Coffee 8-4-12

Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:58 am

Cap wrote:Hello Everyone, missed out on coffee on Sat. I was out riding PA.
Sad news to hear bout your kitty Steve. We like cats around here too. It sure is sad when one goes away.

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Thanks Cap, She was a great old gal. Best alarm clock I ever knew. I was really glad that she was here with me (and it was relatively easy)when she passed on Sunday. I was dreading Monday and having to take her to the Vet for the needle.
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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:50 pm

Finally got my '84 XL350R out & about. Spent years trying to title this thing ... and then I found out that other states in the union aren't as similar to Red Russia as this one, and got a title. Put it on the road last year, but today was it's first foray onto the mean streets of Massachusetts. 8-)

I hit 85 after I shot this. Should've saved the vid for that ... but I never expected her to get much over 70. I rebuilt the engine back in '08. Guess you could say I got a bit side-tracked on the project ....

Note ... that's the Jimmy parked next to it!!! That's how long ago I started working on it! :lol: (vid below massive pics)

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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:24 am

The XL is a beast! Are you going to keep it or sell it?

Worst video ever! You need one of those new-fangled steady-cams. :)
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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:42 pm

Every once in a while a photo opportunity come along & you actually get the picture.... Our poor Corky... he's numb as a hake, but cute as a button....




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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:41 am

Way to go Smitty! I need me an old dirt bike. Would love to find an old trials bike, you know, the ones with seats! ;) Maybe old old Yammy TY 250. Seems to be a few around still. I once had an Ossa Mick Andrews which would pull stumps.

Ha,ha Freddy, Old corky knows how to get outta the heat though. Great Pix!
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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:28 am

I missed the Saturday breakfast. I was out with friends having a good time and this is what we saw on the way home. Raw video from inside our car!
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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:44 am

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: No men to be found in that car!! :rofl:
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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:19 pm

Who's lookin' for an Ossa trials bike? This one's my dream! I can no longer ride because of my back...I just want to park it in the living room & look at it. It's hard to tell in the pic, but this thing is built backwards! The carb is in front, the exhaust in the rear (like they should be!) The gas tank is where the radiator used to be so it blocks mud from the engine. The radiator and air filter are
horizontal where the gas tank used to be. It's just so cool!
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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:16 pm

That's awesome Freddy! I didn't realize Ossa was back in bizz? How cool is that!

I grew up in western Mass right by the NY state border. The national distributor for Ossa was called Yankee, in Albany, Ny. We had a club called the Greylock scramblers that competed in well, scrambles, enduro's, (the international six days trials came through town back then) and the beginings of when Moto Cross came over to the states. Myself and a friend of mine got two Ossa Stilettos and some parts, motors cylinders etc..
It was allot of fun back then as a teenager. My Pops would haul us around to the races. Unadilla, Ny, and Pepperll, Mass were the big dog tracks back then as they still are today. Later on I got into what they called mixed trials back then. That's where the old Mick Andrews trials bike came in. Now a days those trials riders are amazing. We sure didn't fly like the MotoX'ers of today though. Bikes would have broke. It was more like the old hound and hare races. It's evolved into a whole different thing at least the indoors (Super X). The outdoors is the same though except they are way faster! ;)
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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:19 pm

SteveZee wrote:! I didn't realize Ossa was back in bizz


Well...not that as much as someone bought the name & built this trials bike. They tried to build it as if they had never seen a trials bike. They did a good job! I hear tell it rides well.

I rode trials from 1989 to 2002ish. In 1999 I took first place in New England in my age group. It was the most fun! I rode 2 or 3 nationals each year too. I loved that.... the Nationals were always above my head & it was a blast to give it all. Twice I did legitimately take a third place trophy at a national... I have three, 3rd place trophies, but the very first national I ever rode, only three showed up to ride my class! Heeheee! That year I took a 3rd & a 5th... 3 & 5 people in my class. It's funny to go home with a trophy for taking last place. LOL BUT... just to finish a national deserves a trophy! They beat you up pretty well.
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Re: Coffee 8-4-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:26 pm

I'm surprised to hear there's a track in Pepperell - I thought this state put an end to all of that. I guess the fact that they're next to NH means the populace must be somewhat normal there. The MX track in Uxbridge used to be in the paper every single week because of crybaby whining neighbors, & officials saying "TOO MANY" people are getting hurt there. Last I heard they were going to close. :roll: There's a guy in Spencer who tried to open a track on HIS OWN property. The neighbors cried so loudly that whenever he rides by himself or with a few friends, the cops get called 1,000 times a minute about "racing" going on, until they go down there.

What a joke this state is ... :sick:
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