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ysr612
08-27-2002, 08:02 PM
what is a honda rs750 flat track bike is it an overgrown xr650 or is it a africa twin or what.

gif brooks or typhoon even Jack

ysr612
08-27-2002, 08:02 PM
what is a honda rs750 flat track bike is it an overgrown xr650 or is it a africa twin or what.

gif brooks or typhoon even Jack

Eric Kelcher
08-27-2002, 09:39 PM
It is air cooled v twin that Honda built for the sole purpose of dirt track. It did real well then there were some rule changes and such to make the Harley more competitive and Honda walked away from dirttrack to a large degree but is recently back in with the Pro-singles classes.
The RS750 is VERY hard to find parts for these days as it had no cross over street version like the RS600 and RS500 which were flattrack XL 600 and 500 motors.

Eric Kelcher
08-27-2002, 09:39 PM
It is air cooled v twin that Honda built for the sole purpose of dirt track. It did real well then there were some rule changes and such to make the Harley more competitive and Honda walked away from dirttrack to a large degree but is recently back in with the Pro-singles classes.
The RS750 is VERY hard to find parts for these days as it had no cross over street version like the RS600 and RS500 which were flattrack XL 600 and 500 motors.

ysr612
08-27-2002, 10:18 PM
thanks

ysr612
08-27-2002, 10:18 PM
thanks

jscottyk
08-28-2002, 07:42 AM
There's been lots of dicussion regarding the RS750 recently on the flattrack.com forum. Have a look and be sure to check out the subsequent post to the thread...

RS750 discussion (http://www.hotboards.com/plus/plus.mirage?who=hos&id=12549.190986185866#THREAD)

Eric, I thought the RS750 was a dirt track purpose built motor too. But it seems that may not be the case, rather originally designed for use in the Paris-Dakar rally. That said, once put in a DT chassis it dominated.

jscottyk
08-28-2002, 07:42 AM
There's been lots of dicussion regarding the RS750 recently on the flattrack.com forum. Have a look and be sure to check out the subsequent post to the thread...

RS750 discussion (http://www.hotboards.com/plus/plus.mirage?who=hos&id=12549.190986185866#THREAD)

Eric, I thought the RS750 was a dirt track purpose built motor too. But it seems that may not be the case, rather originally designed for use in the Paris-Dakar rally. That said, once put in a DT chassis it dominated.

ysr612
08-28-2002, 08:28 AM
my main street bike is a xl600v the xl750v was not sold in this country but is called the africa twin and was honda ralley bike. to run against the yamaha super tenerei (sp). All three are watercooled.

ysr612
08-28-2002, 08:28 AM
my main street bike is a xl600v the xl750v was not sold in this country but is called the africa twin and was honda ralley bike. to run against the yamaha super tenerei (sp). All three are watercooled.

G Man
08-28-2002, 12:04 PM
Sad thing was, As soon as Bubba and Ricky got ahold of the RS' it was bad news for Harley, They cried, Honda's got huge restrictors so the hogs could keep up. Harley would have been done along time ago if they were'nt in bed with the AMA. now I am fired all up again, Blasted AMA dirttrack anyway!

G Man
08-28-2002, 12:04 PM
Sad thing was, As soon as Bubba and Ricky got ahold of the RS' it was bad news for Harley, They cried, Honda's got huge restrictors so the hogs could keep up. Harley would have been done along time ago if they were'nt in bed with the AMA. now I am fired all up again, Blasted AMA dirttrack anyway!

Eric Kelcher
08-28-2002, 02:33 PM
Well the non-american imports bites again. I had not heard it was derived from a street motor. OI wonder what the problem is with parts then? /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif

Eric Kelcher
08-28-2002, 02:33 PM
Well the non-american imports bites again. I had not heard it was derived from a street motor. OI wonder what the problem is with parts then? /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif

G Man
08-28-2002, 02:52 PM
The crank alone was 2500 so it was definitely unfeasible to own a Honda. I wanted one instead of a harley but the crank price alone was enough to say no. the new classes might be the best thing that has happened to dirt track in quite sometime.

G Man
08-28-2002, 02:52 PM
The crank alone was 2500 so it was definitely unfeasible to own a Honda. I wanted one instead of a harley but the crank price alone was enough to say no. the new classes might be the best thing that has happened to dirt track in quite sometime.

jscottyk
08-28-2002, 03:08 PM
Eric, I don't think it was derived from a street motor... just not purpose built for DT.

jscottyk
08-28-2002, 03:08 PM
Eric, I don't think it was derived from a street motor... just not purpose built for DT.

ChuckMcCoy
08-28-2002, 05:09 PM
Glen, you are not ignorant! Ugly. not ignorant.

your friend,

Chuck

ChuckMcCoy
08-28-2002, 05:09 PM
Glen, you are not ignorant! Ugly. not ignorant.

your friend,

Chuck