wildest bike youve ever ridden or built?
Posted March 03, 2002 - 08:30 AM
i used to race Lambretta's a few years back as well as ride em on the road
for you americans a lambretta is a Classic Italian Motorscooter,,,, basically petrol driven sex on 10inch wheels.
I used to race a 1969 Lambretta SX200
the modified engine spec read as follows;
aluminium barrel bored out iron liner added then a ceramic coating added with extra boost and transfer ports machined in and original barrel induction port welded up.
[original was cast iron with 2 small transfer ports]
yamaha racing reed block welded onto the crankcase and fitted with modified boyeson reeds,
Yamaha piston with original ports welded up and 3new ones machined in
original crankcase web machined to accept a Rotax con rod , and yamaha big end and little end bearings
Crankcase re-enforced with extensive aluminium welding to stop it from trying to twisting in half
34mm AMAL non power jet carb no air filter
billet watercooled cylinder head, outboard water pump from a caravan [trailer]
heavy flywheel machined down and a lightwieght fan from a washing machine[!!!] bolted on
Electronic motoplat ignition
One off expansion chamber with carbon fibre tail pipe
The frame mods included;
Fuel in frame tube.
Electronic rev counter
and race seat
See it here ; http://communities.m...hoto&PhotoID=36
theres also a bunch of my drawings etc there,,,ignore em
in original form it struggled to make 12bhp
when i finished it made 41bhp
i left it looking very 60's and original looking
i loved the look of shock / horror / disgust as i left road bikes/ sports cars in a cloud of silkolene smoke
i also fitted a 1959 lambretta TV175 with an original 'wal phillips fuel injector',,,,,that was in 1986 haha
as a matter of interest what bhp does a new yz250 make?
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(Read more about it at http://www.h2ooh.com/aberg)
When drag racing on El Mirage dry lake, this thing was virtually undefeated. Imagine pulling a 10 bike lead against a new CR500 and only shifting twice! Doing third gear starts, it would jump on each thump like you would not believe.
I wish I had never given this bike back to the guy who gave it to me. I was living in an apartment and had no place to store it. A few years ago this bike was for sale in the classified section of Cycle News. Asking price was $50,000.
Posted March 11, 2002 - 01:33 PM
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