jaylael Posted March 2, 2008 Author Report Share Posted March 2, 2008 Hodakas were invented here! It's almost as if it were an American made dirt bike because the guys who sorted out the designs are all friends of mine nowadays, though these guys were also my childhood heroes as well. As if that isn't enough reason, the Hodakas are cool and fun and well loved almost by everyone who comes in contact with them. I was riding a 1964 Hodaka 90/100 trials special built by Whitey "Hacksaw" Hartman beginning in 1972 at age 13. Should have kept riding the thing but switched to a great big cow of an OSSA in 1974. Took several years to get good at riding the bugger, but then I moved on to making my fame and fortubne as a "pro" motocross rider. If I knew then what I know now, I would have stuck with the Hodaka. Somehow I hadn't the vision of the perfect Hodaka trials bike as a 16 year old kid, and really wanted to try and emulate Mick Andrews and Joe Guglielmelli. In hindsight I realize just how fantastic they (Hodakas) really are and potentially could be. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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