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Old 09-03-2009, 05:46 PM   #31
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Here's another bike I had the opportunity to race. It was heavy and
fast. And you better be pointing straight when you turned up the wick!!
1977 Honda CB750F, displacing about 1000cc. Thats a magneto next
to my right knee.



Other riders that raced it in the day where John Fuchs, Rich Chambers
& Dan Chivington
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:35 PM   #32
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I rode that bike at Willow Springs in 1986 when I was at Cycle Guide. What a hoot. It sounded like WWII on wheels. I swooped then-editor Jim Miller in one corner and he said later the blast from the megaphone nearly blew him off the track.

But the thing I remember most about the bike was Marc Cook and I pushing it about 50 miles up and down the alley behind the magazine trying to get it started the day before the track test. We eventually discovered--entirely by accident--that whoever wired the toggle kill switch had wired it backwards, so "on" was "off." Good times...
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:40 PM   #33
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Good For You'z guy'z that rode these things......

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I rode that bike at Willow Springs in 1986 when I was at Cycle Guide. What a hoot. It sounded like WWII on wheels. I swooped then-editor Jim Miller in one corner and he said later the blast from the megaphone nearly blew him off the track.

But the thing I remember most about the bike was Marc Cook and I pushing it about 50 miles up and down the alley behind the magazine trying to get it started the day before the track test. We eventually discovered--entirely by accident--that whoever wired the toggle kill switch had wired it backwards, so "on" was "off." Good times...
I restored and saved a couple but never had the skill/nerve to put them on the track -- the thought of a second restoration also keeps one on the safe side of the pit wall.....Bruce
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:34 AM   #34
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Those old airhead racers inspired a load of imitations. When I worked for a shop we built a few ourselves. Some were raced. The one I built just traveled, commuted, did trackdays and for a while there was my mount for working bicycle races.
I remember test riding the oilhead 1100S, I came away thinking it would be good if it were lighter and had better brakes.

Work clothes:


Playtime:


I miss that bike.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:10 AM   #35
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1984 950 NCR Ducati superbike

My 950 NCR Ducati superbike from '85-'86 era

Easy able to run with the fours of the time and was super fast until it goes bang, which was often, had a habit of eating valves & pistons

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Old 09-05-2009, 10:41 AM   #36
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Some nice stuff in here.

C'mon guys, this is a SUPERBIKE RACING THREAD.
Get your streetbikes out of here. There are threads for those too.
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:15 PM   #37
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:40 PM   #38
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I saved this bike from a 20-year sleep in a dank basement:

This is 1982, Road America, piloted by Dave McClure, who went on to be a Harley development rider and helped develop Lucifer's Hammer. Dave won this race (BOTT production class). The bike is in mid-resto.

Show us some more Fred.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:34 AM   #39
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Wish they made a modern version of this bike...



Instead of the rumored new VFR, which promises to out-needless-tech any motorcycle currently made by BMW.
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:34 PM   #40
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Love them funky mirror lenses.
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #41
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These are out of my smugmug account that I've borrowed off the www









This a friend of mine, Ron McGill


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Old 09-06-2009, 08:50 PM   #42
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:55 AM   #43
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:44 AM   #44
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It's always amazing how the world slows down so you can take
the time to look over your shoulder!!


Wes' bike after having a bad day.






and an early Yosh preped GS1000 for Wes
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:28 AM   #45
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I remember Rainey doing a great job of spoiler as Honda introduced their new generation V-Fours!

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