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I owned #6, a 1972 TM400 and #7 a 1972 H1 500

Scary? Well... duhhhhh

Wasn't that the whole reason to own a motorcycle? For the rush? I'd scare the crap out of my self from one red light to the next red light.

I'd loop that TM400 almost every time I tried to ride it. It's best use; chasing down jackrabbits out in the cow pasture. Man that bike could catch rabbits!
 

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That original GSX-R changed the motorcycle world forever, it took years for other manufacturers to catch up. It's also just nice to look at. My RM-400 was the scariest. At the time I was a little heavy handed, now I would enjoy it.
 

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Yes, I'll admit I was one of the crazy #4 owners that stuffed Yamaha RD 350-400 engines into the little 90 ATC's without any suspension to get a bigger thrill. Never broke a bone or got injured in any way, but two of my friends did and saw many mangled messes at the dunes back in the 70-80's. I even had a friend that stuffed #7 into a #4. Now that was a crazy death trap!
 

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When working in ND I ran into a fellow that did a lot of ebay trading on bikes. He had a crotch rocket of a bike. 350hp. I had to see it as I thought wow, now that bike engine would sure be the ticket on an experimental aircraft. Not, to heavy. It was a 4cyl built to the max and then some. Had nitrous on it and things I had never heard of. He had it on a track in Texas and was told not to exceed 180, ha, he thought oh well, I am off the track after this straightaway. He was clocked at 238, black flagged and told to never come back lol.
 

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Went from riding the tw to riding my dads (and now mine) Fj1100.

Boy what a difference in the two. Its a project bike/needs a lot of work too. Makes for a scary ride.
 

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I owned that first year Gixxer (slightly modifed, lol) and it truely was everything the guy said it was. Mine was tricked to be even more so. But I did love the thrill.:p
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I had a 1970 Kawi H1 just like the red one in the picture. Still amazes me l lived through owning it for several years. Lots of fun memories too!
 
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