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Old 01-16-2009, 01:23 PM   #1
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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slow start.

Don't worry, I'll convince you that these are awesome.


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I saw this one in person once


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Old 01-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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slow start.

Don't worry, I'll convince you that these are awesome.

your turn

I'm convinced already. Anyone else? Beuller....Bueller....

Leo Payne desgined the first "fuel" (nitromethane) specific carburetor which S&S Cycle produced in 1968. Leo drag raced and also ran the salt flats. Other great drag bike racers of that time were Joe Smith, TC Christensen, Borris Murry, Marion Owens, Larry Welch, Sonny Routt, Dick Prime, and many more.

Back in the day racers made their bikes from scratch. Very few production parts were made for drag racing. Only a few years later you could build a drag bike from a catalog. But back in the late 1960's and early 1970's those racers were building based on drag strip experimentation and learning along the way. We forget this with today's computer aided design measures. It was so much more challenging then. And they had real disadvantages when it came to technology. For example, traction. Nobody was making wide drag slicks for motorcycles so riders typically smoked the rear tire all the way down the track or got lucky and hooked up along the way netting a quicker ET or higher speed. Somewhere around 1973 or so came the advent of car tire bikes, slipper clutches, wheelie bars, and other things that would take the sport to another level.

Keep in mind that drag bikes are yet another form of the diverse sport of motorcycling! Whether drag racing, land speed record seeking, on the dirt, on the road, the dirt track, the road racing track, etc. its all motorcycling!
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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For those that need brand association.......


Honda - Russ Collins (aka RC Engineering)

Kawasaki - Denco triple, also Tony Nicosia

Norton - T.C. Christensen (Hogslayer)

Suzuki - Terry Vance and Byron Hines ( yah, that's Vance & Hines!)

Triumph - John Hobbs "Hobbit" double

Vincent - Clem Johnson's 'Barn Job'

And so much more......

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Old 01-17-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:13 PM   #8
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...Back in the day racers made their bikes from scratch. Very few production parts were made for drag racing. Only a few years later you could build a drag bike from a catalog. But back in the late 1960's and early 1970's those racers were building based on drag strip experimentation and learning along the way. We forget this with today's computer aided design measures. It was so much more challenging then. And they had real disadvantages when it came to technology. For example, traction. Nobody was making wide drag slicks for motorcycles so riders typically smoked the rear tire all the way down the track or got lucky and hooked up along the way netting a quicker ET or higher speed. Somewhere around 1973 or so came the advent of car tire bikes, slipper clutches, wheelie bars, and other things that would take the sport to another level.

Keep in mind that drag bikes are yet another form of the diverse sport of motorcycling! Whether drag racing, land speed record seeking, on the dirt, on the road, the dirt track, the road racing track, etc. its all motorcycling!
Don't you know someone with an old school drag bike? Perhaps you could post some pictures of it.


Neat thread.

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Old 01-23-2009, 01:19 PM   #9
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Don't you know someone with an old school drag bike? Perhaps you could post some pictures of it.

Someone already posted pictures of that old schoool drag bike
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:21 PM   #10
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BTW, that's not the Hogslayer, that's Triclops. The Hogslayer is a twin engine Norton;

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:58 AM   #11
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:19 PM   #12
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Rollie Free had everything he needed to get the speed record. I don't think they had such a thing as skin grafts back then so ATGATT wasn't in the lingo.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:02 AM   #13
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:25 AM   #14
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I thought this should belong in this post... I worked for cliff for a couple of years and felt he was a very inspirational man. Sadly he lost his life last year at the salt flats doing what he loved. WHAT HE LOVED! may you RIP cliff we will always remember you, and team bozeman will always be in the books!

BTW streamliner was powered by a banshee motor.

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Old 09-29-2009, 11:31 AM   #15
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I did a little article on this machine. The owner hasn't found much history yet, but it's a trip. He took off the bodywork to make it street-able:



Here's the body..I think someone added the farkles:



The motor is 1,100cc Opel Kadett, gearbox and rear drive are BMW /5.
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