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Haven’t posted much recently. I’m getting the hell out of California and moving to Arizona. I met Harvey Abel a few months ago. Harvey was a heavy hitter enduro rider in the late 60’s through the 70’s. He owned a motorcycle shop in Fremont, CA called Cycle Goodies West and also hit up most of the West Coast and inland enduro competitions throughout the 70’s. Harvey’s main rides were his 1970 400 Cross, which in 1972 he converted it to an 8-speed. One of it’s last rides was the last official LA to Barstow ride in 1974. He then purchased a 1976 WR360 which he went on to ride the ISDT qualifiers in 1977, and was the overall winner at the 1977 Fools Gold National Enduro.

Both rides are completely tricked out for harsh enduro riding. All hardware were change to aircraft quality fasteners, most parts lightened or modified for the terrain, and easy on the fly fixes. The ’76’s gas tank was immediately removed and replaced with a larger tank for more mileage. The original tank, never even mounted, has sat in a box for over 40 years. Malcom Smith rode the ’76 for a while as he was so intrigued with Harvey’s mods, and it still has it’s Malcom Smith rear leather bag.

Harvey has passed on to me all the parts and photos he could find. My plan to lightly restore each bike. I will be building up 2 motors for the 400 Cross, 4-speed and 8-speed and be my vintage MX bike. The 1976 WR360 will become my desert bike and I’m hoping to have it ready for the 2019 LAB2V.

Haven’t posted much recently. I’m getting the hell out of California and moving to Arizona. I met Harvey Abel a few months ago. Harvey was a heavy hitter enduro rider in the late 60’s through the 70’s. He owned a motorcycle shop in Fremont, CA called Cycle Goodies West and also hit up most of the West Coast and inland enduro competitions throughout the 70’s. Harvey’s main rides were his 1970 400 Cross, which in 1972 he converted it to an 8-speed. One of it’s last rides was the last official LA to Barstow ride in 1974. He then purchased a 1976 WR360 which he went on to ride the ISDT qualifiers in 1977, and was the overall winner at the 1977 Fools Gold National Enduro.

Both rides are completely tricked out for harsh enduro riding. All hardware were change to aircraft quality fasteners, most parts lightened or modified for the terrain, and easy on the fly fixes. The ’76’s gas tank was immediately removed and replaced with a larger tank for more mileage. The original tank, never even mounted, has sat in a box for over 40 years. Malcom Smith rode the ’76 for a while as he was so intrigued with Harvey’s mods, and it still has it’s Malcom Smith rear leather bag.

Harvey has passed on to me all the parts and photos he could find. My plan to lightly restore each bike. I will be building up 2 motors for the 400 Cross, 4-speed and 8-speed and be my vintage MX bike. The 1976 WR360 will become my desert bike and I’m hoping to have it ready for the 2019 LAB2V.

Haven’t posted much recently. I’m getting the hell out of California and moving to Arizona. I met Harvey Abel a few months ago. Harvey was a heavy hitter enduro rider in the late 60’s through the 70’s. He owned a motorcycle shop in Fremont, CA called Cycle Goodies West and also hit up most of the West Coast and inland enduro competitions throughout the 70’s. Harvey’s main rides were his 1970 400 Cross, which in 1972 he converted it to an 8-speed. One of it’s last rides was the last official LA to Barstow ride in 1974. He then purchased a 1976 WR360 which he went on to ride the ISDT qualifiers in 1977, and was the overall winner at the 1977 Fools Gold National Enduro.

Both rides are completely tricked out for harsh enduro riding. All hardware were change to aircraft quality fasteners, most parts lightened or modified for the terrain, and easy on the fly fixes. The ’76’s gas tank was immediately removed and replaced with a larger tank for more mileage. The original tank, never even mounted, has sat in a box for over 40 years. Malcom Smith rode the ’76 for a while as he was so intrigued with Harvey’s mods, and it still has it’s Malcom Smith rear leather bag.

Harvey has passed on to me all the parts and photos he could find. My plan to lightly restore each bike. I will be building up 2 motors for the 400 Cross, 4-speed and 8-speed and be my vintage MX bike. The 1976 WR360 will become my desert bike and I’m hoping to have it ready for the 2019 LAB2V.