Flat tracker and street tracker photos

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. A 4 liter V8 eater

    A 4 liter V8 eater Adventurer

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    I hope not. Spectators show up because they like seeing the dinosaur bikes battle it out. That being said, it is astounding how much 21st century wizardry and exotic material it takes to rival the ole restrictor plated XR-750.
  2. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    The XR is bad ass no doubt, and The Mile is absolutey my favorite from of racing. However, I like seeing them challenged on occasion. Indy was telling this year in that either Mees or Halbert bitched over the PA that the Kawi was fast in the straight but couldn't hang in the turns. Who knows? I just hope the sport hangs on.
  3. JN3n

    JN3n Been here awhile

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    The year before Brian raced this bike, Luke Gough AMA # 62 rode and Skip Eaken built/tuned the bike and the motors in the Kawasaki that Brian Smith is racing now. The developed the bike and motors in the AMA Grandnational twins class throughout the 2011 season. Without Skip and Luke this bike would not have been close to where it is today .

    I like all the brands of bikes and hope that we see more development as time goes on . Harleys are bitchin but if I build a GNC twins team it would be another brand besides Harley...
  4. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    That was Halbert bitching about the speed of the Kawis and how it makes for more dangerous racing on the miles because the slower XRs are forced to chop pass in order to gain position.

    Worked out just fine for "Slammin" Sammy at Indy, but he's no stranger to risky passes.
  5. shupe

    shupe Been here awhile

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  6. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    The sport is healthier than it has been; still down thanks to the economy, but we're seeing 5-6 brands at the miles, and 3-4 brands at half-miles. Short tracks are all production based bikes now, which kind of sunk the framer part of the market.

    With that said, to really make it fun, I say we take the brakes off and have at it. No?
  7. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    That was pretty much what it was back in the early 70s, pre-LTS. Most short trackers were stock frames. The CRs, TMs, MXs, and the rest. 19" front wheel and decent shocks. Frames came about more when suspension started going to 8-10" travel. It was less costly back then. Some racers had Champion frames and such, but most were stock/stock modified.

    As for the Kawasakis, maybe ugly, but functional. The thing is the whole bike costs about as much as building the XR engine alone and the Kaw engine can be run pretty much most of the season without having to tear it down to look for engine damaging wear from what I've read. That's good for the sport, a reasonable bike to race as a privateer. No longer is the high buck XR the only way to go. A crashed out Kaw 650 sets up the potential for a racer. That's cool.

    The cool part for short track is the vintage racing along with the MX bikes. It is fun to watch either/or, plus some classes mix them up too.
  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    GOOD LORD!!!!

    there is nothing i would change on that bike. i would love to spin that around the local short track. would pull me from "retirement" against the wishes of my wife and family.
  9. goatroper

    goatroper Been here awhile

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    A proverbial "cute as a speckled pup" motorcycle.
  10. Donzzilla

    Donzzilla Been here awhile

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    Funny I have a different opinion on that very bike, especially after he drove into me in turn one in Volusia.:evil It didn't look that good laying on the ground with pieces splattered all over after that:eek1

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/8244438687/" title="DonCrash by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8244438687_82b3e6d7bf_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="DonCrash"></a>
  11. goatroper

    goatroper Been here awhile

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    And the photo tells the tale.....
  12. Donzzilla

    Donzzilla Been here awhile

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    Forgot, I had a couple more. I'm on the #1 white Yamaha.


    A split second later as he's climbing up the back of my bike

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/8244677315/" title="Crash2 by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8244677315_c3ee5fba02_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="Crash2"></a>

    I stayed up, he was a little less fortunate

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/8245747594/" title="crash3 by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8245747594_c4f036e447_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="crash3"></a>

    The pretty little Sprint looking worse for wear with half my rear tire stuck to his front end.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/8245746318/" title="crash4 by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8245746318_db8c6bbb8e_b.jpg" width="765" height="1024" alt="crash4"></a>
  13. goatroper

    goatroper Been here awhile

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    The first picture has you looking to exit and he is looking at your right shoulder.
  14. Donzzilla

    Donzzilla Been here awhile

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    Luckily he hit me behind the foot peg and I reacted quick enough to push down and gas it. Otherwise we'd have both been on the ground.
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    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    What is it that we that participate in roundy round racing always say??

    Rubbings Racing! :eek1 :lol3
  16. KEELAYMONSTER

    KEELAYMONSTER BRRAAAAPPP!!!

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    My 2nd year racing District 36. Lodi Cycle Bowl on my '76 Champion Framed YZ400.
  17. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

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    My TT500 flattracker and the diesel bobber I traded to get it back in June... :puke1


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    What it looks like now... :evil


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    How cool is this rig??? :wink:


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  18. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I like your number choice.
  19. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

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    Thanks! Pretty simple. 83 was the year I was born, and K is AMA's code for Iowa.
  20. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    Well, if you were going fast enough...never woulda happened.
    :lol3