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Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« on: January 28, 2023, 09:07:41 PM »
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2023, 09:22:01 PM »
I am enjoying this but had to pause. I have ridden both of those bikes.........well the XL250....close enough. The DT1 was an evil handling thing even without having 50 year old, rusted rear shocks. And that XL motor was a gem! Tons of torque, a real tractor. My TL250 trials bikes have almost the same engine. And the Xls handled pretty well as long as the whoopdedoos weren't to severe. Back to the vid. Note, I was considered a bit weird in high school as I liked 4 strokes more than 2. Still do.
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2023, 11:46:31 AM »
Its funny, I have owned both of those bikes, and the Yamaha always felt "fragile" when compared to the XL.  Great video, I really enjoyed it.
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2023, 05:50:21 PM »
 These two have the best job.
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2023, 07:20:35 PM »
These two have the best job.

I quite agree.

This episode is vying as my favorite trip of theirs, mostly due to their closest call to phoning the whole thing in. Glad they persevered, with on-the-fly decision-making, a total inspiration.

Certainly helps to have a spotter truck tailing you.
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2023, 11:00:24 PM »
Wow Dave ,   That's a GREAT VIDEO ! 

I've enjoyed everything from them I've seen .     Yea , they got a great job !      My second favorite was the mini bike ride !   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Hay , one of my brothers had one of the XL350's , but I was away in the Army and never got to ride it .    If it weren't for going back to point's and condenser I'd want one of them now.     
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2023, 07:37:45 AM »
that's an XL350 low pipe on left side of bike.  XL250 had a right side high pipe

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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2023, 01:07:44 PM »
from all the comments on both youtube  and revzilla this video really hit a nerve with the MC community.  It was well put together and I'm sure the film crew had a good laugh from the warmth of the pick up cabin on occasions.

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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2023, 01:24:28 PM »
that's an XL350 low pipe on left side of bike.  XL250 had a right side high pipe
You are right about the pipes identifying the XL bikes.
I had a new 74 XL250 and two of my buddies had the same year in the XL350 model👍

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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2023, 01:11:04 AM »
from all the comments on both youtube  and revzilla this video really hit a nerve with the MC community.  It was well put together and I'm sure the film crew had a good laugh from the warmth of the pick up cabin on occasions.

I watched this with friends and there were outbursts of "Jesus Christ, just roll the bike across the road!"
It's hard to watch people beating themselves up on a trip, when the trip itself is a beating. I also thought their retro chic gear choices were interesting. They of all people have access to good cold weather riding gear, yet they did the trip like true California boys, with exposed skin and light layers. Good on them for doing it though. Anyone is welcome to armchair quarterback or plan their own trip doing it their way, these gentlemen certainly go out in the arena and have fun challenges to share and entertain us.

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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2023, 12:09:22 PM »
having seen the recommendation here - I watched it last night and loved it. When I was a kid my father had a CT2 175 and it was even the same colour as the DT1. I loved riding it in the bush, it seemed huge when I was 10! And much bigger than my 100cc Ag bike. How I would like such a bike now just to muck about on the Devon lanes with. These days bikes of that size would be a great thing for us shorter riders, and they could be reasonably capable for thier intended task - which is not racing, or even trying to look cool. Just good plain simple fun. Something like the DT1 with better forks and shocks, and a 250cc 4T. Even have that rack on the back. Its practical.
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2023, 08:03:38 PM »
 One thing they mentioned about the older bikes was the seats are comfortable! My 72 Kawasaki F75 I sold last year had a great seat, I did a few Rossi Tiddler tours on it and never had a sore butt. Now take the seat on my 09 KLX250-351... please! After watching this video I wish I didn't sell it.
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2023, 08:23:11 PM »
One thing they mentioned about the older bikes was the seats are comfortable! My 72 Kawasaki F75 I sold last year had a great seat, I did a few Rossi Tiddler tours on it and never had a sore butt. Now take the seat on my 09 KLX250-351... please! After watching this video I wish I didn't sell it.

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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2023, 09:28:26 PM »
Hay David

You had a  Himalayan , how would it do on a trip like that ?    ...     Without the carrying it across the black-top part !  :laugh: :laugh:

 
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2023, 10:39:59 PM »
It was a fun video for me, having owned at least one of each of those bikes. I always found the 2 smoke Yamaha to have a little more emergency grunt if you got into tricky situations in the woods. Honda was more of a true dual sport as it was far better for riding on roads. Great memories. I think they both watched too many episodes of "Jackass.:grin: 


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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2023, 07:02:49 AM »
Hay David

You had a  Himalayan , how would it do on a trip like that ?    ...     Without the carrying it across the black-top part !  :laugh: :laugh:

It would do fine with the right tires, but not risking riding along the edge of the paved road either.  It is double the weight of the Yamaha, but it does carry its weight low.  Except for the mud and muck I have ridden my Versys 650 down dirt and gravel roads with its 17 inch wheels. 

I would prefer to do that ride on the Van Van 200 though.
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2023, 08:54:40 AM »
Loved it thanks for sharing
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Re: Zack and Ari cross Wyoming on vintage enduros
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2023, 09:11:22 AM »
Love these guys lifelong friendship and following their motorcycle dreams.  They seem so well suited mentally that when one is down, the other supports.
At the end of the video, when they are so close to the finish line and decided to go through the culvert instead of carrying them across as they were doing, I was thinking what a bad decision when they were well over ankle deep in wet mud and stuck.  Then after some reflection I thought, you know, 20 years down the road when they are reminiscing on that trip, they will definitely remember the culvert and laugh.  Not so much if they carried them one more time.
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