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RC performance products? + exhaust?'s 23 Mar 2006 07:18 #33656

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Well 7 of the 8 studs where fooked. It was obvious they where cross threaded at some point and 5 of them where bent. I got them all out without much hassle. I also discovered they were 0 exhaust gaskets installed so that would help explain the leaking header. I have new studs and gaskets in route so hopefully that will seal up the leak in the front.

RRRR - if I decide to sell the RC I'll let you know.

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RC performance products? + exhaust?'s 23 Mar 2006 07:46 #33668

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I got to see Russ Collins race that triple-engined Honda back in the 70s. Man what a brute that thing was!
It seems it wasn't but a couple of weeks after I saw him race here in Memphis that he crashed on the same bike at another track. It almost killed him. That's probably when he quit drag racing.

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RC performance products? + exhaust?'s 27 Mar 2006 08:24 #34665

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Thanks for all the info.

After further inspection last night the RC headers are bent and one pipe has a dent. Since 4 of the exhaust studs were bent I'm thinking the bike had an accident and the tire or something hit the exhaust. Looks like the RC exhaust will be going to the grave. :(

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RC performance products? + exhaust?'s 27 Mar 2006 13:29 #34720

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Nope Collins didn't quit when the Archison,Topeka & Santa Fe spit him off, he had that bike made into a coffee table and built the double engine V8 Honda above.

And Collins didn't quit the bike biz when Terry & Byron went out on their own,he kept racing bikes and doing the RC thing for a few more years.Bob Carpenter rode the ProStock Zuk he built after Vance & Hines split.

Last I heard he was doing TF car stuff with Bill Miller in Ca.

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79 KZ 1075 MKll
79 KZ 1500 MKll dragbike
Gone but not forgotten:
3 X 73 Z1's
1 X 74 Z1A
1 X 75 Z1B

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RC performance products? + exhaust?'s 03 Jun 2024 05:25 #900144

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R C pro stock 
I own the same exact bike 
This post is old but if you are still out there please contact me. 
Bike is black with very nice pinstripes and a lower profile than normal seat which isn’t aftermarket 
And the side covers in orange read R C Pro Stock. I

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RC performance products? + exhaust?'s 03 Jun 2024 13:37 #900177

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R.C. Engineering. Was the 1st! with Honda 750 SOHC parts. Then quickly adapted to the Z1, rest was history.650's never ran Pro-Stock, of course they made some parts for the smaller Kaws.When Russ crashed the triple Sorcerer. The NHRA stopped triple engine drag bikes, down to 2. Like the Harleys ran. but when the modern Kaw Nitro 4 cylinders started. with the lighter weight. That was history.Today! Russ Collins Jr. has been rebuilding the "Sorcerer" To exact specs! It is almost done!I hope they do some mild exhibition runs with it!!!Plenty of info online about it!Those old single cam 750 engines on Nitro sounded way better that the Kaws!I drooled and dreamed over that RC catalog when I bought my 1st. Z1 in 1977.I  scored an old stock black pipe about 4 years ago that I put on an 1197, Web Cam, Lectron carb drag bike I sold 2 years ago.Sucks getting old and not collecting anymore! 
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.
I SOLD OUT! THE KAW BARN IS EMPTY.
More room for The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
Starts everytime!

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RC performance products? + exhaust?'s 03 Jun 2024 15:01 #900179

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Here is a beautiful pipe! Black were cheaper than chrome of course. ]thumbnail (19).jpeg[/attachment]
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.
I SOLD OUT! THE KAW BARN IS EMPTY.
More room for The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
Starts everytime!

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RC performance products? + exhaust?'s 03 Jun 2024 15:04 #900180

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At 66 years old my collection is gone. 
A 1975 Norton Commando 850 mkiii
And a 1978 GS1000. And yes. It has a Russ Collins 4 into 1. 
My son owns the KZ650 with a beautiful RC  4 into 1

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