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Bike of the Month. 06 Jan 2019 14:45 #796282

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And this engine was sold ( overseas I believe ) to a guy who put the internals into a set of 'J' cases and restamped the cases with the original S1 serial numbers......... think he had to get a new CR gears too, that swingarm pivot really did a lot of damage, as Bob said. Am I remembering right, Bob, from what you told me - the guy who hit the S1 up the arse was from overseas and thought they had 2 warm up laps, not one, came flying over the hill to the start line, and everyone was griding up and clobbered the guy basically at full noise, sending him and the bike flying through the air!!! Do I remember right, master?
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Bike of the Month. 06 Jan 2019 14:47 #796283

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opps - got that wrong then didn't I???? He was a local, think he should have known better, shouldn't he??
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Bike of the Month. 06 Jan 2019 14:59 #796284

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The guy that hit him was one of those french speaking furriners from Canada. He was late getting going on the warmup lap for one of the Superbike heat races Sunday morning. Guess he thought there was two warmup laps. He crested the hill on the main straight WFO, saw all the bikes gridded for the start, hit the brakes, and lost control of his Tz750. His sliding bike just missed Roberto Pietri's foot by inches who was in the last row, then by bike #261, and then hit the back of the S1. It knocked the rider and the bike 15 to 20 feet up in the air!!!! The AMA told him to pack his $hit up, and NEVER come back!!! I heard the furriner never even apologized to Ernie Kicklighter for what he did!!!!
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Bike of the Month. 06 Jan 2019 15:09 #796286

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And totalled not one, but 2 great bikes in the process!!!! It was amazing that no one got seriously hurt, I can see why the AMA told him to go back to where he came from as quickly as possible!!! Surprised the other local riders didn't take him out the back of the pits and teach him some proper racing etiquette.... LOL!!! Probably didn't apologise the Ernie because Ernie would have had to change his family name from Kicklighter to Kicktheshitoutta!!!!!
Thanks for giving us the full story again Bob. Surprised you didn't jump the fence and grab a few 'loose' parts....might have been handy when you bought your S1 for the following year!!!
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Bike of the Month. 06 Jan 2019 15:37 #796291

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Firestorm3 wrote: And totalled not one, but 2 great bikes in the process!!!! It was amazing that no one got seriously hurt, I can see why the AMA told him to go back to where he came from as quickly as possible!!! Surprised the other local riders didn't take him out the back of the pits and teach him some proper racing etiquette.... LOL!!! Probably didn't apologise the Ernie because Ernie would have had to change his family name from Kicklighter to Kicktheshitoutta!!!!!
Thanks for giving us the full story again Bob. Surprised you didn't jump the fence and grab a few 'loose' parts....might have been handy when you bought your S1 for the following year!!!


There was a pretty somber mood in the Road America pits that Sunday morning. The night before at the Louisville Downs AMA National, a drunk spectator ran out onto the track, and was hit by David Jones. Jones died that night, and the spectator a few weeks late. I was standing next to Gene Romero as we were both waiting to watch the start when we saw and heard the crash. We both looked at each other, fearing the worse, neither of us could walk down toward the crash. Besides seeing both bike and rider 15~20 feet up in the air, the weird sound it made when both bikes came together. I will NEVER forget that sound as long as I live!!!
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000A3 Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

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Bike of the Month. 09 Jan 2019 12:29 #796452

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BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBump Show some love for this beast !!!!
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Bike of the Month. 11 Jan 2019 12:15 #796539

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Street Fighter LTD wrote: BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBump Show some love for this beast !!!!

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Bike of the Month. 17 Jan 2019 07:42 #796932

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Street Fighter LTD wrote: BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBump Show some love for this beast !!!!

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Bike of the Month. 17 Jan 2019 11:56 #796951

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Looks like I have bummed out - no one likes my bike. Oh well, there goes BOTY.:(
Currently owned bikes:
1975 Z900 A4 Yoshi 987 ( tired) race bike
1981 Kz1000J
2001 Honda VTR Firestorm
2014 Ducati Panigale 1199 R
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Bike of the Month. 17 Jan 2019 12:09 #796954

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Firestorm3 wrote: Looks like I have bummed out - no one likes my bike. Oh well, there goes BOTY.:(


Not necessarily true Wayne.
As hard as I try I am finding a lot of apathy among our membership pertaining to taking a moment to leave a comment here for our Bike of the Month.
Just look at the very poor level or participation in voting in the next Bike of the Year. Under 40 votes !!!!!!
Im tempted to just start ignoring my traditional methods for picking BOTM and BOTY and just putting up what I want . Boy Oh Boy, If I did that the
folks that havent done any useful contributing would come out of the wood work and pitch a bitch LMAO.
Just Me venting , but maybe this will stir up the troops into action . ...
When I restarted doing the BOTM after a long period where it just sat abandoned there was a lot of interest and comments .
It was Fun. But now members seem to only comment on run of the mill topics , Some of which have been repeated every few months or years.
So Wayne , Your S 1 could very likely be the LAST Bike of the Year
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Bike of the Month. 18 Jan 2019 07:08 #797015

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Street Fighter LTD wrote:

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Scirocco wrote: I am undecided, an all in one pic collection of the bike of the year candidates where helpfull, just a thought.

A new voting thread is coming and will contain easy to compare pictures of all the current BOTY candidates
DaveDoctoRot's January Bike of the Month 2018


PertonPC February Bike of the Month 2018


GregZ's March Bike of the Month 2018 78 Z1R TC


Leon BlackBanshee'a April Bike of the Month 2018 Z1R


KawCorral"s May Bike of the Month 2018

9er rider's June Bike of the Month 2018 76 KZ900


ZED 1015's July Bike of the Month 2018 Blown KZ


kawboy1 August Bike of the Month 2018 78 KZ1000 LTD


Wiers' September Bike of the Month 2018 77 KZ1000


KZJoe900'a October Bike of the Month 2018 76 KZ900


KZQ's November Bike of the Month 2018 79 KZ 750 Twin Trike


Old Kaw's December Bike of the Month 2018 81 KZ1100

Poll is on the way for Bike of the Year
Here are the bikes for all to look at
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Bike of the Month. 18 Jan 2019 11:28 #797024

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Poll at top of page
VOTE VOTE VOTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bike of the Month. 18 Jan 2019 11:52 #797026

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Street Fighter LTD wrote: Poll at top of page
VOTE VOTE VOTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There is currently no poll at the top of the page.

Anyway July is the best bike hands down
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1977 Kawasaki KZ750 Twin

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Bike of the Month. 18 Jan 2019 14:54 #797032

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Firestorm3 wrote: Looks like I have bummed out - no one likes my bike. Oh well, there goes BOTY.:(


Not true sir. I like your bike. It appears you and another member have been making most of the S1 comments with some fascinating war / race stories. I enjoyed reading them from you and master Gamma. :-D

BOTY voting on yours won't happen for another 11 months. :-)
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Bike of the Month. 18 Jan 2019 15:04 #797034

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bluej58 wrote: I still have my program from that weekend but I can't find 201 , was he a privateer?



I'm impressed Mr Bluej58. To hang onto a race program for that many years, and actually know where it is, is amazing!
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Bike of the Month. 18 Jan 2019 15:18 #797037

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650Dude wrote:

Street Fighter LTD wrote: Poll at top of page
VOTE VOTE VOTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There is currently no poll at the top of the page.

Anyway July is the best bike hands down


OPPS , Wrong Thread Should have been on BOTY Poll Thread

But at least that caused someone to post a comment
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Bike of the Month. 19 Jan 2019 02:19 #797058

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WHEW!!!!! I was getting worried I was getting senile - I was buggered if I could find the poll!!!! Thanks for that 650DUDE.
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Bike of the Month. 20 Jan 2019 08:16 #797138

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Firestorm3 wrote: Looks like I have bummed out - no one likes my bike. Oh well, there goes BOTY.:(


On the contrary, you have an amazing bike! Love the race history you guys been discussing. Where did that the crash took place? I lived in Florida during the late seventies and early eighties. Had plenty of opportunities to go to Daytona but always flew back to Michigan for spring break instead. Missed out. Could have possibly seen an S1 in action at Daytona I would guess if I would have attended bike week during that period.
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Bike of the Month. 24 Jan 2019 03:43 #797414

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Street Fighter LTD wrote: Welcome to January. Happy New Year Too !!!!!!!
I hope you all like our new Bike of the Month
S1 Bikes are a rare breed and that is what we are starting off the year with .
Wayne is our member who owns the only S1 in OZ.
Thanks Wayne for sharing
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Bike of the Month. 24 Jan 2019 16:08 #797442

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That is one awesome motorcycle
And a great story to go with it !
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