You guys ever see this non moto vid!?

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12/21/2017 2:26pm
Saw that. That video and King Kenny are bad ass. That's for sure.
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12/21/2017 2:59pm
Thought this was going to be a discount pool supplies video...

Needs more leg swingin' KX500.
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The dude is still a badass. Music sounds like Robin Trower.

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I’m to tired to click the link!
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ledger wrote:
The dude is still a badass. Music sounds like Robin Trower.
One of my favorite albums ever, bridge of sighs. Seen that video a hundred times, never gets old>
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12/21/2017 7:26pm
I get goosebumps every time I watch that video. Times like that make you realize that we all aren't created equal. Some guys are put together a little bit different than the rest of us.
12/21/2017 7:51pm
So awesome. Anyone have a link to a video of him racing the tz? Id love to see it. I looked up tz 750s for sale. Wow. Pricey!!
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12/21/2017 9:29pm
That thing sounds wicked.
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12/22/2017 2:58am
What was everyone else racing at the time, why was this bike so different
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12/22/2017 5:11am
While attending MMI in AZ back in the day this instructor had a TZ750. He would run it around for us guys. Crazy sound and would always wonder how those guys would ride them at speed!
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12/22/2017 5:42am Edited Date/Time 12/22/2017 5:59am
08r1dilla wrote:
What was everyone else racing at the time, why was this bike so different
Mostly big Harley's. V twins. Triumph, BSA, Yamaha, and later on Honda ran 650/750 twins also.
Those bikes had tons of low end, it had always been that way.
The TZ was really designed for Roadracing.
A screamer that had its crazy hp power in high rpms.

They outlawed it a year or 2 later, saying it was just too dangerous for dirt.

What's kinda lost here, is the way he just kept moving up in the racing world.
Most all the Americans at the time, were content to stay in the States.
Kinda like motocross is now.
He could have racked up the AMA titles, but chose to head to Europe. Where the fastest guys were.
And to the big bike class.
And beat them at their own game right off.
They still love him over there,

One of the greats, for sure.
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12/22/2017 6:45am
Ama outlawed it a week later. Harley was on the ama board.
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BobbyM wrote:
Ama outlawed it a week later. Harley was on the ama board.

Ha, they were quick about it eh?
Business as usual back then.
Bob remember the uproar when they did the same thing to Honda when Honda was kicking their ass a few years later?
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BobbyM wrote:
Ama outlawed it a week later. Harley was on the ama board.
motogrady wrote:
Ha, they were quick about it eh? Business as usual back then. Bob remember the uproar when they did the same thing to Honda when Honda...

Ha, they were quick about it eh?
Business as usual back then.
Bob remember the uproar when they did the same thing to Honda when Honda was kicking their ass a few years later?
Yup.... Weren't successful.

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Valentino Rossi: "Oh look. A very fast bike. Let me grab my leathers and helmet to give this thing a ride!"
Yamaha: "Don't even think about it!"
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12/22/2017 12:41pm
That guy is the definition of badass.
12/22/2017 12:44pm
That was good. And the respect all the top riders and old mechanics have each other. Very cool.
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motogrady wrote:
Mostly big Harley's. V twins. Triumph, BSA, Yamaha, and later on Honda ran 650/750 twins also. Those bikes had tons of low end, it had always...
Mostly big Harley's. V twins. Triumph, BSA, Yamaha, and later on Honda ran 650/750 twins also.
Those bikes had tons of low end, it had always been that way.
The TZ was really designed for Roadracing.
A screamer that had its crazy hp power in high rpms.

They outlawed it a year or 2 later, saying it was just too dangerous for dirt.

What's kinda lost here, is the way he just kept moving up in the racing world.
Most all the Americans at the time, were content to stay in the States.
Kinda like motocross is now.
He could have racked up the AMA titles, but chose to head to Europe. Where the fastest guys were.
And to the big bike class.
And beat them at their own game right off.
They still love him over there,

One of the greats, for sure.
HEY GRADY!!!

To add to this, I think the GP regulars thought KR would have trouble in a wet race since the US series didn't run in the wet. However, that's where his flat track prowess allowed him to prove them wrong. I think he won the first wet race for the season along with others. He is legendary.
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12/22/2017 2:23pm
The wheelie at the end is sick- sounds like he shifts right after he starts it.
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12/22/2017 3:37pm
I have seen it and it's pretty damn cool Bobby. And maybe not MX.....but it's moto all day long as far as I'm concerned. Pretty badass ( the video ).....But Kenny? Badass of badass's! All hail the king!
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Kenny... Norcal born and bred
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Thanks for posting...
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ledger wrote:
The dude is still a badass. Music sounds like Robin Trower.
jgmxdad251 wrote:
One of my favorite albums ever, bridge of sighs. Seen that video a hundred times, never gets old>
One of my favorite albums ever, bridge of sighs. Seen that video a hundred times, never gets old>
Yup, you know great music ! Kind of a shame that a lot of folks have never heard of Trower, he's another Jimi Hendrix imo. Bridge Of Sighs can improve lap time and has been known to increase alcohol consumption....post moto that is. Thanks for the vid BobbyM. Cool

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