They Called Them Superbikes...

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Nemosengineer, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. kawa

    kawa Adventurer

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    Love the in the pits photos, gives you a chance to study the bikes. I know I'm sad, lol
  2. ian.z9

    ian.z9 n00b

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    Any more Racecrafter pics/stories gratefully drooled over.How's the motor coming along Iain?
  3. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Godspeed David Emde :cry
  4. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Rain has a way of leveling the playing field.Spencer stocks Emde through "the bowl" Laconia 6/81[​IMG]
  5. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    I stole this one somewhere off the web!!
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    another of Emde in the wet.
    Pocono hairpin @ 1980 from a scan of mine
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    who needs knee pucks? (sorry if a repeat)
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  6. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    If you're going to have a thread on superbikes - best include 'The King'

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  7. ADK

    ADK master of the casual pace

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    I didn't know Richard Petty raced motorcycles, too. :rofl
  8. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    Maybe you would feel more at home on the nascar forum

    http://community.nascar.com/go/forum/viewboard

    Because you obviously don't know diddly about bike racing.
  9. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Yosh Katana for Cooley. Laconia 6/82[​IMG]
  10. wmfleet2

    wmfleet2 Long timer

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    i was there that year ?,,Wes crashed coming out of bowl and the bike caught on fire right in from of me (watching from the fence),,,that was good stuff back then
  11. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Wayne finished 1st Superbike & 3rd in Formula 1 @ Laconia 6/82[​IMG]
  12. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Baldwin #43 in for more stopping power. 6/82[​IMG]
  13. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Canadians put up good numbers then. Rueben McMurter took 3rd in both F1 & Superbike Laconia 6/84.[​IMG]
  14. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Jeez, I enjoyed that!! :clap Great find!

    The on-camera stuff reminds me of racing my old GPZ750's, especially the sounds. I really, truly miss it sometimes.

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  15. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    He rode two classes on two different brands of motorcycle?
  16. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Ah! you notice that.
    Pretty common then to ride as many classes as possible for more points and money.
    Flat trackers/Motcrossers/Roadracers ridin modified superbikes and F1 = more points toward AMA National titles.
  17. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    6/82 Laconia Rich Chambers 12th F1 & 7th Superbike. Please note kitchen staff preparing noon time gourmet feast.
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  18. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    A man in a van with a plan! :clap
  19. klatelm

    klatelm Been here awhile

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    Anyone remember Larry Huffman's radio program Motorcycle World. It aired on the West Coast on Sunday nights on KOLA 99.9 from 1985-1986. I was trying to do a search on it but can't find any info. They had a real edgy intro tune they would play. Back in the day that was only way to find out who won the GP and Superbike racing on the same day. They even covered local road racing with results Anyone know the name of that song/artist ?
  20. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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