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Jimmy Haight Drag Bike Take 1
From November 2007 to March 2008. The first ride





First time drag racing my 1975 Z1
Cedar valley street rods day at the drags 2010 was the first time I ran one of my motorcycles down a drag strip. Lots of un! Now putting a dragbike together to race in 2012.





1974 Kawasaki Z1 Dragbike in 1985 "Old Zs Never Die!"
This is a 25 yo (1985) VHS video of my old Z1 making a 9.54 pass. This is a 7-time National Record Holding Z1. All-time bests are 9.39 @ 138 in the 1/4 and 5.87 @ 116 in the 1/8th. I bought this bike new in March of 1974 and still own it today. (2010) There isn't/never was a turbo, Nitrous, big-block, slider clutch, tach, shiftlight, 2-step or any other such garbage on this bike. Strictly "seat of the pants". The motor was built by Mark McIntosh of M&M Racing Louisville Ky in 1978. It is 1045cc with 31mm CR carbs and carried 640# in it's record settng form. Haters,Squids,Stunters or most Hardly/Zuki Lovers will not be able to appreciate this motorcycle or the era in which it was created. It can't do "Stoppies", I don't "stand on the seat" and "Wheelies" are limited by the bar set-up. "It is what it is": A historic example of a record setting "Modified" of it's era and preserved exactly as it was in 1986. Old Zs Never Die!





KAWASAKI Z1000 DRAG BIKE AT RAVENSWOOD RACEWAY 1999
MARK NYE FROM "GRUMPY OLD MEN RACING" RIDING EMU'S KAWASAKI Z1000 DRAGBIKE. DIALS IN AT 10.50 SECONDS AND BREAKS OUT DOING A 10.37. ANOTHER "HAND HELD PRODUCTION" BY ANTHONY PRIEMUS




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