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Old 08-24-2004, 01:37 PM   #91
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Default Re: 2004 Big Dog Ridgeback

Didn't Super Hunky ride the chopper, in that race? If MO made decent money, we'd lure Super Hunky up from Mehiko and put him on the payroll. -Sean
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:11 PM   #92
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Yes, it's all chronicled in Rick's book "Monkey But", of which I have an autographed, hardbound edition.



He commented it handled kind of like a Bultaco Bandito.



Super’s the master of bike test put-downs. Once, he accused Bultaco of constructing frames from material that conformed to Barcelona plumbing burst test specifications.



One of his best works, for my money, was the "Top 10 Worst Dirt Bikes Ever Made" list, in the 1973 edition of the Dirt Bike Buyers guide. I have a dog-eared copy is residing on the toilet tank at home, and that article still holds true to this day. Of course, aren’t too many 441 Victors or 400 Cyclones around anymore. But it’s still great reading, much like your missive on the chopper.



More dirt Sir!

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Old 08-24-2004, 02:15 PM   #93
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Yeah, I saw it. The guy's name is Steve Natt (spelling?) and he pops up on a few motorcycle shows. For those who've got Mag Rack on their digital cable systems, he used to host the show "Motorcycle Freedom." He actually is a former road racer of some sort and seemed to be more partial to sport/naked bikes, but he never really had much negative stuff to say. I suspect that the manufacturers had much to do with the financing/production of the show.



As for the "American Thunder," it was one of the few times I acutally saw a riding impression, The only one I think I can remember is when they had a couple of Buell XBs on the show. You should also note that Steve took one the more mildly raked models out for a ride. And it did have cool paint--a midnight-blue Chevy SS muscle theme with only the two broad white racing stripes--none of those played out flame/tribal/skull jobs. (Msr. Natt even mentioned much he liked the paint.) He kept saying things like how surprised he was that it was such a well-engineered motorcycle. But somehow I doubt when the cameras were turned off that he would choose it over any competent sport/sport tourer/naked or a good factory cruiser. Especially for like $35K. Remember, the guy was working for "American Thunder" on that day.
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:20 PM   #94
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Whats with the cheesecake? Christ there's more than enough on the internet . If that's the best you can do. I'm outta here. MOTOCYCLES. Get it.
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:38 PM   #99
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You could always get some Grecian Formula and a haircut. No one would be any the wiser.
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