Cafe racers [pics]

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Thumpermeister

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  3. pekingduck

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    Certainly don't see something like that everyday. Anyone know what engine?
  4. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

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  5. Johann

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    Looks like a Yamaha RD engine, RD350LC YPVS?
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    Thinking Banshee instead.
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  7. Johann

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    I think they´re basically the same engine, same bore x stroke. The sidecases don´t look like an RD/LC so you might be right. Even in bog stock form they were pretty lairy engines, that one doesn´t look remotely stock.
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  10. Mandello

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    That's gonna stop awesome with the old stock brakes and front forks lol.
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  11. JagLite

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    Here's a wild one:

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    A Turbo CBX!

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    He's been riding it for 30 years and when asked what he was most proud of, he said: "Not killing myself".

    Great story and videos HERE
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    That's a wonderful machine, and hats off for the longevity of its existence.
    Carb's and Turbos are not the best bed fellows, it appears the outer right cylinder may be running a touch lean by the image of the header.
    That's where being able to tailor fuel exactly to the needs of each cylinder is a nice (but admittedly more complex) feature of F.I. and individual injectors per cylinder.
    Turbo heat is a killer on stock header materials, many have found 321SS a nice product when you build your own.
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  13. Kai Ju

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    I think the Banshee was bigger than 350cc, which only means that the front brake on that bike is woefully inadequate for serious road work.
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  14. Johann

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    Looking at the link above it is a Banshee engine bored out to 472cc making 100hp. Front tyres are going to last a long time.
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  15. pekingduck

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    That expansion chamber is really fat, maybe 7"-8". How does that affect the powerband? More torque, less torque, peakier, or what?
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    Toecutter gang?