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#1 RVF400

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 18:56

Does anyone know of any good links for the old two stroker gp bikes.
I would love to see some pictures of them.

Here is a great link for cars.
http://www.ultimatec.../f1/&fyear=2011

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#2 picblanc

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:25

Does anyone know of any good links for the old two stroker gp bikes.
I would love to see some pictures of them.

Here is a great link for cars.
http://www.ultimatec.../f1/&fyear=2011



I have a good few from 1983 I can post up? All race shots, no paddock if that was what you were after?

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:30

Randy Mamola 1983.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:47

Virginio Ferrari 1983.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:49

Eddie Lawson 1983.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:00

thanks again for the great pics graham, the 83 suzuki is one of the best 500s ever made i think, couldnt believe the size of the footpegs when i seen it at mallory, they must have been about 4 inches long! :up:

#7 RVF400

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 21:33

Great pics thanks

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 21:58

Great shots Graham, as always :up:

Looks like Ferrari has the front of the Cagiva right down on the bumpstops!

Becketts braking zone I reckon.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 22:16

Great shots Graham, as always :up:

Looks like Ferrari has the front of the Cagiva right down on the bumpstops!

Becketts braking zone I reckon.


Thank you & well spotted Mick, closest to the action you could get back in those days. :wave:

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 22:49

Fabio Biliotti & Steve Parrish 1983.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 22:52

Gary Lingham 1983.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 22:58

Corado Tuzii 1983.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 23:12

Thank you & well spotted Mick, closest to the action you could get back in those days. :wave:



Which is a damn site closer than you could get now , and don't start me on all those fffffffing fences :eek: :down:

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 23:13

Which is a damn site closer than you could get now , and don't start me on all those fffffffing fences :eek: :down:


elf & safety! :well:

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 23:23

elf & safety! :well:


which has gone stupid :o and as for getting off the pit wall , in front of the bikes , not behind , mark you , for the start of the race , what's that all about ????? , load of bollocks :mad:


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 21:42

Marc Fontan 1983.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 21:43

Freddie Spencer 1983.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 21:44

Chris Guy 1983.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 21:46

Andreas Hoffmann 1983.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 22:03

Peter Huber & Alan Irwin 1983.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:48

I went to only 2 GP races, Laguna Seca '89 and '93, and so far have uploaded a dozen snaps from then. I'm in the process of moving so my slides and negs are packed away so it's gonna be some time before I can get more scanned and uploaded.

Here are the ones that are up now....

http://www.flickr.co...57623406768067/

Here's one of Spencer and Paul Newman during a test day at Laguna. Newman put in a few laps of the first March 82G IMSA GTP car.....

http://www.flickr.co...157626043689098

My recollection is that Spencer was doing some tire testing that day. Can't remember if I have any action pics of Spencer from that day. If I do they will eventually make their way into my bike set.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 17:20

Leandro Becheroni 1983.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 17:21

Paul Lewis 1983.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 21:11

Kenny Roberts 1983.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 21:12

Barry Sheene 1983.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 21:46

Barry Sheene 1983.
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Hi Graham, a photo request ! Do you have any of Phil Henderson, Steve Wright and any of mick doohans nsr 500 ?

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:39

Hi Graham, a photo request ! Do you have any of Phil Henderson, Steve Wright and any of mick doohans nsr 500 ?


Hi Paul, I only have pics of Steve Wright, I will put up on the 69-90 thread later. :wave:

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 18:56

Boet Van Dulman 1983.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 18:58

Anton Mang 1983.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 21:48

Wayne Gardner 1983.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 21:50

Peter Sjostrom 1983.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 21:51

Sergio Pellandini 1983.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:41

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:17

Some great pics there fellas, I am new here, took weeks to be able to post, seems to be a lack of sites where people store pics, apart from highsider!!

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 15:15

Some great pics there fellas, I am new here, took weeks to be able to post, seems to be a lack of sites where people store pics, apart from highsider!!


Welcome to you. :up:

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 15:21

Great pics Jim. :wave:

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 18:19

Marco Luchinelli 1983.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 18:21

Marco Greco 1983. Marco went on to drive race cars in the USA CART series (Indy cars)
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 18:22

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 18:25

Some great pics there fellas, I am new here, took weeks to be able to post, seems to be a lack of sites where people store pics, apart from highsider!!

A Big Welcome !!! :wave:

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:44

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Jim, I was going to ask who this was but your file name gives the answer. I thought it looked like Graziano, but didn't recognize the livery. Do you remember when and where this picture was taken ? The pre-Mordidelli ( and pre-Gallina ) pics I had seen of Graziano were with very different looking machines, leathers etc...

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 16:14

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 16:15

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 16:17

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:54

Roger Marshall 1983.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:58

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 19:46

One of the Graziano pics must be at the Nations Cup, 1979?
Did he ever ride "properly" for Serge Zago? Couple of years before my time, I'm afraid.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 18:29

Blimey, how many HB bikes were at the meeting??

I was there but don't have the programme any more.

I was in the Stowe grandstand and witnessed the terrible incident involving Norman Brown and Peter Huber :(

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 21:10

Six "official" & Sheene who put HB stickers on his private bike for no charge, he hoped to get their backing the following year, didnt happen, he was well miffed that they gave the "spare" factory bike to Boet Van Dulman for Silverstone.
Brown & Huber crash shocking & unnecessary, Huber lost his helmet to, shades of Simoncelli. :(

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 13:31

Six "official" & Sheene who put HB stickers on his private bike for no charge, he hoped to get their backing the following year, didnt happen, he was well miffed that they gave the "spare" factory bike to Boet Van Dulman for Silverstone.
Brown & Huber crash shocking & unnecessary, Huber lost his helmet to, shades of Simoncelli. :(

Many thanks for that info Graham.

IIRC Van Dulmen wasn't too happy with the bike he was given and elected to ride his own bike in the race, could be wrong on that though, the mists of time and all that...

Re the Brown/Huber crash, I agree that it should never have happened and I think that both riders lost their helmets as there was some controversy afterwards about helmet straps not being checked at scrutineering or somesuch, but it was a moot point at the time I think. I saw the video of Herve Guilleux after he came off at Copse and the strange helmet he had, opened by a hinge system at the back and strapless.

Perhaps Philippe can throw some light on this?