Your Collection: 1979 XR80

October 16, 2011 6:00am

This weeks collection comes to us from Mark Edwards.


"Here are a couple photos of my 1979 XR80. I got it from a nieghbor for free. It was a complete mess and missing fenders, seat, and exhaust but he said the engine would run so I took it. It fired up the three kicks after I got it home and put some gas in it. I rode it up and down our street to test the clutch and gears. It all worked.

I thought since there are a ton of red XR80s, I would do something a little different. I decided to make it look like a MX bike from the late 1950s and early 1960s when the big four strokes were the bike of choice. The hardest thing was finding some steel fenders that were the right size. My dad had a 1958 BSA Gold Star that we stripped down and we put knobbies on it. I got my first trophy in MX riding it against the new two strokes in 1972. I found some BSA Gold Star tank stickers on Ebay as well as a seat, shocks and exhasut. I think it turned out pretty good and all I spent on it was about $300."

- Mark


Here is a little note from Matt Davis at Throttle Jockey regarding this weeks submission:

"This would have been a perfect weapon for this weekends Red Bud Grass Race half time XR classic dual shock class."

- Matt


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