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Deals Gap 2001

Deals Gap 2001

Taming the dragon on an H2

 Deals Gap Run Part 1
 Deals Gap Run Part 2
 Deals Gap Run Part 3
 Deals Gap Run Part 4
From the Crossroads of Time to the first stop (7 MB)
Leg 2 part 1 (6 MB)
Leg 2 part 2 (7 MB)
To the Overlook (9 MB)

The video had to be broken up into 4 parts for size requrements.  The first stop was to let the other riders catch up, the second stop was because I heard a noise in my bike (you can hear it towards the end of the 3rd clip...loud metallic clanging)  I couldn't find anything wrong and nothing fell off, so I continued on my way.  This clip was made on my 3rd pass and my very first time through the Gap while I was not following someone, so I was a bit slow.  The video quality is marginal in places.  My $20.00 eBay camcorder was not really up to the task.  I don't know if the vibration caused the problems or the bike's  ignition interfered with the electronics, but the video is shaky in places and went to blue screen in a few others.  Let it play and you'll see it all.

The motorcycle that was used to make this video is a 1972 Kawasaki H2 with a Tracy body.  The motor is stock with a set of expansion chambers made by Tom Loftis of Knoxville, TN.  The camcorder is an old Hitachi 8mm (that has obviously seen better days) that I attached to the H2 in place of the speedometer (that is where it fit)

The rest of the videos

 Dave's bike undergoing a chamber swap and test
 H2 Drew's bike with Tomcat's pipes being tested
 Mr Foully's AR80
 A bunch of us heading out on a ride
3.1 MB
From Chris' video.
4.7 MB
From Chris' video.
215 KB
From Chris' video.

Unfortunately, the little AR80 developed motor trouble and couldn't tame the Dragon.

3.4 MB
From Chris' video.

More 2 strokes actually on the road at one time than most people at the Gap had ever seen before :)

 A whole lot of 2 strokes all in one place :)
 This was Dave's idea
  Dave in one of the sharper turns 
  Dave's run back Part 1 
1.5 MB
From Pete's video.


6.5 MB
From Pete's video.
Part 1 of this clip

4 marginally sane people, 1 H1, 1 Dodge truck, 2 camcorders = a lot of fun and a burnt butt

1.4 MB
From Pete's video.

Pete's camera didn't get the sparks flying off the sport bikes.

8.3 MB
From Pete's video.

I was told to drive back as fast as I can.  Keep an eye on the sport bikes behind Dave.

 Dave's run back Part 2 
 Dave's run back Part 3 
 Frank on his T500 going on a ride 
 Some people introducing themselves 
6 MB
From Pete's video.

Part 2

7.4 MB
From Pete's video.

Part 3

1 MB
From Pete's video.

Listen to the sound of that Suzuki.

6.3 MB
From my video.

A bunch of people who were willing to introduce themselves on video.  I didn't get everyone and I apologize for that.