Manny had made a few comments about his old Dirt Fazer in the FZ! Adventure Bike thread and he was kind ehough to send in some pics of it. Cool Stuff but a sad ending..
Manny Wrote in:
Hope some of these are OK. Don’t forget most of this stuff is from the film era and it wasn’t so easy to take pictures back then. I owned this bike for 13 years and had a blast with it. One day I was riding it home from work and the countershaft sprocket came off the shaft and the chain wrapped around and locked my rear wheel in the fast lane of a major Montreal highway. I slid to a stop on the inside service lane and took the plate, tools and mirrors, crossed the highway, called my wife to pick me up and abandoned the bike. I had never plated it and ran it on the street with the plate from my other Fazer so it couldn’t be traced to me. That’s the last time I saw it.
Good on ya Manny.This was put together because Manny was frustrated that his brother Raoul (Ralph) regularly ‘spanked’ his, long suffering, XT550 Yammie off-road with his Bmw GS.Unable to take the abuse any longer, Manny fabbed this monster together.And, is it just me, or does that raft look a little less than seaworthy, like it was put together by the same sort of loon that would create a Dirt Fazer ?
Abandon your bike for someone else to deal with. What a jerk.
@Reponsible Rider I’m from Montreal. Trust me it didn’t sit there long. That bike found it’s way to some happy scrapyard no questions asked. lol..
Absolutely brilliant! Good on ya, Steve!