Reeds Bike at Budd's


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  • DPW

Posted June 16, 2007 - 09:04 PM

#1

Check out the swing arm...

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  • grayracer513

Posted June 16, 2007 - 09:12 PM

#2

What? It wasn't strong enough?

Interesting.

  • hi everybody

Posted June 16, 2007 - 10:01 PM

#3

Is that tubing just bracing? or is that some kinda new linkage stuff?

  • mgw24

Posted June 16, 2007 - 10:14 PM

#4

Cool!

  • hi everybody

Posted June 16, 2007 - 10:16 PM

#5

also, did anyone notice a wire coming from the cylinder head to the carb? what would that be for?

  • junkyarddog

Posted June 16, 2007 - 11:03 PM

#6

The wire is to make sure the carb doesn't pop off the engine. When they are airing these bikes out they have been known to pop the carb off.

  • dirtking

Posted June 17, 2007 - 06:16 AM

#7

Would that be bracing or would that be protection for the linkage?

  • WebbDogg

Posted June 17, 2007 - 06:57 AM

#8

Thats a swingarm brace like on sport bikes. Experimenting with stiffness.

Also notice the motor mount welded to the bottom of the frame and the subframe mount is different

  • Ga426owner

Posted June 17, 2007 - 08:10 AM

#9

That is strange....it must be for more strength or for the linkage/test new handling????....also notice the mounting bracket for the Chainguide(attached to the lower swingarm)....it looks like it is larger/longer to accomidate for a very very large rear sprocket...also I luv the billet oil caps and dipstick...ain't no plastic knobs on this bike....

  • almostinvincible119

Posted June 17, 2007 - 10:22 AM

#10

What? It wasn't strong enough?

Interesting.


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  • Johnnybmoto

Posted June 17, 2007 - 10:51 AM

#11

Cool.

  • Croft315

Posted June 17, 2007 - 11:03 AM

#12

Check out the swing arm...

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www.motonews.com

http://sxweekendwindow.blogspot.com/




WHT??

  • YZ250F06

Posted June 17, 2007 - 11:08 AM

#13

Thats pretty cool, I wonder how Reed will do?

  • TexN343

Posted June 17, 2007 - 11:55 AM

#14

I wonder why they rewelded the subframe? It looks like they changed the geometry of the design.

  • hi everybody

Posted June 17, 2007 - 05:49 PM

#15

The wire is to make sure the carb doesn't pop off the engine. When they are airing these bikes out they have been known to pop the carb off.


are you kidding?

  • Brett_41

Posted June 17, 2007 - 06:29 PM

#16

Subframe has been welded as it has been shortened / lowered.
14t countershaft but looks like a big rear, maybe 53t
No external oil line to the oil tank (near the dipstick)
No transmission switch.

  • grayracer513

Posted June 17, 2007 - 06:32 PM

#17

are you kidding?



No, he's not. The carb insulator is somewhat less flexible than the air boot, and on an extremely hard landing, the carb tends to rock rearward as the extra G force form the landing tugs at it, and can be enough to pop it out of its socket, which would surely end your race day one way or the other. The wire is there to prevent the carb from tipping back.

  • grayracer513

Posted June 17, 2007 - 06:46 PM

#18

14t countershaft but looks like a big rear, maybe 53t
No external oil line to the oil tank (near the dipstick)

There could be any number of reasons to use 24/53 instead of 13/49 (the ratios are virtually identical). Gearing flexibility, swing arm clearance, all kinds of reasons why they might have gone that way. If nothing else, it's marginally more efficient and easier on the chain to run it over larger sprockets than over smaller ones.

From the pictures, you can't really see whether the external vent line (which is on the right side, not the left) is still there or not, although in other pictures of Reed's bike, it hasn't been there. But that just means that they did the same thing another way, because the tank has to be pressure balanced with the crankcase by some means, even if they both simply vent to the atmosphere.

  • hi everybody

Posted June 17, 2007 - 07:03 PM

#19

No, he's not. The carb insulator is somewhat less flexible than the air boot, and on an extremely hard landing, the carb tends to rock rearward as the extra G force form the landing tugs at it, and can be enough to pop it out of its socket, which would surely end your race day one way or the other. The wire is there to prevent the carb from tipping back.


wow..I really Didnt know that was that probable...

I'm assuming most local mortals arnt landing hard enough to need that? or is it something we should consider?

  • mn519

Posted June 17, 2007 - 07:14 PM

#20

Check out the swing arm...

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www.motonews.com

http://sxweekendwindow.blogspot.com/




Someone has to say it.... thats the 2014 swingarm.

Seriously way cool new type of thinking for an mx bike. :thumbsup: Yamaha





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