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    Evel Knievel Rides a Hawk



    Not every day I run across a vintage video featuring a Hawk that I haven't seen!

    #2
    Who knew. He probably would have been better off jumping it on the hawk than that Harley.

    I believe that until someone jumps what he jumped on the SAME BiKES that he jumped he will always be the king.

    Sorry, following a mans records he set jumping a sportster while on a CR500 just plain doesn't count. Not one bit.

    From everything I have read and heard he was an absolute dick in every way possible... Still the king of flinging himself over stuff. 100
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      I was thinking the same thing. He was my idol as a kid, I remember getting together with family to watch his jumps on tv. Look back now and realize he had horrible equipment to do those jumps.
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        #4
        Originally Posted by 6 View Post
        Who knew. He probably would have been better off jumping it on the hawk than that Harley.
        The Caesar’s Palace jump was done on a Triumph. Its incredible to think that the Triumph was the bike of choice for stunts like that at the time.


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          #5
          Originally Posted by DrPMC View Post

          The Caesar’s Palace jump was done on a Triumph. Its incredible to think that the Triumph was the bike of choice for stunts like that at the time.

          Crazy. Not much better then a HArley. . THen again, it doesn't seem he gave much thought to the landing aspect of his jumps.
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            I watched a show recently where Richard Hammond meets Evel and spends a few days with him at a Festival in Evel's home town. Worth a watch. He was a dick.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richar...s_Evel_Knievel
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              #7
              riot thanks for the post.
              That was a pleasant surprise.

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                #8
                This beats the infamous Baywatch episode!

                Is it just me or is Evel Knievel's riding position kinda weird at the very beginning of the video?
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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by dagus View Post
                  This beats the infamous Baywatch episode!

                  Is it just me or is Evel Knievel's riding position kinda weird at the very beginning of the video?
                  When you've broken every bone in your body its probably hard to get them all in the same place again. Im sure all his positions are kinda weird.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by mparker View Post

                    When you've broken every bone in your body its probably hard to get them all in the same place again. Im sure all his positions are kinda weird.
                    This...

                    And he is like 740 years old and wasn't known for his incredible form on a road bike even before he was a fossil.
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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