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    New Member from Southern AZ

    Hello,

    Just wanted to introduce myself and start the 10 Post counter. I"m new to the forum but not new to the world of ATC's. My first ATC was a 1979 110 that was a complete and total POS but it was my POS. As an adult, I've returned to the world of ATC's and now have a 1983 110 that is in my mind pretty much awesome. I'm an avid Duner and always take my 110 with me. Below is a shot from this past Halloween:

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    Thanks,
    -Craig

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    Hey welcome to the site.Az has some of the best places to ride which is just about every where in the state.I ride alot in Yarnell area and down in Pima Co. off the HWY 19.
    * 1970 US90 Red
    * 1978 ATC 90/180 Helm&Son, Bandito /3D springer. ( Spaghetti Winder )
    * 1978 ATC 90/128 Bandito / Ace Williams Springer.
    * 1980 ATC 110/ ? Helm&Son, Dickson Full Suspended
    * 1981 ATC 110 MTC Full Supended
    * 1985 ATC 200s
    *1986 ATC 250R/310 2"+ Westcoast Swinger

    http://www.ebay.com/usr/jwheeler760

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    Great pic!! Nice looking 110!!

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    Thanks for the welcome!

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    Thanks! That picture was taken at the pole near Oglby. My buddy had his 125 with him so we figured we needed to make a cocktail run on the ATC's.

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    Just another pic of the same 110.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baja500bound View Post
    Thanks! That picture was taken at the pole near Oglby. My buddy had his 125 with him so we figured we needed to make a cocktail run on the ATC's.
    Bombing thru the dunes on non suspended trikes is definitely going back in time. The first trike I rode in Oregon dunes back in 1984 was a 185s with front suspension, then I got ride an 85 250r. I can tell you with certainty that I did not want to get back on the 185.

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    WElcom Baja - totally jealous of your location!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clean View Post
    Bombing thru the dunes on non suspended trikes is definitely going back in time. The first trike I rode in Oregon dunes back in 1984 was a 185s with front suspension, then I got ride an 85 250r. I can tell you with certainty that I did not want to get back on the 185.
    x2 I had an 82 185s and a couple of 250 Odysseys. The 185s was eventually fully suspended but totally outclassed when the 200X came out. Sold it and never looked back. Until now. I wouldn't mind having a nice stock 82 185s again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clean View Post
    Bombing thru the dunes on non suspended trikes is definitely going back in time. The first trike I rode in Oregon dunes back in 1984 was a 185s with front suspension, then I got ride an 85 250r. I can tell you with certainty that I did not want to get back on the 185.
    I wouldn't really say we were "Bombing" by any means but it was fun. Quads are the lazy way to get around in the dunes but the ATC always manages to make it's way into the trailer. I remember my first trip to the dunes in 1984 (Yikes!) and I rode a 1983 185s with the front suspension. Of course at age 14 and maybe 100 pounds soaking wet, the 185 pulled me around pretty easy.

    Truth be told, I registered with 3 wheelerworld because myself and two friends are racing a 1985 250r in the 2015 NORRA Mexican 1000. I haven't posted in the racing section because I"m still shy of the 10 post minimum.

    We'll be racing that bad boy 1,200 miles from Ensenada to Cabo on April 25-29. Our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DynamicallyUnstableRacing) has most of the details.

    And yes, "Dynamically Unstable" comes from the 1987 Honda Motor company lawsuit that ultimately killed our ATC's. It's a public page so feel free to like and poke around.

    -Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb2wheels View Post
    WElcom Baja - totally jealous of your location!



    x2 I had an 82 185s and a couple of 250 Odysseys. The 185s was eventually fully suspended but totally outclassed when the 200X came out. Sold it and never looked back. Until now. I wouldn't mind having a nice stock 82 185s again.
    Wow Odysseys.. Now we're really heading down memory lane. If you ever get the chance to ride the dunes in CA, take it. It's well worth the time and effort to get there.

    -Craig

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    Wow! Neat you guys are going to do a race that big and long, let me know if I can help someway? (From Florida... but seriously, through the site or something?)


    Great dune picture with the hardtails also. Really, really cool.

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