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Old Jan 16, 2010, 4:57 PM   #1
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:39 PM   #2
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Great pix...check out the size of that front drum brake...looks like it could stop a Mack truck..l..ol

A friend had a street version 500cc triple and a 750cc street version triple. They were very fast for their day, eat spark plugs and the handling could be 'adventurous' .

But what a bike. Yvon DuHamel's son also road raced professionally and also did well as a racer.
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Great pix...check out the size of that front drum brake...looks like it could stop a Mack truck..l..ol

A friend had a street version 500cc triple and a 750cc street version triple. They were very fast for their day, eat spark plugs and the handling could be 'adventurous' .

But what a bike. Yvon DuHamel's son also road raced professionally and also did well as a racer.
I briefly owned the 750 triple Les. Mine was old when I got it. They made great people mashers if you revved too much and popped the clutch. Short wheel base made them go over backwards real quick.
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I briefly owned the 750 triple Les. Mine was old when I got it. They made great people mashers if you revved too much and popped the clutch. Short wheel base made them go over backwards real quick.
That's true...I've never heard the phrase 'people mashers' but you're right and they were also known as tank slappers.... if you pushed them too hard in the corners...but they could really accelerate for their time.

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That's true...I've never heard the phrase 'people mashers' but you're right and they were also known as tank slappers.... if you pushed them too hard in the corners...but they could really accelerate for their time.

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I agree about the cornering characteristics. Laid mine down twice.
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