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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by chacodude, Aug 6, 2010.
I know, but it's all I have. Not my pics.
Nice pic,MIOB! Here's my contribution to the thread. I need someone with a good camera to get me some closeups!
So did you nail the mailbox? I will not let you ride my bike no matter what!
What qualifies this bike to race in the "modified" frame class. is it the fact that the rear subframe has been modified? i guess my question is what is the mininum that separates a "production" framed racer from a "modified" I'm thinking about goint to the salt and am curious to know, and havent bought the rule book yet. thanks.
The engine in the top image is a bevel drive conversion designed by Ludwig Apfelbeck in the 70ies. It has conventional valve springs.
The bottom image is the first engine made by Franz Pohn.
It has bevel drive and desmodromic 2V heads.
He later built an 4V desmodromic engine based on the R100R and a desmodromic head for the R1100.
...or even a Brough Dream or Golden Dream if you wanna stick to airhead designs!
No doubt, a similar design to the Kawasaki W650...
I kinda like this one...
Video of it on the street here...
Uh, no. More like a 70s ducati. The kwackers don't have desmodromic valves and the fact that they use bevel shafts to run the cam is just kind of a rip off of older bevel drive ducatis. Associating bevel drive cams with kawasaki is like associating ketchup with kirkland signature. Yes, they make it, but if you ask most people who makes ketchup they'll probably say Heinz.
I found a few more photos showing some innards:
It looks like mostly ducati parts with some homemade stuff. German shed tinkerers definitely are a level beyond the rest of the world's shed tinkerers.