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EARLINE
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 09:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I am looking for anyone who has a picture of this bike and knows the rider that won 3 national races on this "FAMOUS HARLEY DAVIDSON".
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Buelliedan
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 09:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

earline,
Around this board we take great offense to any Buell being called a Harley Davidson much less one with such a great history as Lucifers Hammer.
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Buelliedan
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 09:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Heres a pic for you however:

Hammertime!!


Bike was ridden by Gene Church later by Scott Zampach
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Aaron
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 09:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Umm, Buelliedan my friend, me thinks perhaps you're confusing LH1 with LH2.
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Buelliedan
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 09:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Aaron,
You might be right. I was just assuming since this was requested on a Buell board he was asking for the Buell "Hammer" I always get into trouble with my assumptions!! ;)
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buelliedan
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 09:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

BTW Aaron,
The rumor is if you sell any of your bikes and I get one more Buell the "disease" is going to be changed from Wilsonitus to Dan's Syndrome. hehe :)
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Jim_Witt
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 12:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Best I could do.

Gene Church on Lucifer's Hammer, Harley-Davidson's BOTT (Battle of the Twins) machine from the mid-1980s. Church and Harley-Davidson swept the BOTT championship in 1984,85 and 86

Gene Church and Lucifer's Hammer on the grid at Daytona with former world champion Marco Luchinelli

Gene Church again on the thundering machine called "Lucifer's Hammer"
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Turnagain
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

good read by Dave Gess, copyright 2000 all rights reserved

from mcnews.com.au
BATTLE OF THE TWINS GRAND PRIX/GP1 CHAMPIONS
Year Name, Hometown Mach.
1986 Gene Church, Turnersburg, NC Harley-Davidson
1985 Gene Church, Turnersburg, NC Harley-Davidson
1984 Gene Church, Turnersburg, NC Harley-Davidson

from amasuperbike.com

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Here in the United States, road racing continued to generate intense fan loyalty. The AMA announced a series of races for two-cylinder bikes, the Battle of the Twins for 1983. Although money was tight, Harley-Davidson, with help from the recently formed Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), rolled out a Sportster-based XR hybrid dubbed, "Lucifer's Hammer". This XR1000, with Springsteen aboard, annihilated the first BOTT field in Daytona that year. Team rider Gene Church went on to blow away the machines from Europe and Japan in winning three additional Battle of the Twins titles between 1984-1986.


another

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According to Allen Girdler and Ron Hussey from their book "Harley Davidson Sportster", published by Motorbooks International, 1995, the Harley race shop:

"Reconstituted a frame left over from the team's road racing retirement ten years earlier, fitted it with the latest in brakes and suspension, built a beyond-full-race XR750 with the XR1000's bore and stroke, clothed the monster in early XRTT fairing, tank, and seat and sic'ed the incomparable Jay Springsteen on the field for the BoTT race at Daytona Beach in 1983. He smoked 'em. Trounced, crushed, whipped, destroyed, aced--pick any cliche from the sports page's collection and it fits"

"The factory turned the project over to a top private tuner/dealer, Don Tilley. He and his rider, Gene Church, took the BoTT title for the next three years and retired as living legends."


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Court
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)


Quote:

"...and retired as living legends."



Not, may I point out, unlike Gess himself.
:)
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Davegess
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Wish I was retired :(

More pics of LHII up on my site next week.

http://www.davegess.com
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Buckinfubba
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 11:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

earline is not a man....she knows the afforementioned MR. church rather well....you could say in the biblical sense
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Turnagain
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)


quote:

...she knows the aforementioned MR. church rather well...


would that be since February? successful stalking?

seriously... does the bike still exists or what became of it?

tx
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Buckinfubba
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

the bike still exsist ..its just in pieces...they talk of putting it together to put on display..but heres some good pics
on the walllucifershammer
guess who's dynoing the vrod drag bike
genechurch
old superbike
vr1000sized
the red devils
redevils
vrod parts galore and a bolt in a state of undress
distress
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Court
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 06:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

If you decide you want to restore that Lucifer's Hammer, let me know. I think I can hook you up with some valuable sources of info.

GREAT PICS !

Court
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Vr1203
Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2003 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Sweet! gotta love that VR!
talked to a collector trying to sell Scott Parker's street VR, $65,000.
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Bad_pete
Posted on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Great Pics! I love the older racing pics.
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Glitch
Posted on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Is this Scott Zampach?
If it's not, are there any pictures of him with LHII?
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Dueller
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2004 - 01:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Bump for RacerX
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Court
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2004 - 05:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

That is indeed The "Z-Man" along with Henry Duga and someone, may be EB, TA or DL, behind the bike.

Scott Zampach, for those new to Buell, is a racing legend and one of the finest people you'll ever hope to meet.

If you have never had anyone who was a famed racer/celeb type treat you like you were the only and most important person in the world...make it a point to meet him.

He spent a good deal of time with many of us praying for him daily waiting to see if he'd ever return to a normal life. He did.

Meet him when you get a chance.

Court
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Angleiron
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

If anyone is still watching this thread...

I just posted a video of Lucifer's Hammer racing at Daytona.

Here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHIxDGtNsYs
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