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XR8O
Engine 80cc four-stroke single
Bore and Stroke 47.Smmx45mm
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Carburetor 20 mm piston valve
Ignition Flywheel magneto
Starter Primary kick
Transmission Five-speed
Length 66.9 inches
Width 29.5 inches
Height 39.8 inches
Wheelbase 44.9 inches
Seat Height 28.5 inches
Ground Clearance 7.7 inches
Fuel Capacity 1.2 gallons,
including 0.2 gallon reserve
Tires Front: 2.50-16 knobby
Rear: 3.60-14 knobby
Suspension Front: Telescoping hydraulic
forks, 5 inch travel
Rear: Lay-down hydraulic
shocks, 4.4 inch travel
Dry Weight 146.6 pounds
Color Red
 

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This was my first real motorcycle (had mini-bikes before this).

Kawasaki KE100

Mine was orange. Saw one at the International M/C show a couple of years ago and I'd swear that they hadn't changed. I noticed that Kawasaki doesn't list this bike on their web site anymore. :(
 

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cbr99xx said:
This was my first real motorcycle (had mini-bikes before this).

Kawasaki KE100

Mine was orange. Saw one at the International M/C show a couple of years ago and I'd swear that they hadn't changed. I noticed that Kawasaki doesn't list this bike on their web site anymore. :(
One of my riding buddies from my YZ80 days had one of those. Indestructable bike. Which wasn't necessarily a good thing cuz they sure didn't perform too great compared to our 80's.
 

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luvtolean said:
One of my riding buddies from my YZ80 days had one of those. Indestructable bike. Which wasn't necessarily a good thing cuz they sure didn't perform too great compared to our 80's.
My first motorized anything was a 83' suk LT125 quad..the first quads ever. It was a pos but if was fun at the time even with NO suspension! :eek:
 

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spillover said:
Good golly, you're old... :poke:
Hell, I was old in 72. I ran Willi Bauer's 69 square barrel in 1970. I was older than anyone on the entire European Maico team during the first and second rounds of the Trans AM series.

Interestingly, my brother in law still owns both of those bikes and finished second overall a few years back in the AHRMA US Championship open class on 03 (the bike in the link).
 

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This was my first dirt bike - musta had 6 or 7 HP :p Actually I had a Triumph 200cc mountain cub earlier, if you call that a dirt bike. My first actual MX bike was an American Eagle (125cc Zundapp engine).

Abtech, I used to race a 400cc Maico even older than yours - a 1970 "square barrel" :D
 

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Bacchus said:
This was my first dirt bike - musta had 6 or 7 HP :p Actually I had a Triumph 200cc mountain cub earlier, if you call that a dirt bike. My first actual MX bike was an American Eagle (125cc Zundapp engine).

Abtech, I used to race a 400cc Maico even older than yours - a 1970 "square barrel" :D

Read the post directly above yours. Mine was the 70' prototype (and my second Maico, the first was a 360 from 67').
 

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This was my first dirt bike - musta had 6 or 7 HP :p Actually I had a Triumph 200cc mountain cub earlier, if you call that a dirt bike. My first actual MX bike was an American Eagle (125cc Zundapp engine).

Abtech, I used to race a 400cc Maico even older than yours - a 1970 "square barrel" :D
I am restoring a AE 125 at the moment and am looking for a good photo or a chance to pick your memory about color of tank type decal on the bike etc...could you email me? [email protected]
 
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