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Old 02-15-2008, 02:12 PM   #106
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is this honda based on any production bike?






whats this one, harley?
The RS750 was based on the European 750 Honda motor which had chain drive where the U.S. Shadow 750 had shaft drive. I think the RS may have had a radiator on the right side, but maybe not. I can't remember. It was modified and had similar power delivery as an XR750. Unfortunately it had enough power to beat the Harley, so the AMA made it carry more weight to the point of being uncompetitive so Honda figured it wasn't worth racing if you can't win - they quit.

Several years later Ricky Graham kicked everyone's ass on a privateer RS750, winning 13 races that season.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:16 PM   #107
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Here's another one. Forgot I had this pic. Man, riding that bike must be for only the truly "gifted".
Ten to one that is one of the Champion frames built for Irv Kanemoto back in 1974-75. They ran at Indy too. Fast motors, but Castro, Nixon, and Brelsford didn't figure out the racing line needed. Roberts did. The two strokes needed to come in high, cut low, and exit high - squaring off the corner. The four strokes make a graceful giant oval of the whole track, running in a smooth transition to a low line.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:17 PM   #108
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a repost. It's a 750.
Another of the Champions for triples from back in the 70's?
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:00 PM   #109
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The RS750 was based on the European 750 Honda motor which had chain drive where the U.S. Shadow 750 had shaft drive. I think the RS may have had a radiator on the right side, but maybe not.
This post was answered in several posts below sonic reducer's original post.The RS750 was homogulated by the XLV750,which was air cooled and shaft drive.The engine was used in no other bike.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:17 PM   #110
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Bultaco Astro 360

These were famous for giving bigger bikes fits, and were raced for years.

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Old 02-15-2008, 04:46 PM   #111
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These were famous for giving bigger bikes fits, and were raced for years.

Compared to all of the other bikes that were limited to 350cc in short track?
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:54 PM   #112
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I think the best looking motorcycle period!!!! Did I mention I do not like Harley's. The XR 750 is still my favorite motocycle.

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Old 02-15-2008, 07:41 PM   #113
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Compared to all of the other bikes that were limited to 350cc in short track?
Just the opposite. More like beating bigger bikes as in > 360 cc (or 250 cc in the case of the smaller version) including big singles and twins!

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Unfair displacement/weight/restrictor advantages mandated by the AMA are more the domain of a certain brand of Milwaukee-based iron...while the same sanctioning organizing laments over the lack of brand particpation in flat track! I can't imagine why they're all not lining up to enter!
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:33 PM   #114
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Just the opposite. More like beating bigger bikes as in > 360 cc (or 250 cc in the case of the smaller version) including big singles and twins!

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Unfair displacement/weight/restrictor advantages mandated by the AMA are more the domain of a certain brand of Milwaukee-based iron...while the same sanctioning organizing laments over the lack of brand particpation in flat track! I can't imagine why they're all not lining up to enter!
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:47 AM   #115
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:24 AM   #116
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It was modified and had similar power delivery as an XR750. Unfortunately it had enough power to beat the Harley, so the AMA made it carry more weight to the point of being uncompetitive so Honda figured it wasn't worth racing if you can't win - they quit.
I'm a big fan of the XR750 but that whole episode (and similar history before that) kind of disgusts me.

Harley was getting beat. Of course, rather then they have to (god forbid!) competitively develop the bike...just have the AMA add twenty pounds and restrictor plates to the Honda and voila!

I just can't imagine why all the manufacturers aren't lined up to go AMA flat track racing!
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:08 PM   #117
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2008 Dealer Expo Stuff

A buddy of mine owns a bike shop in a town not far from me and invited me to go to the Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis yesterday and I snapped a bunch of photos of bikes here are some that are street tracker wanna be's






Here is one that is a streeter I've seen before and was kind of suprised not to see it in this thread it's a demo bike of street tracker parts from Storz engineering



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Old 02-17-2008, 02:34 PM   #118
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A buddy of mine owns a bike shop in a town not far from me and invited me to go to the Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis yesterday and I snapped a bunch of photos of bikes here are some that are street tracker wanna be's






Here is one that is a streeter I've seen before and was kind of suprised not to see it in this thread it's a demo bike of street tracker parts from Storz engineering



Yours truly (the tall geek) and Steve Storz

OK, so I've seen the HD, I know the Duc and priller, but what engine is in that yamaha??????
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:41 PM   #119
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OK, so I've seen the HD, I know the Duc and priller, but what engine is in that yamaha??????
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:13 PM   #120
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I'd have to go with what xlcr says. There was no one around for me to quiz and at that point in the day I was on beer # 6
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