What\'s a good day?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ProScapeOM, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. John gs1000 are 2 valve engines. I have the 4 valve. 1983 was the last year for the gs1100 and the crank was welded from the factory and the big end or the crank is bigger.
    The eariler models had a small end on the crank and the stator would walk right off. A riding buddy had a 1981 and
    he had to weld the stator to the crank.

    I have never had the head off. It has 28k miles at a quarter mile at a time. Right now it has aftermarket 33mm smooth bore
    carbs with the fuel running thru a dual outlet race petcock.
    The pipe is an old rusted kerker race pipe (circa 1984) with
    a Alum canister. I have the street and competiton (too loud) baffle.

    Back when I was a young man (1984) I was National #2 for the season in PRO ET (I was bracket racing full drag bikes
    with slicks bars and air shifters vs. my street bike).

    I won three nationls in a row in the Dragbike AMA series.
    I had the longest winning streak in the history of the
    series with 16 rounds won. Eight rounds were won at a race in conjunction with cycle jam weekend at Pocono Internation Raceway (the 2 1/2 mile tri oval). We raced down the front
    straight a real big crowd. The dragbikes were at a real disatvantage. There was no rubber down like a regular drag strip. The made them burn out on a piece of steel and launched on reg. blacktop. The lights were these real old
    jobs that they used to have at a local track and I was right on. In the finals
    I raced a guy from York on a bar bike. I ran a 11.909 on a
    11.90. He ran a 10.909 on a 10.90. There were no reaction
    timers or even mph numbers. Real hayseed seat of the pants
    drag racing.

    The next race was in syracuse, ny and I won that (4 rounds).
    Then I went to columbus oh and won that race. In the finals
    out of all those bar bikes it was two street bikes. Me on the GS and another kid on a kz1000. He was 2-3 tenths slower than me and he left first. I had a bad light and was
    trying to run him down and was getting nowhere fast at when at about a 1000ft he missed a shift and I slid right on by.

    Then the next and last race that year was in Maple Grove in
    reading pa. I red lighted first round to a fj1100 the was 2 tenths faster than me.

    So that was my 15 mins. of fame.

  2. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    Very cool 15 min.
    Glad to see you worked your bike into a business expense.

    I stick my GT pedal pusher in the back of my van, drive to the neighborhood, and bike through it, newspaper box to newspaper box
    You got my arse 0-60.

    Any day you wake up and you know where you are at, all your stuff is still w/ you and your stuff (inc. family, of course) is ok = Good Day

    Any day not workin fo da man = Good Day

    Any day can be a Good Day...Just do it!


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