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Richard Tease II
12/19/2018 3:04 PM

Ok so there’s a really good (but sad) thread on the tragedy of Bruce Bunch, Rick Hemme and Kyle Fleming in Old School Moto. Unfortunately a lot of photos aren’t available to view i think due to photobucket.
Hopefully this thread gets some of those photos back and others from around the world we haven’t seen

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Richard Tease II
12/19/2018 3:11 PM

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Sully
12/19/2018 4:35 PM

Probably the most iconic mini bike photo from my childhood. I wanted one of these bikes so bad when I was 11.

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Richard Tease II
12/19/2018 4:47 PM
Sully wrote:

Probably the most iconic ...more

Late 70’s to late 80’s was a great era. So hard to chose a favourite

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Zoom
12/19/2018 5:06 PM

From MiniCycle Action magazine. My holeshot at the '74 NMA World Championship in Houston at Rio Bravo in the 0-83cc 12-16 Novice class.


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Zoom
12/19/2018 5:11 PM

Running the #1 plate at a local race in South Texas after winning the '74 NMA title. Rode for Honda of McAllen. Was awesome to be on the team with Steve Wise and have Steve working with me while I was on mini bikes and Steve was on his way to becoming a factory rider.

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Falcon
12/19/2018 5:17 PM

Eddie Hicks on a DMC YZ80. I wanted a pair of those yellow O'Neal boots in the worst possible way.

Braaapin' aint easy.

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dadofagun
12/19/2018 5:33 PM
Falcon wrote:

Eddie Hicks on a DMC YZ80. ...more

That bike is absolute art. Saw it for the first time at Ponca in 84. A week later it was used at Lorettas, and then never raced again. It now lives in Troy Lees shop in Carina on display, completely restored.

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dv12.com
12/19/2018 6:14 PM

A few of mine


1985: The very beginning. I didn't even have boots yet...


1989: 12U French Champion


1990: 12-14: French Champion


1989: I started racing 80s at then end of 1988 on a '89 RM80. Everything broke on that bike. Gear box, frame, clutch etc... My dad sold them and we bought Kawis. I bought bikes then haha


Early 1989 on JMB's private track. JMB was starting to ride again after a wrist injury. That's a saturday or sunday in March. On the right, it's Sorby.

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Richard Tease II
12/19/2018 9:07 PM
dv12.com wrote:

A few of mine


1985: The ...more

Those wheels look huge on those 80's

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dadofagun
12/19/2018 9:18 PM
dv12.com wrote:

A few of mine


1985: The ...more

Richard Tease II wrote:

Those wheels look huge on ...more

Nice seeing pics of all the bikes I had as a kid. However, the 82 YZ60 you’re sitting on was a color we couldn’t get here! Thanks for the flashback, Really enjoyed watching your professional career from afar..... Thanks again for the memorable motos 👍

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Richard Tease II
12/19/2018 10:09 PM

I wish there was more of Bradshw on minis
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NorCal 50+
12/19/2018 10:31 PM

This is a good thread to keep going! Bruce Bunch was a badass on an RM80! I'd love to see any pics of that dude.

It's impossible for a corporation or government to love you or care about you.

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Sully
12/19/2018 10:45 PM

Can't have a mini bike thread without Swinkster...




I don't remember seeing any pictures of him riding it, but Ezra Lusk's DMC KX60 was one of the baddest minis ever built...

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EZZA 95B
12/19/2018 11:19 PM

Dick, I was going to post that one of the Beast but got sidetracked. I friggen love it!

Awesome thread.

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Richard Tease II
12/19/2018 11:21 PM

The little bike that changed the landscape.
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Benchracer17
12/20/2018 5:40 AM

not me - but bad ass photo.

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Tarz483
12/20/2018 6:06 AM

Alessi

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Honda Man 66
12/20/2018 6:27 AM


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dadofagun
12/20/2018 6:40 AM
Tarz483 wrote:

Alessi

No, that’s a young RV with a very nice holeshot on Mr. Alessi. Number 1 CR 80 in the pic is Alessi, this is Lorettas 02 I believe.

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TEL36
12/20/2018 7:16 AM
Tarz483 wrote:

Alessi

dadofagun wrote:

No, that’s a young RV with ...more

After a small amount of research in the vault, i think this would be from '02, and i'm pretty sure #15 is a young Justin Sipes.

Wow, the names from the 85 class in 2002, SERIOUS talent.

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bonseff
12/20/2018 7:29 AM


Deming, New Mexico 1988
My friend and my first race.
I miss those days.
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newmann
12/20/2018 7:32 AM

Call me biased, but as a young kid drooling over the pages of Minicycle Action magazine, the JWRP Mini Elsinores were the trickest bikes ever. Hand built 4130 frames by C&J and a donor sleeved down CR125 M required along with an XR75 tank and seat, smaller rims (17 front, 16 rear) to be mini class legal. $2000.00 back when a YZ80 was still under $500.00. One of those things I dreamed about and one of those things I never forgot about. Fast forward 30 years and I went on the hunt that would have me ending up with over a half dozen of them. Funny stuff, you look for one for so long that you uncover a bunch of leads that have them coming out of the woodwork.

The original. When Jeff's XR75 started getting beat by the 2 strokes, his dad stepped it up





FMF took it over






CH Racing got into the game




PK Racing went big and signed Jimmy Holley to race for them.




I found them as bare frame kits in Missouri, complete bikes from the Grismer family that owned Carlsbad Raceway, with ice spikes in New Hampshire, down in New Orleans with a chrome plated swing arm...








Had a friend on the floor of the Astrodome shooting pics on amateur day. Jerry Surber here , laying down the style on a Mini Elsie.



Couple years ago, another Vital member found it in a Craigslist ad somewhere here in Texas.



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hbdesigns913
12/20/2018 9:16 AM

Shae Bentley


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hbdesigns913
12/20/2018 9:17 AM

Ernesto Fonseca and Matt Walker

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three9zero
12/20/2018 9:33 AM

Baja Acres 1987, Swinkster on the Kawi with of open face helmet.



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hbdesigns913
12/20/2018 9:47 AM

Another of walker

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NITRODOG
12/20/2018 10:17 AM


From Instagram...Jimmie Johnson...Barona Oaks
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crf250pilot
12/20/2018 11:17 AM
Sully wrote:

Probably the most iconic ...more

Digging all the pics! Anyone know who the 16yo sensation they are talking about on this cover is?

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Mungusman
12/20/2018 11:27 AM

One of my favorite old school mini’s. Very sharp looking YZ

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