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#1 Austen OFFLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Yup, but not a tractor; although the correct color. A 1986 KTM MXC500 open classer 2 stroke; the answer when a CR500 no longer cuts it.

 

I had been looking for one of these bikes in particular for a while and finally came across the right one a couple of months ago and just had it shipped up from California. The bike had been previously stored away for 25 years due the original owner who went MIA. It is not pristine by any means but has seen very little use. It is absolutely ballistic to ride in every sense of the term... that is if you can get it started first. Thought I'd do a group shot of my other "great whites."

 

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Edited by Austen, January 17, 2016 - 11:36 PM.

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Posted January 17, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Well is clean!  Gonna stay that way?  I like the Duke better, but not sure what that is. Not a Monster?  I'm too old to ride such rigs anymore, thinking more like a Trike even now days. Bought a Sportster last summer, not sure I like it and hadn't ridden in 25yrs. SO, maybe I should just quit the bike idea, huh?


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Posted January 17, 2016 - 11:57 PM

Nice group of machines you got there! I just sold my street bike, just can't let a great bike sit in the garage anymore. Have a good time on those!
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Posted January 18, 2016 - 08:01 AM

Well is clean!  Gonna stay that way?  I like the Duke better, but not sure what that is. Not a Monster?  I'm too old to ride such rigs anymore, thinking more like a Trike even now days. Bought a Sportster last summer, not sure I like it and hadn't ridden in 25yrs. SO, maybe I should just quit the bike idea, huh?

I agree totally.  To old to rider anything with 2 wheel any more.  The 3 wheelers are out of sight $$ wise.  Those dirt bike are widow makers and never had much fancy for them.  Rode a lot of mile on a touring bike but that was 30 years ago or more.  To each his own.


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 08:28 AM

Oh man. That must be a blast to ride. Getting it started is the first problem. The second must be keeping the front wheel on the ground!  


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 10:53 AM

I've always wanted to get on a 500 2stroke.
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Posted January 18, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Man you have quite the collection of nice toys! Great looking bikes!


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 07:56 PM

 

Well is clean!  Gonna stay that way?  I like the Duke better, but not sure what that is. Not a Monster?  I'm too old to ride such rigs anymore, thinking more like a Trike even now days. Bought a Sportster last summer, not sure I like it and hadn't ridden in 25yrs. SO, maybe I should just quit the bike idea, huh?

 

I plan to keep it pretty clean but it will be used for occasional trail riding in dry climates.

 

The Ducati is a Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP.

 

If you don't ride very often but like to go out every once in a while for a few hours, a Sportster is a great bike for that.

 

 

Nice group of machines you got there! I just sold my street bike, just can't let a great bike sit in the garage anymore. Have a good time on those!

 

Thanks. They're my babes.

 

 

I agree totally.  To old to rider anything with 2 wheel any more.  The 3 wheelers are out of sight $$ wise.  Those dirt bike are widow makers and never had much fancy for them.  Rode a lot of mile on a touring bike but that was 30 years ago or more.  To each his own.

 

You said it. The big 500cc 2 stroke open class bikes are definitely widow makers.

 

 

Oh man. That must be a blast to ride. Getting it started is the first problem. The second must be keeping the front wheel on the ground!

 

Starting it is a job in itself. The kicker is on the left side which makes it even more awkward. Yup, the bike wants to fly out from underneath you. 

 

 

I've always wanted to get on a 500 2stroke.

 

It's an experience you'll never forget. Be sure to have lots of open space to ride when you do.

 

 

Man you have quite the collection of nice toys! Great looking bikes!

 

Thanks. It's a passion of love.



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Posted January 19, 2016 - 08:20 AM

Reminds me of the CRF450 I had a few years back, I keep my eyes open for a CR500 but they have definitely become the collectors item and hard to come buy at the right price. Nice buy! 


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Very nice photos now don't go and hurt yourself on those things!!!


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 03:29 PM

Austen, what's the implement on the back of the 1886?

Nice bikes too!
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Posted January 19, 2016 - 03:38 PM

Austen, what's the implement on the back of the 1886?

Nice bikes too!

It's a Gannon Earthcavator!
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Posted January 19, 2016 - 03:52 PM

 

Reminds me of the CRF450 I had a few years back, I keep my eyes open for a CR500 but they have definitely become the collectors item and hard to come buy at the right price. Nice buy!

 

It can be hard to find one that's in decent shape too. Keep your eyes out!

 

 

Very nice photos now don't go and hurt yourself on those things!!!

 

Thanks!

 

 

Austen, what's the implement on the back of the 1886?

Nice bikes too!

 

Thanks,

 

Yup, it's a Gannon Earthcavator.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 05:01 PM

Thanks Austen and Diesel1050




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