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Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By Xorba
Here's the video from 2009, it features a 75/5, a...

Here's the video from 2009, it features a 75/5, a Bridgestone Race bike and a Norton Atlas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwx2PdDXFB8
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By Xorba
IVM at Ind MC Expo

Well, it's that time of year again, and we at IndyVinMoto are creating our homage to classic motorcycles for the Indiana Mc Expo. It's the land of twins and busa, but we have a little oasis for...
Forum: Racing 08-23-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Xorba
Yeah, most of us will be at the fairgrounds too....

Yeah, most of us will be at the fairgrounds too. But it'll bet get started and/or still be going on after the race.
Forum: Racing 08-22-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Xorba
IndyGP

It's been a while since I posted here, but I'd like to invite any of you that are going to be in Indianapolis for the MotoGP to this event.

Here's the flyer:
...
Forum: Racing 07-03-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Xorba
What a great two days of testing at IMS. It was...

What a great two days of testing at IMS. It was great to see the mc on the track and the sound was fantastic.

I put one more video together of the testing. This video shows my best footage of each...
Forum: Racing 07-01-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Xorba
IndyGP Testing

This video shows turns 1-10 on Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the GP bikes running. It was shot on July 1, 2008.

Enjoy.

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 575
Posted By Xorba
Harley WLA and Brigestone 350GTR at Indiana MC Expo

Well, for the last two years I have put together a vintage MC event for the Indiana MC Expo.

Here's a video with the bikes that were in the exhibit.

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Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Xorba
This hill looks pretty lame, but some of the cars...

This hill looks pretty lame, but some of the cars had a heckuva hard time pulling up it.

If I remember correctly, I think the it's the oldest race in the US. It predates the Indy 500 by two or...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Xorba
Newport Hill Climb

Well, I went to the vintage automobile and motorcycle hill climb in Newport, Ind., on Oct. 7.

Here's a video I shot of the motorcycle class. It features a 1923 HD, a 1929 HD hill climber and a...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Xorba
VMD at Mud-Ohio

What a weekend! I was soaked Friday morning, but the rest of the time was a blast.

Here's a video of vintage trials and road racing.

Cheers,
Zorba

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Forum: Racing 08-20-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,868
Posted By Xorba
I'm so excited! My plan is to ride to...

I'm so excited!

My plan is to ride to Davenport on Thursday, and then head to Springfield on Saturday.
Forum: Racing 06-26-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,624
Posted By Xorba
DLRides, That's a cool rocker boxer in your...

DLRides,

That's a cool rocker boxer in your avatar. What's the story behind it?
Forum: Racing 06-26-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,624
Posted By Xorba
Thanks. I :raabia Speedway racing, but the...

Thanks.

I :raabia Speedway racing, but the speedway track in Indy closed in June.

The guys that raced those Jawa Speedway bikes now run on some of the IFTA circuits.

Are there any larger...
Forum: Racing 06-26-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,624
Posted By Xorba
Is there a California flat track series? The...

Is there a California flat track series?

The IFTA races on a 1/2 mile, 1/4 mile, and a bull rink. A goal of the organization is to bring a mile race back to Indianapolis. I'd love to see a Grand...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,624
Posted By Xorba
I'm new to flat track racing, and haven't really...

I'm new to flat track racing, and haven't really dug into the history.

I know that the XS650 was a great flat tracker in the 70s with Kenny Roberts.

Did brit bikes dominate in the 60s?
Forum: Racing 06-25-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,624
Posted By Xorba
Norton 750 Flat Tracker

Here's a video I shot June 16 at the IFTA races in on the 1/2 mile track ain Frankfort, Ind.

The video stars Dave Atherton and a Norton 750. As you will see in the race highlights this is an...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,888
Posted By Xorba
Anyone riding to Indy this weekend?

Anyone riding to Indy this weekend?
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By Xorba
Beautiful pictures. I'm jealous, because...

Beautiful pictures.

I'm jealous, because last year at this time, I was riding there...

Cheers,
z.
Forum: Racing 05-25-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Xorba
I'm looking forward to the next race. It's on a...

I'm looking forward to the next race. It's on a 1/2 mile track in Frankfort.
Forum: Racing 05-24-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Xorba
450cc Finals Video Indy Flat Track Race 2

Here's video of the 450cc final at Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, Ind.
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Forum: Racing 05-17-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Xorba
Here's the video from the Vintage Race Finals at...

Here's the video from the Vintage Race Finals at the flat track race.

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Forum: Racing 05-15-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Xorba
I've heard rumors, but let's get the MotoGP here...

I've heard rumors, but let's get the MotoGP here first.

There's actually a quote from IFTA president in a preview I wrote for the race last week at www.indyvinmoto.com
Forum: Racing 05-15-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Xorba
Indy Flat Track Racing

I went to the Indiana Flat Track Association race Saturday evening. They're in the process of building a shorttrack at Johnson County Fairgounds in Franklin.

Just thought I'd share some video of...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,815
Posted By Xorba
I'm from America but I use Heyco tools for my...

I'm from America but I use Heyco tools for my bike tool kit. They're made of vanadium and are less bulky than American made tools.

Here's a link:

http://www.samstagsales.com/heyco.htm#wrench
...
Forum: Vendors 04-25-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,991
Posted By Xorba
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,663
Posted By Xorba
I work for a large newspaper chain, and they...

I work for a large newspaper chain, and they don't allow reporters to ride to assignments because of insurance costs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,615
Posted By Xorba
When it comes down to it the reason I ride a bike...

When it comes down to it the reason I ride a bike is because it's what I know.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,191
Posted By Xorba
My other buddy, rich races Bultacos in both the...

My other buddy, rich races Bultacos in both the vintage and open classes. It's great to see him running with the modern bikes. Those old two-smokers have great power, but they lack modern suspension....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,191
Posted By Xorba
Last year the Indiana Flat Track Association was...

Last year the Indiana Flat Track Association was formed and they competed in three events. This year they have a full schedule with many dates. They also scheduled so that weekends were open when...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By Xorba
I watched a friend race Bultacos in the vintage...

I watched a friend race Bultacos in the vintage class of the Indiana Flat Tracking Association races last year at Lebanon Speedway. They are supper fast.

He even raced the old bikes in the open...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Xorba
Thank goodness for the carpool lane. I wasn't...

Thank goodness for the carpool lane. I wasn't sure what the laws are in Conn., but I was willing to plead ignorance if I was pulled over by a Leo.


On the return trip home, I rode I-90 west to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Xorba
I spent the next day in Williamsburg which is...

I spent the next day in Williamsburg which is about 15 miles north of Northampton. It's a rural community with people everywhere. The population is so much different from the Midwest. The towns are...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Xorba
The next morning I rode out of Mt. Pisgah in a...

The next morning I rode out of Mt. Pisgah in a heavy fog/cloud. After I descending the mountain I got a better view of the area.

http://indybooking.com/bostontrip/fog.JPG

I returned to US 6...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Xorba
I ride through Youngstown when it was still...

I ride through Youngstown when it was still light, and I had now idea how depressed the region is. It's a large city, and I believe a former steel town, but now there are many vacant buildings, and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Xorba
On the second day, I was filled with anticipation...

On the second day, I was filled with anticipation about my ride through rural Pa.

I left Youngstown at 9:30 a.m., and traveled I-80 east for 20 miles to 8 north. This is a byway that connects I-80...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Xorba
Vintage Motorcycle Tour Indy to Mass

Upon learning that I had two extra weeks of vacation and with my wife’s blessing, I decided to take a trip from Indianapolis to North Hampton, Massachusetts during the first two weeks of October. In...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 375,623
Posted By Xorba
There's a good list of airhead tips, tricks, and...

There's a good list of airhead tips, tricks, and explanations that are organized online at:

http://www.slash5.net/htmlorg.html
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-28-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Xorba
Thanks for the suggestions. I going to sit down...

Thanks for the suggestions. I going to sit down with an atlas tonight to plan the route.

I'm glad to know that I can camp on forest land in PA.

Cheers,
Zorba
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,722
Posted By Xorba
Anything with a 350 to 500 cc is fine for a day...

Anything with a 350 to 500 cc is fine for a day tours, and commuting. The bike should have atleast a top speed around 80 for highway riding, gas mileage of 35 mpg, and front disk brakes.

An...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Xorba
Ohio and Pennsylvania ride suggestions?

Hello Adventure Riders. To introduce myself, I'm a vintage tourer and ride BMW airheads. In the past I've ridden the east coast, Blue Ridge Parkway, Kentucky, Tennesee, Georgia and Southern Germany....
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