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Old 09-03-2009, 08:40 PM   #33
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Good For You'z guy'z that rode these things......

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Originally Posted by JBSmith
I rode that bike at Willow Springs in 1986 when I was at Cycle Guide. What a hoot. It sounded like WWII on wheels. I swooped then-editor Jim Miller in one corner and he said later the blast from the megaphone nearly blew him off the track.

But the thing I remember most about the bike was Marc Cook and I pushing it about 50 miles up and down the alley behind the magazine trying to get it started the day before the track test. We eventually discovered--entirely by accident--that whoever wired the toggle kill switch had wired it backwards, so "on" was "off." Good times...
I restored and saved a couple but never had the skill/nerve to put them on the track -- the thought of a second restoration also keeps one on the safe side of the pit wall.....Bruce
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