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Old 09-27-2004, 06:33 PM   #1
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For those of you not watching WSB, I feel sorry for you. With 3 races to go 4 men had a shot at the title. Due to much drama during a warm-up lap and a crash by Nori down a straight, it's pretty much down to 2. If Vermulen (probably spelled wrong, don't wet yer pants) can get some good luck, he still might have a shot. Great racing!!
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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Great read, wonderful motorcycles, and that Alan looks like a young Michael Douglas on steroids!
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Old 09-27-2004, 07:16 PM   #3
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I always thought that the twins were cool. Didn't Evil Knievil use a Laverda derived 750 for some of his jumps? VWW
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Old 09-28-2004, 03:50 AM   #5
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I thought everyone in California looked like that. That reminds me off someone......Can't think who.....It'll come to me....

And yes cool bikes
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Old 09-28-2004, 03:56 AM   #6
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As far as I know he always used an XR750, except for his Snake River jump.

Prolly' would have made it on a Laverda.
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Old 09-28-2004, 04:56 AM   #7
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He jumped a Triumph at least once. For most of his jumps he used a Harley XR with the 3 inch suspension on both ends. No wonder he fell so much! LOL
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Old 09-28-2004, 05:47 AM   #8
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Ya' gotta' hand it to him, jumping bus's on a 600lb. bike with three inchs of travel takes some serious nads.
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:05 AM   #9
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For all those who think Harleys vibrate badly, please ride a Laverda triple or any British parallel twin. Those will teach you the true meaning of "paint-shaker".
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:34 AM   #10
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Is it just me, or does anyone else notice the striking resemblance the Laverda motor has with a Honda 305 powerplant?



Great article. More vintage please!

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