Stroking my Banshee for Kenny.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Wildebeest90210, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    the excitement builds!!!
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  2. Kai Ju

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    He could probably sell tickets to the first time he fires it up.
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  3. Wildebeest90210

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    I won't be there when it does!!! The exhaust man is going to do the lot, build pipes , first start, heat cycles, dyno, everything then I just pick it up in a month or so....:dirtdog
  4. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    How far away ? Too far to be there for the first signs of life ? That would certainly be a bummer.
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  5. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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    Err.....Get the exhaust man to video it......:D
  6. Beezer

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    whuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttttttttttttttttttttttt???????????????????????????????????
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  7. Scrivens

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    Found this in another thread.

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  8. Kai Ju

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    Very well done, but those small wheels...with that much power...
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    fast1075 Not a Lemming Supporter

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    I saw a Youtube video where someone in Europe was riding a Vespa like that one, and thrashing sport bikes on the street with it. Doing wheelies while he was passing them!
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  10. nickguzzi

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    It was quite the thing for a while, putting LC's in Lammies. But now you can buy a brand new motor with a stock mid 40rwhp, and if necessary get it tuned to approaching a reliable if not economical 70hp.
    Similar for Vespas, both large and small frames.

    The bottle neck was the original crankcases designed for 10hp or less. Now there seems to be an endless stream of redesigned and properly made crankcases, cranks, clutches all addressing the issues that were not apparent on the original, but held up development into the outer reaches of sanity. A whole slew of barrel and piston kits, latest I saw was from DEA the world class kart engine builders, they reckoned an easy 70+ from their barrel/piston.

    At a recent openday at a big German spares dealer, the 46hp one was binned 3 times and had to be rebuilt twice.t

    An Italian tuner found factory drawings for a 250cc twin from before Innocenti went tits up in the early 70's. Now on sale after a bit of development as a 270cc and supposerly as smooth as a smooth thing, revvy too.
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    In the late 60's there was a girl in Sydney with a Triumph 500cc twin in a Vespa. I'll see if I still have the photos.
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  13. Wildebeest90210

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    Looks like a RTW Doug retirement project.
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  15. motu

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    A guy I worked with talked about a Triumph in a Vespa in Sydney...I got the impression they built it in a bike shop for a laugh.
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  16. Wildebeest90210

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    First (not great quality) pic from the place called 'oop north'.
    The future is looking good...:D

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  17. Kai Ju

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    Because it's a Tracker, were you tempted at all to have both pipes exit on the right ? Yes, I know it's been done.

    Bike looks great !
  18. Wildebeest90210

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    It was discussed but decided to go for symmetry instead. As the motor is tipped up a bit compared to an RZ we thought that we would get the bulk of the chamber under the bike as you've got a little more header which seems to have worked, then just pop the cans up nice and stubby and pick up the angle of the seat hoop. The pipes may go black/ceramic, we'll see when it gets back....
    Should be strapped to that there dyno this coming week :D
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    That there is where street tracker and a track bike differ. A replica is one thing, but as it's not a mad 750, a workable tribute it appears to be, Kenny would sign that apparently now working art :-)
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  20. jays100

    jays100 Been here awhile

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    :imaposerKenny has an ego the size of Manhattan, don’t be too sure he’d sign anything. Steve Baker on the other hand, is a genuinely cool guy and probably, likely, would sign. Don Castro too. Might have to repaint red though.