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Old 01-17-2014, 06:48 AM   #6
Foot dragger
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Location: chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
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That's odd,I used to race shorttrack and halfmiles and quarter miles back in the day,mid 70's into the early 80's till flattrack died here.

On a halfmile the twins always smoked all comers,usually some combination of RD/aircooled roadrace parts Yamahas. Granted a person would have to know how to build and ride a twin but they are FAST.

Randy Mamola (as a kid) used to show up with 3 bikes,a mechanic or two,and his dad. 3 bikes that matched perfectly and done up to a T.
His Yamaha twin was a rocket,as were all of the expert/pro class twins.

Those twins made the neatest sound flying down the straights and lighting it up off the corners,I suppose a 360 single would be simpler,they always sounded like they were on the verge of blowing up trying to hang with the twins on a half mile.
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