Thanks to t_s who offered up this alternate view which he snapped at a show in Padova, Italy in 2008. The engine shown here is from this Faccioli IOTM 50cc racer.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
that high and it was mixed clouds and sun so I reckoned Why not try
out my new gear (that I bought in November of 2010...)?
Made in and out of full leathers easier, nice mock turtleneck helped
with zipper rubbing around the neck area, full synthetic meant
moisture wicking and all day comfort.
Maybe I should try the Summer weight...?
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The problem here might just be a differing inside diameter for the LSL
clip on handlebar tube versus the outside diameter for the Woodcraft
Technologies derlin clip on end plug...
With enough force, it'll work.
The TulDa roadracer built by Dr. Robin Tuluie. CR500 engine in a custom chassis wrapped in custom and TZ250 bodywork. Photographs and specifications below via EuroSpares out of San Francisco, CA.
wheelbase: 52" - 52.5", depending on sprocket sizes
dry (no water, oil, gas) weight: 192 lbs
rake: adjustable via eccentrics
trail: depends on rake
frame: 4130 heat-treated. weight: 11.5 lbs
swingarm: 6061 T6 aluminum, except for legs, which are OEM alloy later versions are 5086 H34 alloy
tank: Home build carbon fiber composite
seat: Home build carbon fiber composite
composite airbox, manifold, reedcage, heatshield, etc.
fairing: '96 TZ fairing, narrowed 1.5", moved air intake
Here is another variant of the same machine:
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Not certain of the original source, this scanned image I pulled from PerformanceBikes forum. I like it, good on Honda if they produce it. Doubtful it would have global distribution though. Oh how I miss my old D Superbike / F2 spec weekend racer and daily commuter FZR400...
Via PB forums
Via PB forums
No, not a futuristic remake of the Mel Gibson movie. The Barton two stroke, square four engined F1 class Buell RW750. Once clocked at 178mph which seems pretty fast for it's day...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Received some super secret squirrel parts from Japan for my retrofying update to my SV650K6.
Posh Factory retro Amal style handgrips in translucent brown. I was getting tired of the ultra thin race rep handgrips I had mounted up, fatigue and cramping on longer rides was getting old. These Amal style grips are thicker and seem pretty comfortable and tacky, as well as stylish.
Plus some of this....
I really like these series. The racing is usually entertaining and the machines make for great photography. That's where someone like Sandro Zornio comes in. Nice photographs here, thanks to PB forums for the tip.
Last week I spotted a GT3 in a discount auto parts store lot and thought it an ironic placement. These photographs below are taken from a local news feed about a high profile accident, unrelated to last weeks GT3 post other than this too is (i.e. was) a GT3.
Photographs credit Eric Lewis
Photographs credit Eric Lewis
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Prior PB Magazine feature, details and finishing touches really make a difference. I especially like the old and new mix of components, often times I read a builder of a retro type special comment on how they do not like to use a USD front end becasue they feel it doesnt 'fit' the style of the build, in this case I feel it makes it stand out. Some additional pictures of this build in varying phases here at PB.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Trying to get my SV operational for the weekend, here is what some basic handtools and a vise can do to make a gauge bracket for a 2nd Generation Naked SV650 that has a GSXR front end grafted onto it.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
To WhiskeyRacer via BubbleVisor via Bitubo Race Service Suspensionworks blog. In general I dislike just directly replicating someone elses post, but these are all good stuff and I wanted to have them here.
Directly above photograph credit G&P Thonus, bikesnplanes.be
Directly above via BubbleVisor via BRSSuspensionworks via RocketGarage? Just want to give credit where it is due.
I especially like this Honda below, I had a right rear angle of it in an earlier WR entry titled '119' and am very glad to have come across this alternate image.