Chain drive airhead.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Stagehand, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    THe best and worst of both worlds :lol2

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    Gentleman, I give you:

    THe Bumblebee Chain Drive Earles Front Dirt Track Hack WTF:

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    There is some kind of stiffener goin out from the innards to the valve cover. Wtf is that?
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  2. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    That is nothing short of bizarre. And what is frightening, it parallels some of The Factory's current offerings... :eek1
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  3. KhaoSanMan

    KhaoSanMan Airhead

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    Wow what a weird find. The tank-number plate thing is strange. And what is that below the peg, not a kickstand cause Thant makes no sense for a hack. Also, the rusty pipe under the seat... Part of the exhaust?
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  4. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    yeah thats exhaust, i think :D Heck of a crimp job
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  5. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    seats wrong
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  6. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    The paralever must of failed one to many times:clap
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    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Just goes to show that just because ya can, doesn't mean ya should.
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  8. Stagehand

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    Quite possible those stripes are hand-stitched, and the purple/yellow choice was really very bold, I applaud the artist's courage.


    "facingahead" is upside down :lol3
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  9. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    Ho. Lee. Chit.

    Small surprise it's on a trailer.

    Forget the rest of it, check out the sprocket ratio.
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  10. Stagehand

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    Speaking of sprockets, I notice also an early swingarm concentric counter shaft sprocket.

    Has that motor also been lifted about a mile and a half?

    Im not wrong, it is a hack, right? Thats what that grab rail, platform and wheel fender thing are?
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  11. robtg

    robtg Been here awhile

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    You guys need to look outside the box and see what innovation can do.
    Look at the the rear drive train and see how it works.
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  12. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I like it. :lol3
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  13. Rucksta

    Rucksta SS Blowhard

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    X Ray vision says there is a final drive connected to the gearbox output flange. posibly with a disc brake.
    Reduced unsprung weight, centralisation of mass, elimination of shaft jacking and drive train lash with little if any increase in mass.
    As mentioned concentric countershaft and swing arm.
    Got a lot going for it and it is ugly enough to be a BMW.
    Did anyone spot the anti dive mechanism on the front end?
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  14. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I thought leading link was anti dive.
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  15. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    That is an old Wasp racing hack is and is very cool. You don't find them at all any more.
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  16. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Yeah, paint job's the clue - this bike was built for a purpose, and I'd say it'd do it very well.
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  17. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Oooh. I've never seen (or heard of) one. Very neat. I was thinking that it was the ultimate in Frankbeemers (R-engine shoehorned into a scooter body, sorta a Cushman on steroids).

    One question: what is the tranny output-to-chain layshaft like? I'm envisioning some sorta bevel/miter gear arrangement.
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  18. Stagehand

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    practically bolting FD straight to the output shaft, skipping the drive shaft
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  19. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    It's still ugly.
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  20. Zoef zoef

    Zoef zoef Been here awhile

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    I believe that to be an understatement....
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