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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Very nice Reader Ride Suzuki GT750 Waterbuffalo.

Reader Al Hayes has been busy resurrecting his beautiful GT750. What a great ride!

Al writes:

Hey Steve,
Just thought I'd drop you a note after spending the last several hours of this rainy afternoon here in TN reading some of your postings and info on links you've posted to your site. I don't mind thanking you for posting those links as they've provided a wealth of information. Recently I decided to "resurect" a much-modified Water Buffalo, a bike I've owned since the late 70's and ridden the least of the dozens of bikes I've owned over the years. I fired it up for the 1st time in 5 yrs just last week. As I'm sure you'll agree, nothing compares with the sound of expansion chambers on a Triple. Just hearing it idle and rev convinced me that I really have to get this bike back on the road. Anyway, I see that I'm already starting to ramble, a serious problem of mine, so I'll end now before I take anymore of your time. Again, just wanted to thank you for taking the time to build a very impressive and informative website. I also enjoyed the pics posted on the blogs section. Definitely good for alot of smiles.
Also, attached a pic of my Buffalo for your examination.
Ride safe,
aka Willie

Willie you feel free to come back and ramble anytime you like. Keep us posted on wht you're up to. That bikes to nice to let sit. Get her going and then come on up to Deals Gap next May where you'll fine a few hundred like minded 2-stroke fanatics to ride with. Believe me, you'll fit right in and have a hell of a good time

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ultimate TZ750 Porn Post! With a great scanned article.

I grabbed these off a great post over on USA2Stroker site. Be sure and check em out for more. I'm not embarrased to say that the engine pictures give me a hard on.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Barry Sheen YZR500

When I started my other blog a year or so ago I didn't really have a lot of material to work with so I figured I start out with what I had. The best pics I had were all 2-strokes (my first love) so I posted a really excellent picture of Barry Sheen's Yamaha GP bike. I thought it was a TZ750 but it was really a YZR500. Anyway, since then I've come a long way and made some great online friends who've contributed most of the best stuff on here.

Well today has come full circle (so to speak) because I was sent some excellent pictures from my favorite new blogger Mike Stuhler of the excellent stusshotes blog. Low and behold what do I find in my e-mail! God I do love this bike.

But even after reading up on it a bit I still find it hard to think of Barry Sheen on a Yamaha. Here's one of his rides on the crispy side after a wreck.
He was such an icon on those Suzuki's that my minds eye can't see him on much else. But then again Rossi started wining on a Honda and now he's with Yamaha himself so I guess times aren't that different after all.. LOL

Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Great Pics from Mike Stuhler

My new favotite blogger Mike Stuhler of the excellent STUSSHOTS blog sends in these fantastic pics of a bike I've been enamoured with for years. I've actually posted a small grainy version of that beautiful green and white tracker somewhere on here before but it was a really rough shot. These come straight from the source and the detail is revealing. Reverse cylinder top end, big gulping roundslides, nicely tucked in chamber and some sweet fab work. Oh and as a side note there's been a log term debate about Pre-mixing on the big Kawi triples involving oil slingers and lubrication to the crank mains. It's interesting to see them still running the pump on the racers.

Mike Writes:

Hey Steve- Here are a few shots for you that might be of interest to you.Back in late 74/early 75 Erv Kanemoto--who went on to tune World Championship teams for Spencer, Lawson, Gardner, Kocinski and several other somewhat well-known racers, put together a couple of H2 triples for flat tracking, in the hopes of trying to compete against the upcoming and omni-present XR750 onslaught that was about to overtake and dominate American Class C flat track as it was known in the day.Kanemoto was a genius in putting together some of the finest, let alone fastest bikes of the day. This particular little gem of a project involved a Champion frame, Ceriani front end w/ what I believe were Akront aluminum rims. The mags were just starting to be regarded as enough of a weight and time savings, but only a few guys were running them, hence the standard spoke rims. As you can see he ran both on this sweet little piece. I'm not familiar enough with the technical aspects of what he did do in the way of porting/polishing this jewel, but it was pretty much a rocket ship. But, like the TZ that Roberts won Indy with--a week later after the Terre Haute shots attached were taken--they just wouldn't hook up on a dirt track real well. And the power band on these were even more of a lightswitch then even the TZ turned out.But man, if you were a 2 stroke head, and I definitely was and still am, these things sounded wicked.These shots attached were a few I took that historical week. Donnie Castro was just out of a contract from the Yamaha super team as they went it alone with KR that first year. So Erv enlisted Donnie at several races--Terre Haute, Indy, and Syracuse--on the eastern swing, and also had Scott Brelsford at Syracuse as well. Neither qualified in at any of those races that I remember.I've attached some shots of Donnie and the H2. The color shot is from TH and in the far left you can see the brim of Castro's hat, and the dude in the sunglasses is former #9, Gary Nixon. The others are of Donnie at TH and Indy during practice/time trials--again in August '75. I've got some other b/w shots of both DC and Brelsford from Syracuse, but I'll save those for another time and another surprise!

Can't Wait! I always wondered about the timing of these bikes in relation to King Kenny's dream machine. I can only dream what THAT matchup would have sounded like. Thanks Very Much for filling in the history on these awesome rides.

73 Montesa VR 250

I love these old dirtbikes. If I didn't live in a "No Trespassing sign" jungle I'd own a shed full of old 2 stroke dirtbikes. And annoy the hell out of the city.... errrr.. which is why all those signs are there I suppose :/

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A couple of great new blogs...

A couple of new absoluly MUST READ bloggers have come to my attention. The first is Mike 'Stu' Stuhler who commented over on my 2-stroke blog. He runs Stusshots. To quote his profile he's "Fan of all racing, but the bikes are what makes the adrenaline flow and the rush set in."

While drooling over some of his work I tripped across a friend of his. Make sure to stop by and visit Larry Lawrence at The Rider Files for some fantastic photography and more importantly, the stories that go with the pictures.

I've been doing some serious wrenching on my Project -X so ther'll be some updates there later and I'll have more on both blogs later today!


Friday, September 11, 2009

UPDATE: Fun Looking Racebike

I confess that I'm not sure what it is? Anyone? Appears Italian.

From the comments Tanshanomi has enlightend us thet it's an Italian, a 50cc ITOM. Excellent and Thanks! I did a little poking around and found some info on the history of the brand HERE. Cool stuff.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kaweasaki KR-1S

Stock specs... 250cc 55Hp 288 pounds STOCK!! With some pipes and tuning... Sweet Jesus this thing must be fun to ride.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sweet RZ wheeled RD350.

Complete with dual 6 piston front brakes!! Because that 300lb bike might be a handful to slow down with just 4 pistons (or even 2)! That is my kind of OVERKILL!! LOL...

Friday, September 4, 2009

UPDATE: Speaking of TZ's.. King Kenny Roberts doing his Hotlap at the Indy Mile..

Here is a new video of the bike starting up. It's a little dark but go ahead and turn up the volume to bath in the sound of 2-stroke glory...

More Info and pictures HERE!

Reader Ride! Ted Guthrie and his RD350!

Those of you who have cehcked out my other blog page have probably seen many excellent "reader submittals" from Mr Ted Guthrie. Here he is with his beautiful all original RD350. That's a hell of a nice example! Thanks Again Ted!