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Old 08-31-2009, 08:39 AM   #46
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:42 AM   #47
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:46 AM   #48
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Looks like they pulled the video from Youtube......


peter starr production company? They obviously spend a lot of time combing Youtube to make sure they don't get infringed on, so why not re-issue the video and let us all buy it or $19.99
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:29 PM   #49
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2-strokes history

I sent this to the Stockton online news earlier today:

Over 30 years ago, history was made at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
30 years ago, my friend Scott Brelsford, former Harley-Davidson Factory team rider, and legendary tuner Erv Kanemoto, stirred the racing community by being the first to successfully use a Kawasaki road race engine in a specially-manufactured flat track chassis prepared by chassis builder the late Doug Schwarma of Champion Frames, Hayward, California.
The results 30 years ago shook the professional racing community. This revolutionary motorcycle was reminiscent of the Andy Granitelli/Mario Andretti STP turbine car effort at Indianapolis Motorspeedway, which too was banned following that historic race. Immediately following the Stockton Mile, it became apparent to the racers that they would have to adapt to the new formula or lose.
Kenny Roberts, then current national champion, along with Kel Carruthers, went to the same chassis manufacturer and had a similar chassis built around Yamaha’s road race engine. Yamaha’s budget far out-stretched the Brelsford/Kanamoto effort. Roberts gained the attention of the AMA professional racing sanctioning board. There along with the Harley Davidson factory representatives, they outlawed this new formula from AMA professional competition.
Roberts was credited with conceiving this revolutionary concept and history was corrupted. The facts are that an historical event occurred at this track, the Stockton Mile at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds the last time the races were held here 30 plus years ago, and it was at this track that history was made and forced a change in the AMA professional motorcycle racing rules forever... with the win of the Brelsford/Kanemoto Kawasaki.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:41 AM   #50
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I sent this to the Stockton online news earlier today:

Over 30 years ago, history was made at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
30 years ago, my friend Scott Brelsford, former Harley-Davidson Factory team rider, and legendary tuner Erv Kanemoto, stirred the racing community by being the first to successfully use a Kawasaki road race engine in a specially-manufactured flat track chassis prepared by chassis builder the late Doug Schwarma of Champion Frames, Hayward, California.
The results 30 years ago shook the professional racing community. This revolutionary motorcycle was reminiscent of the Andy Granitelli/Mario Andretti STP turbine car effort at Indianapolis Motorspeedway, which too was banned following that historic race. Immediately following the Stockton Mile, it became apparent to the racers that they would have to adapt to the new formula or lose.
Kenny Roberts, then current national champion, along with Kel Carruthers, went to the same chassis manufacturer and had a similar chassis built around Yamaha’s road race engine. Yamaha’s budget far out-stretched the Brelsford/Kanamoto effort. Roberts gained the attention of the AMA professional racing sanctioning board. There along with the Harley Davidson factory representatives, they outlawed this new formula from AMA professional competition.
Roberts was credited with conceiving this revolutionary concept and history was corrupted. The facts are that an historical event occurred at this track, the Stockton Mile at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds the last time the races were held here 30 plus years ago, and it was at this track that history was made and forced a change in the AMA professional motorcycle racing rules forever... with the win of the Brelsford/Kanemoto Kawasaki.
I'm a big Kawi-Triple fan...This was the Kwaker at the indy-mile in '75


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Old 09-14-2009, 09:21 AM   #51
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It may have been a good thing that 750 2 stroke dirt-trackers were banned. I think KR is the only guy who had the extra-terrestrial skills needed.

If you can get an invite, there is a Kawi 750 miler at the Guy Webster Museum in Ojai. I can't remember exactly but you can search Photobucket for the classic bike ride from Chatsworth to Ojai at the end of March.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:48 AM   #52
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Those who've never felt a 2-stroke come on the pipe have no clue.
Pretty much says it all, right there. But add in flexi-frames and shite tires and its a wonder many of us survived the teen years. Really.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:17 PM   #53
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More on the two stroke monsters can be found on Wayne Hosaka's site;
http://www.flattrack.com/index.php?o...tpage&Itemid=1

Another monster almost killed Mike Renslow at a mile race at Sacramento. This one was built by one of my co-workers at U.S. Suzuki, Don Green. Evil things they were!
Good reason to ban them anyway...

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Old 09-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #54
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Smoke them tires!! 240 hp should get the A$$ end of a GP bike hung out.
Sorry for the rant... Just saying, the riders today don't have to "Ride" the bikes, the bikes do most of it for the rider.
Yes...but a lot less riders walking around the paddock these guys wearing plaster!
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:37 PM   #55
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Smoke them tires!! 240 hp should get the A$$ end of a GP bike hung out.
Sorry for the rant... Just saying, the riders today don't have to "Ride" the bikes, the bikes do most of it for the rider.
Don't know where you got the quote with my name on it, but I never posted that...

Edit: see post #57 below. My apologies!!
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:27 PM   #56
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Don't know where you got the quote with my name on it, but I never posted that...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=36

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Old 09-14-2009, 09:51 PM   #57
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See... This is the shit that happens when you get old!!
Now I realize that my daughters were really trying to remind me of things I had said and not putting words in my mouth.
My apologies to you Thumpermeister!!
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:14 PM   #58
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Who's that with Erv? I'd swear I know him. Larry Shultz, maybe?
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:22 PM   #59
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Who's that with Erv? I'd swear I know him. Larry Shultz, maybe?
According to "Dirttrackguy" on the Flattrack(dot)com site, that is Larry Schultz. http://www.flattrack.com/index.php?o...id=63222#62558
His comment is about two replies down.
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:14 PM   #60
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According to "Dirttrackguy" on the Flattrack(dot)com site, that is Larry Schultz. http://www.flattrack.com/index.php?o...id=63222#62558
His comment is about two replies down.



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