Thats great, it's funny how things go full circle. At that time Dave Bickers and his "little" 250 two stroke Greeves was smoking the 441 and 500 four strokes, now after 40 years of 2 stroke domination 4 strokes are back on top mx'ing.
When I used to Moto Cross in the 70's there where still a very few 4 strokes like John Banks on his 500 CCM that were competitive and you'd see the odd XL 250 Honda doing Enduro's and poker Runs, now it's the two strokes that are getting rare.
I like the sequence of Dave going up the hill to the left with the bike hopping all over, that's how it was with 3 inches of suspension in the rear instead of the foot or so you whippersnappers have to play with now.
Yup, that's the shot I meant. The last dirty bike I had was a '74 yellow tank 250 Yamaha that still had the original Thermal Flow shocks. Tons of fun until my first ex wifes ******* brother broke in and stole it.
Every once in a while I take my street bikes fire roading but nothing too serious, guess I should get a KLR or Wee-Strom or something and do it right.
I have had a 1969 BSA Victor since 1976. Every time I think I want to sell it I go for a ride and love it all over again for the fun, even with all the crudeness, that it gives me and the grin on my face. The stock ones were nothing like the GP version in this video for power or weight, suspension, etc.. but it is always fun to ride. I keep mine timed properly with a timing light so it is easy to flood it and start it up and it runs great.
Jeezus, where do you get parts for it? Mine would run for about 20 minutes, before everthing would vibrate off. The last straw was when all the screws that held the primary case on, fell out. Followed by the case, and left footpeg.
That got my attention. Was nice to look at though.