Thursday, April 29, 2021

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  1. Not on that Kawi triple. Notoriously ill handling.

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    1. I agree and not even a fork brace. I’m more of a RD guy. 350sand 400s. Had a bunch and used to race them a bit back in the early 80s. Crazy little bikes to screw around on.

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  2. Yub to have me an old 750 triple.
    Handling my ass...the one in the pik seems to be handling just fine, and I never had an issue with one back when. Funny how the novices quickly blame the equipment first.

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  3. I still ride an H-2.
    It scared me when I bought it, used, back in 1980.
    Fast forward to today and it scares me even more.
    How do I post pics?

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    1. Luck dawg. If it's green you're my daisy. (but really, any color is fine)

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  4. The 500 Kawi triples had poor handling, but the 750 was much better.

    Getting the corner perfectly was not common. But when you did, nothing beat that.
    Usually it involved running the bike at the limits of traction and suspension, and ends up being very entertaining to the spectators and corner workers, especially if you can replicate it on multiple laps. I'm sure there is film of me doing this on my Guzzi in a couple AMA races at Sears Point and Laguna Seca, but never saw any of it.
    BTW, the Kawi 500 was nicknamed "the widowmaker", due to it's tendency to suddenly do tankslappers at high speed, spitting the rider off.

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  5. I was privileged to see the encounter between Gary Nixon and Kenny Roberts at Laguna Seca in 1978. Quite a difference in cornering style.

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  6. I grew up living on a very curvy mountain road in the Appalachians, my first bike was a Honda Trail 90.
    its amazing how much fun you can have with 7 horsepower.
    you dont need endless money and perfect machinery to have fun.

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