Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Events & Racing > Motorcycle Racing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-10-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
MOKE1K
Registered Member
 
MOKE1K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kalapana, Big Island
Posts: 3,994
Cool For Seruzawa,...

The good ol days,... for you Seruzawa.

Soup :: 1982 Laguna Seca Champion 200 Images # 2
__________________
"YOU CAN'T BOLT ON SKILL"
MOKE1K is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 02-10-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,448
Default

Damn, that Z1000 looks like my '81 KZ750. Those were the most business-like unbreakable motorcycles every produced. My KZ had a 880cc kit with big valves and bored out caarbs, KH cam, Kerker, S&W Shocks & Pro Tech damper rods in the phorks. And it just went by on my street"....WHOOSH..."

Never sell stuff like that to a neighbor...
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 10:10 PM   #3
MOKE1K
Registered Member
 
MOKE1K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kalapana, Big Island
Posts: 3,994
Default

Not quite the 60'z but for my era, oldschool. I didnt start riding until age 19. My family had no ties with motorcycles whatsoever.
__________________
"YOU CAN'T BOLT ON SKILL"
MOKE1K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 10:16 PM   #4
MOKE1K
Registered Member
 
MOKE1K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kalapana, Big Island
Posts: 3,994
Default

Would have love to race the Kawasaki triple!!!
__________________
"YOU CAN'T BOLT ON SKILL"
MOKE1K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 06:32 AM   #5
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOKE1K View Post
Would have love to race the Kawasaki triple!!!
I hope you aren't referring to the MachIII or MachIV. You would be hard pressed to find a worse more dangerous handling motorcycle. A friend of mine had a MachIV (750 triple) with ported cylinders, expansion chambers, etc. Imagine putting an engine in a Flexy Flyer that made 100 hp in the most unpleasant manner possible. 5Hp up to 5000 rpm and then 105hp at 5001 rpm. Yikes!!

I don't miss the old bikes that much. Way too many pre-90 motorcycles handled like shyt. And too many 70s bikes..... well they are best remembered not ridden. The Japanese thought that stiffening a frame simply meant welding on more bracing tubes. The Honda SOHC 750 may have been a truly ground breaking motorcycle but it was heavy heavy heavy. The defunct British bikes were much lighter and handled better. One thing that seems to have disappeared from today's market, aside from sport bikes, is any attention on weight reduction. Manufacturers seem to delight in making road bikes as heavy as possible. We now call 700 pound bikes "sport tourers". Such an idea would have been met with derisive laughter 20 years ago. Now people accept such nonsense with straight faces.

I do miss an era where one at least had a hope of competing on a reasonable budget.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."

Last edited by seruzawa : 02-11-2010 at 06:44 AM.
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 08:41 AM   #6
MOKE1K
Registered Member
 
MOKE1K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kalapana, Big Island
Posts: 3,994
Default

I'v ridden two 500's before and your absolutly right, but back then unless you had a British bike you wouldnt have know the difference.

The hayday's must have been awsome to experience, I know I would have loved to be riding back then. Ring! RRRing! RRRRRRRing
__________________
"YOU CAN'T BOLT ON SKILL"
MOKE1K is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off