Back in 1976 I saw Evel Knievel jump . They let us down on the field after the event. I rode dirt bikes at that time and checked out both Evels XR-750 and the one that his son Robbie rode. Robbie was riding a Harley as well but it was like a SX 250. One thing I think I remembered was that the throttle on the XR-750 turned clockwise. I found it strange and thought at that time it was that way from stock. Years later I met one of his old mechanics in Daytona and he told me many things about his jumps. He said they geared the motorcycle so he didn't have to shift from a stop to the ramp. He left from a dead stop in 4th gear . He didn't want to miss a gear heading for the ramp so his mechanic geared the motorcycle that way. I believe he also told me Evel wanted the throttle to turn clockwise and that's my question. I've had some mechanics look at the video online and they agree with me. He appears to be turning it clockwise. Here are the best example of what I'm talking about . Notice when he's doing the wheelies at the Kingdome and also as he heads back to the starting point and revving up the engine after talking to his mechanic , John Hood. The audio is in perfect sync with this video here. I checked it with the master footage I have. Opinion?