They Called Them Superbikes...

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

  1. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Rainey& Lawson's trusty steeds 1st and 2nd place Loudon 82[​IMG]
  2. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Mick Doohan won 2 WSBK races on this very bike, back in the day....
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    Robby Phillis. 3rd three times in WSBK Champs. Still doin it, on the exact same bike he won multiple Aus SBK Champs on. Back in the day..
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    Wayne Gardner. Pretty Quick.
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    Ventilated.
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    :norton :D
  3. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Bootlace, thanks for the pics, especially the Katanas! I was visiting Melbourne in '97 when I drove to Broadford to see road racing. I saw Steve Martin lapping the field in local Superbikes and met Martin Hone, brother of Mick, who was racing Open singles, which I was running at the time. Awesome track for only bikes, I was in love! And I've been friends with Martin ever since.
  4. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    It's funny you should say that! I was over at Broadford a few days ago, doing laps.....


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    wmfleet2 Long timer

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    Yes,thanks again,enjoying them from the other side of the world !!!!!
  6. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    Here's another of Dale in 1981 Daytona practice sestion.
    Note his mascot by the front tire!!
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    Back to the Old Superbikes!!
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  7. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    First a big thanks to Marc for these:
    John Fuchs aboard a Randy Carabelli tuned Honda
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    This would be Richard Chambers
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  8. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Nice TRX! On another visit I rented one of those (Garner's?) and rode to PI for the vintage races. We don't have TRX850s in the states.
  9. Racer111v

    Racer111v Been here awhile

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    Now you guys are making my head hurt, trying to remember the details from what seems like a life time ago. I raced AAMRR in the early 80's. After the AMA changed the cc limit from 1L to 750cc a few ex superbikes showed up at the club races.Those were wild to watch up close , even in a local Experts hands.
    I used to think the Loudon Classic was wild on the outside of the fence, but it was scarier in the pits, surrounded by all the lunatics. What a race track for bikes. I practically cried when they tore it up for the oval.
    I was at Mid-ohio running BOTT when John Bettencourt won the Superbike race on a VT750F over the full factory bikes. That was one happy bunch of guys.
    I am glad to have been there during the glory days of American road racing and flat track. I wish now that I had taken pictures at the time, but I have always been a "in the moment" kind of guy.
  10. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Johnny "Lets Boogie" Bettencourt 6/83 Loudon. [​IMG]
  11. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    I got a random box of pictures from my mother to scan. In it were some pictures from our family trip to Daytona in 1983. I'm pretty sure these are superbike, but some of the F1 bikes looked much like superbikes at these distances.

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  12. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    Some on the banking.
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    Gimmeslack furthur

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    Looks like Mike Baldwin in Superbike Challenge races circa 1983. That's the year I got involved in Wera... These guys were my heroes and their tricked-out Interceptors were unobtanium to noobs like me!!
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    Cary Andrew on the Kawasaki and Jon Minonao {sp?] on the Big D triumph with Jack Wilson. Cary Andrew started Hyper-Cycle.
  15. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Cool wheels on Cary's Kaw, wonder if those are early PM wheels?
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    YukonTracker Ride your Way

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  17. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I beleive they are PM wheels. I recall ads for them where they had several cut-out patterns or the un-cut ones.
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    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Pops and the Yosh crew were out in force. Daytona 79 or 80.
    The last pic is their F-1 Suzuki.

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    Waiting for the green.
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    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Some of the rest. Thanks to the guys that worked hard and paid their own way.

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    GS 1000 with solid PM's , lay down shocks and a braced swing arm.

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    Syd Tunstall wrenching his Ducati 900ss ridden by his son , Malclom.
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    Suzuki with DyMags and EL carbs.

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    2nd horseshoe.