Timerider...The Adventure of Lyle Swann

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Think I saw it on BETA. I remember how stoked I was to see offroad racing in a movie. Didn't he play Remo Williams also?
 

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"Where you from my friend?" "Canoga Park, LA" AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA, this movie looks way rad!
How did he not run out of gas though?:) His helmet is saweet!!!
 

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Looked on Amazon.com, $54 used!:0
 

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I don't know if any of you youngsters have ever heard of the 60/70's rock group The Monkees, Anyway, Michael Nesmith (one of the original members) raced a class 8 truck in baja during the early 80's. He backed and produced the movie "Timerider" If you look at the classic photos at www.tracksidephoto.com they promote the movie on the truck.

One interesting note is that Michael Nesmith didn't make his fortune as a member of The Monkees, rather his Mother invented Liquid Paper and sold the rights in 1980 for $47.5 Million. She died six months later.
 

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I don't know if any of you youngsters have ever heard of the 60/70's rock group The Monkees, Anyway, Michael Nesmith (one of the original members) raced a class 8 truck in baja during the early 80's. He backed and produced the movie "Timerider" If you look at the classic photos at www.tracksidephoto.com they promote the movie on the truck.

One interesting note is that Michael Nesmith didn't make his fortune as a member of The Monkees, rather his Mother invented Liquid Paper and sold the rights in 1980 for $47.5 Million. She died six months later.

Hey...Hey....Cool bit of trivia.
 

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Saw it at the theaters when it came out. A guy from work had it on VHS tape, and I asked if I could copy it to a DVD. Cool movie, and Fred Ward, (Lyle Swan) was Remo Williams.
 

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Bobylax do you have it on DVD? I will "pay" you for a copy:)
 

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Dude! He's probably burnin moonshine thru that thing! lol

Loved that movie as a kid.. Dirt bikers always pull the chicks!
 

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While we're talking old baja movies-Does anyone remember the movie "Prey for the Wildcats"? or something along that line. It starred William Shatner-where 4 friends went on a bike trip to baja and while they were down there, they got into some kind of trouble- one of them was killed and the others came back enemies. I think it was made late seventies or early eighties.

Wasn't as good as Timerider. That was a cool movie!
 
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While we're talking old baja movies-Does anyone remember the movie "Prey for the Wildcats"? or something along that line. It starred William Shatner-where 4 friends went on a bike trip to baja and while they were down there, they got into some kind of trouble- one of them was killed and the others came back enemies. I think it was made late seventies or early eighties.

Andy Griffith played the bad guy. He was mean to Mexicans and hippies. Didn't he and his bike go plunging off a cliff, crashing and burning on the beach?

I think that might have been an ABC Movie of the Week. From early to mid 70's, IIRC.
 

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Sorry for the hijack, but do you want to know the worst dirt bike movie ever made? Drum roll please. The Dirt Gang...circa 1972.

Here is the description:
A film crew shooting in the desert is terrorized by a vicious outlaw motorcycle gang (on dirt bikes, no less) who are after the women in the company

It is so bad that it is hysterically funny. :D
 

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Andy Griffith played the bad guy. He was mean to Mexicans and hippies. Didn't he and his bike go plunging off a cliff, crashing and burning on the beach?

I think that might have been an ABC Movie of the Week. From early to mid 70's, IIRC.

That's right, I forgot about AG being in it as well! Damn-I must be gettin' old.......
 

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Timerider was one of my favorite movies as a kid ! Does anybody know anything about the guy who built the bike ? I pretty sure it was the same person who built my bike.His name is Jack Hateley. I think he designed tracks also but not positive.Im trying to find out all I can about the Honda I bought some time ago when I worked at a shop in los angeles called Cycle Products West on Pico Blvd. I was told his son won a few faces on this bike back in the day. In fact it was built a year before the change to the mono shock design, still has the two Olin shocks in back. Custom frame,Simmons front end, gold rims,and triangular aluminum side plates. Im going to start rebuilding this bike soon and would like to get any info on it I can find. Any help would be great ! The bike sounds just like the one in Timerider.Its been a long time but I think I remember the builders name in the movie credits. Anyways thx again for any help with this. Kent
 

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Had to bump this thread back up because I found the complete movie on YouTube. (Well it's broken into 10 parts.)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3SJwT6kXjo&feature=related"]YouTube- Timerider - Part 1[/ame]

Man, I haven't seen this movie in years. Am I wrong but didn't the ending have the helicopter swing around and kill the main bad guy with it's tail rotor? :confused:
 
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