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Old 04-17-2019, 10:53 PM
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Default Kawasaki Mach III... very scary indeed!!!

My buddy worked for AJ Foyt Kawasaki back when these came out & I got to ride the very 1st one that came into Houston! I raced bikes & rode a Harley panhead chopper for fun but nothing prepared me for this wicked machine! I did several 1/4 mile blasts & to take off you had to literally lean over the handlebars to keep it from flipping back over. Each gear lasted far less than a second & you were basically hanging on for dear life! At that time it was the fastest bike ever 0-60 & very scary indeed! Oh the stupid things we did as kids! Fastest bike I ever rode... period! Lots of people died riding these widow makers... my buddy crashed his several times but luckily walked away every time!

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Old 04-18-2019, 10:29 AM
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A friend had one and I can attest, that was a really scary bike and he traded it in short order. I think his dad rode it and said it had to go!

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Old 04-18-2019, 03:34 PM
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As close as I ever came was a buddy bought a new 500 and it was fast too.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:15 PM
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I remember when these came out and someone in town was ripping around the streets with no mufflers. It was painfully loud.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:59 PM
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Kawasaki made all kinds of wicked multi-cylinder 2 strokes!
Then there's the Honda CBX. ��
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:41 PM
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Then there's the Honda CBX. ��
My fav bike of all time... just wish I had bought one back when they were giving them away! When they 1st came out I was going down I-10 in Houston about 70MPH & a guy riding one did a wheelie right next to me for about a 1/4 mile. His girlfriend was on back & you should have seen her face... pure fright!!! Never drove one but always wanted to!

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Old 04-20-2019, 11:31 PM
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Never owned a bike. That's why I'm still alive.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:35 PM
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Dumped my bike on I-90 near Spokane 40 years ago this summer. Lived to tell about it. The bike has sat in the garage since.
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:29 PM
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Never owned a bike. That's why I'm still alive.
So you don't fall into either of the two biker categories Bob.... "those who have crashed and those who will" As i am in the twilight years i am considering buying a fast bike as a way to avoid nursing homes.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:35 PM
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Eman, a fast bike might put you in a nursing home instead of keeping you out of one!


I rode when I was in my 20ís and 30ís, not anymore though. Looked at a cruiser a friend was selling, I couldnít hold it up, got to thinking, what if I laid it down or dropped it? Figure if I ever do get another it will be a trike. No more two wheelers for this old man!
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