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 Post subject: Hey fellow Elsie owners!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:42 pm 
My name is Dave Machado in West Los Angeles. I have a 1978 CR250R Elsinore. Sorry, my scanner is down so pic unavailable at the moment. I came across mine at a bar in Playa Del Rey, Calif. The guy knew I was into vintage moto xer's and brought it down to show me. He was asking $800 for it, but after a few beers, lol quite a few, i got him down to $300. It was a studio bike and was apparently in Starsky and Hutch and Charlies Angels. It was hard to keep feom drooling in front of the guy as not 1 nut, bolt or screw had been touched with a tool. I picked it up about 1999. I ride it regularly in the desert and just started riding district 37 desert and enduro races. I'm 51 and luv it. Funny how when i finish no one believes i finished on this so called antique, haha. It has a lot more technology then the bikes i raced prior to 1979. Thanks for your time and race them elsinores like they were manufactured to do. Bye


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Hi Dave,

I'm an old D-37 desert rat myself. Well I was until I moved out of LA and up to Sonoma County back in 1975. Airs much mo betta up here but it is a long way to any desert type country.

I ran my '73 Elsie almost two years in the dez including two B2V's. Now it's strictly VMX. Though if the Vegas run were ever resusitated I may just throw the old skid plate and three gallon tank back on it. Maybe if there were enough of us they'd do a vintage class. ;> (Yeah... wishfull thinking on my part.) There are some pics of it in the bike of the month archives.

See ya at the races.

Loren


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Dave, can we persuade you to turn out for one of the Southwestern Vintage Racing Group (http://www.svrg.com) events? Spirited, but very gentlemanly racing without do or die doubles etc. Races are at Piru and Glen Helen which should seem easy to get to compared to the desert :D

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1979 Honda CR250R Elsinore | 2006 Husqvarna SM510R | 2007 Service Honda CR500R-AF


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Loren, I read that there will be a Barstow to Vegas dual-sport (road-legal) ride - can't call it a race - this year.

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1979 Honda CR250R Elsinore | 2006 Husqvarna SM510R | 2007 Service Honda CR500R-AF


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 4:31 pm 
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Hi Michael,

They've had that over the years. And a couple of protest rides on some of the old course(s) that are now offlimits to riding. Couple of riders got arrested including Dick Van Dykes son several years back. The dual sport requires the bike be street legal so that leaves the old Elsie out in the cold. sigh

Loren


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