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    F O R K brace. But l agree, it's kinda silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    I like the "foot brace/grab bar" attached to the front forks.
    It was intended for the Australian market. That's a Roo bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    F O R K brace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    F O R K brace. But l agree, it's kinda silly.
    But think about the adventures you could dream of? Winching the mighty 120Cat up a side hill in Central America........Only possible by the Rokon-style fork brace.

    It was GS long before GS was a style.
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    Funny, I always remember, fondly, the great cars and motorcycles that I owned, but for the life of me cannot remember what I did with the money I sold them for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeabeckS View Post
    Ya ever have a Forestry Patrolman stop and check you for a spark arrestor in those mountains around Reno? Say on Peavine at the 7th street sand pits, or perhaps off Skyline Drive towards Hunter Lake. DAMHIK.
    I used to ride up toward Hunter Lake but I don't recall being stopped by anyone. I don't remember ever seeing else up there. This was in 1970. We lived on Markridge Dr. I'd ride to the end of the street and then head off into the boonies, there wasn't anything there then. Looking at Google Earth I can find our house but it looks a lot more built up all around there now. There was another place that we used to ride that was dirt hills, etc. that was pretty popular with the dirt crowd, IIRC. I think it was on the southwest side. It's probably built up too. Reno was a lot smaller place then. I guess I should expect some change in 45 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markaz View Post
    I used to ride up toward Hunter Lake but I don't recall being stopped by anyone. I don't remember ever seeing else up there. This was in 1970. We lived on Markridge Dr. I'd ride to the end of the street and then head off into the boonies, there wasn't anything there then. Looking at Google Earth I can find our house but it looks a lot more built up all around there now. There was another place that we used to ride that was dirt hills, etc. that was pretty popular with the dirt crowd, IIRC. I think it was on the southwest side. It's probably built up too. Reno was a lot smaller place then. I guess I should expect some change in 45 years.
    Frankly, I barely remember what Reno looked like back then! Change is an understatement.

    My regular patrol area was Peavine Mtn, but we stayed off the back trails after 10 or 11 in the morning, to shorten our fire response times. Met a lot of kids on bikes up in the Sand Pit area off W7th/Kings Row area. When the Verdi patrol guy was on days off, I'd cover his territory up on Skyline...I remember Markridge Dr.

    Some of the areas I patrolled in the summers are now acres and acres of houses. I was with NDF from '69 to '85, fought a lot of fires in those hills... Some good times, some not so good.

    Started riding dirt bikes in Fallon in the early 60's, "graduated" to street bikes in the 70's. Still miss those Sierra highways.

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    Just thought this thread should resurface periodically for the enjoyment of all.

    Found this thread the other night using "search" . I thoroughly enjoyed it over a few days. Trips down memory lane should not be rushed.

    Mine was a '72 R60/5. . (Bought new).
    Makes me wanna search for pics of that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    I have two I wish I still had today...first a 1975 Honda CB550F and second, a 1990 R100 that was transformed into a smoked red R100RS.
    We have similar tastes. Back in the late 70's I rode a Honde 550 Four from Edmonton AB to Oaxaca MX and all over Mexico then back to Alberta.

    I still own my '82 R100RS which I just rode from Vancouver BC to Harleysville PA for the 40th anniversary rally hosted by Todd Trumbore.
    The bike was repainted just before the trip so when Hans Muth who designed this amazing machine arrived at the rally I asked him to sign one of my side covers. So a tiny bit of it's creator is now along for the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeabeckS View Post


    Hope you have a big picture of that on your wall somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post


    Hope you have a big picture of that on your wall somewhere

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    Hope you have a big picture of that on your wall somewhere

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    In an attempt to allay my regrets about the S, I ordered one of these yesterday to be delivered in May at the factory. It leans the wrong way in corners, but it rides pretty well.
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    I sold a 2009 Yamaha TMax scooter in 2012 and regretted it instantly.

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    Today I rectified the problem. I found a well cared for 2009 TMax and made an 1,800 mile round trip to bring it home.

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    If Only

    Ah yes. If only time stood still, we didn't age, and our parts didn't wear out.
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