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We have lost a legend in the motorcycle industry

Eyvind Boyesen




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It was extremely moving to be at the AMA Hall of Fame induction ceremony last Friday as Mr. Boyessen was inducted posthumously, just 2 days after his passing. The speech he wrote and was to have delivered at the ceremony was read. I did not know him nor had I ever met him but he was a true innovator and contributor to motorcycling in many ways and was highly respected.
Godspeed and Rest in Peace.

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I will be at the Hall of Fame this weekend and I will check out his plaque.

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I have no clue who that is but RIP to a fellow motorcyclist.
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Boyesen developed the reed valve induction system.

He turned two strokes from a monster with a lightswitch powerband, that runs on a mix of avgas and hate to the tame kittens that they are today.

Without the reed valve, nobody would be alive that had ever ridden a motorcycle.
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I will be at the Hall of Fame this weekend and I will check out his plaque.

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Here you go fellows. This place is almost magical. I'm not joking, if you are passing through Pickerington Ohio stop at the AMA Hall of Fame museum. I got the goose bumps in there 3 or 4 times.








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RIP. Really so sad that he didn't make it to the Induction, but at least he had the honor bestowed while he was still here.

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Here you go fellows. This place is almost magical. I'm not joking, if you are passing through Pickerington Ohio stop at the AMA Hall of Fame museum. I got the goose bumps in there 3 or 4 times.
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I don't know how much i have spent on his products.

First thing i did when i got a new race bike was to change the reed valves.

RIP Boyesen.

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Godspeed.

I had Boyeson Reeds on my RZ350 and along with Toomey pipes and a Jet Kit, turned the bike into an amazing machine. Truly a legend. Thanks for sharing this news.
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Man. every 2smoke I had as a kid had Boyesen reeds

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Boyesen reeds are still available for almost every application going back to the '70's. I switched to them on every bike I had that used reeds simply because if one broke it wouldn't destroy my engine. Stock reeds were metal, Boyesens were made of a composite.
Reed induction prevents 2 strokes from running backwards.
True story...It happened to me and several racers I knew...At the start line for one reason or another you have to bump start your bike. A buddy or official gives you a push ...the bike pops and you pull in the clutch and two foot to the line...the starter raises the flag and you're revving the engine and getting ready to dump the clutch and the flag flies and everyone is headed for the first turn and you're headed for turn 4 because the open intake port 2 stroke was running backwards...embarrasing, dangerous...and funny as hell if it isn't happening to you. Mr. Boyesen's innovations prevented things like that...

Nick, your photos from the Hall of Fame are appreciated...It has been completely re-done and was re opened in July in conjunction with AMA Vintage Days at Mid Ohio. The Hall staff and AMA staff put alot into the cuurent exhibits and configuration...Everything there has been recycled from previous exhibits. A great time to visit the Hall of Fame and to honor Mr. Boyesen and all the inductees of the hall is during AMA Vintage Days on July 22, 23, and 24, 2011.

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It's a cool museum no doubt... A couple other good museums to see are Dale's Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley NC and of course Barber.

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