They Called Them Superbikes...

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

  1. kawa

    kawa Adventurer

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    More great photos, love seeing the "other" bikes, the privateers. No118 is the Krauser Kawasaki MK2, I think there was a story about that bike from the next owners, its on the first page of this thread by Jinx.
    Do you have a date for the last photo, and anymore of #31 Harry Klinzmann, thanks
  2. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Glad you like them. As far as dates about all i can say is that I went to bike week in my '57 GMC ex-church bus in '79, '80 , 'and '81.
    We hauled 2 750 Hondas and 3 900 and 1000 Kawasakis the first year. I slept in the bus and got a track pass for the week. I took my showers at the track.
    In "80 it was down to 1 750 ,1 1000 and my Ducati 860. Same deal except there were 3 sleeping in the bus.
    In '81, we had 1 DOHC 750F Honda , 1 1000 and my 860. Living in the bus eating out or grilling and drinking in the bars.
    I carried a 35mm SLR everywhere. But you might understand now why the dates are a blur.
  3. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    ADVrider Salute!!! :roflit's not a Superbike I know!!
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  4. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    Found some more!!
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  5. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    A classic.Maybe already shown.
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    And me on mine. A little slower.:D
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  6. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    The one shot I got of Rainey's GPZ 750 before the camera went on strike.
    Honda came out blazing in 1983 winning the first 6 races of the new 750 sized Suberbike championship.
    Kawasaki was running their air-cooled 2 valve against the new water-cooled 4 - valve V-4 Honda. They got Rob Muzzy to up the horsepower and then Rainey won the next 6 races and took the championship.
    Check out the details, not a run of the mill Kawasaki. Twin plugs,dry clutch,etc.
  7. kngston250

    kngston250 n00b

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    Yes these are really super bikes. I love bikes and huge fan of bike racing.