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Hurley Wilvert 16 Aug 2018 17:53 #789070

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Hurley Wilvert 16 Aug 2018 19:02 #789082

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so very sad to hear. Died in accident on the street after racing motorcycles all those years.... (:<

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Hurley Wilvert 16 Aug 2018 20:06 #789093

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Hate to see this. Whaddya think, the car took a left hand turn across his lane?
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Hurley Wilvert 16 Aug 2018 20:12 #789094

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His H2R 750
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Hurley Wilvert 16 Aug 2018 20:36 #789095

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npbka.com/morbidelli-project.htm

He worked on this project. This is a crazy article, great stuff.
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Hurley Wilvert 16 Aug 2018 21:26 #789097

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Godspeed Hurley Wilvert.
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!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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Hurley Wilvert 17 Aug 2018 20:16 #789179

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I dug through obituaries, police reports, newspaper articles from Sand Park,NM. Nada, zip, zero,nada. Now my interest is really piqued.

What the hell happened?
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Hurley Wilvert 21 Aug 2018 19:20 #789519

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Hurley Wilvert 21 Aug 2018 20:44 #789533

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Great article Steve.

This man lived a life most of us just dream of. The 1973 Daytona thing.. 2630 miles averaging 109 mph in 24hrs on a Z1. The 8 man Kawasaki team set 46 performance records.

I was in the army at the time. I bought a new HD XLH1000 in 1974. just prior to being sent overseas, The Z1's used to just plain zing past past that $2600.00 mistake. I had always wanted a Kz1000 but kept the Harley for years after I fixed it... the XLH started huffing oil out of the back jug after ~500 miles. Whoever the morton was that built that motor did not snap in the wrist pin keeper into the groove properly on the rear jug, and it started huffing oil like a pig as the wrist pin ate deeper and deeper into the jug. Which just happened to be after I took off on a trip with my cousin prior to going overseas. What freaking ship show.. brand new 1974 HD XLH 1000 .., slow too :-/
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Located in the Saint Louis, Missouri Area.

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Hurley Wilvert 21 Aug 2018 21:59 #789547

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Then like now they get mad and go away thinking they are better. "Hey Art why does it say Made in Japan on your genuine Harley fork legs?' :woohoo:
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kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/598262-kz-...-will-it-live#672882
kzrider.com/forum/2-engine/597654-poser?start=240#704229

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Hurley Wilvert 22 Aug 2018 06:48 #789560

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SWest wrote: Then like now they get mad and go away thinking they are better. "Hey Art why does it say Made in Japan on your genuine Harley fork legs?' :woohoo:
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Soon to say "Made in Thailand" This snopes article says "mostly false", but the only false part I see on this loonie leftie site was that the move was planned before any tariff's offsets were ever announced.

www.snopes.com/fact-check/harley-davidson-steel-tariffs/ From the Article: " In fact, Harley has planned on consolidating production at the Kansas City plant since 2015, before Trump was even in office; when the company made the announcement, it said that it was due to slowing motorcycle sales:"

Of course companies never move their plants because increasing costs and red tape make it impossible to operate out of the red. And the exuberant pricing that accompanies the attempts to keep the lights on also goes along with slumps in sales. It's a vicious circle.

The loud and slow bunch act like I did something to them when I pull up next to them on the road. That's OK, because they quickly make a jittery image in my rear view mirrors.
1981 Kawasaki Kz1000K1
Located in the Saint Louis, Missouri Area.

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Hurley Wilvert 04 Nov 2018 10:28 #793364

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What a fascinating story of a life well lived, thank you all for bringing this to light. It is a cautionary tale for all of us though, that even an accomplished rider as Mr. Wilvert can fall prey to such a cataclysmic event.....be careful out there.
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77 KZ 1000 B1 LTD (awaiting electrical resurrection)

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