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kenny zart

dr516

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Joined: 7/10/2008

Location: Visalia, CA USA

10/16/2008 11:51 AM

Any one know how he’s doing I last saw him 03 at hangtown

croom mx

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Location: Cutler Bay, FL USA

10/16/2008 12:55 PM

Zart the dart. Ask Bobby M he knows the california crowd pretty good.

JPT

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Location: Las Vegas, NV USA

10/16/2008 2:28 PM

I always remember that Full coverage helmet he used to wear.

My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

andymoto

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Location: Carmichael, CA USA

10/16/2008 3:40 PM

Last Bultaco rider to win a National in '74. Forgot where. Wanna say Red Bud; somewhere around there.

Has a couple brothers David and Jon that raced a lot some years back; think they still race on occasion.

It's Zahrt.....

Ask Old Slow. He's pretty knowledgable on whereabouts of lot of ol' schoolers as well as Bobby is.

dr516

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Posts: 562

Joined: 7/10/2008

Location: Visalia, CA USA

10/17/2008 8:23 AM

Zahrt thanks I just wasn’t sure. Ya I used to hang out with Jon a little knew Dave. Still check cycle news to see if they are still racing just lost track of every one when I moved. My sister used to see Kenny around and let me know how every one was doing. just haven’t seen him around in awhile thanks.

Mini Elsinore

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Location: Hb, Oc, CA USA

10/17/2008 10:50 AM

Zahrt was a fast mofo on that blue-tank Ossa.

"To learn who rules, you simply find out who you aren't allowed to criticize."
-Voltaire.

UpTiTe

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Location: CA, USA

10/17/2008 9:24 PM

Last time I talked to him he was doing ok considering he walks like anold man, of course he is. he had one of his ankles fused together and said that is why he walks funny. Las time I had talked to him about it, he still had a set of factory Bultaco forks. That guy taught me more about bike setup and what all those funny knobs do more then anyone. Kenny always had a beer in one hand and a girl on the other. At one time he was living with 2 girls and niether knew about the other.

John broke his leg or ankle riding one of my bikes in 84 while I was at Indian Dunes practicing one day. He asked me if he could try my bike I said sure and he wadded it on a wooped out straight in the sand and that was it.

Racerxx

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Joined: 4/1/2008

Location: Canyon Country, CA USA

10/17/2008 11:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/17/2008 11:23 PM

I havn't seen him in a year or so now but he had or has a shop out here in Canyon Country he was doing all my engine and suspension work. I bump into to Johnny and Dave from time to time at the races. Kenny had a trick set up on his bike he couldn't hit the back brake with his foot so he rigged the rear brake where the front usually goes and had 2 levers on the left side one clutch one front brake and still took me to school.

dr516

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Location: Visalia, CA USA

10/21/2008 9:34 AM

UpTiTe wrote: Last time I talked to him he was doing ok considering he walks like anold man, of course he is. he had one of his ankles fused together and said that is why he walks funny. Las time I had talked to him about it, he still had a set of factory Bultaco forks. That guy taught me more about bike setup and what all those funny knobs do more then anyone. Kenny always had a beer in one hand and a girl on the other. At one time he was living with 2 girls and niether knew about the other.

John broke his leg or ankle riding one of my bikes in 84 while I was at Indian Dunes practicing one day. He asked me if he could try my bike I said sure and he wadded it on a wooped out straight in the sand and that was it.

Uptite in reading your posts I can tell we must have rode a lot together. Ya I know Kenny got hurt bad could hardly walk and moded his bike. Who was that one girl Kenny had early 80s small girl short hair. Funny she always had a beer also.
John man has any one been hurt as much as him. I rember one time it was raining and he called me to go riding at a track behind his house it was so slippery you could hardly ride and he would huk this road jump just all side ways out of control I would just laugh. Good times
John was the one who taught me to take people out he said you want to race pro then ram them.

Potts

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Location: Burbank, CA USA

10/29/2008 5:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/30/2008 5:02 PM

dr516 wrote: Any one know how he’s doing I last saw him 03 at hangtown

I hear MXA is doing or has done a story about his career. Might not have come out yet.

PN27416

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10/30/2008 4:02 AM

The story was done earlier this year in MXA. I'm sure I still have the issue.

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Steve Cook

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Location: Borrego Springs, CA USA

12/10/2008 4:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/10/2008 4:08 PM

haven't seen Kenny or Davey since the early 70's

we went to school with him, he made a springer front end for my bycycle out of some strap metal and a bed spring

funny, my brother and I were just talking about him yesterday

TooOldToPlay

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12/10/2008 6:13 PM

Potts

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12/15/2008 10:42 AM

Hey... this is not 1974! Notice the RM... late 1975 or 1976?

TooOldToPlay

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12/15/2008 12:04 PM

TooOldToPlay wrote: I remember Red Bud 1974........

http://s371.photobucket.com/albums/oo154/TooOldToPlay/?action=view¤t=1974RedBudKennyZahrt2.jpg

Potts wrote: Hey... this is not 1974! Notice the RM... late 1975 or 1976?

Ooops!!!

You are right!...October 19, 1975 to be exact...

http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo154/TooOldToPlay/1975TransAmRedBudCover.jpg

Nice catch though! Guess I didn't remember Red Bud 1974 so well after all..

TG130

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12/15/2008 9:53 PM

Check out the latest issue of Cycle News. There's a good picture of him taken at the A Day in the Dirt a couple of weeks ago.

RIP Danny "Magoo" Chandler 1959-2010

TG130

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12/17/2008 1:45 PM

RIP Danny "Magoo" Chandler 1959-2010

dirtbikemike

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Location: Amity, AR USA

12/17/2008 1:50 PM

this one isn't as new.

DANIELINS

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Location: Simi Valley, CA USA

2/12/2009 10:12 AM

a little late to the party with a zahrt story but here goes: saw him at a day in the dirt in about 2001 and he raced the team race with danny magoo chandler , kenny had duct taped chandler to him self with what seemed like yards of tape, hysterical watching those guys hit the jumps,,, zahrt was always crazy..

Danny Gonzalez

Wandell

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Location: Cairo, USA

2/12/2009 2:44 PM

Man, I remember all of those crazy pics of him in Dirt Bike Magazine after he retired and was a test rider. I think he started free style MX!

Sondy132001

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2/12/2009 4:02 PM

I see all his Brothers just about every weekend, they race my races and once in awhile Kenny ZAHRT stops by too. He is back with his ex-wife Tina, he seems to be ok, still the same happy jovial guy as always.

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dr516

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Location: Visalia, CA USA

2/13/2009 8:07 AM

Sondy132001 wrote: I see all his Brothers just about every weekend, they race my races and once in awhile Kenny ZAHRT stops by too. He is back with his ex-wife Tina, he seems to be ok, still the same happy jovial guy as always.

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Zahrt yes I know sorry. yea I used to ride and race with john until 03 saw him and Dave all the time I still check cycle news to see if there still racing haven’t seen johns name lately. looks like one of them has a little guy out there now. My boys are getting into racing so maybe will start seeing them around thanks dr516

tinamarie6464

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Joined: 10/6/2009

Location: Canyon Country, CA USA

10/6/2009 4:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/6/2009 4:11 PM

i am the short blonde from the 80's who always had a beer in hand! kenny and i have been back together for three years now, just to let anyone know, he is alive and well!!!
he has a new shop at 26524 ruether ave #406 in canyon country, ca, call him anytime as he still loves to talk about anything and everything, or better yet, bring your bike's in for the best suspension work in town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!call Kenny at Hall'n Zahrt Motor-Sports (661)313-8422 or (661)250-8346 (oh, and hi sondra)

dolemite

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Location: USA

10/7/2009 8:09 AM

hi kenny and tina.ask zahrt about the time he ran over my bud rick stout in a pro race at rawhide park in the 70s.he came over after the moto and asked rick if he was ok and couldnt believe he was going to race the last two motos.after the crash.stout won the last motos and the overall and zahrt came over again and says your won tough mofo.the next week at corona zahrt whiped stout all 3 motos.zahrt bruce baron gary denton bauer all did battle every friday night at corona.cant forget jeff vidic and davy williams.dolemite

Tom Corley

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Location: Whittier, CA USA

10/7/2009 4:07 PM



#20 Kenny Zahrt takes the inside line in the 1975 Superbowl of Motocross.

FreshTopEnd

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Location: Sacramento, CA USA

10/8/2009 11:47 AM

Have some good pics stashed somewhere of Kenny and Greg Roberston on the Mid Valley Ossa's at Argyll at whatever they used to call the big Labor day weekend race there.

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FreshTopEnd

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10/9/2009 9:03 AM

@ftemoto


david631

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Location: Long Beach, CA USA

1/3/2010 1:05 PM

Tom Corley wrote:

#20 Kenny Zahrt takes the inside line in the 1975 Superbowl of Motocross.

let's see, who else in that pic? #23mosier. #55luke messer. #13bruce baron.#46bill rubly. well, I tried.

tyler hansen

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Location: Long Beach, CA USA

1/4/2010 10:26 AM

i ride with davids son dalton all the time good guys to hang with
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