Dirtbike Action

A couple of weeks ago myself and some friends went for some off-road action within the Dallas city limits.  Vintage enduros were the vehicle of choice so we could legally get to the trails. Randy of Vespa Dallas is riding his gold 1973 Yamaha CT175,  Louis of Lakewood Insurance is on the Yellow 1978 Suzuki TS175, and  I’m riding the 1978 Yamaha DT175. No police were encountered on this particular outing.

Here are some pictures from our adventure. Thanks for checking them out.   – Grant Griffin

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An amazing collection….

I recently got to see a truly amazing collection of motorcycles and bicycles owned by my friend Matt. He used to race Motocross back in the day and has admited to spending too much time over the years searching for rare and interesting things with wheels. Everything in his house and garage has a unique history and story, and each piece deserves it’s own post. Here are just a few pictures of his collection. The Pro Circuit bike ridden by Ricky Carmichael may have to wait until next time.

As you walk inside his house to you can’t help but notice vintage dirt bikes and racing artwork.  I’ll give major credit to Matt’s wife for allowing such things inside.

Kelly Telfer's painting captures the spirit of Danny "Magoo" Chandler. Magoo signed the painting just before his death in 2010.

A Honda CR125 Elsinore makes a great piece for the foyer.

 

A 1973 Honda XR75 in the office.

 

This little bike came out of Weatherford, Texas and is almost perfect condition. Yes, that's original paint.

The first glimpe into the garage is overwhelming from all the eye candy. Even the walls are covered in Motocross memorabilia including Matt’ s own motorcross gear. Being a car junkie myself, I first gravitate to the impeccable Porsche 944.

The first glimpse into the garage is overwhelming from all the eye candy.

 

Only 24,000 miles on this 944. It just needs a dirt bike hauler to carry the vintage Honda MR50.

 

Am I only the person that sees 1980's cool in a US-spec low-impact bumper?

Original FMF Team Replica BMX bike from 1976.

 

1975 Yamaha YZ125

An Original Pro Circuit Team Honda from 1991.

 

Derbi GPR 50

1997 Bimota YB11.

1978 Bimota KB1 that recently came out of a backyard in Dallas.

Original patina and Campagnolo rims.

 

2009 Viper ACR.

Big Thanks to Matt for showing me everything. I learned a lot about bikes I’m not too familiar with and now I’m inspired to keep an eye out for a BMW rim for my backyard.     – Grant GriffinUPDATE: New addition to the collection, a Montesa Grey Ghost MX 125.  Number 711 of 1,884 made between 1970 and 1972.

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