TZ 750, Kenny roberts Fans

Discussion in 'Racing' started by never2old4fun, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. never2old4fun

    never2old4fun Been here awhile

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    On Amazon.com, they have a used tape of "Take it to the Limit". It shows shows Roberts at the Indy Mile on the monster TZ 750 wrecking the Harley wrecking crew:clap .
    plus a whole bunch of other good things, like Mike Hailwood at the Isle of man.
    This this worth seeing :thumb
    Just thought I'd let everyone know.
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  2. 101N

    101N peccavi

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    Link?

    Are you sure you don't mean ebay?
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  3. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    All the young punks won't have a clue.....You know who you are....
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  6. cevquit

    cevquit maphead

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    Yep what he said,
    They changed the rules after the tz750 dirt tracker. I seem to remember that thing going 140 mph and spinning the rear wheel the whole time:eek1

    That we used to have a local yamaha shop Clark's Yamahal, and I think the guy who ran it was ken clark????
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  7. woods wizard

    woods wizard Been here awhile

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    Dont forget the quote "They dont pay me enough to ride that thing".
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  8. never2old4fun

    never2old4fun Been here awhile

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    The other quote I believe came from Corky Keener after the race:ear ; "as soon I heard it, I knew it was all over".
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  9. WhorehayTheBarbarian

    WhorehayTheBarbarian Been here awhile

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    I was at del mar when KR rode this bad mo fo. i'd guess it was 01'? was the last year the REAL horsepower hit the track.

    KR lit it up pretty good too... no parade lap pussy footin for him. gave us all a good show.... i nearly cried. :D
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    cbxtc6 On my Way...

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  11. Sam Simons

    Sam Simons Been here awhile

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    Damn,that's one beautiful sonofabitch......that's why 2 strokes are BEST.
    (For some reason,all of those chromed out Spook-busa's just don't cut the mustard.....).
    There's a fellow in MD that shoehorned a TZ 700 into a titled RD(or R5 350)
    chassis a few years back....the engine ,new in crate,was purchased here
    in Indiana for that project.
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  12. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

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    Those who've never felt a 2-stroke come on the pipe have no clue.
    Hyper tuned seven-fitty... I can't begin to imagine :yikes
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  13. RDJEff

    RDJEff Lost in Alaska

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    I got a chance to do a couple of laps on a TZ750, and it was pretty cool! It was definitely light in the front not matter what you did and no matter what gear you were in.

    In all reality though, they were never all that powerful, being old school two-strokes. You could maybe get 120hp out of one before the cranks would start to fail. Most of today's diesel 600s make that much power, and they're a lot easier to ride!
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  14. RogerDe

    RogerDe Dust In The Wind

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    I was @ the Indy Mile that day King Kenny rode the (TZ 750)flat tracker passed the ol HD's(2) & won by a wheel. He came around turn 2 after the finish , about 80 mph w/a full lock powerslide ,1 hand on the throttle & the other holdin the checkered flag high ... Backed off the gas a lil & done a 1 handed wheelie down the back stretch as far as I could see....Man that was the KING @ his best on the dirt...Awesome , i'll treasure this story for ever....seeing the King do his thing on the 2 smoker history was made....Ride On.. Long Live The King (Kenny)
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  15. never2old4fun

    never2old4fun Been here awhile

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    RogerDe,
    You are a lucky man to have been at the race:clap , history in the making:nod .
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