Living vicariously through your fellow Vitards

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6/9/2018 9:59 AM

Color me jealous...

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6/9/2018 10:02 AM

And whatever you goobers do, please don't quote the photo heavy posts. I'll post more as they roll in.

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6/9/2018 10:03 AM

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6/9/2018 10:04 AM

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6/9/2018 10:05 AM

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6/9/2018 10:14 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2018 10:21 AM

Without consulting any references as to what I'm actually looking at, just a few observations:

• Oval pistons and eight valves per cylinder (isn't that what that was?) was a helluva complicated alternative to a 500cc two-stoke.

• I think that RC335 was the works predecessor to the original CR-250 Elsinore in 1973. Very cool/rare.

• Those Honda F1 chassis never amounted to much, but, ironically, the team's known as AMG Mercedes nowadays.

• I can't place the V10 engine, although I suspect it's a 3.0 from the Honda works period. One would think they'd have one (or more) Williams-Honda, Lotus-Honda or McLaren-Honda F1 cars (or maybe just the engines). That period could include the 1.5 V6 twin-turbo, 3.5 V10 and 3.5 V12. In five years alone, McLaren ran all three of those engines.

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.

6/9/2018 10:18 AM

You can do a walk through virtual tour here.


https://www.honda.com/collection-hall-gallery

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6/9/2018 10:21 AM

Ribi fork is fascinating. How many did they have to make during testing? This example looks flawless.

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6/9/2018 10:24 AM

Thanks Newmann. Brilliant . Photo

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6/9/2018 10:28 AM

Id love to have one of those moto compo things

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6/9/2018 10:29 AM

Damn Rup, "Field of Dreams 2"?

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6/9/2018 10:30 AM

MR. X wrote:

Id love to have one of those moto compo things

One at Mecum's recently fetched like 10 grand...blink

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6/9/2018 10:42 AM

MR. X wrote:

Id love to have one of those moto compo things

newmann wrote:

One at Mecum's recently fetched like 10 grand...blink

Ouch , i don't want one that bad

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6/9/2018 3:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2018 3:05 PM

How many radiator caps can you count?

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6/9/2018 3:06 PM

Asimo!

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6/9/2018 4:48 PM

so much works trickery!

wish i had made a version of those Ribi forks when i had access to all the good gear.

with your penchant for rare and exotic stuff it must be amazing to see that right in front of you.

thanks muchly for posting
(and the warning not to quote, it annoys me too..)

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6/9/2018 4:58 PM

Thanks Joe. Many more on camera and I’ll post up upon return home. Headed to airport for a long flight back to Jawga.

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6/9/2018 5:18 PM

So, that's what heaven looks like...I wanna go.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

6/9/2018 5:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2018 5:45 PM

Those Honda dirt trackers are cool, can't believe I've never seen a picture of one before. Thanks for sharing!

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6/9/2018 7:12 PM

jorgechavez wrote:

Those Honda dirt trackers are cool, can't believe I've never seen a picture of one before. Thanks for sharing!

Beat me to it those dirt trackers are badass.

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6/9/2018 7:53 PM

Wait?

I thought y'all were accusing Soichioro's peeps of "Killing the Two-Stroke"?

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Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself. You've got to believe in foolish miracles. It's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose. You can choose. Don't confuse. Win or lose. It's up to you!

6/9/2018 8:04 PM

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6/10/2018 2:27 AM

Excellent use of the word 'goobers'

And Flat track Air filters... was that really the best solution they could come up with .

The 'rubbish' Honda F1 car won the championship the following year badged as a Brawn , with Jenson Button, so the folk doing the designing knew what they were doing, as with most things Japanese, its what they were allowed to do that held them back.

Got a few mates at AMG F1 , had a chance to go work in 2009 but decided against it, 60 hour weeks and racing dont mix. and 15 hours a week commuting instead of 2 , made it an easy decision.

There will be a Honda Indy engine in there somewhere that i had a hand in.

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6/10/2018 3:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/10/2018 3:53 AM

If ever there was an example of Hondas dislike of two strokes the NR engine is it.
The Honda f1 dominated the title the following year badges as a Brawn.

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6/10/2018 6:44 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

Wait?

I thought y'all were accusing Soichioro's peeps of "Killing the Two-Stroke"?

It’s a museum.....

...you bitch


tongue

Thought of you yesterday

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6/11/2018 12:06 PM

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Was Kenny taking measurements?

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6/11/2018 12:32 PM

I'm curious to know why there is a Yamaha DT1 in the line up?

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6/11/2018 1:05 PM

I seem to recall that oval pistoned engine turned some insane RPMs.

I'll bet with the new 4-strokes, an automatic trans would make more sense. I remember Husqvarna ran an automatic in the 500CC class in the late 70s, 1980ish time frame.

Some great equipment there!

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6/11/2018 1:57 PM

TooOldToPlay wrote:

I'm curious to know why there is a Yamaha DT1 in the line up?

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The virtual tour used to show a pristine 1974 YZ125 in the mix.

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6/11/2018 2:18 PM

Man, this takes me back to the days when Honda was a motorcycle company and took no prisoners.

Then Soichiro died and they completely lost their way when it came to competition and they started worshiping at the altar of enviromentalism, niche marketing, and pushing Accords and Civics.

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