They Called Them Superbikes...

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

  1. JuanM

    JuanM Adventurer

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    A pic of Steve McLaughlin's B&S-prepped R90S. Took this at the Loudon AMA races in June 1976.

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  2. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Still do'n it down here. Got the odd 'Quality' rider too!
    This'd be Wayne Gardner.

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  3. Jinx

    Jinx Call me Renzo

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    "Wayne, what have you been feeding those fork tubes?" :dg


    Ah, Wayne back in the day with the original "Starvin' Marvin" skinny forks

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    :D

    Then as now: beautiful bike...beautiful rider :bow
  4. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    Roberto before buying his ride with Honda on a Yosh Suzuki
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    Freddie also pre-Honda days, he didn't pay for his ride
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    Honda Endurance racers (note the fuel tank)
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  5. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    Kawasaki's didn't always handle too well. Can you see what's missing here?
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  6. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    Frame tubes, below the motor.
  7. xtop20A

    xtop20A Banned

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  8. BDKW1

    BDKW1 KL"X" not "R"

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    They didn't seem to make that much difference :rofl

    This thread should have been titled " When I was young and dumb".........

    Classic example.

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    Great power, so-so brakes and bad handling. I used to hustle it around Willow in the Dinosaur class. GPZ1100 head with Lots of Yosh bits, gun drilled cams out of one of Eddies bikes. Smoothbores from same. Wiesco big bore, Falicon crank, Bassani pipe.

    Had lots of frame re-enforcements, GPZ forks, GS1150 swing arm and the widest wire wheels they made at the time :lol3

    I'm not sure why I'm still alive after racing that beast, Nothing like scattering the pack coming into a corner due to your bike swapping so bad from your over exuberant late breaking attempt............ Nobody could pass it on the strait and nobody wanted to get close to it in a corner.:evil
  9. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    LOVE the kick start...:eek1
  10. dirt_bloke

    dirt_bloke No idea

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    Great photos. I'm sure this is Crosby, either at Bathurst or the Malboro series in NZ. One of the classic images of the era.

    Bootlace, I know you have more tasty images tucked away!
  11. dirt_bloke

    dirt_bloke No idea

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    AArrrrrgg!!!!!
    Advert in a local paper today:

    "Kawasaki HS 2E-750 3 Cyl 2 stroke, rare bike ......$1000"

    He sold it $750..:baldy

    However this is a small town, I will track down the new owner, and convince him that the bike needs to live with me! I'll get back to you on that...
  12. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Oh yeah. That'd be Crosby (Greatest rider to never win a GP??), exiting 'The Dipper', Bathurst about.......Nup. Probably REALLY WASTED:wink:. But I wuz there...:lol3
  13. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    This blokes been doin it for a while too. An original 'Superbiker'. Robbie Phillis, Still doin' it. And doin it GOOD.

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    ( And doing it here on the exact same bike he won the OZ champs on, back in the day.....He found it a few streets away from his house!)
  14. ADV8

    ADV8 Taumarunui..Darwin..

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    His book is not bad either.


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  15. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Yeah! Had a cupla beers with Croz last yeah at Assen. ( Sorry..) Good boy, lots of stories, :rofl

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  16. rallyhound

    rallyhound Macho stud guy

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    My first time at Daytona In about 83, first year of the v4 750 Hondas,
    I peeked into the top secret Honda tent where they were working on Spencers bike. I took a picture and two Honda techs chased me about 1/2 mile across the infield before they gave up.

    Then when I finally got back to the pits I had dropped my money stash in the chase. I didn't have enough money to pay for the Italion sausage I had just ordered so the guy behind me in line bought it for me. None other than Giacomo Agostini.

    I found him later and paid him back and he signed my helmet.

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  17. dirt_bloke

    dirt_bloke No idea

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    Class!

    BTW, could you post the pics of the Honda?

    Things didn't go quite to plan.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=698437

    I'll get my H2 one day...
  18. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Cool story about Graeme Crosby. Thanks for posting that! :freaky

    (there seem to be a few pages missing though... :evil)
  19. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    You were more likely too see a Lavarda on the grid than a Trident. I think they stopped producing Tridents before what we know as superbike in AMA started in ernest.
  20. olderigetfasteriam

    olderigetfasteriam Adventurer

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    A real trip down memory lane for a very poor (read broke) WERA racer in the early 80's.