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Started by oldstonejim; 474279 views.

Jim,

The 70's stuff is hard for me since I was just out of diapers, but still know a few things.

Got 2 questions for you:

1.  Who was the first American bike champion in Europe and what short lived class?

2.  Who was the Flying Pig Farmer?

My collection is/was like yours.....LOL!  I also collect motorcycle history books, mostly Kawasaki related.  If I need to find something I know where to look............that's using the old internet,,,,,,,called a book..........LOL!  Some people don't know about or do  that anymore.  Were you so bad, that you could remember the cover of the mag that had the article you were looking  for?

If you did, you're definitely as bad as I am!

oldstonejim

From: oldstonejim

11/6/04

Oh boy, the flying pig farmer had to have been, dale singleton...right? Didnt he win daytona back in the 70's sometime?

gotta think about the other one, are we talking after 1971 ?

oldstonejim

From: oldstonejim

11/6/04

Alright, Im pretty sure on the class, F750 right? But Im not sure on the rider, or year, or I should say , Im not sure if Baker was the first, He would be if it was 78, But if it was 79 then did King Kenny win the title in 79 before Baker? because the 500 series was longer? That would kinda be a trick question....hmmmm

Ill go with baker in 78


Edited 11/6/2004 5:26 pm ET by oldstonejim

Jim,

Steve Baker is right, but the year is '77 in the short lived Formula 750 2-stroke class.  King Kenny won the 500 GP title '78, '79, & '80.....almost '83.

OK.....did the NR500 ever win a "race"

What track

What was special about the NR500

oldstonejim

From: oldstonejim

11/6/04

Tim,Tim,Tim.......You must know the last 4stroke gp bike to win a FIM gp race was Mike " the Bike" Hailwood in the late 60's in the great white north of canada. Of course until motogp started

Now the Oval Piston NR500 may have won a FIM World Endurance race sometime in early 80's but Im pretty sure it never won a 500gp

While we are talking honda V's can you name the first Honda v-4 racer, and who rode it?

Jim,

The last 4-stroke in the premier class of GP to win was in '76, it was Agostini on the MV Augusta.

I asked if the NR ever won a "race" not a gp event.....it was Freddie Spencer at Laguna Seca at nonpoints paying event.

Well, I did some digging to make sure, but when Honda got back into racing with it was with the V-4 NR(not ready)500....this was their first V-4.  2 of them were entered in the '79 British GP of Silverstone (which footage from the B flick Silver Dream Racer was taken).  The riders were Mick Grant & Takazumi Katayama.  Mick's NR seized and as you can see in the movie......burn.

Tim "Lunatic" Duguay

a.k.a.:The Handicapped Biker

VROC #10560

'73 Honda ST90

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Edited 11/6/2004 9:20 pm ET by Pure Lunacy (lunatictim)

Edited 11/6/2004 9:22 pm ET by Pure Lunacy (lunatictim)
oldstonejim

From: oldstonejim

11/6/04

Tim, I ment honda's last 4stroke victory....sorry...also

I left out...round piston v4 on my question, So what was the first regular v4 by honda and who rode it.

Didnt the nr500 win a world endurance race as well?

Edited 11/6/2004 10:51 pm ET by oldstonejim

Edited 11/6/2004 11:16 pm ET by oldstonejim


Edited 11/6/2004 11:17 pm ET by oldstonejim

Jim,

I just need to know 2-stroke or 4-stroke.  Yea, I think it might have won a round, but I think it was upped to a bigger displacement by then, you never see anything mentioned.

 

Tim "Lunatic" Duguay

a.k.a.:The Handicapped Biker

VROC #10560

'73 Honda ST90

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Because your ride should be as individual as you are.

Click here to see My Bike and Accessories at CruiserCustomizing
Click on the picture to see my bike and accessories at
www.CruiserCustomizing.com/Lunatic



Edited 11/7/2004 10:41 am ET by Pure Lunacy (lunatictim)
kencorcoran

From: kencorcoran

11/7/04

do you guys (you jim anyone?) think with the new track surface that the big show will ever come back?
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