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Old 06-28-2008, 07:28 PM   #166
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Yep.. got one of those... likes to keep the front light.....
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:26 AM   #167
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Here are a few more I've taken pictures of over the years.

Eddie Mulders ride up at Lake Cachuma at an all British bike weekend. And a couple more seen at that same event.





And yet another seen trhat same weekend at the motorcycle museum in Solvange.



And a couple I saw at the concours D'eligance at Del Mar.







Yea, I know its not a flat tracker but this Rickman BSA is a must see.

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Old 06-29-2008, 08:39 AM   #168
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Dunedain, the both feet up style is awsome,but not a new thing. I went to the half mile in Louisville in 1977. King Kenny was there trying to beat the Harleys. He had a mono-shock Xs 750 that was balls out fast,but the Harleys still had the edge.He rode with his feet on the pegs 98% of the time . His control was remarkable. I saw other guys try to minmic his style but no one was really able to pull it off.
The race was won by a guy you may have heard of Jay Springsteen.
My thought exactly, I remember seeing the King back in the day at Indy. 120 mph jammin into the corners with feet up, crossed up as bad as the guy in the pic but way more upright- truly awesome to watch
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:29 PM   #169
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Is this one of the "Mule" trackers. Looks gorgeous!!!!!!
Thanks for posting.

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I don't believe it is. It was at a Toronto show and I'm nearly certain it was built in Ontario. Here's another view.


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Old 06-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #170
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:56 PM   #171
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:02 AM   #172
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Hey FloridaSteve - Is that a 2-stroke engine in #45 up there? A FOUR CYLINDER TWO-STROKE!!??

How on earth would one ride that thing? and further: WHERE? maybe it's what satan takes for a few hot laps around the third circle of hell...

...but it seems like a beast.

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[links to a monster flattracker deleted for brevity]
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:38 AM   #173
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Go and google Kenny Roberts TZ750. (edit: I found this story for you: http://www.superbikeplanet.com/dontpaymeenuff.htm )The story has been told MANY times. That bike model is "arguably" THE most legendary 2 stroke of all time. The bike was actually a converted MotoGP roadrace bike set up to run flattrack. I've seen the roadrace bikes run during vintage events and they are scary.

Here's a roadracer warming up. Now imagine kicking #45 up there sideways and looking for a hookup at the Springfield Mile.



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Old 09-01-2008, 01:29 PM   #174
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Go and google Kenny Roberts TZ750. (edit: I found this story for you: http://www.superbikeplanet.com/dontpaymeenuff.htm )The story has been told MANY times. That bike model is "arguably" THE most legendary 2 stroke of all time. The bike was actually a converted MotoGP roadrace bike set up to run flattrack. I've seen the roadrace bikes run during vintage events and they are scary.

Here's a roadracer warming up. Now imagine kicking #45 up there sideways and looking for a hookup at the Springfield Mile.
Thanks for the article reference, and holy cow: somehow the skin from my inner ear blistered just listening to the sample you embedded over you-tube...

i cannot imagine how easily it would be to hhighside one of those things in any corner...
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:50 AM   #175
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Hey FloridaSteve - Is that a 2-stroke engine in #45 up there? A FOUR CYLINDER TWO-STROKE!!??

How on earth would one ride that thing? and further: WHERE? maybe it's what satan takes for a few hot laps around the third circle of hell...

...but it seems like a beast.
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It is a 4 cylinder two stroke. If you can find a copy of "Take it to the Limit"(on VHS). It has some footage of Kenny Roberts on the monster at the Indy mile back in, 1975 or 76, when you start to get old you start to forget dates. Unbelievable footage!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:42 AM   #176
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Talking Street tracker based on a Honda NX Dominator

Hello, I write from France,
this forum is excellent, nice pics.

I have a project of street tracker, based on a Honda 650 NX (Dominator in France), it's nearly a XR, but heavier, with electric start.

Has someone some good links or pics on a similar project.

I found John's one http://19711007.blogspot.com/ nice one
and http://www.4strokes.com/articles/honda/flatrack/ nice also.

Thanks for the response

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Old 09-27-2008, 07:02 AM   #177
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:57 PM   #178
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Here's a neat one and link to some others.


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Old 09-27-2008, 08:05 PM   #179
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OK, time to add mine to this thread--originally posted here (more pics on the second page):
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338106






She still needs a tank. Alcohol in the modern gasoline has destroyed the resin. I want 3-4 gallons and it has to look right. I'm almost totally set on the 4.5 gallon Sportster tank. It's going to require a deeper tunnel to clear the back hump in the Trackmaster frame, so I've been putting off the purchase.

I already have another Airheart caliper and master cylinder to replace the Honda stuff on the front wheel. The plan is to buy a second Airheart caliper and make a dual-disk setup with period components.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:35 PM   #180
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Hey Donkey, look at the FI Sporty tanks. they may have the tunnel room you need.
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