Last slip I saw Tex in wasn't pink, but then again, it was dark. Thank god, or someone for that small mercy.
Anyway, Johnny, you're right, the Cb77/72 motors are very cool, but clearly too complex for "cheap" manufacturing, which is my guess as to why they abondoned the constrcution method. I mean, 4 roller bearings on the cam is sweet for revving to 14,000, but too much work on an assembly line. I've been told that Honda sold more CB350 in the US than Triumph (the original one) ever IMPORTED to the US! So no 4 roller bearings for that one. At least Laverda thought they were cool enough to copy!
You guys must know, that I have no idea if Tex is actually fast or not anymore. I have raced so sporadically over the last couple of years, that I have a hard time judging other people. And all the vintage bikes look slow on the straights so that doens't help. But I must give Tex props for doing so well over the last few years and he has defintely gotten faster. Question is: Is it fast enough to beat me?
No pink slips Tex, but for pankcakes, I'm game.
Aaron, call me tomorrow. 410 383 0432 or 410 736 2269 cell.