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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Oct 5, 2007.
my Champion framed '72 360 had the "Light Switch" power band
I rode a few bikes with light switch power bands...they sucked too. But then I wasn't good enough to use the power band too
The big YZ I rode had a decent power band. It was just a beast. But the bike itself just didn't work with that power. Maybe point & shoot style for MX, but not on an oval. Anytime you got the power on, the bike would abruptly stop sliding and stand up. If you didn't catch it quick enough, it would high side you. Instantly.
I was never much at squaring off a corner, but learned to do it on the YZ and use that huge grunt out of a corner to make up for it's handling quirks. I actually finished 2nd on that bike, 1st was impaled on the front tire, he got side ways coming out of the corner to the checkered flag and I T-boned him. Pushed him across the start finish line. Bad thing is, the winner was riding my bike!
That old Sporty must be sprung to support a cement truck. Because any sag of the rear end would put the fender on the tire. Must basically be a hard tail.
I raced a dt2mx and that had a quick start power band which I eventually got used to. But alas there were more then a few that were quicker then me! I still gave them a run for their money.
Hey Ray.....hope all is well.
Jack and Buck
Btw getting t boned on the last corner of my last race on a short track or any thing else was the end of my not to lustrious career. So sympathies all around....
Jack and Buck
Really nice period-correct CR.
Love early Triumph flat trackers...
The start of another terrible adventure...
Not shown: a bunch of stuff
Apparently it's not a Sportster, it's an Ecosse. More here:- https://www.pipeburn.com/titanium-tracker-ecosse-heretic-by-roland-sands-designs/
More here:- https://www.pipeburn.com/ossa-pioneer-tracker/
Too funny...was thinking I could live with that HD.
Edit: Next Day...Double funny...did not know what I was looking at, but I liked it, still do. Did not know it was a Roland Sands makeover. Just read comments of the article.....most bad mouthing the design..but they knew from the start it was a RSD bike. I wonder if they did not know it was a RSD before they saw it for the first time if that would change their dislike for the design. Be fun to see what the haters build.
I think he has a good eye for design....imho.
welp, this swingarm is gonna need some massaging...
also not sure why the forum upload always borks the photo orientation.
what are those rear shocks? look kinda like the CR shocks from Hungary...
I know the wheels/tires are wrong for a flat tracker, but it's got good lines helped by changing the forks.
More here:- https://www.pipeburn.com/05-honda-xr400r-benjies-cafe-racers/
This one hasn't been lowered and the stance looks wrong to me. Otherwise I like it, except for those tires.
More here:- http://www.bikebound.com/2020/03/27/yamaha-xt250-dragonfly/