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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #60 on: September 09, 2013, 12:56:03 pm »
Scribante !! Baie dronk geraak daar in die son op die walletjie en dan die "drag" terug PE toe met al ons wannabee racers lekker "opgefire" vir die kort run :ricky:
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2013, 06:55:18 pm »
I have a picture of Rod Gray at Schribante in PE, must be about 1984 or so where he's on a Z1000R that had a dual spark head ...  :)

Pleeeez dig out that pic! Would love to see it. I remember RG falling a shit shot at Scribante, on that last cnr before the main straight...on his GSXR750. I was talking to him about 3 years ago at ACox and he clearly remembered that incident....said it cost him the SA title.

Sure will when i'm in SA in Oct i hope , but please remind me if i do not get back to you on this by Nov, sorry for the delay.
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #62 on: November 02, 2013, 04:22:09 pm »
I have a picture of Rod Gray at Schribante in PE, must be about 1984 or so where he's on a Z1000R that had a dual spark head ...  :)

Pleeeez dig out that pic! Would love to see it. I remember RG falling a shit shot at Scribante, on that last cnr before the main straight...on his GSXR750. I was talking to him about 3 years ago at ACox and he clearly remembered that incident....said it cost him the SA title.

Here it is EssBee ...


1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #63 on: November 02, 2013, 05:27:50 pm »
My old girl a Yamaha XJ 750 with a Cowley 4 into 1. Can you believe it Cowley are still around!



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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #64 on: November 04, 2013, 08:14:03 am »
@ Ian...sheez, thanks!!!!! :thumleft: Howz the official in the pit-lane with an "enchie" in his "bek"....not top mention Rods' 'kwaai' sunglasses!!!!!

Note - the home-made knee-scrapers!!! Yip...they weren't even invented yet...we used to use all sorts of kak taped, sewn, glued, plakked onto our leathers.
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #65 on: November 04, 2013, 08:24:20 pm »
I am sure many remember Johan Boshoff on the mighty TZ750. saw him race it at Roy Hesketh. Checked the net the other day to see if there were any available ............... Fully restored version in the states +- R 700 000.00
I'm busy reading the book "The Harley in the barn" by Tom Cotter. There is a story in it of a guy that, in 1979, had to make a quick investment to reduce his payable tax. He bought 4 brand new TZ750s, but kept them crated

The guy that told the story managed to find them all after the buyer passed away. Some have been assembled. He bought them for something like US$2000 a piece

Says that the prices of the TZs sky rocketed soon after
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #66 on: November 04, 2013, 08:29:20 pm »
Yamaha TZ750's were legend stuff all over the world, but especially so in the States, where King Kenny was a devoted Yamaha man, and TZ750's won the big Daytona races for 10 years running.
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #67 on: November 04, 2013, 08:44:29 pm »
TZ750 , now if I could find one of those I would definitely go back to racing in classics  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2013, 06:30:32 am »
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2013, 06:47:31 am »
That TZ seems to be roadworthy!?

Read an article in a US bike mag around 1978 of a guy that toured America on a roadlegal TZ700/750.
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2013, 06:50:27 am »
If you're interested, Google Don Emde's 1972 Yamaha aircooled 350 Daytona winner, where he won the 200mile race against 4stroke 750 opponents.

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #71 on: November 05, 2013, 02:43:15 pm »
I grew up on my dad's XS1100, in fact I now own it since he passed away a few years ago. He bought it new in '78........ I can remember often starting it in the garage while he was at work when I was between 5-8 years old........ALWAYS scared the shit outta me as it was LOUD! ;D
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #72 on: November 05, 2013, 08:55:00 pm »
Here's mine .... 1977 and about as original as you'll find
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #73 on: November 05, 2013, 09:04:47 pm »
Here's mine .... 1977 and about as original as you'll find

That is really cool :thumleft:
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #74 on: November 05, 2013, 09:08:05 pm »
Great bike Steve, that is going to become a real collector's item, being the ultimate development of Yamaha's aircooled 2stroke twin series.

 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #75 on: November 05, 2013, 09:29:51 pm »
What a cool thread  :thumleft:

My biking life also started out on a RZ50. If i think back I can still remember the feeling of riding that bike like it was yesterday. We used to race on the go cart track in E.L after school. Many an incident took place where skin was lost an pride hurt.

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #76 on: November 06, 2013, 07:50:17 am »
Fixit: I also remember when you wrote off your MBX Between Cocobana bend and Potters Pass. Loved my RZ as well. I was once clocked at 125km/h along Settlers when Gary Fibiger pulled up next to me in his dad's kombi. Good old days.
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #77 on: November 06, 2013, 12:58:42 pm »
this one is on gumtree for R25k

"Engine totally rebuilt with new parts. Total renovation of the rest. Powder coated frame; respray; Goodridge reeds; Chromed Gibson race pipes; New tyres and battery; New clutch; brakes rebuilt with new parts. Must find room in the garage, hence the price. "



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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #78 on: November 06, 2013, 10:26:39 pm »
Fixit: I also remember when you wrote off your MBX Between Cocobana bend and Potters Pass. Loved my RZ as well. I was once clocked at 125km/h along Settlers when Gary Fibiger pulled up next to me in his dad's kombi. Good old days.

Yip, loved that bike too, but didn't have the soul of the RZ.
That RZ of yours really had some hoodoo in it. Man, it was quick!

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #79 on: June 29, 2014, 12:12:33 pm »
Okay...need to revive this fret... >:D

Was at Startline yesterday morning so thought I'd share these wiff my fellow dawgs....