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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #75 on: June 13, 2012, 06:11:10 am »
All i can say is, i wish i was there.... :o
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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #76 on: June 13, 2012, 06:21:04 am »
Now for race 1, the uneventful race, which it will now be known as.  Kevin informs me that he feels comfortable on the bike, has a race strategy and is only waiting to unleash the fury that is the cyclex SOHC.  Flag drops and Kevin moves into position, per said plan, both he and the Kawasaki rider work their way through traffic.  Camping out behind the Kawasaki he chooses not to show him a wheel but to wait until the time is right to make his move.  I believe he said lap 5 the Kawi catches some traffic and he jumps at the opportunity to go to the other side of the roadblock and takes the lead.  Kev then puts his head down and pushes the fury to it's limits trying to build a gap.  He holds his breath coming up the hill to the start finish line hoping to not be out motored by the "big gun" kawasaki.  Crosses the line and looks back and has won by about 3 bike lengths.  Enjoys the cooldown lap and has nothing but praise for the Honda crew as well as the great race of his competitor.  Now for most of us this would have been a good first day, but for Kevin he has back to back races and rolls into his pit for a quick celebration before throwing his leg over his triumph.  Now in prom date terms, and certainly no offense to the Honda, this is like taking that easy girl to the prom then leaving with the homecoming queen.   While it's good to be seen with the homecoming queen the better time is always had with the other.  LOl  think about it and if I have to explain I will leave this site permanently. 
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« Reply #77 on: June 13, 2012, 07:39:55 am »
I'm all ears and eyes..................thanks Eboz and Big Bob for the GREAT details..................I watched the Sunday race from the start line and will always remember the announcer's amazement at the finish. Keep the play-by-play coming 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #78 on: June 13, 2012, 07:56:36 am »
Now for race 1, the uneventful race, which it will now be known as.  Kevin informs me that he feels comfortable on the bike, has a race strategy and is only waiting to unleash the fury that is the cyclex SOHC.  Flag drops and Kevin moves into position, per said plan, both he and the Kawasaki rider work their way through traffic.  Camping out behind the Kawasaki he chooses not to show him a wheel but to wait until the time is right to make his move.  I believe he said lap 5 the Kawi catches some traffic and he jumps at the opportunity to go to the other side of the roadblock and takes the lead.  Kev then puts his head down and pushes the fury to it's limits trying to build a gap.  He holds his breath coming up the hill to the start finish line hoping to not be out motored by the "big gun" kawasaki.  Crosses the line and looks back and has won by about 3 bike lengths.  Enjoys the cooldown lap and has nothing but praise for the Honda crew as well as the great race of his competitor.  Now for most of us this would have been a good first day, but for Kevin he has back to back races and rolls into his pit for a quick celebration before throwing his leg over his triumph.  Now in prom date terms, and certainly no offense to the Honda, this is like taking that easy girl to the prom then leaving with the homecoming queen.   While it's good to be seen with the homecoming queen the better time is always had with the other.  LOl  think about it and if I have to explain I will leave this site permanently. 
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Whew I hope you're not burned at the stake for such a comment.  ;D This SOHC4 group is mostly civilized, but can "go off" quickly! The only thing that'll save you now are pictures & more commentary.  ;)

In all honesty I'm in awe of all the guys out there racing these 750's. I'm one of the lot here who bought mine out of the showroom and have turned a wheel on the track with it, but solidly remember how much work it was. Hat's off Kevin & Big Bob.

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #79 on: June 13, 2012, 03:35:32 pm »
Bob and Eboz your two stories have seriously painted a great picture in my minds eye. 

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #80 on: June 13, 2012, 05:18:13 pm »
man, that bike is bad ass.  would someone call ken and find out if i passed the audition???
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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #81 on: June 13, 2012, 05:25:08 pm »
Welcome dude. Nice piece of work last weekend.

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #82 on: June 13, 2012, 06:18:56 pm »
Mike Rieck,call!!! I almost called Monday,but decided to let 'em rest! Kev,hell of a ride.Gotta borrow,beg,AQUIRE,a Go-Pro! ;) Job well done!
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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #83 on: June 13, 2012, 06:52:21 pm »
Welcome Kevin........I watched the Sunday race and visited with Ken in the pits for a while when you were relaxing before the race.  When you came to the checkered the announcer almost fell out of the runway above the track!  Good Luck at Grattan and the rest of the season.......and tell us more about the experience ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #84 on: June 14, 2012, 11:34:20 am »
Thanks guys.  The bike is an absolute blast to race.  Gobs of power and torque.  Amazing brakes.  The CycleX guys made their own aluminum carriers and buttons to work on the CBRF2 aftermarket rotors.  Very impressive.

I spent a lot of time with Ken over the winter going over the finer details of the bike and it paid off.  Besides the low seat, it was turn key ready to rip. 

Yes, we'll be at Grattan this weekend which is my home track.  I like our chances.   

I also race a new to me Triumph 675.  We're still getting used to it, but making progress quickly.  I'll have a GoPro on the Triumph tomorrow during practice.  It's not mine, but I'll see if we can borrow it for the weekend and mount it on the beast.  Grattan is a very technical track compared to Road America.  Lots of elevation change with some blind and off camber turns.  Not going to be an easy week end by any stretch.  Lots of really nice bikes and smooth riders in the class.

Some of the details posted about our races at Road America are a little off, but pretty close.  After this weekend I'll post a full recap, as well as a Grattan recap.

Our goal is to win the AHRMA Vintage Superbike Heavyweight national championship.  Ken's bike is also legal for a class called Formula Vintage which is kind of a run what ya brung pre '82 class.  TZ750, etc.  At Barber, Jay Springsteen races one of his ex pro AMA XR750 bikes set up for track racing.  With the right set up, I think we may have something for him...

For those interested, here is the rest of the schedule:
July 20-21 - AMA Vintage Days National Championships - Mid Ohio
August 3-5 - AHRMA Racing - Gingerman Raceway, Michigan
October 11-14 - AHRMA Racing - Barber Vintage Festival - Leeds, Al
October 19-21 - AHRMA Racing - Daytona International Speedway
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Thanks for the support guys.  Ken and crew appreciate it. 

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2012, 11:38:39 am »
I have had this question bouncing around my brain so I am compelled to ask. Has Ken seen an increase in calls and parts orders since this win. I will adimit I have been looking at motor parts on the website and ordered two cb350 gaskets sets (on sale) just because of this thread.

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #86 on: June 14, 2012, 12:02:52 pm »
Race on Sunday, sell.......parts Monday.  8)

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #87 on: June 14, 2012, 12:04:30 pm »
WIN on sunday. no one remembers second place, or buys their parts....

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #88 on: June 14, 2012, 03:18:17 pm »
I told Ken to stock-up BEFORE the Sunday Race 8)

Kevin...........If you go to Miller in Tooele..........Its a technical left-handed course with very little terrain..........but a very smooth and fast track.
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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #89 on: June 14, 2012, 03:24:28 pm »
Congrats hell of a ride Kevin! If anyone shares any pic's with you we'd love to see them!

 

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #90 on: June 15, 2012, 02:25:55 am »
man, that bike is bad ass.  would someone call ken and find out if i passed the audition???

I figure you did, you certainly won peoples hearts on here. 8) 8) 8) 8)

Well done team and welcome to the mad house.

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #91 on: June 15, 2012, 03:07:16 am »
WIN on sunday. no one remembers second place, or buys their parts....

Doesn't matter.  Second place was a Kawasaki factory Z1 superbike.  Parts are no longer available.

I was on the phone with Ken on Tuesday, talking about all the problems they overcame to get the win, talking about future race plans.  I asked him how much he would charge to build another bike just like the one Kevin rode, he wasn't sure.

I told him to work up a number.  If they keep nailing down wins like that he going to have people walk up to him holding check books and pens.

Kevin, shoot me an email.  I'm going to need a few hours of your time for an interview.

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #92 on: June 15, 2012, 05:57:10 am »
Big Bob your second sentence says it well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)So Cool.Bill
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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #93 on: June 16, 2012, 01:34:43 pm »
Kenny and the team ......won again today. ;) They set an all time  vintage heavyweight lap record as well
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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #94 on: June 16, 2012, 01:51:02 pm »
Looks like they have found a good combination in the bike and Kevin. 8) 8) 8) 8)

Congrats again. :)

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #95 on: June 16, 2012, 02:41:05 pm »
SOHC FOURS RULE.......AGAIN ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

This is sooooooo cooooooool.........way to go Ken and Kevin 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: CylecX WINS today at Elkhart Lake...Sunday update...unbelievable
« Reply #96 on: June 16, 2012, 03:41:39 pm »
Great result guys..... ;)
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« Reply #97 on: June 16, 2012, 07:19:29 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D WE WANT PICS/VIDEO! WAY TO GO TEAM CYCLEX AND ESP KEVIN...I FEEL A STREAK COMING? Bill
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« Reply #98 on: June 16, 2012, 09:24:59 pm »
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D WE WANT PICS/VIDEO! WAY TO GO TEAM CYCLEX AND ESP KEVIN...I FEEL A STREAK COMING? Bill

Bill. in Australia a "streak" involves removing ones clothing and running naked around a sports field, i hope this isn't what you are waiting for mate... :o ;D ;)
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« Reply #99 on: June 17, 2012, 06:05:33 am »
Just watched the Moto GP but am really waiting patiently for win #4 from the two Ks.

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