40 years later....  Only this time it won't be thrashed across pit stacks and down muddy dirt tracks.

Completed VFR Christmas day 2019

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Replied by Pete-RT1 on topic Just Pics.

 
Took the noisy one out today on the local roads before hitting some trails on the CT1-C.
Yamaha RT-1
Yamaha CT1-B
Yamaha CT1-C
Yamaha AT1-C
Yamaha CT3
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Replied by shyted on topic Just Pics.

That version of the VFR 750 is where Honda made the best bikes. A true landmark motorcycle . They haven't built a better bike since then and that's a lovely example.
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Replied by shyted on topic Just Pics.

It's looking pretty Pete.
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Replied by darinm on topic Just Pics.

October made us think of skiing, but it warmed right back up this November on the California/Oregon border, it's been tough work getting the XT250 out as well as the two '72s. Checked out a semi local OHV area which has ~14 miles of ATV (but not side by side) width trails, sandy clay dirt, pretty fun, not my typical outing. 

It ended up being a 30 mile loop between dirt roads from the car and the OHV trails, 5,318' of climbing. Had to stop a few time for the TS185 to cool off. It just runs hot, over 350 all the time. I've tried a cooler plug and jetting so rich it bogs, still runs the same temps. Had to pull over three times during the climbs to cool off when it hit 400f. 


A few days later, dirt roads to an old mine that pulled over $900,000 in gold out of the earth around the turn of the century. Not much left standing these days. 

Great views though. 28 miles and 5,646' of climbing. Never saw temps over 368 and it ran like a charm, stays around 300 most of the time. Suspension and ergonomics are not as good for me as the TS185 but the engine has a much broader torque range.
 
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1972 Suzuki TS185 Sierra
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Replied by Tinkicker on topic Just Pics.

I do envy our US cousins for all that open land to ride on.  We have very few places to ride on our small, overcrowded island and those places are dwindling further.

As a teenager with a AT3 field bike, I had a large pit stack (coal mine spoil heaps), an old abandoned railway that went for miles and a quarry within bike pushing distance of home.

None of them have survived the property developers wallet. 
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Replied by darinm on topic Just Pics.

We're really spoiled out west (when it's not burning), though it's been slowly trending to less riding area, we still have thousands of miles of old logging roads and a fair amount of clandestine single track.
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Replied by ChipsDT250 on topic Just Pics.

studded up some junk tires with some screws and went for a rip today! 
 
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Replied by Ht1kid on topic Just Pics.

Wow looks like fun I remember riding in the snow on my HT1 when I was a kid we didn’t much snow probably 2 inches 
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