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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

3 comments:

stuman714 in Indy said...

Thanks Steve! I guess I scored a double today with this one. Always glad to help someone out who take the time and effort to put on such a quality site--let alone 2! A+ all the way man! Mike

Bill said...

My Canadian friend (former) motorcycle racer Jim Pfaff tells of his crash at Daytona in 1975 and in the hospital looking over to see Barry Sheene in the next bed. Barry had one bad crash at 175 or so. Both recuperated to race again, Jim is fine today, but Barry died of cancer as we all know. Both great guys.

Bill said...

My Canadian friend (former) motorcycle racer Jim Pfaff tells of his crash at Daytona in 1975 and in the hospital looking over to see Barry Sheene in the next bed. Barry had one bad crash at 175 or so. Both recuperated to race again, Jim is fine today, but Barry died of cancer as we all know. Both great guys.