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Todays (UK) 2 stroke meet pics

#1 Post by podman » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:32 pm

Some pics from today..

My Dad did around 45 miles on his Bantam to get to mine and during that time it shed 2 engine mounting bolts and nigh on dropped the exhaust off the bike as well so it needed some TLC before we left for the meet.

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Another rare sports ped, RG50

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Kevins 1993 World Championship winning RGV500...

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#2 Post by GeoffRZV500R » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:22 am

Thanks Podman Great photos :grin:

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#3 Post by podman » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:32 am

GeoffRZV500R wrote:Thanks Podman Great photos :grin:
Good to see you again mate...500 ran shite on the way home, so I wont be using that on Saturday... :smt010

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#4 Post by Smoker » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:54 am

Incredibly great bikes!

Thanks much for those photos.

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#5 Post by RC45 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:51 am

Great looking turnout. I recall when the RG50 Gamma was the buzz bike to have. Well unless you lusted after the RZ50 :)

Did Kevin ship his 500 to the U.K. for attending this and other events? I was under the impression his bike was here in Texas.
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#6 Post by podman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:08 pm

RC45 wrote:Great looking turnout. I recall when the RG50 Gamma was the buzz bike to have. Well unless you lusted after the RZ50 :)

Did Kevin ship his 500 to the U.K. for attending this and other events? I was under the impression his bike was here in Texas.
We never got the really trick 50s over here in the UK so the RG50 is a real rare thing, would have killed for one of these when I was 16!

Im fortunate enough to live quite near to Steve Wheatman who sometimes supports these local events and rolls out some exotica to add to the day, last year he had an ex Phil Read RG500 at this event and at the end of the year, he bought Kenny Roberts juniors RGV to another event...(pictures on the board)

If you havent heard of Steve Wheatman, he is a rather keen Suzuki race bike collector (IIRC he owns around 50-60 race bikes and 100+ road bikes) and runs the likes of Michael Dunlop at the classic TT on the the (copy) works XR69s.

http://www.mcnews.com.au/barry-sheene-f ... 6-bracksy/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#7 Post by RC45 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:28 pm

podman wrote:
RC45 wrote:Great looking turnout. I recall when the RG50 Gamma was the buzz bike to have. Well unless you lusted after the RZ50 :)

Did Kevin ship his 500 to the U.K. for attending this and other events? I was under the impression his bike was here in Texas.
We never got the really trick 50s over here in the UK so the RG50 is a real rare thing, would have killed for one of these when I was 16!

Im fortunate enough to live quite near to Steve Wheatman who sometimes supports these local events and rolls out some exotica to add to the day, last year he had an ex Phil Read RG500 at this event and at the end of the year, he bought Kenny Roberts juniors RGV to another event...(pictures on the board)

If you havent heard of Steve Wheatman, he is a rather keen Suzuki race bike collector (IIRC he owns around 50-60 race bikes and 100+ road bikes) and runs the likes of Michael Dunlop at the classic TT on the the (copy) works XR69s.

http://www.mcnews.com.au/barry-sheene-f ... 6-bracksy/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I too dreamed of an RG50 or even an RZ50 but sadly it was not to be. Only the richest coolest kids had those new bikes LOL

As for the RGV500 on show, I wasn't doubting the depth of local goodies, I was referring to the many magazines that have featured Kevins RGV500 in his den out at his ranch. But I suppose he spends so much time in Europe these days it makes sense for the bike to be there as well. Or there are lot more of Kevin's RGV500's survived than expected. I think he was riding a different one on June 17th. :)
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#8 Post by podman » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:42 am

RC45 wrote:
podman wrote:
RC45 wrote: Or there are lot more of Kevin's RGV500's survived than expected. I think he was riding a different one on June 17th. :)

I suspect thats nearer the truth as well ...

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#9 Post by ns86 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:32 am

For those of you that don't know the Seriously Tweaked Bantam MK2 is an RG500 based motor. Details on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFLHKEEl-s4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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#10 Post by GeoffRZV500R » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:02 pm

ns86 wrote:For those of you that don't know the Seriously Tweaked Bantam MK2 is and RG500 based motor. Details on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFLHKEEl-s4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Saw it last week and assumed it was a 400. Awesome!


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#11 Post by podman » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:42 am

New venue for the 2018 event next Sunday
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