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March 29th, 2015, 05:51 AM   #41
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work has pretty much stalled on this for now although I'm still riding it regularly enough. I seem to have got into the habit of riding 3" (76mm) ridges for as far as I can before falling off them. the steering is so precise that this is a joy, sadly though I occasionally 'blitz out'! and fall!

the radiator is 100% sealed and bulletproof and the bike just won't misbehave!

yesterday was a red letter day for me though because I let another rider borrow the bike who I know and trust can ride well on the bike and has years of experience. he described it as
the best handling bike he'd ever ridden!

not only that but after we swopped bikes back and pulled over now and again he's just suddenly say: "Christ! I just can't get over how well your bike handles!"

he described how stable it is, how light is steers and feels and oddly enough he thought the bars were too close even though they are 75mm further away!

I don't know when but I need to get on with part two soon (the two seats set-up).

this will take quite a while to do well but very little time to lash up. so lash up it will be then!

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March 29th, 2015, 09:35 AM   #42
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time to upload a video of that beast! I'd like to see it in action.
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it really looks rough right now! I ride it a lot and only just repair it in time etc etc. I painted it in cellulose which was the RIGHT decision because I've had to have the frame (fuel cell) welded 5-6 times to stop a leek.

as i don't race anymore I think I need to get a film of me on the M1 - would that suit you!

not sure what to do next as I have so little time and it's the spring and I'm very, very busy anyway.

over the winter, I went to the annual awards at TBEC for the season of 2014. there I met Jon Foxley who beat me by 4 points to the 2013 title (about 30 seconds after 35 hours racing!) and his son Jamie is a real hot rod and wants to ride the bike!

he's 21 and very quick, about 200LB on the hoof.

but it is the time....

I get so knackered now that I use my spare time to get fit or rest!

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March 5th, 2016, 05:54 AM   #44
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some of you asked for clearer images of the bike so here are a few I took yesterday



below is a new header I had made. the exhaust now exits to the traditional left. my last system is/has been a DOMA and that came out on the right and then crossed back behind the engine. but I wanted to be able to adjust the ignition and carb again as well as look at another idea.

the trouble is, the right header couldn't swing around to the left without hitting the downtube of the frame. so I had this one made in stainless which I think was well done.



I have been disappointed with the idea of the three fuel tanks and in all honesty the next stage requires NO traditional fuel tank at all so i am back to the frame at 2L, the auxiliary under the seat also at 2L and so 4L total isn't enough.

a few weeks ago the idea came to me of using the reverse head engine from the YZ250F/YZF250. blow me if a customer didn't want one serviced so as he has gone away on a weeks holiday today it only seemed fair that I should whip mine out, remove his for a measure, and see if the yamaha donk wouldn't fit.



so above and below you see the WR250R donk in the background and we checked it out for fitment. the crossbeam at the back You can see it in the photo and how the "engine" had to be cut around it) would have to come off and be banana looped off the back of the underside of the frame but the diagonal tube would have to come off. this I could tolerate.

on the cardboard below you can see three lines upwards. the WRs 2008-2013 lean forwards 10d and the 2014-2016 lean backwards 4d. you can see a felt tipped line of the top of the head. the WRF head squeezes in OK - JUST according to the cardboard!

the Yamaha appears to have a stacked gearbox and so the gearbox output sprocket is 40-50mm higher than the Husaberg. as it has to fitted based around the gearbox sprocket I have to make the 'belly' of the engine go down.


the yamaha has a central belly that would only just fit with one milling job only required to make it fit in between the railings which was also good! alas the right hand side clutch cover is low and was going to be on the right railing. we cut a cardboard cutout of the underside of the cover in relation to the SA pivot and then fitted the cardbaord. we would have to drop the frame rail 40mm and I thought 'phuq that!".

so the owner now, as we speak has his own engine back in and the bike running sweetly....he'll never know how close he came to losing it! LOL!!!!

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March 5th, 2016, 06:35 AM   #45
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I should have made the frame connect to the BOTTOM of the headstock instead of the top.


there are other options. for what I'm trying to acheive the spine of the husky is better than what i tried.


I would like to buy some TRIANGULAR chrome Moly steel not even round. a flat side would be at the bottom. then copy the husky.

the idea of a huge single radiator is good but the idea of lots of fuel there is more pressing and then have split radiators IF I can reverse the head.


so triangular frame spine next if i can - and lower down the headstock.
two radiators level with the down tube of the frame.
what if I'd used the downtube and cradle around under the front of the engine and fitted the fuel tank infront of the engine?
fuel tank to be decided. infront of the engine or move the shock and squeeze in one long tank from the auxilliary to the back of the engine.

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just looking back at this and realised how far ahead of people this is.

whose the daddy!

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June 19th, 2017, 02:57 AM   #47
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Is it for sale Taffy ?

Careful posting adverts with adress or the Yamaha Moto GP team will steal it at midnight dressed in little red Jorge outfits
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June 20th, 2017, 06:37 PM   #48
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This could be interesting. Battle of the frame Kings.
Not to put either of you down because I respect what you have done

But I'm having to much fun with this one to even think about changing it.
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easily pleased then Pollo?

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June 25th, 2017, 01:45 AM   #50
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and I thought I was a patient man!! enjoy following this! keep it going

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