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    I was looking through some old pics the other day and came across a bike I bought new in 1973 to get to work & school . She was a beauty, fast, shiny, and the star of the school bike park, but she was mean. I would see other guys looking through the fence at her, having no idea that with one half hearted stroke of her kick starter she could send them off limping and whimpering. She could kickback so hard the back of your heel would hit the exhaust guard and bleed through your sock. But most times it was a bruise to your instep*through*your*converse sneakers. I can remember my mom asking me "why are you limping " it's nothing, I'm ok " she wouldn't have understood anyway. *
    Here she is a 1973 yamaha rt 360*



    *So I was wondering if any other members have had a similar love/hate relationship w/ a mean spirited *old flame...?

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    My bro had a rat RD360 desert racer , it was an animal. With a erratic CDI we had to kick it a lot, and it indeed kicked back. I remember funky ergonomics, strange saddle seat, odd bar bend, humongous IMS gas tank and thirst to match. I remember usually running out of real estate before getting into top gear.
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    I remember the kickback well! I had one for a bit years ago. Actually had it run backwards once, almost stalled and didn't realize it had started running backwards until I went to take off. SLAM went the coin purse into the tank! The surprise wheelies were the best/worst...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueduce View Post
    I was looking through some old pics the other day and came across a bike I bought new in 1973 to get to work & school . She was a beauty, fast, shiny, and the star of the school bike park, but she was mean. I would see other guys looking through the fence at her, having no idea that with one half hearted stroke of her kick starter she could send them off limping and whimpering. She could kickback so hard the back of your heel would hit the exhaust guard and bleed through your sock. But most times it was a bruise to your instep*through*your*converse sneakers. I can remember my mom asking me "why are you limping " it's nothing, I'm ok " she wouldn't have understood anyway. *
    Here she is a 1973 yamaha rt 360*



    *So I was wondering if any other members have had a similar love/hate relationship w/ a mean spirited *old flame...?

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    Those 70's Yamaha's were dream bikes for me. I did have friends who owned them and I enjoyed riding them. Check out this picture that I found on Washington Area Trail Riders website. Is this guy cool or what!!!

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    oh yea I remember....a friend of mine asked me one day "why are you push starting that thing" I said it sometimes kicks back and so if I am in a place I can push start it i will, well he called me a wuss and said I can kick start that.....I said ok give it a tryon the first try it kicked back so hard that his knee hit him in his forehead and he screamed like a little girl...I laughed so hard I thought I was going to pass out...my name for this bike was the "willderbeast"
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66roadkill66 View Post
    oh yea I remember....a friend of mine asked me one day "why are you push starting that thing" I said it sometimes kicks back and so if I am in a place I can push start it i will, well he called me a wuss and said I can kick start that.....I said ok give it a tryon the first try it kicked back so hard that his knee hit him in his forehead and he screamed like a little girl...I laughed so hard I thought I was going to pass out...my name for this bike was the "willderbeast"
    OMG RoadKill. I LMAO on that one. I so went there
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    1974 SC-500MX. Never try to kick one over wearing tennis shoes!
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    Back in the 70's, I rode a Hodaka Ace 100. My buddy let me ride his Yamaha 175 Enduro which was ported, polished, with tuned exhaust. Very narrow powerband. I took off in first gear slowly, then opened the throttle. It was a dog till it hit the powerband......flipped me over backward so fast I didn't have time for nuthin'...... Still laughing about that. Good times.
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    Shop I worked at had a 1980 FXDWG trade in. Kicker only and all the sales guys were afraid to start it. Guess it scuffed their loafers. Anyhow if a customer wanted to look at it they called me. Tickle the carb,bring the cylinders past tdc and give it a good stiff leg kick with your weight behind it. Couple of good kicks and it would light right off.
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