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Old 03-14-2004, 09:06 AM   #11
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Not considering "Dirtbikes" in 1964 but "Trailbikes" yes. The 1962 MJ2T was Yamaha's first dual purpose effort followed in '63 by the YG1T and the YL2C in '67 a year before the DT1. I don't count the YDS3C Big Bear as a "Trailie" and I don't think anyone else would who had actually tried to ride one offroad. Some might count the 1964 YDS2M Ascot Scrambler however.
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Old 03-14-2004, 04:29 PM   #12
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Only wish there were some pics of the Vincent without the fairing. Pretty as it is the appeal for me for these old bikes is the sight of the mechanicals. Never have seen a Vincent single but the old twin engine is a top ten feast for the eyes and imagination.
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Old 03-15-2004, 04:47 AM   #13
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I seem to have lost interest in much past the '70s. Last Sunday I fired up the 77 LeMans and went for a ride-didn't do a single thing that a new bike would have done better or faster.



Dragged out the CT90 yesterday and watched my wife ride it 'round the house in full Dr. Zhivago kit.



Rode my Bultaco Frontera down the street in a blue cloud.



March doesn't get any better than this.
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:02 PM   #14
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Those are all nice bikes in the article, but for sheer desirability for me, nothing beats a Gold Star. It's one of the best looking motorcycles ever made, handles great, and is pretty fast, even today.

A Norton Manx would be nice too, while I'm dreaming...
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:11 PM   #15
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Funny you should mention a Bultaco! I just happen to know a guy in Louisiana that used to race those, and still has one. Slated for restoration, like soon! Will send pictures to MO when he gets done. Claims he won't ride it after restoration, yeah, right.....
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:53 PM   #16
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I'm afraid he got the decade wrong. That's a late '74-'75 YZ360, not '64.



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Old 03-16-2004, 12:08 AM   #17
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Yep, info, insight on the old Spanish bikes would be nice. What made them dudes so fast anyway? I had no tech knowledge back

in those days..and was never exposed to anyone that owned Buls and the like. I can

remember Mike Kidd riding short track here in

Duncanville on a 100 Bultaco!.... Kirby
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Old 03-16-2004, 09:35 AM   #18
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Manx Norton.
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