- Sep 18, 2018
- Western North Carolina
Back when everyone could go racing.
LOL, in the first video, they were talking about exceeding 200 mph with the rail dragsters. I think it's up to over 340mph now in the quarter mile.
Wanna guess what the pucker factor must have been when the front wheels went up? Holy cow!Back when everyone could go racing.
I was working for Yamaha when the RD 350 came out. We assembled the Bikes & test rode them.They used a RD 350 (?) cc twin cyl. motor
I vaguely remember the Husqvarna's. If I recall right they were really good looking bikes. I love bikes, but I'm terrified of the fools on the roads. No one watches for them, and if you get hit you are liable to end up dead or in a hospital room with a head injury and no way out. I heard such a thing when I was 12 yrs old. We had to go to Ann Arbor hospital to see my friends dad who'd had a brain tumor removed. There was some poor guy down the hall with said injury. All I heard was help, help moaned, when I asked someone what happened they said he'd been in a motorcycle accident, and had a head injury.It's nice that your 2 wheeler has front forks, for some suspension..does the rear have a rear shock ?
I used to watch a lot of those ATC's in the desert..guys riding them seemed to be having fun..but compared to my RM..they were slow.
I also remember that the early model atc's had no suspension..only the "give" in those balloon tires.
I did look at a Yamaha Banshee , when they 1st came out They used a RD 350 (?) cc twin cyl. motor, & had serious looking suspension, fr & rr.
I think that started the big interest in "quads" but there was no way a 4 wheeler was going to be as fast as a 2 wheeler...
I believed if you want to go faster, get a bigger motor! Got to ride a Husqvarna 500 4 storke, right after they came out.
Made my XT500 seem slow. Gave the guy my phone # & told me to give me a call if he ever wanted to sell it..
Some time later, saw the bike in the used bike section of a local dealer..guess he lost my #..
if you get hit you are liable to end up dead or in a hospital room with a head injury
Holy cow!Two sayings & remember from the Shop.
Motorcycles : Dangerous toys for girls & boys.
When you play cat & mouse with cars, the cat always wins.
When I think back of what I did for adrenaline rushes with bikes on & off the track I'm lucky to be alive.
Some shops would send a rider with your new bike to follow you home.
This guy with a Ford Mach 1 wanted us to follow him home & I got picked to ride the TZ 750 C home for him.
This sucker hit speeds of up to 140 & I sayed right on him. When we got there he said Dam man I never knew that bike would run like that.
So I told him this bike could run his car off the road & it would.
We rode bikes like this everyday, most big shops had test areas we could test um out.