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Really nice 919 spotted at Quail Lodge Event

With all the cool bikes in the event this is the one that really caught my eye and it was in the parking lot out front!

Blacked out swingarm, pegs and fork lowers
Brembo Brake goodies
Ohlins shock
& some fork work too!



Some pics of inside the event

The boss entered 4 bikes this year:

Merkel's VF750 Superbike


RS750


Hayden's Formula Extreme Bike


Freddie Spencer's RC30

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1912 Pope that actually runs



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Pristine Pair of SL's in both sizes
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Now these were not in this years show, but because of the Vincent pic above I thought some might like to see them from previous years.

These were part of Vincent's attempted revival in the early 2000's using Honda RC51 powerplants and these prototypes were being auctioned off





along with a Mondial Piega also utliziing an RC51 engine



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Wow! Thanks for sharing ... new work screen savers. =)

I always appreciate your undying love for the 919 ... with all the bikes & machines you must have seen/riden over the years its nice to see it still tugs at your heart strings.

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I wonder what wheel that 919 is running up front?

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Those SLs bring back lots of memories. Had a 175 in red.

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Very cool machinery! I'm digging the RS750.

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Can't zoom in far enough on my phone to see but they do have a little Italian flag on them, the rear matches the front


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Those are Marchesini wheels on the 919

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The key was in it. Did you take it out for a romp?

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I know it wasn't mentioned, but I had that exact 1976 CB750 Super Sport in yellow... just like the one sitting in the field In that picture.

Rescued it from a neighbors barn when he was moving out.

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Very nice man. Thanks for sharing.

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Ever since I saw the vfr in the red white and blue scheme I've been really digging those paint jobs on other rides.

The Vincent with the RC motor is blowing my mind at the moment.

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That would have been an awesome show to be able too walk and wish.
Thanks for the many good pics.

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My brother made it to this event and actually texted me a pic of that 919.

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Thanks for taking the time to post those, LDH.

The longer you look at the 919, the more you see. He's done ceramic coated (I assume) headers. I wish I had put the remote reservoir of my Ohlins, on the passenger peg, as he did. Clutch covers are cheap. Time to pop for a new one. It seems like we've seen that bike around here before. I'd like to know the story behind the wheels, brakes and that "one of" looking brake calipers adapter.

An RC51 engine and a Super Hawk engine were different, weren't they? I'll always wish Honda would have made a naked sport/standard with the RC51 engine. I would have bought one. What engine are they using in the African Twin?

If Honda ever makes a RWB CB1100R, and they keep the weight down, I'd buy one of those also.

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Something like this?



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I couldn't find anything on the net about that bike.

What's the scoop? Are there any pics of the other side?

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Sooooo much good stuff! What's the story behind the RS 750? My buddy has one and a TON of parts. He even has the cahoneys to race it still😃

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RS750's were Honda's answer to the Harley XR750 in 1983. They were technologically way more advanced with overhead cams and multi-valve heads and absolutely obliterated the XR's in flat track racing. So much in fact that Harley petitioned the US Government to place tariffs on any motorcycle over 700cc hoping to get those pesky RS750's to go away so they could once again actually win a race or two in the flat track series. That is why in the 1984 you could buy both a 700 Interceptor and a 750 Interceptor which cost more money due to the increased tariff.

There is a lot more to the story, but I lack the time to devote to it. You can use what I have wrote though to research the rest of it if you are so inclined.

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I am quite familiar with them; however, I assume this one has a racing history. Is it now a museum piece or does it get flogged now and again? They are absolute beasts, and beautiful factory pieces!

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I am quite familiar with them; however, I assume this one has a racing history. Is it now a museum piece or does it get flogged now and again? They are absolute beasts, and beautiful factory pieces!
I did not realize you meant that bike specifically.

That particular bike was the last RS750 to win a National race at the Joliet Half Mile National in 1998 with Rich King, Number 80, riding it.

It started as one of two built for Doug Chandler (number 10) as a C & J Blue framed RS750.



Chandler raced it from 1984 to 1989

Steve Elkland raced it next in 1989 and 1990

Team Owner Craig Rogers had it next with many riders, including Dan Ingram, Andy Tresser, Gary Rogers, Will Davis and Rich King riding.

It was retired in 1999, with an 2002 engine rebuild by one of the best known and highly respected Skip Eaken rebuilding the motor. It was run then and has not been restarted since.

The Aluminum swingarm is a one off HRC part, as most C & J RS750’s had Steel swingarms

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Just beatin on it!

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Can you post a link to the event? Thank you

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