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    Norm!!!!!
    I had to pack up early Sunday (due to dirtbiking mud slinging antics getting nasty stinky mud into my eye & causing an eye infection) & find the Suzuki Samurai guy who was towing everyone out of the mud, as my high performance street tires did not fare well in our flooded mudpit campsite! The Samurai guy was pulling EVERYONE out, including 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with trailers full of bikes... THE MOST MUDDY I have EVER seen Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

    I didnt take my GS out beyond the more dry areas of our campsite, but sure did clock in A LOT of time on the 2 dirtbikes I brought! WOW WAS IT EVER MUDDY! The muddiest I've EVER seen it there!!!!!
    Did not get the '77 Suzuki PE250 restored in time, but my Pittsburgh buddies brought a truckload of early 1970's to 1979 Suzuki Enduros and dirtbikes, & raced 1 in the vintage 125cc motocross class, & I got to many really intense rips around the fields and a bit in the woods on this '74 Rickman Montesa 250cc Vehkonen Replica (race engine built to specs of the famous Finnish racer), & WOW...What a BEASTLY LITTLE MONSTER that bike is, holy crap! Everyone kept asking me if it was a 400cc or 500cc, it sounds soooooooo snarling & mean & aggressive... It nearly broke my ankle 3x trying to kickstart the high compression monster of an engine (kicking backwards with my good leg, had to have my heaviest friend kick it for me several times due to knee injury). Montesa 73M Vehkonen Replica 250cc engine in a special Rickman chassis...every person that I had try to kick-start it for me due to my injured/recovering knee said they had never kickstarted an engine that had so much compression... My 2 friends that I let ride it were floored...one came back with a ghostly white flushed face after grabbimg a big handful of throttle!!!

    Next year I hope to have the GS425 roadracer built up, as well as the '77 Suzuki PE250B.
    Also looking for an 80-81 Suzuki PE175, as this Rickman is a rowdy mean snarling beastly little vintage monster, & perhaps too much for a casual trail rider for my wife... perhaps too much engine for me as well!

    I unfortunately did not get to watch any road racing due to friends racing motocross & vintage hare scrambles, & my own testing the waters (post-knee surgery) of riding dirtbikes again...
    Hope to focus on twisty road riding thru September, & 2 stroke enduro bike trail riding Sept-Dec. That's my knee surgery recovery program...

    2020 AMA VMD...I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

    Oh yeah my Pittsburgh buddies ALL said unanimously that this event is INCREDIBLE, & They'll be there EVERY YEAR from now on! 1st timers!
    Me in rare party animal form with my PGH punk rocker buddies:
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    '77 GS750
    920cc, 4-1, GS1100E swinger, 18"rims, Fox Factory Shox, twinpot dual disc, VM29's, Yoshi cams
    '99 Kawasaki KDX220 rugged terrain ripper
    '74 Rickman VR250MX
    PROJECTS:
    '77 Suzuki PE250 Pure Enduro trail beast, ported, Wiseco, TüBliss, Fox Factory Shox/RaceTech
    '76 Rickman CR GS1000-1120cc roadracer, Yoshi cams&4-1, RF900R fork, Works ProRacers
    '79 GS425 489cc, GR650 cams, GS650 fork, twinpot discs, DID rims, GS1100E swinger, Fox Factory Shox
    '77 GS550 650-740cc susp/brake mods

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    Is anyone on GSR going to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2021?!?

    I'll be there, although I need to sell a dirtbike or 2, so I might not be bringing a GS for the first time in the history of me going to AMA VMD...

    '77 GS750
    920cc, 4-1, GS1100E swinger, 18"rims, Fox Factory Shox, twinpot dual disc, VM29's, Yoshi cams
    '99 Kawasaki KDX220 rugged terrain ripper
    '74 Rickman VR250MX
    PROJECTS:
    '77 Suzuki PE250 Pure Enduro trail beast, ported, Wiseco, TüBliss, Fox Factory Shox/RaceTech
    '76 Rickman CR GS1000-1120cc roadracer, Yoshi cams&4-1, RF900R fork, Works ProRacers
    '79 GS425 489cc, GR650 cams, GS650 fork, twinpot discs, DID rims, GS1100E swinger, Fox Factory Shox
    '77 GS550 650-740cc susp/brake mods

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    Haha. Yeah, I'll be there. We'll probably be camped back in the corner, to be close to Saturday's festivities. I'll probably take my truck so I have a place to sleep, also might bring home something...

    Chuck, I might be interested in buying a dirt bike. Can I test ride it doing a "Barrel Race"! Haha
    Last edited by storm 64; 07-07-2021 at 07:36 PM.
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    21 Triumph Tiger 900 GT (coming to a town near you)
    16 Yamaha FJR1300 (Probably been to a town near you)
    82 1100e Drag Bike (needs race engine)
    81 1100e Street Bike (with race engine)
    79 1000e (all original)
    82 850g (all original)
    82 750e (parts Bike)
    80 KZ650f (needs restored)

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    Possibly.....
    1986 yamaha fazer 700 - sold, finally
    2002 bmw r1150gs 1978 gs1000E skunk les pew 1979 gs1000L dragbike
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=I...ature=youtu.be
    82 gs1100L probably the next project
    1980 gs1000G the ugly 1978 gs750E need any parts?
    1978 gs1000E skunk #2 RLAP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli69 View Post
    Possibly.....
    Come to my house Friday afternoon. We'll ride down to Mid-Ohio Saturday morning. 👍
    My Motorcycles:
    21 Triumph Tiger 900 GT (coming to a town near you)
    16 Yamaha FJR1300 (Probably been to a town near you)
    82 1100e Drag Bike (needs race engine)
    81 1100e Street Bike (with race engine)
    79 1000e (all original)
    82 850g (all original)
    82 750e (parts Bike)
    80 KZ650f (needs restored)

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    I've been there just once in the mid 90's and attended the vintage swap meet,lot's of tables.I'm glad they're having the event ! after all this Covid stuff has caused folks to hide from each other:social distancing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by storm 64 View Post
    Come to my house Friday afternoon. We'll ride down to Mid-Ohio Saturday morning. 👍
    Thanks for the invite. I know a couple guys that are going but we haven't worked out the details yet. I think they have a camping spot reserved.

    I haven't been there in a few years. The racing is awesome. Lotsa bike parts too.
    1986 yamaha fazer 700 - sold, finally
    2002 bmw r1150gs 1978 gs1000E skunk les pew 1979 gs1000L dragbike
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=I...ature=youtu.be
    82 gs1100L probably the next project
    1980 gs1000G the ugly 1978 gs750E need any parts?
    1978 gs1000E skunk #2 RLAP

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    I made it there one time, in 2008. Rode my '72 airhead from eastern Pa. Real big crowds then. Watched a lot of the (then) AHMRA track racing and walked all the dealer grids. I had a camping pass with my weekend ticket. They weren't supposed to allow anyone into reserved camping until 9:00 am on Friday. Got there at 9:30 am and it was already max capacity. They had left everyone in the night before. So, off to the overflow camping fields on the other side which was nearly empty. That filled up with many thousands more in a short time. I've been a flat track race fan for many years, so I rode to the Ashland vintage days flat track races on Sat. night. Great fairgrounds track! That was all AHMRA also back then. Somehow, a few years later, the AMA and AHMRA had a tiff and AMA started up their own vintage racing leagues. One of the best things I ever did. That and the Atlantic City rock festival in '69, a couple weeks before Woodstock. Maybe, just maybe maybe go the Barber thing in the Fall. Too old to do the 900+ mi. slab run on a 40 year old bike though.
    1981 Suzuki GS650G

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    In the 9 or 10 years I've been going to AMA VMD, it has progressively gotten bigger every year especially the past 4 or 5 years...
    Apparently attendance had dropped quite a bit prior to that from the old days. 2019 was the biggest year ever for attendance. Thousands and thousands of campers and many more coming just for the day events...
    It's become my biggest holiday of the year, every year!
    Barber Vintage Festival near Birmingham Alabama is a very close second when adding on the week-long trip that I usually take, riding solo through the Eastern mountains and camping 5 or 6 days worth to get there.

    AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days fortunately for me is only one hour north at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and AMA is headquartered out of my home city of Columbus Ohio! And it's probably the biggest vintage bike event in the US, with Barber very close to it in attendance.

    '77 GS750
    920cc, 4-1, GS1100E swinger, 18"rims, Fox Factory Shox, twinpot dual disc, VM29's, Yoshi cams
    '99 Kawasaki KDX220 rugged terrain ripper
    '74 Rickman VR250MX
    PROJECTS:
    '77 Suzuki PE250 Pure Enduro trail beast, ported, Wiseco, TüBliss, Fox Factory Shox/RaceTech
    '76 Rickman CR GS1000-1120cc roadracer, Yoshi cams&4-1, RF900R fork, Works ProRacers
    '79 GS425 489cc, GR650 cams, GS650 fork, twinpot discs, DID rims, GS1100E swinger, Fox Factory Shox
    '77 GS550 650-740cc susp/brake mods

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    May have to check this out. Been back in Ohio for 14 yrs and never been there. Is that lap of legends still going on? I didn't see it on their website, or is that a deal where you have to be there to donate and ride a lap? I got to do a ride along in a race car at that course about a month ago. Whoa, that course is awesome!!!!
    1983 GS750 E - gone forever
    Yamaha FJ-09 - My retirement Bike (For when I retire)
    1996 Honda XR-600R - a Man's bike
    2007 Suzuki DR 200SE - Oh Yeah
    2005 Yamaha TR125 - Little Man's bike

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