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Old 11-13-2020, 09:15 AM   #76
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That was fun to watch (the triples drag racing).

There's a Canadian guy (Off Road) on the RZ350 forum actively bracket racing his mildly modified bike for 2 or 3 years. He's very analytical and makes little improvements along the way.

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On Saturday at 4:49:29 PM, I had my fastest run of the day. 12.849 @ 102.41 mph.
On Sunday at 4:49:22 PM, I had my fastest run of the day. 12.808 @ 102.49 mph.

Here is his thread. Not much in the way of videos but some may enjoy the read.

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That was fun to watch (the triples drag racing).

There's a Canadian guy (Off Road) on the RZ350 forum actively bracket racing his mildly modified bike for 2 or 3 years. He's very analytical and makes little improvements along the way.

A bit of one post

On Saturday at 4:49:29 PM, I had my fastest run of the day. 12.849 @ 102.41 mph.
On Sunday at 4:49:22 PM, I had my fastest run of the day. 12.808 @ 102.49 mph.

Here is his thread. Not much in the way of videos but some may enjoy the read.

https://www.rzrd500.com/phpBB3/viewt...5733&start=300


Mr Off Road is awesome, thanks for the link! insane time and effort he put into that thread, documenting his drag racing experience, too cool ...



getting himself the the drag strip, I guess:

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Old 11-24-2020, 05:01 PM   #78
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oh well, taken down, copywrite ...

this series is kind of pretty wonderful, imo ...



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(the 1990 stuff at the beginning is the awards this short won ...
shown in the vid is Finnish rally driver Ari Vatanen setting a record time for 1988.)
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unpaved Pikes Peak, 1988, and the mighty Peugeot 405 T16,
back when men were men ...

(the 1990 stuff at the beginning is the awards this short won ...
shown in the vid is Finnish rally driver Ari Vatanen setting a record time for 1988.)
My God, four wheel drifts right next to a sheer cliff! Scary to even watch.
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My God, four wheel drifts right next to a sheer cliff! Scary to even watch.


love the way it starts with a little music and then it's just the engine ... like my favorite scene in Bullitt.

pretty sure the Peugeot 405 T16 is the vehicle losing a drag race with the DAF Turbo Twin X1 in the Dakar in 1988 at 200km/hr.:


youtu.be/9yd0Fis9DeE

Mr Vatanen was also behind the wheel of the 405 T16 with the DAF in the vid above at Dakar in 1988, guess he had quite a year ...

his 405 T16 was stolen in Bamako while he was in the lead, and would only be returned if a ransom of 25 million francs CFA was paid. The car eventually found, but it was too late for the win ...

his team mate Juha Kankkunen went on to win in 1988, joining with Mr Vatanen's Dakar 405 T16 win in 1997. Mr Vatanen also won Dakar with the 405 T16, in '89 (by a coin toss!) and '90 and with Citroen ZX Rallye-Raid in '91.

those were the days.
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Putting this here because it is old.

It is a strange find, but if you like choppers and biker shit and weird shit from the middle 70's it is worth at least a skim through. A bit of nudity so beware if tits bother you.

Never heard of this film, but I found it... um.. interesting.
Not the high quality of Easy Rider.



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Very few views so we could have a large impact..
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:28 PM   #84
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Putting this here because it is old.

It is a strange find, but if you like choppers and biker shit and weird shit from the middle 70's it is worth at least a skim through. A bit of nudity so beware if tits bother you.

Never heard of this film, but I found it... um.. interesting.
Not the high quality of Easy Rider.



youtu.be/7s0MC0BY0Zs

Very few views so we could have a large impact..
Yo Budman,

Old Lady: "Young Man... Young Man... Thank You"
Biker: "Thank Me? No, Thank You!"


Laughing my ass off!!! Man, what memories, flashbacks to the early Frog Jumps and Redwood Runs. Crazy great f-ing times.

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Love it for all the same reasons above, + the realism on starting the bikes @ the drive in.
No other cheesy biker movie shows the time to restart a pack after a gas stop.

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music by Michael Nesmith, lead character voice-over by Nick Nolte ...

great link, thanks!
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Old 01-24-2021, 02:13 PM   #87
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SFMCJOHN, Thanks for all the vids. Really liked the Peugeot 405 T16 vid.
Peugeot has built a lot bad ass rally cars.

CDONA - Gas stops!
Ha, ha... Or, the "obligatory" bar stops. Oh Gawd.

Hey, it's time to roll. Where the "F" did Meryl and Donna go?
Errrrr... not sure, but there a bunch of noise coming from the women's rest room!
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This video is not vintage but the rider and the bike are..!


youtu.be/O7-dJ1el5KE

More from Sammy. He knows his shit!


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More from Sammy. He knows his shit!
awesome!

some more "when-men-were-men" stuff:


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