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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2014, 23:02:49 »
Looks like a late 70s Silk 700S. Did thing the S came with alloy wheels but I may be wrong on that.

Yup,  it';s a Silk.  The later ones (out of total production of about 150) had the option of Campagnolo (!) cast aluminium wheels and twin disks at the front.   

The wheels were not the Silk';s main problem.  Nor the frame or suspension (Spondon racing kit), and you could live with the Velocette gearbox.  The engine was the problem.  The quoted top speed of 110mph is fiction for the production bikes, all I got out of mine after a careful check of ignition and jetting was 90 -- and then it seized!

Big thanks to Spondon Engineering for building a frame that didn';t chuck you off if the engine seized at top speed.

I';d still like to have a ';20s or ';30s Scott though.

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2014, 23:16:47 »
Engine was a bit of a copy of a Scott engine. First hand full of bikes where built using Scott bottom ends. Not sure if your aware of this but Spondon are still on the go today. Know a few people that have 70s Spondon framed TZs

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2014, 23:31:32 »
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2014, 23:34:04 »
Engine was a bit of a copy of a Scott engine. First hand full of bikes where built using Scott bottom ends. Not sure if your aware of this but Spondon are still on the go today. Know a few people that have 70s Spondon framed TZs

AIUI the Silk frame was based on the Yam TZ conversion in the first place.     My Silk is long gone, and with it went some re-worked barrels and porting that the modifier (name forgotten, but he was drag racing a Scott at the time), promised would get all the theoretical power back.   For the folks reading this who have never heard of Silk, Scott or Spondon here';s a good resource: http://www.odd-bike.com/2013/06/silk-700-ultimate-english-two-stroke.html

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2014, 05:25:39 »
Ducati monster 750 is my current bike.

Check out my YouTube channel (Powerlord69)  for some vids as I';ve been using it as the development platform for the stubilizer solo - a single axis gopro stabiliser for moto gp style shots.



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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2014, 18:48:47 »
Just one of the bikes that have cost me fortunes over the last few years and I don';t even get to ride it. Anyone know what it is and where it is, the place is easy the bike a bit harder but suspect Mikec will get it.



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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2014, 18:54:08 »
Would that be a Suzuki 250 gamma stroker  :hmm:

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2014, 18:59:20 »
Here';s last years stead, strange green colour (referred to at the prize giving as fishing float) number 22 trying to go round the outside, must have worked as he won this race. Cost a bit less as owned by someone else and has been offered it again for this season. Cheap class to race in but he says it handles like its got a hinge in the middle.



Anyone guess what it is which is easy but I have my doubts if anyone will guess the location.

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2014, 19:00:41 »
Would that be a Suzuki 250 gamma stroker  :hmm:

Wrong make wrong engine size but is a 2 stroke.

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2014, 19:05:19 »
Looks like there might be a few 2 stroke fans out there would love this in the house but she would probably kill me.

http://www.ohgizmo.com/2014/01/02/two-stroke-smoke-candle-fill-your-home-with-the-scent-of-motorbikes/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Ohgizmo+%28OhGizmo!%29


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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2014, 19:47:41 »
Just one of the bikes that have cost me fortunes over the last few years and I don';t even get to ride it. Anyone know what it is and where it is, the place is easy the bike a bit harder but suspect Mikec will get it.

Ooooh-err, taken at almost the same spot as one of me, but not on a bike.  GRD-1


And I';ll take a flying guess at a Spondon-framed TZR.   

If Sir desires something a little larger, Sir could contact my friend & neighbour for an OW01 :-  http://peterdayyamaha.webs.com/


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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2014, 20:07:32 »
Anyone guess what it is which is easy but I have my doubts if anyone will guess the location.

Pembrey.


Hint:  change the names of the photo-files before uploading.....



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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2014, 20:44:46 »
Hi. Yeah, I';m a biker too. Been riding carefully for four years now. I have a cbr 600 rr 7. My awesome ride around the pyrenees last year got rid of the chicken lines. Xxx
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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2014, 22:04:00 »
I think that';s chicken strips Stef xxx

Chicken Lines is something different http://www.chickenlines.com/

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2014, 21:46:38 »



And I';ll take a flying guess at a Spondon-framed TZR.   


Not a million miles off, 1980 Harris framed Yamaha TZ350G. Same manufacturer and an aftermarket frame (better in my opinion) but huge difference in performance

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2014, 12:17:03 »
wow i was just thinking of getting a wr125x lol

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2014, 19:22:00 »
Yes, been back on bikes for 6 or 7 years after a long break. Presently building (or trying anyway) a gyro cam for the back. Not that I';m a racer particularly but the stabilised view makes a big improvement on videos. Finding this forum very helpful for ideas and help and hope to have a working version soon, perfect timing as the weather is getting better and better.

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2014, 11:50:55 »
Yes, still riding.
I now have a Yam XJR1300 for my sins.


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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2014, 20:48:53 »
Yes, still riding.
I now have a Yam XJR1300 for my sins.

They do look awesome in Black!  ~~

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2017, 11:09:15 »
Finally got the bike I';ve hankered after for years. Triumph Speed Triple 1050. Beast of a machine.  Just modified the stock silencers (beat out the guts with hammer n chisel then replaced with a straight through perforated stainless pipe and repacked em) sounds mega but with stock look.
Now for a ride out with quadcopter in the tank bag, so I can have a double epic day out lol

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2017, 12:26:01 »
My ';76 Honda is in the loft, been there since 1981.

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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2017, 11:04:30 »
I recently finished installing Goodridge braided hoses, a PCV, race filter, block off plates, decat and end can setup on my current bike, a Yamaha R1 big bang. Using one of the Dynojet maps it';s running surprisingly well. I';ve got to install a GPS tracker I bought the other day and then I';m going to get it dyno';d and custom mapped by a local Dynojet dealer.

Between some Kreiga tailback luggage and a backpack I can get quite a lot of RC on the bike. I';m planning on some ride outs to quad friendly places over the coming months.

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« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2017, 14:22:34 »
Very nice ,but bordering on porn ::)
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Re: any motorcycle riders?
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2017, 19:44:44 »
Got one or two

Triumph 1050 speed triple
Harley Sportster 1200
Ducati 916
CCM 404 enduro
CCM R30

had my first bike at 14 never grew out of them

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« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2017, 19:53:04 »
Very nice ,but bordering on porn ::)

Spent many hours with her over the past few weekends, fiddling here and there. Got pretty dirty. To be honest I';ve left the garage, late at night, carrying a whole carrier bag full of sloppy rags and used lube on more than one occasion.   :whistling:

Yep, copper, silicon and chain grease gets everywhere.  :blink   :laugh:

All the works definitely been worth it though.  She sounds genuinely awesome (like a WW2 fighter plane) and the torque she puts out is extreme.  Hoping she';ll be laying down 170bhp+ at the rear wheel after the custom remap.   :crossfingers: