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Answer to moto gear queryI rode Motocross/enduro in S. Calif in the early 70's and I wore used hockey goalie's chest protectors and Baseball catcher's shin guards. Open-face helmets and ski goggles were the norm. We did however have motorcross boots but they were made specifically for racing and were a bit hard to come across and quite expensive. There were no Japanese dirtbikes availiable, only European bikes such as Husquavarna, CZ, Bultaco, KTM, etc. I recall seeing a few Harley-Davidson dirtbikes, but all the top bikes were from Europe.

To find the FIRST year, you will have to look to a European source, possibly a motorcycle manufacturer's archives.

Good Luck!

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