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Old 09-14-2008, 08:35 AM   #31
I Survived The '60s
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Originally Posted by never2old4fun
You are one of the lucky ones. I've only ever seen a couple them up for sale. It would be great if some company could digitally redo it and then put it on DVD, of course I'm dreaming.
If I Remember right the multi cylinder bikes started showing up in 1972. Besides the Kawi H1's & H2s and the Honda 750 4's. Some people were trying the BSA Rocket 3's and the Trident's. Even saw a guy on a Suzuki 750 GT water buffalo. Wish I still had those pictures.
I searched all over and have not been able to locate a DVD version of the movie.
Yeah, the Rocket 3's and Trident showed up earlier, but once the TZ hit the track, All the others came out of the woodwork. I worked with a guy at U.S. Suzuki who built a TR spec Trackmaster Suzuki 750 triple for The San Jose Mile races. Ron Grant also built a Suzuki Triple for Pat Hennen.

Ronnie Rahls also ran a Suzuki triple. Most experienced the same problem, lack of traction. If they could have used the "Big Bang" setup that is used in MotoGP today, they may have had more success...
I have a photo I took of Irv Kanemoto working on one of 2 Kawi triples he tuned on and another of Don Castro sitting on a Kanemoto Kawi waiting to practice at San Jose. Scott Brelsford rode the other Kawi.

Those were GREAT days!!
'07 1250 Bandit, '06 650 VStrom, '78 SR500E
'68 Yamaha DT1, '78 TT500 and no money

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