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Offline GlennC

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2010, 11:35:46 PM »
Here are my Antiques

1922 CR500 Best bike ever


Me On my way to a 1st place finish in a D37 Hare and hound race 2009
On my 1961 CR250


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another D37 race Me 2nd in class son 3rd in class, On our classic Honda's


My 1955 YZ250 Best bike ever made i tell ya


My Classic Honda Road Bike its a 1955 dream 305


My old Triumph Its the best bike ever made


I dont have any videos, But who wants to se and old c rider run over a pile of rocks anyway.

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2010, 11:44:24 PM »
I agree the KTM 300 is a great off road bike. and better than the OOOOOOOOOOOOLD CR500, But the YZ 250 is pretty good as well.

I have never ridden a Maico, Not that there's anything wrong with that. I'm just saying that they aren't going to be competitive with modern bikes in a race setting.

I don't race the 500, I use it for training, Usually go race mileage + 10 in the same or rougher terrain for three weeks before a race.

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #62 on: July 29, 2010, 12:07:11 AM »
In the desert I would change my opinion, the CR500 would be great there and I'd gear mine high and do 100 MPH. 
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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2010, 12:09:31 AM »
In the desert I would change my opinion, the CR500 would be great there and I'd gear mine high and do 100 MPH. 

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2010, 12:12:39 AM »
BTW, I do own maicos with Disc brakes and liquid cooling, I'm gearing the transmission in this one for enduro right now (lowering 1st and 2nd gear and primary drive), my next year's ride.



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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2010, 01:30:36 AM »
Is that the stock pipe and radiator shrouds?  Because they look drastically different from the pipe and shrouds on my dad's '86 M-Star (unless I'm remembering wrong, which is possible given that the 500 has been buried in the garage for three years.)


Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #66 on: July 29, 2010, 06:25:08 AM »
For me the definition of vintage can change, sometime it depends on who you are riding with...  One group I ride with is mostly younger 18 - mid 20's, to them my 2000 KTM is a vintage bike.  Another group, 35-60 year olds, my KTM is practically new...  So vintage can be in the eye of the beholder...

For me a 2000 is not a vintage bike, its the perfect bike for me...  Sure I'd like to have a new 2011 6 speed KTM 300 XC, but finances dictate I keep the old girl.  She may be getting older, but she does everything I ask of her, but best of all she doesn't cost me anything.
Eric Provenzano
2019 KTM 300 XCW TPI
2000 KTM 300 EXC (Son's)
2001 KTM 380 EXC
Sold 1991 KDX 200... fun play bike
Sold 1999 KX250
Sold 1999 YZ125 (son's)
Sold 2001 Yamaha TTL 125 (son's 1st bike)
Sold but never forgotten 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M
Sold 1974 Honda Elsinore CR125

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #67 on: July 29, 2010, 08:06:08 AM »
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For me a 2000 is not a vintage bike, its the perfect bike for me...  Sure I'd like to have a new 2011 6 speed KTM 300 XC, but finances dictate I keep the old girl.  She may be getting older, but she does everything I ask of her, but best of all she doesn't cost me anything.

I don't know how you ride the trails on a bike from 2000.  Crap, I don't know how any one rides a bike from 2009, can you imagine using disc brakes from 2009? Do they stop you?  Crap, where I ride if the brakes aren't from a 2011 bike you just can't stop!  The brakes just don't work up here!  :)
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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #68 on: July 29, 2010, 04:39:07 PM »
GlennC: Thats the best looking 1922 CR500 i have ever seen. ;)
If you don't fall off you are not going hard enough

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2010, 05:04:59 PM »
Yeah, especially considering they never even made CR500s until 1983!


Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2010, 05:14:14 PM »
Yeah, especially considering they never even made CR500s until 1983!

Well it was obviously a joke...
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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2010, 05:25:31 PM »
Well yeah.  The dirt-bike had yet to even be invented in the 1920s.


Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #72 on: July 29, 2010, 05:31:49 PM »
Well yeah.  The dirt-bike had yet to even be invented in the 1920s.

I beg to differ.
Considering most of the roads on the planet were dirt back then, I would say all early bikes were dirt bikes. ;D
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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #73 on: July 29, 2010, 05:46:29 PM »
Good point.  Would be real interesting to go back in time with a modern (I'll let everyone define "modern" on their own) bike and show them how it's done.  You'd be like a God among Men with your fancy "two stroke" thing.


Is this Maico a 440 or only a 400?  Well in all the confusion, I forgot myself.
But considering this is a 1978 Magnum, the best-handling bike in the world, you have to ask yourself one question.
Do you feel lucky, punk?

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Re: Two stroke hillclimbing
« Reply #74 on: July 29, 2010, 06:47:15 PM »
GlennC: Thats the best looking 1922 CR500 i have ever seen. ;)

Thanks Kiwi,
I'm the original owner. :o