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 Post subject: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:20 pm 

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Location: Northern CA
I know this isn't Kawasaki triple related but thought the 2-stroke community might enjoy this on-board from my tz750 at the Isle of Man last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0BpiqF4a1A&t=5s

Still racing my Kawasaki's and out at Willow Springs in a month if any folks are around.


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 Post subject: Re: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:15 pm 
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How cool is that! :thumbup: :clap: :thumbup: Nice riding Dave!

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 Post subject: Re: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:57 pm 

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Just a really nice, subdued ride through the countryside.

MAN, do I ever miss riding in places like that, YOU BET YOUR BOOTS I DO.

Thanks, Dave.


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 Post subject: Re: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Scares me... and I'm fearless LOL

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 Post subject: Re: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:18 pm 

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Yes, just a quick ride on the country lanes.

This was the first year where I was not overwhelmed by the course and actually knew where I was going, well most of the time.

As part of the F1 classic class you go out with the modern classes, so the guys going past were all on modern machinery.

My lap was a 104mph average in this practice (2nd lap) and for the race a 107mph. Not until the watched the video, did I realize the engine did not get up to temp. Check out the temp gauge. So it did not rev out, really culling the surge from 9.5 to 10.5, hence the lower revs and speed. The timing was not set correctly.

The first time I rode the 750 at the Manx the timing was right and the bike was much more lively and posted speeds at the traps 10mph higher. I did the same average lap speed that year.

So....... 2018, know the track and bike set up correctly.....


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 Post subject: Re: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:38 am 
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great video 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:11 am 
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Location: Eagle Wisconsin
Im with DGA. Anytime I watch Isle of Man on board camera footage it gives me a REAL sense of awe and fear.
Great video footage.
I dont know anything about TZ's so I was wondering what that gauge was and why it looked like it was staying so low.
Glad you didn push it harder I might have had a heart attach :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:40 pm 

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Location: Sierra's east of P'ville
thanks for sharing the video , you could hear it struggle from 9k up, when is the sears race this year


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 Post subject: Re: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:40 am 

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Tom no Sears this year, not sure what happened, we only have Willow on the west coast, the other "west" events being Salt Lake City and Oklahoma. What a joke.


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 Post subject: Re: IOM TZ750
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:35 am 

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Location: Sierra's east of P'ville
well that sucks


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