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Old 09-04-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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TZ 750, Kenny roberts Fans

On Amazon.com, they have a used tape of "Take it to the Limit". It shows shows Roberts at the Indy Mile on the monster TZ 750 wrecking the Harley wrecking crew .
plus a whole bunch of other good things, like Mike Hailwood at the Isle of man.
This this worth seeing
Just thought I'd let everyone know.
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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Link?

Are you sure you don't mean ebay?

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Old 09-04-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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Neat but I don't think any flick is worth $85.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...0559142&sr=1-1
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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Read about it:

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/dontpaymeenuff.htm

See video of KR getting on (but not riding) the bike at a recent Del Mar Mile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEQAnCL3e5Q
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:02 PM   #5
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All the young punks won't have a clue.....You know who you are....
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:19 AM   #6
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All the young punks won't have a clue.....You know who you are....
Yep what he said,
They changed the rules after the tz750 dirt tracker. I seem to remember that thing going 140 mph and spinning the rear wheel the whole time

That we used to have a local yamaha shop Clark's Yamahal, and I think the guy who ran it was ken clark????
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:45 AM   #7
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Dont forget the quote "They dont pay me enough to ride that thing".
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:38 AM   #8
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Dont forget the quote "They dont pay me enough to ride that thing".
The other quote I believe came from Corky Keener after the race ; "as soon I heard it, I knew it was all over".
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:32 PM   #9
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I was at del mar when KR rode this bad mo fo. i'd guess it was 01'? was the last year the REAL horsepower hit the track.

KR lit it up pretty good too... no parade lap pussy footin for him. gave us all a good show.... i nearly cried.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:34 AM   #10
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:45 AM   #11
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Thumb Tz750

Damn,that's one beautiful sonofabitch......that's why 2 strokes are BEST.
(For some reason,all of those chromed out Spook-busa's just don't cut the mustard.....).
There's a fellow in MD that shoehorned a TZ 700 into a titled RD(or R5 350)
chassis a few years back....the engine ,new in crate,was purchased here
in Indiana for that project.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:56 AM   #12
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All the young punks won't have a clue.....You know who you are....
Those who've never felt a 2-stroke come on the pipe have no clue.
Hyper tuned seven-fitty... I can't begin to imagine
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:44 PM   #13
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I got a chance to do a couple of laps on a TZ750, and it was pretty cool! It was definitely light in the front not matter what you did and no matter what gear you were in.

In all reality though, they were never all that powerful, being old school two-strokes. You could maybe get 120hp out of one before the cranks would start to fail. Most of today's diesel 600s make that much power, and they're a lot easier to ride!
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:58 PM   #14
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I was @ the Indy Mile that day King Kenny rode the (TZ 750)flat tracker passed the ol HD's(2) & won by a wheel. He came around turn 2 after the finish , about 80 mph w/a full lock powerslide ,1 hand on the throttle & the other holdin the checkered flag high ... Backed off the gas a lil & done a 1 handed wheelie down the back stretch as far as I could see....Man that was the KING @ his best on the dirt...Awesome , i'll treasure this story for ever....seeing the King do his thing on the 2 smoker history was made....Ride On.. Long Live The King (Kenny)
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:55 AM   #15
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I was @ the Indy Mile that day King Kenny rode the (TZ 750)flat tracker passed the ol HD's(2) & won by a wheel. He came around turn 2 after the finish , about 80 mph w/a full lock powerslide ,1 hand on the throttle & the other holdin the checkered flag high ... Backed off the gas a lil & done a 1 handed wheelie down the back stretch as far as I could see....Man that was the KING @ his best on the dirt...Awesome , i'll treasure this story for ever....seeing the King do his thing on the 2 smoker history was made....Ride On.. Long Live The King (Kenny)
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You are a lucky man to have been at the race , history in the making .
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