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04-15-2013 02:21 AM
foyejstuart Cafe racing is happens in late 60's and it is great for all the motorcycle lovers and make them happily. Doing racing with cafe bikers are really amazing and they touch the limit of speed with it.
11-05-2007 04:49 PM
Xx954HxCafexX i used to daily my cb550 cafe racer, and i rode her very hard, and delt with things like my crappy flexy front fork, poop frame and swingarm, tiny tires, crap brakes. but it was all fun and i still love my old bike and wouldnt mind owning many more, but the day i got my gsxr , everything i ever wanted on 2wheels.
10-30-2007 04:19 PM
R1tmaker
kenny,Eddie,Fredie

these guys were riding bikes that were much more powerful than todays modern liter bikes in a 500cc form for instance in 1980 honda had an RC30 which made 245hp in an endurance bike they would not revel the power of the sprint model. A tz 500 was in a similar power range the biggest diff. was these bikes handled like SHIT compared to todays sport bikes tires sucked and riders had much bigger balls just to ride one of them let alone race 1. I had an rd 400 and thought it was the best thing on two weels blowing away 750 4 cyl. and even smoking 1000cc v twins however i now own a 06 r1 it si so much more powerful and handles like it has claws in the road.
07-19-2000 01:02 PM
FZR400Tony <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by motorcyclerider:
Guys like Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson and Freddy Spenser would have "Killed" to have there early 80's Superbikes work as good as a year 2001 Yamaha R1 in stock trim. These guys started there racing history on bikes like the CB1100F/KZ1000R/GS1000ES with tublar frames, that flexed madly and tires that where "years" behind in stick and grip, next to the tires all new 2000 sportbikes have as OEM equiptment!!

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i read an interview w/ lawson or spenser talking about how they used to bend the bars just turning the old superbikes.

i love the formula extreme class, it reminds me what superbikes should be. production-based nasty bikes (sorry, but the r7 isn't production).

and tiger, you can see ex500's stomp 900rr's at any penguin school. it's amazing, to watch an ex pass a 750 at the end of the straight because of the big corner speed difference a good rider can pull.

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the views and opinions expressed by tony (cbrf2boy) are the ramblings of a total idiot. sbw.com, it's administrators, moderators, and members don't necessarily agree with and are not responsible for anything this idiot has to say.
07-19-2000 11:46 AM
tigerblade I agree totally! I know that there are guys around here that could whip my @ss if they were on an EX500 and I was on my RR! IMHO, a poorer bike may make a better rider...

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"It depends on what part of the country you're standin' in as to just how dumb you are."
07-19-2000 10:36 AM
Squidwannabe AMEN!!!

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Hello I ride a motorcycle, please cut me off!
07-19-2000 08:28 AM
FZR400Tony it's funny, but just like computers most people can't use what they have, but they still want more. (that's kind of funny coming from a guy with a new gsxr, huh?)

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Tony

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07-19-2000 07:29 AM
tigerblade There is a short article in one of the new issue of Cycle World with a Norton Manx conversion for 70-78 Yamaha 650 twins. I must have one!

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07-19-2000 02:59 AM
motorcyclerider Well maybe in some line of bikes a 88 model won't be a classic but since they don't make the "FZR400" anymore and sportbikes become "outdated" as fast as computers these day's, that's why I decided to go all the way to pre-1990's.

I remember well the debute of the FZR400, with it's alum. Delta box frame, small size and great motor, it was a instant hit with the local road racing crowd!! Now the problem with USA is that we have such a "Bigger is Better" mindset that the "400" didn't sell well and "not as advanced" FZR600 was brought in to replace the FZR400.



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BJ Ondo, "Old Fart"
Colorado
1980 GS1100E Suzuki
"The 1980's Hyabusa"
07-18-2000 09:40 PM
motorcyclerider cbrf2boy, you are soooooo right my friend, most of today's riders on the street couldn't get the "full" usage of power and abilities of 10 year old sportbikes much rather the production superbikes of the year 2000!!

Guys like Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson and Freddy Spenser would have "Killed" to have there early 80's Superbikes work as good as a year 2001 Yamaha R1 in stock trim. These guys started there racing history on bikes like the CB1100F/KZ1000R/GS1000ES with tublar frames, that flexed madly and tires that where "years" behind in stick and grip, next to the tires all new 2000 sportbikes have as OEM equiptment!!

The older motors were probably close in 80's Superbike build but the frames, tires, suspension, ect. would be considerd "JUNK" by todays modern production sportbikes. It's truely amazing how far sport bikes have come in basicly 20 short years

So "RESPECT" that modern sportbike you have under you, the next time you decide to play "ricky racer" with your buds and thank the "racers" of the past for giving you such sweet machines to carve that perfect twisty road with!!


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BJ Ondo, "Old Fart"
Colorado
1980 GS1100E Suzuki
"The 1980's Hyabusa"
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