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Posted: 7/27/2002 9:14:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2002 9:19:12 AM EST by Big_Bear]
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 9:23:20 AM EST
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1.=C 2.=D 3.=B 4.=B
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1=#3 2=#4 3=#2 4=#2 Damn, I only got 3 out of 4 right. Had to think and study the images for abit, looking for certain characteristics.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 10:33:08 AM EST
#1. 1951 Honda Dream Type D Too easy #2. 1976 Suzuki RE5 Rotary The Water Buffalo! #3. 1966 Honda CB450 Police Special With that tank it could only be a Honda! #4. 1982 Honda NS750 Based on the Honda CX500 motor
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 9:29:48 PM EST
The term "Water Buffalo" was US slang for the Suzuki 750 2stroke triple watercooler...circa 1974 I think, made for three years or so. In England they tended to call it a "kettle". In stock form, they were actually pretty mellow, esp. for a 2stroke that size. I knew a guy who adapted a set of Kawasaki H2 aftermarket chambered pipes to a water buffalo plus did some very basic jetting, and the dang thing turned into a screaming beast :). He said it was the most bolt-on horsepower he'd ever seen or heard of. Which led to a problem: the stainless-steel front brake disks were utter crap, and he had no good way of slowing the evil beast down :). Later, this same nut did the wildest bike engine swap I've ever heard of. He found a crashed RD500 Canadian-spec 2stroke 4 cylinder bike, pulled the engine, gave it the full treatment, dropped it into a FZR400 frame and running gear :). He didn't *quite* succeed in building something that could keep up with a GP500 factory racer but he claimed it was damned close. Dunno for sure, I wasn't crazy enough to swing a leg over it :) but I *did* see the critter.
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