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Kawasaki Stockman
« on: July 08, 2017, 01:57:08 AM »
I came across this video today of a guy abusing  Kawasaki Stockman, a 250cc farm bike.




Video here https://www.instagram.com/p/BV3u9Q9hZbN/
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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 03:46:33 AM »
That's a cool looking bike. I like his technique of dragging a foot to turn while the front wheel is in the air lol. I coulda done without the awful version of black Betty blaring though.
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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 09:09:39 AM »
That dog in the beginning of the video looked bored.

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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 09:35:02 AM »
Probably no-one here remembers the 3 cylinder flathead Kawasaki made in 1968, but I had one.
It was the wildest bike. Could hardly keep the front tire on the pavement when accelerating.
It always lifted it up some on acceleration.
A real screamer!
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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 01:59:27 AM »
I like that Stockman. Have a couple Kawis myself.

Probably no-one here remembers the 3 cylinder flathead Kawasaki made in 1968, but I had one.
It was the wildest bike. Could hardly keep the front tire on the pavement when accelerating.
It always lifted it up some on acceleration.
A real screamer!


One of these, Chuck? Two stroke, 3 cylinder 500.  droolx

http://autoweek.com/article/motorcycles/1969-70-kawasaki-mach-iii-h1-500

A friend of mine nearly killed himself on one of those.

I want one.  grinx
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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 11:26:11 AM »
That looks like the perfect farm bike. I'm not sure they sell anything like that here in the states. It's nice to have a little peeler bike for changing water and checking fence. The handle guards are a damn good idea too.

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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 06:19:31 PM »
YES, that was my bike. Wheelies came easily. Acceleration from a stop light in order to change lanes was super easy.
Gas mileage, well one didn't even comment or consider it.
In High School in 1956, the BSA's, Triumph's, Jawa's, Harley's, etc.,,nothing was as severe as this
3 cylinder flat head was.
I sold it after a year. That was 1971. Family was enlarging, and had to settle down.
Most everyone here has sowed their oats and settled down and became a married man with a family.
The next gasoline powered fun machines became snowmobiles and Jeeps, but that's another story.
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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 06:30:45 PM »
That's a cool looking bike. I like his technique of dragging a foot to turn while the front wheel is in the air lol. I coulda done without the awful version of black Betty blaring though.

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Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 07:56:57 PM »
Another rendition by Spiderbait..


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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 08:17:30 PM »
Probably no-one here remembers the 3 cylinder flathead Kawasaki made in 1968, but I had one.
It was the wildest bike. Could hardly keep the front tire on the pavement when accelerating.
It always lifted it up some on acceleration.
A real screamer!

Thanks Chuck. You had me up late watching you tube videos of that bike. Several years ago I looked for one locally but there were none to be had. I had an RD350 two stroke that was fast and fun. I can imagine what a 500cc triple two stroke would be like. Widowmaker indeed.
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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 08:21:46 PM »
Probably no-one here remembers the 3 cylinder flathead Kawasaki made in 1968, but I had one.
It was the wildest bike. Could hardly keep the front tire on the pavement when accelerating.
It always lifted it up some on acceleration.
A real screamer!

Thanks Chuck. You had me up late watching you tube videos of that bike. Several years ago I looked for one locally but there were none to be had. I had an RD350 two stroke that was fast and fun. I can imagine what a 500cc triple two stroke would be like. Widowmaker indeed.

There was a 750, also.  grinx
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Re: Kawasaki Stockman
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