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This is my classic Toyota KP61 "DRIFT" car.
I'm entirely too large and too old for such a car...But it's my new project.
Rear wheel drive and engine swapped for a DOHC unit.
 

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I've refreshed the front and rear with slimmer, lighter used JDM bumpers imported at great cost :rolleyes: from Malaysia . And an ultra rare rear louver.
I also found a rare set of genuine Hayashi racing wheels that I'll be restoring and installing.
It's been fun looking for and finding these cool parts.
 

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Thanks.
I'm going to catch a lot of HELL with my buddies.
I've talked so much crap about the motor company for decades!
Now I own one.
Funny how old age mellowed me out. I no longer need to go 200 mph.....
 

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Thanks.
I'm going to catch a lot of HELL with my buddies.
I've talked so much crap about the motor company for decades!
Now I own one.
Funny how old age mellowed me out. I no longer need to go 200 mph.....
I guess I should send you a San Diego Harley T-shirt so they will give you more crap[emoji23]
 

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Thanks.
I'm going to catch a lot of HELL with my buddies.
I've talked so much crap about the motor company for decades!
Now I own one.
Funny how old age mellowed me out. I no longer need to go 200 mph.....
What? You think a Harley won't go that fast? Maybe you bought a dud!
 

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What? You think a Harley won't go that fast? Maybe you bought a dud!
No.
My new Harley has race cams. (Installed by and bragged about for over 15 minutes by the previous owner) A tuner kit for the fuel injection and has aftermarket pipes
It makes about 78 hp. And is 700 pounds. The engine is nearly 1,700cc.
My Kawasaki has an aftermarket computer and some other small mods and makes over 200 hp. 540 pounds. It's just 1,441cc.
The Harley will cover a quarter mile in the low 14 seconds.
The Kawasaki will do it in the high 9s.
The Harley has a top speed of about 125.
The Kawasaki does 186 limited by a "gentlemans agreement" amongst manufacturers. With my set up...over 200. That's like standing by the side of the highway and watching a bike go past you at 75 mph.
By speed comparison. The Harley is a lawn tractor up against a ballistic missile.
True. The Harley will outrun most cars. And this one would dust off most other Harleys.
But in the world of actually fast. They are irrelevant.
True with lots of money they can FLY. And I know a guy that drag races big twins.
But put that same money into a sportbike and it'll be the same story.
I've never met anyone that has owned a Japanese Hyperbike and rode a Harley and said "now THAT is fast!"
I got this thing to putt around on. I expect nothing more.
It is a big, heavy, comfortable peice of 1940s technology.
I'm assuming that you've never been on a late model Hyperbike from Kawasaki, Suzuki Ducati or BMW?
 
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ZEROPILOT

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I got my name ZEROPILOT from wheelying past and out running the Harleys in the group I belonged to.
I had a clapped out 1972 Kawasaki. It smoked and it was loud. But I never lost a race.
1969 was the last year that Harley won a road race(Daytona) against Japanese and English competition.
They still do well in dirt track. No power....No brakes....whatever.
Later the AMA allowed Harley 1200cc twins to race against Japanese 600s. But they couldn't win.
Now there are Harley top fuel bikes. Purpose built Dragsters. They do well. Take a good look at them and you will see NO ACTUAL PARTS MADE BY HARLEY. But the Japanese have to use stock engine cases and some other stipulations.
I could go on and on. And I have before.
These are apples and oranges as they say.
 
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No.
My new Harley has race cams. (Installed by and bragged about for over 15 minutes by the previous owner) A tuner kit for the fuel injection and has aftermarket pipes
It makes about 78 hp. And is 700 pounds. The engine is nearly 1,700cc.
My Kawasaki has an aftermarket computer and some other small mods and makes over 200 hp. 540 pounds. It's just 1,441cc.
The Harley will cover a quarter mile in the low 14 seconds.
The Kawasaki will do it in the high 9s.
The Harley has a top speed of about 125.
The Kawasaki does 186 limited by a "gentlemans agreement" amongst manufacturers. With my set up...over 200. That's like standing by the side of the highway and watching a bike go past you at 75 mph.
By speed comparison. The Harley is a lawn tractor up against a ballistic missile.
True. The Harley will outrun most cars. And this one would dust off most other Harleys.
But in the world of actually fast. They are irrelevant.
True with lots of money they can FLY. And I know a guy that drag races big twins.
But put that same money into a sportbike and it'll be the same story.
I've never met anyone that has owned a Japanese Hyperbike and rode a Harley and said "now THAT is fast!"
I got this thing to putt around on. I expect nothing more.
It is a big, heavy, comfortable peice of 1940s technology.
I'm assuming that you've never been on a late model Hyperbike from Kawasaki, Suzuki Ducati or BMW?
No, us died in the wool Harley folk look down our noses at those, dare I say, crotch rockets!
 

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My buddy has a Ducati 1199 Panigale- I have seen video of him road racing at over 180 MPH in straights and not an ounce of center tire in turns. Makes me quessy to watch. I have rocked Subarus since 2001 and don't see me changing antime soon. This is my 2006 Outback at the beach. 1.5" lift all around and the other photo is how I made it have a front hitch- ALL PROPS to SUPARU-. It is a head turner at the beach

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