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Yamaha IT 400-Part 2
YAMAHA IT 400 – PART 2By 1978 Rick SiemanHere are the specs for the Project Bike: Make model …  Yamaha IT 400Year … 1977 – 1978Engine … Two-stroke single, reed valveCapacity … 396 cc /24.1 cubic inchesBore and stroke …  85×70 mmCooling system …  Air cooledCompression ratio … 7.6:1Induction … VM ...(more)
Friends to the End
FRIENDS TO THE ENDBy Matt Cuddy Now any of you young whippersnappers reading this today, there will come a time when your riding buddies will become like family. In fact, some of you would rather spend a night getting rousingly drunk around a campfire with your riding pals than being at home watchi...(more)
IT 400- Part 1
IT 400 – PART 1By Rick Sieman  1978 YAMAHA    This particular  project started because of complaints from readers was that all we did was motocross bikes.  Upon review, we double checked and they were mostly  right.   Yamaha had a stranglehold on the enduro market in the 70s and 80s, but w...(more)
Dreams, Regrets and No Brakes
Dreams, Regrets and No BrakesBy Matt CuddyI seem to have some curse placed upon me that involves the brakes on any number of motorized vehicles. Fist was at the tender age of fifteen, when my Grandpa would give me the keys to his ‘68 GTO, and asked me not to “Tear the tires off it.”His GTO had the h...(more)
Ah, 1983. What a year to be alive!
The BLM weasels weren't active yet, big four stroke twins were still roaming the desert, looking for a 2 stroke meal, men in their 70's, still at it.Honda came out with the CR480R, and it blew everything off the track, me included. If you could get away with it, or ride through the headshake, it was...(more)
 Everyone knows they can't work, right? And everyone also knows that the lighter, smaller bikes usually turn the fastest lap times at many tracks. So why does a 760 Maico even exist in the first place?Consider it a noble experiment, if you will. The Maico engineers were a proud, arrogant lot and th...(more)
CRASHING is not fun.
CRASHING is not fun. After a long hiatus from superhunky.com, I had time to think about my past, and what a big mess it was. I have lived on two wheels most of my life, be it on bicycles, mini-bikes, horribly unreliable small European motorcycles and anvil like Yamaha dirt bikes.Now between all the...(more)
Testing Testing 123
Stay tuned for some great new articles and bike tests! As soon as we figure out this article editor. ...(more)
HEY GUYS Are we ever going to see the return of two strokes to motocross? I mean, when you turn on the TV all you see are four strokes. Have you priced one of those lateltly. I was lookin at a 450 Honda the other day and they wanted 11 plus for it. So what’s the deal? Barry in Michigan ...(more)
INTERVIEW WITH A LEGEND   THE PLASTIC MAN SPEAKS OUT   Preston Petty   By Matt Cuddy   It’s like sitting with Thomas Edison. It was bench racing with an old friend. It was being taught how an internal combustion engine works by your Grandfather. It was like that, and a lot more.   ...(more)