They Called Them Superbikes...

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

  1. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    10th annual transatlantic trophy match races.TZ750 vs RG500 vs Superbikes etc.[​IMG]
  2. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]2 time AMA F1 Champ Rich Schlachter and the TZ.
  3. stretchmoney

    stretchmoney Been here awhile

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    I know that the Loudon/Laconia track was way different back then, before the car oval, but the bowl used to be ran in the opposite direction then today huh?
    And is the TZ in that last pic a 250 or 350 twin? I can't see if it has 2 other pipes sticking out.Not sure if it is a 500 or 750 four cyl.
    Great thread.
  4. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    750/4. The TZ750, a later model one. I have a ton of pictures I'll post later.
  5. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    AAMRR ran 1 race a year backwards called Noduol.
    I loved it because it was heavy on the leftys.
  6. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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  7. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    Dig the novice plate CBX in the background!:eek1 A guy used to race one of those around Wentzville back when we used to race there. Ca-ray-zeee, lol
  8. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    White w/black numbers=expert
    Yellow w/black numbers=junior
    White w/red numbers=novice
    At least in AAMRR back then.

    Chris
  9. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    [​IMG]carlsbad mid 60s
  10. lobsta

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    Is that a 441 Victor?
    2 piece leathers no zipper?
    No gloves?:huh
  11. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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    No, it's a Gold Star 500 . . . a DBD34. The winningest motorcycle of all time. From the mid-30's to 1961 (the 1971 B50 "Gold Stars" don't count as real Goldies), the Gold star was road raced, dirt tracked, scrambled, trials . . . you name it, someone was racing either a 350 or a 500 Gold Star. Great bikes.

    Cheers,

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  12. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Nick Richichi won the "Laconia Classic" in 81. This 82 shot shows the pinstripper still applying a sponsers logo.[​IMG]
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    stk0308 Long timer

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    Thanks for the correction. When I wrote that I was wondering if the yellow plate thing was universal.
  14. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Besides racing with him back then, I got to go street riding with him a couple of times. We never went over the speed limit even once.

    Chris
  15. lobsta

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    Dale Singleton (left)won Daytona twice on the TZ checks out the competition. Loudon 6/82[​IMG]
  16. PeteN95

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    Old TZs are cool, but Superbikes have always been four strokes! :deal
  17. vguy

    vguy Rockhopper

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    Agree, there seems to be some confusion between Grand Prix bikes and Superbikes.
  18. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Would appear so.....hey, we still race them here, do you guys?

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    That'd be Steve Martin, ex WSBK front runner, now commentator, and World Endurance champ. Lapping Phillip Island on a Katana, quick enough to qualify for last years moderns....

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    Bargain!

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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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  20. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Bootlace, love yer pics!!!!!!!!!!!