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Old 06-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #1561
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Oh baby! That's sweet! And street legal too!
Well, street legal enough to probably get away with it. I doubt the headlight is DOT certified and dirt track tires are usually not DOT certified. It's a '73 so you can get by with no turnsignals (by 1 year, '74 and on has to have signals).

But yea passable as street legal, for the most part.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #1562
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Well, street legal enough to probably get away with it. I doubt the headlight is DOT certified and dirt track tires are usually not DOT certified. It's a '73 so you can get by with no turnsignals (by 1 year, '74 and on has to have signals).

But yea passable as street legal, for the most part.
Signals laws differ by state.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:24 PM   #1563
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Signals laws differ by state.
Yea, but I don't think any state requires signals on a bike that was not originally required to have them. DOT did not require them until '74. So I don't think any bike in any state that is '73 or older needs to have them to be street legal was my point.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #1564
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I found the Champion Yamaha Twin auction here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yamah...item41674a52f0

Oh, to keep on topic:
I took this photo of my brother in 1974 during the 250 Expert race at Sidewinder Speedway in Kingman, AZ. He is riding a very unique bike, a 250cc Bultaco Astro engine in a Bultaco Sherpa S 200 chassis.
Note: no gloves... he was nuts. Mixed nuts, natural talent mix with nuts!!!
He had the style of a speedway racer, pitching the bike into the corners so sideways that the competition didn't have a chance of passing him... Lord, I hated him for that!



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Shot that ebay auction off to a friend who collects Champion framed flat trackers.

As for the Sherpa S frame, I think it was a better slider/flat tracker than the Astro frames until they actually made the true flat track Astros. Some of the M90s ended up in Champion frames for better flat tracking. I think all previous to that were regular Pursang frames with different triple clamps along with a 19" front wheel and Pirellis or the like, that was about it. But I could be wrong.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #1565
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Looks like too much fun

The Sideburn guys know how to do it...

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:58 PM   #1566
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AWESOME! Can't wait to see more of this bike....
Thanks, I currently have it in a million pieces. Doing a little motor "refresh". Below is the last photo I took of it, but now the empty engine case is on my counter next to the crank, next to the transmission.



I sooper dooper look forward to the day I get it back together. I found the below video last night, and I love how happy the guy is when he got his bike started again for the first time after rebuilding the engine. That has got to be the greatest feeling.


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Old 06-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #1567
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That IS the best feeling, almost........dare I say it..........makes you feel God-like. Cool vid!
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:49 AM   #1568
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Snapped a few pics at last night's Lima 1/2 mile











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Old 07-01-2012, 05:40 PM   #1569
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That triumph looks FAST just sitting there!!
it is.

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #1570
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it is.

MAP knows how to build those motors. Frightening fast. Can only imagine riding that thing past 2nd gear. That one is sweet.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:08 AM   #1571
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MAP knows how to build those motors. Frightening fast. Can only imagine riding that thing past 2nd gear. That one is sweet.
MAP is only a parts supplier on that machine. The important internals are by the rider's (Mike Metzler) dad, Walt.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:48 AM   #1572
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Snapped a few pics at last night's Lima 1/2 mile











Pretty good stuff. I'd have liked to go, but couldn't pull the trigger. Gonna hit Mid Ohio and the dirt track up at Ashland. We were at Springfield and fortunately got a chance to talk with Henry Wiles Sunday night at a restaurant, told us that if we liked the TT we really need to see Peoria. Said the promoters were great (I'm thinking it's a bike club) and that the merchants and people around there treat you well. He told us about how fast the track and jump were and that it was a great track. He neglected to mention that he seems to have taken command and is ruling the race, winning the last several races there. Nice humble kid, really refreshing and pleasant. So we're thinking about Peoria if we can.

I'm just over here in Delaware Ohio, near by. You got a street tracker or flat tracker?
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #1573
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MAP is only a parts supplier on that machine. The important internals are by the rider's (Mike Metzler) dad, Walt.
I saw a couple 100% nitro burning Triumphs at the White Rose motorcycle hill climb a few weeks ago. It seamed like the whole top end was one-off stuff.

BTW, I got a great week of flat track spectating planned:

July 4th 2012 - Barbara Fritchie Classic Flat Track Race, Frederick MD
July 6th 2012 - All Star National Flat Track Series, Winchester VA
July 7th 2012 - AMA Pro Series Flat Track, Hagerstown MD

All of them are 1/2 mile races. If any of you are in the DMV/PA/WV area you should check one of these out.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #1574
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MAP is only a parts supplier on that machine. The important internals are by the rider's (Mike Metzler) dad, Walt.
he said it's a hard bike to tune cos you run it down the road to see how it's running but it's got no brakes.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:36 AM   #1575
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he said it's a hard bike to tune cos you run it down the road to see how it's running but it's got no brakes.
That's so true. More often than not when running my brakeless bike before a race, I'm at the end of my driveway, both feet down, death grip on the bars,hoping I don't go out in the street and get hit by a car
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