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Old 06-07-2009, 01:03 PM   #21
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mike hailwood , augostini, barry sheehan, kenny roberts when these guys started riding the big fours of japan. thats when they started to win
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:46 PM   #22
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[quote=MOKE1K;215631][quote=robret;215607] because at that time the japanese didn't know a blooming thing about suspension.
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Pops didnt know anything about Suspension? Huh?
He's talking about the 60s. Actually Japanese suspension and weights weren't all that great through most of the 70s too. A Norton Commando could easily humiliate a CB750 on a mountain road, for example.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #23
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hi henry. you are correct. the japanese were very concerned about the weights of their bikes. the frames , forks, and swingarms were too light. or should i say not up to the task. my quote,"because at that time the japanese didn't know a blooming thing about suspension." actually comes from barry sheehan. the japanese had shown up with their 2-strokes at the isle of man. every one took notice. when they tried to ride them though, they flexed just a wee bit to their liking. so was born the black art of tune flexing cheers.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:31 AM   #24
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You guys are all so wrong it scares me.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:25 AM   #25
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your point is?
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:27 AM   #26
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"He's talking about the 60s...."

Only one trouble with that.......it isn't the 1960's.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:40 AM   #27
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wow thanx for that. it isn't just before ww2 either. my point take a look at who dominated motogp. they havn't been back till now
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