motorcycle trivia


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  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 24, 2004 - 08:51 PM


OK, there is another '70's movie where 3 or 4 guys (marines I think), who have never ridden a bike before, buy brand new Kawasaki 2 strokes (can't remember what models) to take on an outlaw gang that was responsible for the death of one of the guys sister. What was the name of that movie?

I thought someone would've got this one for sure. It was called "Chrome and Hot Leather".

  • RoosterJ

Posted July 25, 2004 - 02:38 AM


Ill take a stab at the hodaka question. It didnt have the chrome tank. What bike did Steve use in great escape to jump with? Havent any vintage buffs heard of Rio Bravo ? :thumbsup:

  • stk0308

Posted July 25, 2004 - 03:30 AM


What bike did Steve use in great escape to jump with?

Well we established it wasn't Steve who did the jump. But it was probably a Triumph Daytona. Painted up to look like a WWII BMW/Zundup/NSU/DKW, only in Hollywood :thumbsup:

  • Eddie Sisneros

Posted July 25, 2004 - 03:39 AM


Ill take a stab at the hodaka question. It didnt have the chrome tank. What bike did Steve use in great escape to jump with? Havent any vintage buffs heard of Rio Bravo ? :thumbsup:


close.it didnt have a chrome tank becuase it was a steens hodaka.leading link front end,different body and chassis.

  • YZ250F49

Posted July 25, 2004 - 06:50 AM


In 1969 there was a popular TV series, where a guy quits his job as a reporter and decides to see the country with his motorcycle. In the opening scene the guy is waiting at a light and a motorist says to him, Man I wish I was you, rider responds by saying hang in There. What was the name of the show????



Then Came Bronson, starring Michael Parks.



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  • Apriliacati

Posted July 25, 2004 - 04:30 PM


You got it YZ250F49.

You must be 49 years old?

Did you really go to school with Ron Howard?

Did you know him personally?

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  • RoosterJ

Posted July 25, 2004 - 05:38 PM


I just watched the any sunday revisted, didnt see the leading link on merts bike. but it did look like it had a sporty tank on it. I thought Steve mcqueen jumped a old indian out on great escape? What were visor vues used by Steve on the helment he wore? Steve used a different name to enter races under, what was this ? In 1979 Roger DeCosters bike had a strange front end (must have been factory suzuki at work) :thumbsup:

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 26, 2004 - 12:05 AM


What important change/s were made to the Harley Davidson (big-twin) in 1948?, 1949?, 1958?, 1965? Also, (this one's easy) what year did the original (Springfield) Indians cease to exist as a motorcycle (sorry, Motocycle) company? What year did Indian start? What year did Harley start? What year did Yamaha release two odd sized 'IT' model enduro bikes? What company made the worlds first turbocharged production motorcycle? BBL. :thumbsup:

  • YZ250F49

Posted July 26, 2004 - 12:58 AM


You got it YZ250F49.

You must be 49 years old?

Did you really go to school with Ron Howard?

Did you know him personally?



Yes, I am 49. I went to school with him from Junior High through High School (1967-1972). I wasn't one of his personal buddies, but I did know him. Rene Russo was also in our class, although she quit High School before graduation. Somehow, she looks like she's doing OK without her High School Diploma! :thumbsup:

  • YZ250F49

Posted July 26, 2004 - 01:02 AM


What were visor vues used by Steve on the helment he wore? Steve used a different name to enter races under, what was this ?



Visor Vues were little rear view mirrors mounted on the visor.

He used to enter as Harvey Mushman.


Some guys in my old club used to enter as "Orlando Verdose", so in case they got a trophy, it would read:
O. Verdose.

I remember Lance Smail signing up at one of our local Arenacross races as "Oliver Clothesoff". :thumbsup:

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  • stk0308

Posted July 26, 2004 - 02:19 AM


Also, (this one's easy) what year did the original (Springfield) Indians cease to exist as a motorcycle (sorry, Motocycle) company?


1953

What year did Indian start?


1901, I think.

What company made the worlds first turbocharged production motorcycle?

I believe that was Kawasaki in about 1983.

  • Eddie Sisneros

Posted July 26, 2004 - 03:46 AM


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I believe that was Kawasaki in about 1983.



close but your off about 5 years.your thinking of the 83 gpz750 turbo.

the 78 z1r tc was the first produciton turbo bike.

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  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 26, 2004 - 04:38 AM


stkO308, correct on the Indian start and finish years :thumbsup:. Also, looks like 'burned' has me beat on the first turbo bike.... I always thought it was the 1981 Honda CX500 Turbo, but that '78 ZR1 TC was never seen over here, so I will plead ignorance :awww: :devil: Any takers on the 'IT' Yamaha and Harley questions?

  • Eddie Sisneros

Posted July 26, 2004 - 04:46 AM


Any takers on the 'IT' Yamaha



sorry,missed that one before.1980 IT 425 and 465.

  • RoosterJ

Posted July 26, 2004 - 05:13 AM


Craig Vetter had a bike called the mystery ship was the bike base on?

  • Bultaco206

Posted July 26, 2004 - 05:27 AM


Craig Vetter had a bike called the mystery ship was the bike base on?


KZ1000.

  • Maddog542

Posted July 26, 2004 - 05:38 AM


Ill take a stab at the hodaka question. It didnt have the chrome tank. What bike did Steve use in great escape to jump with? Havent any vintage buffs heard of Rio Bravo ? :thumbsup:


close.it didnt have a chrome tank becuase it was a steens hodaka.leading link front end,different body and chassis.


I actually had a friend who had a Hodaka 80 with a leading link front end. It was done up in yellow, had a square tank and funky shaped seat and the only name I ever knew it by was "El Gato" . As I recall, it had no tank badge of any kind, but this El Gato was imprinted in the rear of the seat. What a machine! :devil:

  • Maddog542

Posted July 26, 2004 - 05:45 AM


What important change/s were made to the Harley Davidson (big-twin) in 1948?, 1949?, 1958?, 1965? Also, (this one's easy) what year did the original (Springfield) Indians cease to exist as a motorcycle (sorry, Motocycle) company? What year did Indian start? What year did Harley start? What year did Yamaha release two odd sized 'IT' model enduro bikes? What company made the worlds first turbocharged production motorcycle? BBL. :thumbsup:


1948 the Panhead was introduced. 1949, I believe they introduced conventional forks on the FL. 1958, the Duo-Glide was introduced with rear shocks. 1965 was the last year Pan...but first year Electra Glide with an electric starter. Indian did cease production in 1953 after producing motorcycles since 1901. H-D was founded 2 years later in 1903. I'm going to say that the IT oddballs were introduced in 1979, although I'm not 100% on it It was a 175 and a 425.

  • YZ250F49

Posted July 26, 2004 - 06:05 AM


Any takers on the 'IT' Yamaha


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sorry,missed that one before.1980 IT 425 and 465.





I was going to say, I had an 82 IT175, and I think in 83 the IT 200 came out. That was an oddball size back then (at least for D-37 Desert Racing).

  • Eddie Sisneros

Posted July 26, 2004 - 06:23 AM


Ill take a stab at the hodaka question. It didnt have the chrome tank. What bike did Steve use in great escape to jump with? Havent any vintage buffs heard of Rio Bravo ? :thumbsup:


close.it didnt have a chrome tank becuase it was a steens hodaka.leading link front end,different body and chassis.


I actually had a friend who had a Hodaka 80 with a leading link front end. It was done up in yellow, had a square tank and funky shaped seat and the only name I ever knew it by was "El Gato" . As I recall, it had no tank badge of any kind, but this El Gato was imprinted in the rear of the seat. What a machine! :devil:


that was a chapparal,another hodaka powered oddity.




 
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