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KrooklynSV 10-25-2009 12:11 AM

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Peanut Butter?

MagpieTear 10-25-2009 08:12 AM

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Congrats on 5k posts!

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CB350 that is the driving inspiration for what I'm trying to do to mine.

VARIABLE9 10-25-2009 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by RD350 (Post 1734012)
PB crew = Performance Bike?

Yes, that's it. JackLeclaire, Number6, Guzzirider, et al.

So RD what do you think of that YZR-E?

RD350 10-25-2009 09:19 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by VARIABLE9 (Post 1734140)

So RD what do you think of that YZR-E?

Its badass, no doubt (love the giant one-off radiators!) but I am more happy to see the Dr John Moto Guzzi shots.

For some reason, I havent seen that bike in years.

I watched it race at Loudon and Daytona way back when. It it one of those bikes (and stories) that got me into twins in a big way.

VARIABLE9 10-25-2009 09:43 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by RD350 (Post 1734153)
Its badass, no doubt (love the giant one-off radiators!) but I am more happy to see the Dr John Moto Guzzi shots.

For some reason, I havent seen that bike in years.

I watched it race at Loudon and Daytona way back when. It it one of those bikes (and stories) that got me into twins in a big way.

Different strokes!

Tell us more about Dr. John. I read over at PB (where I borrowed those pics from) one of his claims to fame was simply fitting bigger fuel tanks so they didn't have to stop to refuel as often.

RD350 10-25-2009 12:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by VARIABLE9 (Post 1734163)
Different strokes!

Tell us more about Dr. John. I read over at PB (where I borrowed those pics from) one of his claims to fame was simply fitting bigger fuel tanks so they didn't have to stop to refuel as often.

Dr. John Wittner was the racing dentist from Pennsylvania ... though he was trained as an engineer.

He went endurance racing with an old (improved) Guzzi Lemans and won the AMA US Endurance championship in 1984 and 1985.
http://books.google.com/books?id=6Pk...age&q=&f=false

Impressed, the factory gave him a then new, 8 valve motor and Dr. John built a competitive race bike with it, winning the 1987 Battle of the Twins class in AMA against Jimmy Adamo on the Ducati and Gene Church on the Lucifer's Hammer Harley Davidson amongst many others. His rider was Doug Brauneck.

He is credited with developing the updated Guzzi sport chassis with its cantilever swingarm which was later used on the production Daytona 1000 (and most other modern Guzzis as well I believe)

He was hired by Guzzi and worked there for many years. His race bike still graces the entryway to the Guzzi museum.

A legend amongst Guzzisti!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5...BOTT-Champ.jpg
Doug Brauneck on the Dr. John Moto Guzzi. Brauneck was Battle of the Twins champ in 1987. (Larry Lawrence photo)

RD350 10-25-2009 03:44 PM

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http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5...2aef3359_b.jpg

Before the second world war, DKW was one of the biggest motorcycle factories in the world. DKW was running a very successful racing department and winning nearly every race in the 175cc, 250cc, 350cc, 500cc and the sidecar classes. It had one of the best racing teams in the world. At that time DKW had been competing in the European championships - there had been no worldchampion races - and many drivers had won the crown for DKW. Drivers who wanted to win the European championship had first to beat the racing motorcycles from DKW and their drivers. DKW was integrated in the Auto Union GmbH and also produced cars.

RD350 10-25-2009 05:54 PM

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http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5...CafeII/DKW.jpg




http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5...I/DKWUS250.jpg

1939 DKW 250

RD350 10-25-2009 05:59 PM

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http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5.../DKW350RMa.jpg






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http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5...I/DKW350RM.jpg
1955 DKW 350 2 stroke triple

RD350 10-25-2009 06:02 PM

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