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Old 08-04-2014, 10:26 PM   #226
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M3 Racing out of Minnesota runs a RS in the Pro Twins class. They are said to own all spares now.
From what I've seen at Springfield, they need a LOT of help tuning because they were dog slow. And they had a lot of mechanical issues.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:19 AM   #227
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Tuesday night. See if you can pull yourselves away from some shitty procedural cop show about gruesome murders to watch the AMA Pro Flat Track Black Hills Half Mile live tonight on Fanschoice.TV


Event Schedule as a PDF




Indy Mile is just days away.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:26 PM   #228
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Rainout at Black Hills. On to Indy Friday night.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:11 AM   #229
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Rainout at Black Hills. On to Indy Friday night.
Yeah, they really got hit with some hard rain last night. Track was nearly underwater! Too bad they had to cancel the race, but with Indy so close I imagine they really had no choice but to cancel.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #230
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Indy Mile is FRIDAY night this year. Watch Live Streaming coverage on FansChoice.tv. Grand Marshal is some one named Marc Marquez.

Event schedule here.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:04 PM   #231
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Mark & Mac McGrew @ M3 Racing have their RS750 all ready for Marc Marquez...

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Old 08-07-2014, 12:29 PM   #232
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Mark & Mac McGrew @ M3 Racing have their RS750 all ready for Marc Marquez...

He's not going to compete, is he?
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:49 PM   #233
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He's not going to compete, is he?
Not competing. Taking a lap or three? Tune in to find out...
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:38 PM   #234
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Indy Mile is FRIDAY night this year. Watch Live Streaming coverage on FansChoice.tv. Grand Marshal is some one named Marc Marquez.

Event schedule here.

I wonder what the reasoning for moving it to Friday is? I can not make it this year now because of the change.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:57 PM   #235
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I wonder what the reasoning for moving it to Friday is? I can not make it this year now because of the change.
MotoGP and the fair. It was a problem last year, so they moved it this year.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:31 AM   #236
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M3 Racing out of Minnesota runs a RS in the Pro Twins class. They are said to own all spares now.
Ronnie Jones told us a couple of years ago that in the 90s Honda did everything they could to "make the RS extinct". That is why he finally quit riding one of the last ones. Credit this Minnesota team for dogged determination to see a Honda keep running. So, I would say there are no "spares" left to speak of. They are probably hand building their own parts w/o any help from Honda at all. There are those of us who remember that they were not "dogs" in the hands of Graham/ Shobert ,Boody, Jones in the 80s for sure. But, their day is done now. A "vintage bike" racing modern stuff.
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Ronnie Jones told us a couple of years ago that in the 90s Honda did everything they could to "make the RS extinct". That is why he finally quit riding one of the last ones. Credit this Minnesota team for dogged determination to see a Honda keep running. So, I would say there are no "spares" left to speak of. They are probably hand building their own parts w/o any help from Honda at all. There are those of us who remember that they were not "dogs" in the hands of Graham/ Shobert ,Boody, Jones in the 80s for sure. But, their day is done now. A "vintage bike" racing modern stuff.
Mr Honda would roll over in his grave if he could see what Honda has become,he was a racer through and through and would not have abandoned the RS.

But then isnt the Harley XR even more of a vintage pushrod style bike? 1st made in 1972 in it's current form,RS designed in the 80's.

Harley says it will race the new 750 engine next year,its an under 60hp streetbike engine so another underdog at first glance.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:59 AM   #238
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Couldn't you run a Honda VTR1000 motor? I would think that would make as much power as the RS?
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Couldn't you run a Honda VTR1000 motor? I would think that would make as much power as the RS?
Getting enough power isnt the issue,making it hook up and go forward on loose or hard dirt is the trick,and not be big and heavy. 90+ hp is probably plenty to win with,making it handle and come off corners fast is what the mechanics are trying for. There was at least 10 or 12 Kawis at the Sac Mile,they are
looking like the bike to have and probably easier to keep going.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:12 AM   #240
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Not competing. Taking a lap or three? Tune in to find out...
Honda would let their multi million dollar resource ride a privately built vintage bike on a race track? Maybe.
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