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    2-Strokes Forever!

    sad that you young punks on here never have and probably never will experience the insanity of a 500cc or God forbid 750cc two-stroke street bike that has been lightly "breathed" on. nothing else in the world compares to it. they are what old bastards like myself were raised on and still own. when Eddie Lawson and Kenny Roberts....considered by many to be the two greatest motorcycle racers that ever lived....try to put into words the sheer terror that is a big bore 2-stroke.......then you know i speak the truth. ergo the 1:23 mark.


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    [ God forbid 750cc two-stroke street bike that has been lightly "breathed"

    Does this ringading any bells John?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverrider View Post
    [ God forbid 750cc two-stroke street bike that has been lightly "breathed"

    Does this ringading any bells John?

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    hell yes....lots of bells. a modded 72 H2 in the background and a Z-1 in the foreground. two of the greatest bikes ever unleashed on the riding public. looks like the same Z-1 you were doing that smoke-show on in your pic the other week. awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunaticfringe View Post
    hell yes....lots of bells. a modded 72 H2 in the background and a Z-1 in the foreground. two of the greatest bikes ever unleashed on the riding public. looks like the same Z-1 you were doing that smoke-show on in your pic the other week. awesome!
    Yea, I wish I still had those beasts , But ya know my EBR fills that void,and then some, they have soo much, ya gotta back off.
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    My first "big" engine bike was a 1970 Kawasaki KD350. I loved riding that bike. Before I left for basic it broke down and I couldn't find parts. While I was gone, my mother made sure it disappeared. It sure was fun to ride.

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    Wow that looks good, all stock still. You have another picture of it. Sorry old bikes are my weakness lol.

    i'll get you a few more pics of some of my collection sometime. roger that on old bikes particularly the stuff from my youth. here's the pride and joy of my collection. it's the earliest production kawasaki triple known to exist in the world. have had it forever. sold new @ long beach, CA kawasaki in march of 1969 and bought if from original owner in 1980.

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    Awesome vids John, I was just sitting here grinning ear to ear watching them. Damn things killed many men, Joey and Robert Dunlop, etc,and put Rainey in a wheelchair forever in that horrific gravel trap incident. Idk what it is about the sound and smell of the blue smoke that make a man lose all control and wanna go balls out....lmfao
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedchop View Post
    Awesome vids John, I was just sitting here grinning ear to ear watching them. Damn things killed many men and put Rainey in a wheelchair forever in that horrific gravel trap incident. Idk what it is about the sound and smell of the blue smoke that make a man lose all control and wanna go balls out....lmfao
    It is that Bean oil smell, Brings back memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedchop View Post
    Awesome vids John, I was just sitting here grinning ear to ear watching them. Damn things killed many men, Joey and Robert Dunlop, etc,and put Rainey in a wheelchair forever in that horrific gravel trap incident. Idk what it is about the sound and smell of the blue smoke that make a man lose all control and wanna go balls out....lmfao
    that wayne rainey crash was horrific wally. fortunately he's still incredibly active in US racing scene and living a good life. don't know if you remember him but Mick Doohan was an aussie who won 5 consecutive 500GP championships including the last one in 1999 when 2-strokes were finally sent to the history dust-bin. he was one of the greatest riders ever. his quote from his very last 500GP race which won him the last championship ever: "In a certain regard i'm kind of glad it's all over now. I'll miss the joy and terror of riding these things but i won't miss thinking in the back of my mind that any moment i might die doing this." when men were men!

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    Thats the heyday of what made me a lifelong M/C addicted fool

    When the smoke was blue and the men were men. As much a whacking the throttle open on the SX at 8000rpm up gets my heart going... I can't even fathom.

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