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Offline cudabob496

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70's Motorcycles
« on: April 17, 2019 - 12:58:07 am »
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"




Offline IRON MAN

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Re: 70's Motorcycles
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019 - 06:24:42 pm »
In 1979 my next door neighbor was riding big engine BMWs. Then, he got a Honda CBX 6 cylinder bike. His passion was riding on weekends on  the twisty roads of SF's peninsula at a place called La Honda. Notorious for it's mountain curves. He was used to shutting down the locals up there. Guess what........the CBX 6 cyl didn't handle in the curves. While racing the locals to the next turn he couldn't keep the bike from going wide off the road into the dense trees. He went down with the CBX and a tree stopped the momentum. A footpeg tore through his foot, ankle, leg, thigh requiring hondreds of stitches. The day he was brought home from the hospital he was on a stretcher. I rode a 1964 H-D Sportster low rider at the time. Later graduated to a 1979 H-D Super Glide. Today, I ride a H-D Heritage Classic. Never been hurt on the Harley's I've owned. Almost died three times riding different Japanese 1100 cc bikes.... totaled the bikes. I Felt like Humpty Dumpty except I was put back together again.

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Re: 70's Motorcycles
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019 - 07:06:43 pm »
In 1979 my next door neighbor was riding big engine BMWs. Then, he got a Honda CBX 6 cylinder bike. His passion was riding on weekends on  the twisty roads of SF's peninsula at a place called La Honda. Notorious for it's mountain curves. He was used to shutting down the locals up there. Guess what........the CBX 6 cyl didn't handle in the curves. While racing the locals to the next turn he couldn't keep the bike from going wide off the road into the dense trees. He went down with the CBX and a tree stopped the momentum. A footpeg tore through his foot, ankle, leg, thigh requiring hondreds of stitches. The day he was brought home from the hospital he was on a stretcher. I rode a 1964 H-D Sportster low rider at the time. Later graduated to a 1979 H-D Super Glide. Today, I ride a H-D Heritage Classic. Never been hurt on the Harley's I've owned. Almost died three times riding different Japanese 1100 cc bikes.... totaled the bikes. I Felt like Humpty Dumpty except I was put back together again.
Glad your still around. Had the 750 H2 and Z900 in the seventies. Riding a 2011 Z1000 now (though not as fast as I used to)
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: 70's Motorcycles
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019 - 10:04:03 pm »
I had a 75 Kawi 750 H2 and then used to trade my buddy my new 72 340 4 speed Duster for his Kawi 900Z and the 900 was the fastest thing I ever rode.  :cheers: