Drag bike / land speed : porno thread

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Bloodweiser, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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  2. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

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    Sweet nitro bike :clap
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  3. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    slow start.

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


    1957 harley - "turnip eater"
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    '77 kawi
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    I saw this one in person once
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    less we forget
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    hogslayer
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    your turn :deal
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  4. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

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    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! :clap
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  5. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

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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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  6. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    Boojum!
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  7. RetroGrouch

    RetroGrouch Renaissance Man

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  8. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    John hobbit and his triumph
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    closest to camera: 348cc bsa "earwig" rider is John Clift
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    Thats just fucking it ! God damn I wish I grew up back then. I think what turns me off from modern racing [although I'm trying to get into it - it's like seafood :deal ] is that everything is down to a formula, you know? Where's the fun in that? Really what modern racing seems to come down to [in my book] is who's got the fattest wallet.... and that's just lame.

    ....It seems like it used to be about who was more dedicated.


    I love trial and error engineering and the resilience these guys had when something didn't work out. I love guys like Hobbit who have been racing the same damn bike and modding the same damn bike since 1965 ! The relationship between those two must be outstanding. I need to learn that kind of patience.


    I don't know what sparked this resurgence of mine to get this thread going. I think I stumbled upon that first pic of the triumph with the blower and remembered how amazing these old ideas were.


    ... probably doesn't help that there's a drag strip <10mi from me :wink: I can't wait to run the BSA.
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    Middleweightboxer Middleweightboxer

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  10. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

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    Can't let this excellent thread die on the vine! Chime in now!!!

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  11. pommie john

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    Holy heck, he's the guy who did some mods to my airhead racer frame. I'd forgotten his name until now.
    He told me that on one of his drag bikes, the gears had been cut in such a way that if you backed off the throttle in second ( top ) gear it would throw it back into first and throw you off the bike!
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  12. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Thanks Blood. Inspirational stuff, mate!
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  13. dlrides

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  15. Ze Red Baron

    Ze Red Baron Adventure seeker

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    that looks like it might hurt if you hit a pothole:huh :eek1 :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  16. Asphalt Outlaw Hero

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    This was owned by Zach Reynolds,he was the grandson of RJ Reynolds.He had RC Engineering build this in 1970.It cost $5,000 for the motor in 1970!
    He use to race it at the cabbage patch in Daytona before those coniving cabbage salesmen moved in.:rofl He hated tobacco.He was killed in a plane crash in 81.He had a bunch of bikes.
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  17. Asphalt Outlaw Hero

    Asphalt Outlaw Hero Antique Adventurer

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    I found this on EBAY a few years ago.It was run in 78 and 82 on the salt flats.
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  18. Asphalt Outlaw Hero

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    This is Ed LaBelle.he did a lot of racing in the 60's.This is one of the Vincents he drag raced.

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    EJ Potter, the Michigan Madman

    Small block chevy in an Indian frame. He had direct drive to the rear wheel. Put it up on the center stand, rev the motor to 5 grand and push it off the stand.

    His book, "Michigan Madman" is a great read.
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  20. norton73

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    BTW, that's not the Hogslayer, that's Triclops. The Hogslayer is a twin engine Norton;

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