Um, that's HRC works rider Hikaru Miyagi. He only had so-so racing successes in the mid '80s (6th place in domestic Japan superbike, four GP starts), but he went on to a career as Honda's top development test rider for over two decades. Evidently he has a phenomenal engineering mind and an uncanny ability to assess bikes' behavior as he rides. He can then then give remarkably erudite feedback to the R&D folks. If I was going to pick a rider to take my mystifyingly complex, 45-year old, priceless piece of history out on the track, I would probably pick him over somebody who can wring more out a bike at 10/10s. If he's the worst rider to ever ride it, its a reflection on how great the others were, not on how bad he is.
It's a requirement. No idle circuit on factory racing machines running racing carbs. It's also a fast way to get it warmed up and to make sure your throttle isn't sticking (a surprisingly common problem on old race bikes in general - there is a video on youtube of me doing it on a 500cc BSA for Team Obsolete because Don Emde said it was hanging up and I was trying to diagnose).can the RC166 idle, or is it a requirement to incessantly pump the throttle between 1 and 10,000rpm
I doubt you would even get that Honda Six mobile without stalling it ten times or even breaking the crank. Even with two guys pushing you. Even the best racers back in the sixties would break cranks on these things when the motor was too cold.
In the turkey class, I'd say. Or two guys turned up.The last time you were in pits next to race winning sixties Honda race bikes was when exactly? lol that would be the last time I went to a vintage rally,
do you figure knowledge of them rubs off on you by standing next to them ?
last weekend I was busy taking first place intermediate class at a CMA observed trial
and today I was prepping my bike for some practice and for a 2 day provincial round in 2 weeks time.
:I actually ride the things, you should try it.