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Read what Cycle World has to say about Super Dave!
SUPER DAVE'S SUPER MAXES
A man who believes that more is never enough.
Recently got an e-mail from Dave Rudolph, an old friend and co-worker I had not heard from in close to 40 years. Dave and I worked at Washington-Pittsburgh Cycle in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in the late 1960s, and we raced together in a local TT scrambles series for several years back then.
Aside from being an exceptionally talented racer who won quite a few championships, Dave was a superb mechanic and a resourceful fabricator. He often would envision owning some kind of vehicle that either did not exist or he could not afford, and then build it himself using only the tools and materials readily available to him. A perfect example is the first stretched vehicle I had ever seen, which Dave built by grafting together two Dodge vans—one that he already owned and another with a crashed front end. The result was so long that when you opened the back doors, it looked like you were staring down a bowling alley. Dave also built a Triumph TT scrambles sidecar rig with a homemade hinged "flexi-car" that allowed both the bike and the car to lean through the corners like a solo machine. It was fun to ride—except off of jumps. You never knew which way it would dart when it landed.
I lost touch with Dave after I moved to upstate New York in 1970 to work for Yankee Motor Company. I do know that he later embarked on a career as a motorcycle jumper, which gave rise to the "Super Dave" moniker, but that endeavor came to an abrupt halt—literally— after an encounter with an electrical wire along the jump site that apparently was not as high as Dave had anticipated.
Dave currently owns and operates Super Dave's Motorcycle and ATV shop in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, where he has become "Mr. V-Max." He owns four of those beloved V-Four power-cruisers, including a first-year 1985 that he bought new. "It's almost all chrome," says Dave, "and I put a nitrous system on it in 1993. I call it the 'Chromax.'"
More interesting is a 1993 V-Max that Dave has outfitted with a Magnuson supercharger and tuned-port fuel-injection using Ford Mustang injector nozzles and a 75mm BBK throttle body. "I've been riding it on the street for five years," says Dave, "and it's not a bottle rocket; it's very reliable and fast. It's called 'Climax.'" Except for the supercharger itself, virtually all the parts and pieces were either fabricated or extensively modified to fit by Dave at his shop.
Rudolph also has a 2009 VMax equipped with a nitrous system. "It needed a little more," he says. He really didn't have to tell me that; it's encoded in his DNA.