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big john 09-22-21 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by PepeM (Post 22241579)
Italian indeed. 2007 I think.

The one I miss the most is my Maico, well, except for the whole breaking down part. More power than I could use, but get it pointed into some open area and crack that 1/8 turn throttle and you better be holding on and sitting forward. Quite the rush.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8375802aa7.jpg
stolen photo

PepeM 09-22-21 02:18 PM

Is that a 2-stroke? 500cc 2-strokes are complete insanity.

big john 09-22-21 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by PepeM (Post 22241594)
Disc breaks, drafting, trekmogul... This place never changes. :D

Maybe we should start a waving thread?

PepeM 09-22-21 02:24 PM

Oh dear, don't tempt me.

Jack Tone 09-22-21 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22241311)
I keep saying that. And yet..


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22241335)
You have a "want" problem, not a "need" problem.

For sure. Just bought two more yesterday on Craigslist. Went to buy one and he had another nice one for sale.

big john 09-22-21 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by PepeM (Post 22241602)
Is that a 2-stroke? 500cc 2-strokes are complete insanity.

Yep. All the dirt bikes I had were 2-strokes. My friend had a KX-500 water cooled 2-stroke. That thing was ridiculous, but predictable. You don't want to be behind it when it starts roosting. I had a YZ 490 which was mellow in comparison, even compared to the Maico.
I rode a friend's CR500 Honda and it scared me. Too unpredictable and twitchy. Fine for top pros but not for me. Lucky I didn't crash it.

genejockey 09-22-21 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22241554)
Yes, but most often quantity beasts quality.

I personally prefer quality beasts.

PepeM 09-22-21 02:31 PM

When my track car sells, I am considering getting a 2-stroke. A TE150i. :D

genejockey 09-22-21 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22241572)
That was my experience, too. For my retro build project, the only thing I didn't buy was the headset. Stem, bars, and crankset I bought twice. I should probably sell the first stuff, but I'm lazy. I think I ended up spending close to $1k for all my parts, decals, and bits.

Yeah. I even looked at some of the groupsets on Ebay, ones that were probably take-offs, and they don't generally include wheelsets, or cables, or seatposts, stems, and bars. Or tires.

LAJ 09-22-21 02:35 PM

Look what the cat dragged in. :thumb:

genejockey 09-22-21 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22241613)
For sure. Just bought two more yesterday on Craigslist. Went to buy one and he had another nice one for sale.

When I picked up the Ironman, he also had a Serotta Ti bike, also too big for him. The problem was, he wants $1500 for that, which is 5x what I paid for the Centurion.

OTOH, that may have been what Mrs. GeneJockey thought I was paying, so maybe I should have!

big john 09-22-21 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by PepeM (Post 22241623)
When my track car sells, I am considering getting a 2-stroke. A TE150i. :D

Did you race Supermotard on your Husky? I always thought that looked like fun.

I'll bet a TE150i is fast enough to have fun on, especially if you're light. A friend raced 125s in MX and desert and when he came to our rides it was crazy trying to follow him through the dez. He was light and he could turn that thing on a dime and I would be braking and downshifting and trying to get pointed in the direction he was going and the next thing I knew he would turn again. Lots of fun!

Eric F 09-22-21 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22241627)
Yeah. I even looked at some of the groupsets on Ebay, ones that were probably take-offs, and they don't generally include wheelsets, or cables, or seatposts, stems, and bars. Or tires.

Yep. I had my project to a point where it looked like it was close to done, until I realized that the list of stuff I still needed was about as long as the stuff I already had.
https://i.imgur.com/jA59jW3.jpg

WhyFi 09-22-21 03:03 PM

Nice fall weather for an LSD -

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a92e27f105.jpg

Unfortunately, they didn't have cans of Coke at my pitstop, so I had to make do with Pepsi. :twitchy:

Velo Vol 09-22-21 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22241551)
When I rode my Husqvarna I didn't wear earplugs but the helmet protected my ears.

You missed out.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...370b03a1b.jpeg

genejockey 09-22-21 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22241669)
Unfortunately, they didn't have cans of Coke at my pitstop, so I had to make do with Pepsi. :twitchy:

No Coke. Pepsi.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7ac2893237.jpg

Cheesebourgie, Cheesebourgie, ​​​​​​​Cheesebourgie!

big john 09-22-21 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22241687)
No Coke. Pepsi.

Cheesebourgie, Cheesebourgie, Cheesebourgie!

No fries, chips.

Mojo31 09-22-21 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22241610)
Maybe we should start a waving thread?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...00579de6e3.gif

big john 09-22-21 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22241674)

Wouldn't do any good on the outside of a full face helmet.
Husqvarna made rifles and sewing machines, along with chainsaws.

big john 09-22-21 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22241701)

Take it to the 41, if you dare.

datlas 09-22-21 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22241669)
Nice fall weather for an LSD -

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a92e27f105.jpg

Unfortunately, they didn't have cans of Coke at my pitstop, so I had to make do with Pepsi. :twitchy:

LSD? Coke??? Dougs don’t do drugs.

Mojo31 09-22-21 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22241707)
Take it to the 41, if you dare.

I know it's been explained to me, but I'm not sure I even know what the 41 is.

I can be dense at times.

In any event, I'll pass on the dare. I see the saddle thread has gone all french showerery.

big john 09-22-21 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22241724)
I know it's been explained to me, but I'm not sure I even know what the 41 is.

I can be dense at times.

In any event, I'll pass on the dare. I see the saddle thread has gone all french showerery.

The 41 is the road forum, where many threads go all French showery. There used to be a "41" in the url.

Mojo31 09-22-21 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22241717)
LSD? Coke??? Dougs donít do drugs.

For all non-Dougs, does that mean the sky's the limit?

datlas 09-22-21 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22241724)
I know it's been explained to me, but I'm not sure I even know what the 41 is.

I can be dense at times.

In any event, I'll pass on the dare. I see the saddle thread has gone all french showerery.

The 41 is the road cycling forum. All the forums used to have numbers in their URL or whatever you call the web address.


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