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|08-17-2011 04:20 PM|
My first bike. Or something like it. I miss it off road that's for sure. its a 84 XL200R.
|08-02-2011 10:55 AM|
There's more chrome on some of these things than on a Chevy Impala of similar vintage.
Some folks near here had an identical pair of them. I think they took them along with their camper as campground bikes. I bought one, a neighbor up the street bought the other. The neighbor destroyed his in short order: mine lasted four years or so.
Every time I see him, my uncle gives me a hard time about getting it bogged down in the mud in the middle of one of his cornfields almost 40 years ago. It never stood a chance and I still don't know how I got as far as I did. We had to drag it out on its side with a tractor.
Guess this was a more popular rig back in the day than I thought it was. Looks more like a bike you'd see some Saigon hooker riding around on rather than a kid in a cornfield in Missouri. Guess I had some "International Flair" back in the day.
|08-02-2011 10:42 AM|
Originally Posted by planalp View Post
Not mine but what it looked like before I got my 13 year old hands on it.
|08-02-2011 07:57 AM|
Originally Posted by 650Stew View Post
|08-01-2011 10:38 PM|
The last two stroke Kawi I saw that had an oil tank had the tank on the left side I think... Window is on the other side?
Edit: Tom, your bike looks just like mine! Cept you got more luggage on yours (and a 685 and crash bars...)
|08-01-2011 07:37 PM|
Too cool. When I was doing my search, I found some cafe racer examples.
So, the oil sight glass thing is bugging the hell out of me. Did some take a pre-mix in the tank and some not? I know damned good and well mine had an oil sight glass because I remember filling it up and my Dad warning me to not ever let it run out and there's no doubt the tank was on the right side under that panel.
|08-01-2011 07:22 PM|
|08-01-2011 06:56 PM|
Yes, it was a two stroke. It fired on the first kick and then did the whinnng-ding-ding thing. He had it set up as a cafe racer. In truth, it was a KH100, but you know, same idea.
When I got home I did a bit of research and found that they actually race the wee things.
I can't find it right now, now that I want to share :^(.
This is the idea:
|08-01-2011 06:37 PM|
I'll be damned. Small world. Was it a 2-stroke? Still can't figure out why the one I found a picture of doesn't have an oil sight gauge on that side panel.
|08-01-2011 06:30 PM|
I got to ride one of those last year. Found it in a gas station in Carpinteria on the way back from Paso Robles. I was admiring it and the guy came out and handed me the keys and said "Ride it!".
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