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Old 06-02-2005, 12:08 PM   #11
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Why? Did he get divorced?
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:15 PM   #12
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Whattaya mean, suicide? Evel Knievel's still alive. Sorta. Well, parts of him, anyway.



And Evel did all his big jumps on an honest-to-'murica Harley-Davidson XR, complete with suspension designed in the Stone Age. Relatively speaking, landing these lightweight MXers with suspension travel measured in feet has to be a piece of cake. Or at least providing a somewhat improved probability of success.
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:30 PM   #13
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Cool, nice to see testosterone induced bravado live and well. i.e IMHO all great male achievements start with that.
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:32 PM   #14
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Yep Good Point. I wonder how long this jump in Evel feet i.e. 2005 feet adjusted for 1970s technology.
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:40 PM   #15
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Hey, hold my beer and watch this!
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:45 PM   #16
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That is without question better than anything those goofy stuntaz do.
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:03 PM   #17
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I think I can top it. Someone get me a GSX-R.
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:05 PM   #18
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Absolutely, much better--and at no risk to anyone but himself.



And what a dead, solid, perfect landing!



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Old 06-02-2005, 03:55 PM   #19
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Evel Knievel's longest and most publizied jumps were done on a re-badged Laverda, called an American Eagle. VWW
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:59 PM   #20
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You've got a point there Buz. Losing a testicle is bad, but when you get a divorce they go for the whole package. VWW
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