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Old 03-03-2010, 06:45 PM   #91
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:58 PM   #92
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I was at Bowling Green,Ky. in '77 or '78 when I first saw this triple Norton. Late in the evening when the track and air had cooled down he was trying to qualify. It was a two bike run and the triple got out of the hole pretty good. Then the front end started lifting and the guy just stayed in it!
He went by the 1/8 where I was and the front tire was a good three feet high.
I saw him again in 1985 at Bristol.Tn. and got to talk to him. I told him I'd been there at B.G. when he'd done the big wheelie. He got pretty excited and asked if I'd gotten a picture. I said I had'nt ,but the picture was burned into my brain.
He said that was the best the bike had ever run and his best story too.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:29 AM   #93
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I remember getting my first bike an RD200 and going back a month later for my RD350. In the showroom of the dealership was a TZ700 that they had converted to 750 but it still was the twin shock. Made me a believer in Yamaha 2 stroke technology. I wish I had a photo of the TZ but never made one.


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I've looked through these posts and haven't found anything on the man that I associate with Bonneville, Don Vesco. Haven't been able to find a good picture of the Silver Bird but Don broke the 300 mph barrier in 1975 with a twin engin TZ750 Yamaha.

I bought my first streetbike, RD350, from Don Vesco Yamaha in 1972 and used to hang around just to see the racers that would show up.

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Old 03-27-2010, 12:43 AM   #94
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[SIZE=2]Hi. You have a lot of neat stuff here. Don't know how far back you go with your fuel-motorcycle stories. Seems they all start from the late, late '70s. From '65 until about '73-'74 this bike was hard to beat. It held the NHRA and AMDRA speed and ET records. After searching all kinds of files, I never see it anywhere. Talk about the "pioneering" days! There were a whole lot of notables back then, but no mention.


Cool. If you have more pics I suggest you post them up. I'd like to see them, and hear more.
Unfortunately you're kinda from the pre-photo era. Cheap personal cameras were just beginning to sell towards the end of your era so there isn't a whole lot of saved media from your time.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:54 PM   #95
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:09 PM   #96
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:56 PM   #97
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:28 PM   #98
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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....
Race a bit here in West Oz.
Fast Kwaka's are thick on the ground, think our track record for normally aspirated motors in our bracket field (Modified Bike) is still current, 7.9 @ 165.
Built in a bloke's shed, no fairings, Z9-style.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:46 AM   #99
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This is a great Site...


Joe Smith and Boris Murray, 1971...


Bob Braverman, Dave Campos, Gordon Kately, Bob Ables, Bill Chambers, Joe Smith, 1970


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Old 08-04-2010, 10:15 AM   #100
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Here's me on my 1978 Z1000 - gets a regular thrashing over the 1/4....






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Old 08-04-2010, 11:13 AM   #101
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Tom Mellor - 1969 Triumph Trident




750MPS-PG class (750cc Modified Production pushrod, pump fuel [gas], partially streamlined — the front wheel must be visible for 180 degrees below the axle), 180.317mph

750MP-PG class (750cc Modified Production pushrod, pump fuel, with no bodywork, but with the rear fairing left on since it counts as being the seat), 159.905mph

Unbelievable numbers for a pushrod 750 on gasoline (remember Bonneville is a little over 4,300' in elevation). Tom put a lot of people on the trailer with those numbers. Gorgeous bike
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:30 AM   #102
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Man, that bike is so sweet !!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:37 PM   #103
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:57 PM   #104
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The real burt munroe's bike, the movie didn't go into how he built it but there was alot of home made stuff that makes me laugh no matter how many times i read it.

spoke = micrometer
Dug up steam pipe, with aluminium rings = well aged barrel
Ford truck axles = cams for OHV quadcam prototype
cast pistons on the beach apparently
tractor axle = rods

The guy was a genious.



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Old 12-05-2010, 04:20 PM   #105
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It's been a little quite here for too long.......BUMP!!!!!


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