I thought this might become a catch all for ideas and nonsense, but even though my inventions and ideas have been recycled and reused and borrowed and perfected I still thought it worthwhile to brag a bit of several of my racing inventions. I raced dead engine start racing many decades ago and devised a method of fast dead engine starts that was flat lethal and nearly foolproof. As a former drag racer I developed good start reflexes that served me well with many race wins, some well earned and some just damn lucky. But a dead engine start needs a bit luck and an advantage and you can make your luck if you can find an advantage. For those not familiar with this type of start, the rider is standing on track next to bike with left hand only on left handlebar grip with feet facing rearward no further back than front axle centerline. When start flag is dropped the riders will quickly mount bike and slap Kickstarter to start motor and shift trans into gear and engage clutch in several quick motions and as you might expect lots and lots of room for mistakes and engine stalls and riders looping out at start or jumping clear off their bikes. I have pictures and memories of these crashfests 30 years later. I invented several modifications and equipped my trusty 1985 CR 250 to rule the race track back in the day. Details to follow as time permits. Trying to find pictures as well. Stay tuned
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If it rolls, burns rubber, flies or shoots, runs on gasoline or gun powder, makes lots of noise, produces recoil or a
rooster tail----it's cool.
But if it uses a ball, a bat, racquet or club, or is played on a court or green by yuppies or liberals----it's a piece of