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Posted: 8/19/2017 7:14:11 PM EDT

Guy bought a Champion frame and swingarm and didn't know what it was for.
He brought it to the local race engine guy who told him what he had.
Both of them agreed to build the bike you see in the picture.
I heard it took about a year to find the correct parts to build the bike.
It's not an original, it's a copy of the original.

Yes it's street legal
Yes it's loud
Yes it makes a lot of smoke
No it doesn't have a kick starter
No it doesn't have a kick stand
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Link Posted: 8/19/2017 7:49:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 7:57:53 PM EDT
Kenny was a wild man.

Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:00:46 PM EDT
Oh my! That looks scary fast. 

I bet it sounded amazing too. 
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:08:53 PM EDT
Beautiful and CARB evil.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:15:48 PM EDT
Absolutely the coolest thing I've seen all day on the web, thank you.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:29:47 PM EDT
Kenny's other TZ750

Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:31:40 PM EDT
There's nothing like the sound and smell of a 2 stroke. SWEET!
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:36:16 PM EDT
Holy fuck, that is GORGEOUS.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 9:47:40 PM EDT
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AMA outlawed the bike before it ever got finished. Would have ended Harley's dominance of flat rack racing. Glad Kenny finished it just to finish it.

Champion Frames are a very well designed flat track frame, they were made in a little shop in Hayward CA. Worked there in high school TIG welding the frames together.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 10:12:11 PM EDT
Although I have no idea what I am looking at I know I would ride the heck out of that thing. I am proud that I at least recognized that it was a flat tracker
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 10:58:12 PM EDT
I had a GT 550 triple 2 stroke.

What a pooch.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:09:06 AM EDT
I'll be in my bunk.

Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:09:24 AM EDT
That is cool.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:21:41 AM EDT
Holy shit.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:29:15 AM EDT
I love the smell of Bel-ray in the morning.

Our afternoon.

Our evening.

Oh hell!  Anytime of the day or night.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:23:23 AM EDT
Nice...my first bike was in 1978; 1972 Yamaha RD200. Loved that smell.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:16:38 PM EDT
Nice ride.  I'd like to see it in person
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 6:58:38 PM EDT
Yep, that's a good one
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:29:37 PM EDT
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I had a GT 550 triple 2 stroke.

What a pooch.
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Hmmm. I had one also around 1986. Green one with a rack on the back. Traded it to a guy named Jay in Watertown.
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