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Old 10-16-2009, 10:39 PM   #76
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I got excited when I saw the "Giant Killer" title. You see, when I was a pre-driver's license teenager, my uncle gave me a box of motorcycle magazines from the '70s (trying not to show my age too much in this thread, or lack thereof ). Anyway, one rag from about '72-ish had a feature article on "Son of Giant Killer" land speed bike. The article spoke of the the 'original' Giant Killer with its pair of R5 twins (if memory serves), while the Son of Giant Killer paired up a couple of H1 triples. The article did a brief overview of the development of the bike, but somebody had cut out an ad that had the last bit of the article, so to this day I've never gotten to finish it! I think they were converting the troublesome chain coupling to Gilmer belt drives when the page break ended the article for me.


Now clearly any Giant Killer with a pair of R5 motors wasn't the original "Giant Killer", judging by the date on this magazine page. Still, I thought I'd bring this up here in hopes that one of you gents will recall either of the Giant Killer bikes I read about years ago. Maybe I could do some digging for what I have of the article and scan and upload when I get my other computer going again?




Beyond the "Son of Giant Killer" article, I remember reading a lot of race report articles describing Leo Payne and his exceptionally-skilled clutch hand. I also remember staring in awe at a close-up photo of somebody's home-built slipper clutch. Very likely one of the first ones on the scene, given the way the magazine had covered it.


Most of my generation is so into turbos these days (oops, there I go with that age thing again), but reading about these great old bikes when I was younger definately made an impression on me. Boost is all fine and dandy, but there's something very "honest" about the double- and triple-engined bikes, especially the ones free of any bodywork.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:35 PM   #77
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We haven't such a history of drag racing as you guys but there's some fine sprint machines over here



Theres some interesting old school articles where this came from http://www.sump-publishing.co.uk/judy%20westacott.htm
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:16 PM   #78
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Over this side of the pond, at Santa Pod Raceway - Us Kawasaki fans pay homage to Ray Debben for running a NORMALLY ASPIRATED Kawasaki Z (KZ) 1500cc nearest lane, down the 1/4 mile at just over 7.5 secs....



Thats fast enuff to see off those Busa's with Turbos/Nitrous etc...
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:44 AM   #79
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right after this bike left my shop, it went to Bonneville and Willie Hodgson,
(SAN JOSE BMW) set a record with it.
I was proud to be part of the build team.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #80
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nuther angle.
Chris Hodgson has posted much better pics of this in the past.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #81
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Here's a Nostalgia Picture, my Knuck from the past...1969



http://www.phpbbplanet.com/granddaddyjoesm/
I can't believe no one seems to have taken notice of this post. We have the real thing posting in this thread.



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Old 11-24-2009, 06:18 PM   #82
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I can't believe no one seems to have taken notice of this post. We have the real thing posting in this thread.



Joe Smith Racing
I think motorcycle drag racing is lost on the ADVrider crowd (low thread activity). For those that are interested, Joe Smith is very active over here as are a growing number of the racers and builders from back in the day.....a mere 340 pages of fun and nostalgia : http://forums.dragbike.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1096
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #83
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Not too many BMWs used for drag racing. Thanks for the link.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:18 AM   #84
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:06 AM   #85
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Jokermachine.com Jawa Speedway Bike set up for land speed record.
Rider is former world champ Billy Hamill. it did 144mph 1mph short of the record for there class. pretty amazing for a 500cc single cylinder bike

(the frame i believe is actually a grass track bike frame)












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