David S. Wallens Editorial Director
July 15, 2008 7:56 a.m.

GRM would like to see your pit bikes. We're working on some editorial about the various methods people use to move their tools and bodies through the pits and paddock. Have a neat tool cart, pit bike or track-side support vehicle? Send some high-resolution photos plus details to David at david@grassrootsmotorsports.com.


Woodyhfd HalfDork
July 15, 2008 8:14 a.m.

Am I responsible for this?!



David S. Wallens Editorial Director
July 15, 2008 8:18 a.m.

It did help re-ignite and old idea. If you have a high-resolution version of that shot, send it my way. And don't forget details--who you are, what we're looking at, etc.

skruffy Dork
July 15, 2008 9:28 a.m.

There's an unbelievable amount of awesome in that pic.

John Brown SuperDork
July 15, 2008 9:35 a.m.

Now this looks fun.

subrew New Reader
July 15, 2008 10:48 a.m.

Just a few of my pit bikes:

1964 Yamaha YG-1T

1966 Honda CS65

1970 Suzuki AC50

1964 Yamaha YJ1

1964 Hodaka ACE 90

And a line up of part of the collection:

And the latest project, a 1965 Honda C110 destined for the salt flats...

Most of these bikes have proven useful at track days and national Solo events over the years. They also make quick trips to the grocery store more fun.

Chris H.

aeronca65t New Reader
July 15, 2008 11:18 a.m.

OK, here's our "Isle of Man" sidecar / pitbike (great for carrying tires, fuel tanks and one passenger). We just got back from the PVGP and it got more notice than my race-Sprite.

Saw this one last week at PVGP. It's at a lot of vintage events I run. Usually, the "deck" has tires, people, or fuel cans (for the owner's Cobra) on it.

To be honest, I think this is the simplest and most effective pit cart. Cheap too.

Saw this at BeaveRun last year:

Seen at Lime Rock a few years ago:

And this is Chris Shoemaker's Moke that he always brings to VRG vintage events. We were in at the PVGP last week. It's street legal and great for running out to the local store when away at a race. He has enough extra room in his car carrier for it. It's sort of a communal "pit cart". We used it for our Xmas card picture a few years ago.

DILYSI Dave SuperDork
July 15, 2008 12:03 p.m.
John Brown wrote: Now this looks fun.

WTF is that? I think I want it.

oldschoolimport New Reader
July 15, 2008 5:35 p.m.

I can get better pics.

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mod list:

new plastics, xr600 seat cover, snowhog snow blower tires, fast 50s fork legs and springs, BBR bars and levers, sikk mx skid plate, DC pegs and mount, xr 80 swing arm, Yoshimura shocks, Renthal gold chain, Two Brothers exhaust, Uni filter

it was shackled down with training wheels for a while. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

and this is what happens when you don't have a trailer. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Woodyhfd HalfDork
July 15, 2008 5:49 p.m.
John Brown wrote: Now this looks fun.

The engine in that bike is a Chinese clone of the Honda engine in my CT 70 Mini Trail.

July 16, 2008 6:36 a.m.
John Brown wrote: Now this looks fun.

Yes it does look like fun! But did anyone else notice there doesn't appear to be a rear sprocket on that bike?

phillyj New Reader
July 16, 2008 10:15 a.m.

more pics please

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