TZ 750, Kenny roberts Fans

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

  1. blammo

    blammo Been here awhile

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    Woah…just watched it! Amazing footage! Kind of a hokey soundtrack for the first minute. Then at 2:30…then I wet myself. :clap
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  2. never2old4fun

    never2old4fun Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I do agree, but if listen carefully, even when the TZ's not in the picture you can hear it just faintly:ear .
    But on that last lap OMG, then on that wheelie down the back straight WOW:thumb.
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  3. DeanW

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  4. never2old4fun

    never2old4fun Been here awhile

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    DeanW,
    Thank You for putting that up so everyone that couldn't find it, can see what it took to ride the beast:clap .
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  5. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD!

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  6. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  8. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  9. Solimine

    Solimine n00b

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    I sent this to the Stockton online news earlier today:

    Over 30 years ago, history was made at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
    30 years ago, my friend Scott Brelsford, former Harley-Davidson Factory team rider, and legendary tuner Erv Kanemoto, stirred the racing community by being the first to successfully use a Kawasaki road race engine in a specially-manufactured flat track chassis prepared by chassis builder the late Doug Schwarma of Champion Frames, Hayward, California.
    The results 30 years ago shook the professional racing community. This revolutionary motorcycle was reminiscent of the Andy Granitelli/Mario Andretti STP turbine car effort at Indianapolis Motorspeedway, which too was banned following that historic race. Immediately following the Stockton Mile, it became apparent to the racers that they would have to adapt to the new formula or lose.
    Kenny Roberts, then current national champion, along with Kel Carruthers, went to the same chassis manufacturer and had a similar chassis built around Yamaha’s road race engine. Yamaha’s budget far out-stretched the Brelsford/Kanamoto effort. Roberts gained the attention of the AMA professional racing sanctioning board. There along with the Harley Davidson factory representatives, they outlawed this new formula from AMA professional competition.
    Roberts was credited with conceiving this revolutionary concept and history was corrupted. The facts are that an historical event occurred at this track, the Stockton Mile at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds the last time the races were held here 30 plus years ago, and it was at this track that history was made and forced a change in the AMA professional motorcycle racing rules forever... with the win of the Brelsford/Kanemoto Kawasaki.
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  10. Flanny

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    I'm a big Kawi-Triple fan...This was the Kwaker at the indy-mile in '75


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  11. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    It may have been a good thing that 750 2 stroke dirt-trackers were banned. I think KR is the only guy who had the extra-terrestrial skills needed.

    If you can get an invite, there is a Kawi 750 miler at the Guy Webster Museum in Ojai. I can't remember exactly but you can search Photobucket for the classic bike ride from Chatsworth to Ojai at the end of March.
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  12. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Pretty much says it all, right there. But add in flexi-frames and shite tires and its a wonder many of us survived the teen years. Really.
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  13. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    More on the two stroke monsters can be found on Wayne Hosaka's site;
    http://www.flattrack.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

    Another monster almost killed Mike Renslow at a mile race at Sacramento. This one was built by one of my co-workers at U.S. Suzuki, Don Green. Evil things they were!
    Good reason to ban them anyway...

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  14. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Yes...but a lot less riders walking around the paddock these guys wearing plaster! :lol3
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  15. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Don't know where you got the quote with my name on it, but I never posted that...

    Edit: see post #57 below. My apologies!!
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  16. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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  17. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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  18. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    Who's that with Erv? I'd swear I know him. Larry Shultz, maybe?
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  19. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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