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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #300 on: 13 March 2020, 07:46:13 PM »
Not sure I like this myself but its certainly interesting

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« Reply #301 on: 13 March 2020, 07:52:12 PM »
  You're absolutely right. It certainly is... interesting :eek

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #302 on: 14 March 2020, 01:04:23 PM »
Allen Millyard Z1400 engine first start.  Cool.


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« Reply #303 on: 14 March 2020, 08:43:25 PM »
Not exactly a sports, tourer where do you class it. What the f**k would you do with it ride it or just clean it.

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #304 on: 14 March 2020, 10:41:15 PM »
Allen Millyard Z1400 engine first start.  Cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK0xFOJT-Ts&feature=youtu.be


Speaking of Millyard.... check out this monstrosity. A v10 dodge motorbike 😳😳


And to keep it relevant to the post... it may not be cool looking but the technical ability of sticking a ridiculously massive, powerful car engine into a motorbike frame, is cool as foc 😉
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #305 on: 15 March 2020, 11:14:19 AM »
 
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And to keep it relevant to the post... it may not be cool looking but the technical ability of sticking a ridiculously massive, powerful car engine into a motorbike frame, is cool as foc 😉

Probably not quite cool, more bonkers, mental, mad.  But Millyard is something of a genius and does turn out some super cool shit.  The guy is amazing.
 

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #306 on: 15 March 2020, 12:18:05 PM »
Anyone remember E.J.Potter's (known as the Michigan Madman)V8, Widowmaker 7

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« Reply #307 on: 15 March 2020, 01:06:38 PM »
I remember him well,a proper character,this kind of thing was really groundbreaking then.If I remember right he'd go up against the twin engined Hobbit back in the day,we would go to Santa Pod fairly regularly then and it was always the same,you'd be really excited when you got there but after a few runs you'd be bored  :lol  we never stayed 'till the end,but E.J was approachable and friendly, ;)  then again most of the drag strip boys were, much more so than some of the racers of the day.
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #308 on: 15 March 2020, 05:50:01 PM »
As well as the Hobbit around that time was the Norton twin engined Pegasus,  with Ian Messenger on board. Might have been sponsored by Bike magazine if I remember correctly. Great days at the Pod, especially if you liked yank cars. :thumbup

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #309 on: 15 March 2020, 07:22:51 PM »
I quite like the look of those white downpipes actually. Is that bandage or white paint/enamel 
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #310 on: 15 March 2020, 08:43:01 PM »
Pretty certain the headers were sprayed. Maybe working on the theory of light colours dispelling heat quicker, but that's only my guess. I believe this bike is presently exibited at the Don Garlits museum in Ocala Florida. Went there in the late 80's, quite something even if you're not into drag racing.

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #311 on: 15 March 2020, 09:04:56 PM »
Pretty certain the headers were sprayed. Maybe working on the theory of light colours dispelling heat quicker,
Hmmmm  :book I know with household radiators they give out more heat it they are white as opposed to chrome because the chrome reflects the heat back in. So to follow that then a black rad would give out even more BTU's which would mean that black exhaust would allow more heat out through its walls than a white one. And don't they wrap exhausts with bandage to keep the gasses hotter to allow them to escape quicker so you don't want them to be dispelled through the wall of the pipes.
 Hopfully some one will come along and explain.       
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #312 on: 16 March 2020, 09:46:03 AM »
I agree about the use of exhaust wrap but still think these headers are sprayed. Couple more pics, the 2nd shows a dent in one of the pipes.

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #313 on: 16 March 2020, 07:44:35 PM »
Yes deffo painted - I like it.
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #314 on: 17 March 2020, 08:46:39 PM »
As well as the Hobbit around that time was the Norton twin engined Pegasus,  with Ian Messenger on board. Might have been sponsored by Bike magazine if I remember correctly. Great days at the Pod, especially if you liked yank cars. :thumbup






Of course! Pegasus,forgot all about that . :o  if I remember correctly he wouldn't get that straight until half way up the strip!! balls of iron or what?if it gets out of line keep it pinned!! :lol
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #315 on: 19 March 2020, 09:33:08 AM »
Not a lot wrong with this CB750

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #316 on: 19 March 2020, 02:26:57 PM »
Cool

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #317 on: 19 March 2020, 06:10:02 PM »
Cool










If I could afford that beauty I would definately hang it off the wall I think it's absolutely gorgeous,would just want to look at it from breakfast through to supper. :b :b :b
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #318 on: 19 March 2020, 07:27:44 PM »
Cool


Wow, thats a real eye pleaser :)

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #319 on: 27 March 2020, 03:24:23 PM »
Not sure if it's the angle or the colour or just the fact I've never seen one before but Wow 😍
What a stunning bike.... much better than the 1000 imo

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« Reply #320 on: 28 March 2020, 12:03:54 AM »
Not sure if it's the angle or the colour or just the fact I've never seen one before but Wow 😍
What a stunning bike.... much better than the 1000 imo
finally a bike that looks like nothing is missing and belongs in the 21st century
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