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Old 02-05-2009, 06:07 PM   #61
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Traction must have been a bitch!
I remember reading about this back in the day. The reporter/columnist wrote that the rear wheel never really hooked up. The tire made a sort of long weaving line the length of the track. EJ just kept steering and correcting the whole way. From the pic, it looks as if the thing didn't even come off the stand in a straight line. A lot of riders were agast that anybody would do such a thing. I don't recall EJ having any competition back then.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:39 PM   #62
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #63
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not old school

keep your eye on the piston

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Old 02-07-2009, 11:05 PM   #64
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:17 PM   #65
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YIKES!!! Looks like it hit him in the shoulder.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:05 PM   #66
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YIKES!!! Looks like it hit him in the shoulder.
I think the story was that it hit him in the hand. Stuff blows up when its tweaked far out. Can you imagine getting hit in the chest with a piston or a cylinder head? Yeow! Back in the old days stuff blew up a lot due to less technology and more unknowns. Now there are blast blankets mandated in some classes in order to lessen the odds of doom.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:11 PM   #67
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MeRide - what's your history with drag racing? You seem to know a lot more than your average old skooler....

thanks for keep this thread mind boggling


I'm just an enthusiastic fan with a passion for the old stuff. Some people say I'm sick. That's why I hang out here in the asylum.

Let's keep the old stuff alive and share it with those that can appreciate it, young and old.

BTT!
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:42 PM   #68
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Here's mine, not exactly old school but it's still got pushrods.
Top pics it's being fitted for new wheels this year, bottom in action last year with my bud Dr. Joe riding.



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Old 02-17-2009, 10:49 PM   #69
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And a couple more (not mine) from the T&O drags here in Wichita, Ks.


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Old 02-22-2009, 06:01 AM   #70
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And a couple more (not mine) from the T&O drags here in Wichita, Ks.



Mmmmmmm....double engine ironhead bike. Any photos of the other side of this one?
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:02 AM   #71
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:25 AM   #72
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I thought this should belong in this post... I worked for cliff for a couple of years and felt he was a very inspirational man. Sadly he lost his life last year at the salt flats doing what he loved. WHAT HE LOVED! may you RIP cliff we will always remember you, and team bozeman will always be in the books!

BTW streamliner was powered by a banshee motor.

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Old 09-29-2009, 10:31 AM   #73
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I did a little article on this machine. The owner hasn't found much history yet, but it's a trip. He took off the bodywork to make it street-able:



Here's the body..I think someone added the farkles:



The motor is 1,100cc Opel Kadett, gearbox and rear drive are BMW /5.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #74
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Boris Murray

Hi. You have a lot of neat stuff here. Don't know how far back you go with your fuel-motorcycle stories. Seems they all start from the late, late '70s. From '65 until about '73-'74 this bike was hard to beat. It held the NHRA and AMDRA speed and ET records. After searching all kinds of files, I never see it anywhere. Talk about the "pioneering" days! There were a whole lot of notables back then, but no mention.

This "wheelie" pic was taken by a spectator in the stands at an NHRA bike national meet in Bowling Green, KY, in 1971. It was a record meet and I did set the first NHRA speed and ET record on this run, 175 @ 8:74. I know, not very impressive, by today's times! But, 30 years ago, for several years, it was unbeatable, as far as top-speed went. I toured with it, coast to coast and ran a lot of match races and exhibition runs just because it was the fastest of the time.

It consistently ran over 170 mph in the 8-second zone with two carbureted Triumph fuel motors, high gear only, with a 4 inch wide M&H racing slick. I raced, and beat, the likes of Joe Smith, Ray Price, Sonny Routt, Bonny Truitt, Leo Payne, Dave Campos, Russ Collins, etc. Remember any of those great racers? I and seven other fuel bikers were the first to race at the NHRA Indy Nationals by special invitation from Steve Gibbs to "try out" a bike field. It went over big-time!


This bike was featured in so many motorcycle publications (over 70), that it was unreal! I guess that's why I'm a little disappointed that there is no mention of it. Too long ago? I also rode the Manning-Murray streamliner at Bonneville in the early '70s with my Triumphs the first year, and then with Nortons the second year. Vesco had the record at the time (still does...)

Here is a rundown on the bike's stats and accomplishments:

I held both ends of the records with NHRA, AMDRA, and IHRA for about 9-10 years
The bike had a pair of 750 cc Triumphs, T.T. carbs, running 92 % nitro, hi-gear only, with an M&H 4 inch slick!
I built it, tuned it, and rode it -- what a kick. It was featured numerous times in Cycle, Cycle World, Hot Bike, Hot Rod, Car Craft, Popular Hot Rodding, Drag News, and "1320" news
It was on the cover of Hot Bike, Cycle World, and Cycle in '70-'72

Thanks again for your interest.

Sincerely,

Boris Murray



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Denco built this triple motor H2-750 top gas bike. Boris Murray rode it and broke Terry Vance's record. Vance held it on a double motor Honda at the time





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