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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 22 Mar 2016 15:24 #716806

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For the few drag racers here, it gets in your blood. There is a few Guys in NHRA Pro-Stock still running.
Mike Berry and Joe DeSantis over 70.
I am close to 60, I can hardly lift my leg over the old FLH HD.
But this gives me something to shoot for! Head to the Gym, everyday!
Little bit of cool. Good for this Guy!
Old School KZ 750 Kawasaki
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.
I SOLD OUT! THE KAW BARN IS EMPTY.
More room for The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
Starts everytime!

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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 22 Mar 2016 16:19 #716815

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Good for him. B)
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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 22 Mar 2016 18:31 #716843

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I'll be 55 Monday and been going to some kind of race track for 45 of them
does that make me an "old timer" ?

If my sister wasn't coming to town this weekend I'd spent another birthday weekend at the track.
1980 KZ650 F1
ZX750A1 motor.
Wiseco 810cc kit.
Zukiworks racing ported head.
VM 29 smooth bore's.
Dyna 2000 Ign. w/Dyna mini coil's
APE cylinder stud's and nut's.
APE valve spring's.
APE Track King clutch.
V/H KZ1000 sidewinder.
3.5x18 laced to a KZ1000 disk hub.
150/60/18 Shinko 006 Podium.
63" wheel base.

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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 22 Mar 2016 19:53 #716866

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Old School
Old's Cool

In my mind, I'm still twenty-something. Too bad i have such a liar mirror to look at. ;)

Happy Birthday Dave! I've wanted to ride down to the track and watch you race but i usually work on weekends so i've missed the chance so far.

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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 23 Mar 2016 06:50 #716920

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I'll be 55 Monday and been going to some kind of race track for 45 of them
does that make me an "old timer" ?

If my sister wasn't coming to town this weekend I'd spent another birthday weekend at the track.


Yes :laugh: and I'll be 66 soon and don't think I'll ever get over the need for speed either....... but I do need a kick in the butt to get out in the shed and get the motor back in (after replacing the starter clutch last spring for Christ's sake).
1978 KZ650 b-2
700cc Wiseco kit 10 to 1.
1980 KZ750 cam, ape springs, stock clutch/ Barnett springs.
Vance and Hines Header w/ comp baffle and Ape pods, Dyna S and green coils, copper wires.
29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket.

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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 23 Mar 2016 07:25 #716925

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"Get it done biker." :woohoo:
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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 03 Apr 2016 20:53 #719140

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I got a ? when was the last time you were at a drag strip running some thing or just watching ?
1980 KZ650 F1
ZX750A1 motor.
Wiseco 810cc kit.
Zukiworks racing ported head.
VM 29 smooth bore's.
Dyna 2000 Ign. w/Dyna mini coil's
APE cylinder stud's and nut's.
APE valve spring's.
APE Track King clutch.
V/H KZ1000 sidewinder.
3.5x18 laced to a KZ1000 disk hub.
150/60/18 Shinko 006 Podium.
63" wheel base.

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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 06 Apr 2016 11:36 #719569

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not a drag racer, am a road racer and only 54, so let say that from next year at 55 i will start calling myself an old timer

nevertheless, last year, at 53 got my first proper medal: national Italian vice champion in the Vintage open class with my Gpz750/810

i moved on now to a yamaha supermono racer, but have plans to build a 1984 kawasaki france endurance works replica, so might be going back to a kawi after all. will take a while though...

BTW, definetely not the oldest out there, there's a 60 yr grandad that always takes the 500 title and a couple super fast over 70 yrs guys too :) so looks like i still have a good 15 years of racing ahead. fun.

here's an action photo from last year

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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 06 Apr 2016 12:13 #719577

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That's encouraging. B)
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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 07 Apr 2016 16:29 #719780

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I got a ? when was the last time you were at a drag strip running some thing or just watching ?


This directed at me Dave ? ...... Hell man I was just messin with ya....... Didn't mean nothin by it thought you'd get a laugh ...... been one of your biggest fans on here for a long time....... and no not really ran at the strip but I've done a lot of street racing on a blacktop that's measured out at 1/4 and 1/3 mile with friends and by myself...... majorly regret not trying it ......went quite a few times and honestly thought someday I would but never did.
1978 KZ650 b-2
700cc Wiseco kit 10 to 1.
1980 KZ750 cam, ape springs, stock clutch/ Barnett springs.
Vance and Hines Header w/ comp baffle and Ape pods, Dyna S and green coils, copper wires.
29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket.

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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 07 Apr 2016 19:19 #719813

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I got a ? when was the last time you were at a drag strip running some thing or just watching ?


This directed at me Dave ? .


No sir just a general question for those on here.
1980 KZ650 F1
ZX750A1 motor.
Wiseco 810cc kit.
Zukiworks racing ported head.
VM 29 smooth bore's.
Dyna 2000 Ign. w/Dyna mini coil's
APE cylinder stud's and nut's.
APE valve spring's.
APE Track King clutch.
V/H KZ1000 sidewinder.
3.5x18 laced to a KZ1000 disk hub.
150/60/18 Shinko 006 Podium.
63" wheel base.
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For The Few "Old Timer" Drag Racers here 07 Apr 2016 23:39 #719829

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zuk, sounded like a general question to me....

but you should add a warning too
drag or road racing, once you try addiction kicks in very quick, much like heroin and just as expensive :)

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