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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-29-2001, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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has h-d ever won any races in the ama or whereever
they race those things????
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-29-2001, 01:41 PM
 
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I think so way back.... ???
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2001, 09:39 AM
 
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Thumbs up Harley racing

if i remember right harley made a 125 bike for racing back in the days of dirt ovals. I think they only ran for a season but never lost a race. it was harleys first adventure into the world of racing and decided to give it up after the first season hence their unbelieveable record. a very few number of these bikes were made and i think they were manufactured over seas. I met a harley collector who has one that has never been turned over (so he claims). i wasn't impressed. it looked like any old dirt bike i've ever seen.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2001, 10:48 AM
 
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Ummm...

You don't follow Flattrack Racing do you.

Can you say "DOMINATE?"
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2001, 10:53 AM
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They made a 250 ... but If I remember correctly it was powered by rotax ?
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-04-2001, 11:09 AM
 
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Cool

yea don't try and quote what i said as fact, my brain is clogged with malted hops and bong resin. no i don't know dick about flat track racing. i just got the speedvision channel a week ago so my knowledge is soon to be growing in all areas of racing. if it goes fast and looks cool i'll watch it. we just got a race track near my city in the last couple of years but support is very low and they may close soon....anyways about the harley's record, do they still run? and if they are so damn good why can't they give the Buell team any decent support?
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-07-2001, 09:39 AM
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and if they are so damn good why can't they give the Buell team any decent support?
With the lack of connection between Buell and HD's road racing program, what makes you think there would be more of a connection between HD's dirt racing program and Buell?
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Daytona 2001 H-D would have taken 5th if their engine didnt crap out and blow up
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-07-2001, 03:25 PM
 
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Yeah, well, I could win the AMA superbike on my 900SS if I wasn't so slow, if it wasn't so slow, if I wasn't scared to hit full steering lock under power out of a turn, and if my hemorhoids didn't prevent me from sliding around on my bike like they do!

Actually I was very disappointed to see it break down, but wasn't suprised. More suprised to see it running so well for so long!

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-08-2001, 08:23 AM
 
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With the lack of connection between Buell and HD's road racing program, what makes you think there would be more of a connection between HD's dirt racing program and Buell?
i was speaking in more of a general term between the two not just directly from dirt to street. i would hope for something like a big brother (HD) looking out for little brother (Buell). But i guess that's all part of the harley i'm-too-good-for-everyone-else-even-my-own-little-brother mystique. which is a damn shame as i feel the buell is one of the easiest to ride bikes i've ever been on. and not a bad looker either, but podiums sell bikes..... is the engineering of the two bikes make them so different that transfering any technology is not even an option?
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