Doesn't sound sad to me at all! Of course I was only a junior in high school, and just barely into full-size bikes with gearboxes and multiple cylinders...The sad thing about this thread is that I raced what are now considered vintage bikes when they were new :|: 1974 Ducati 750 SS, 1974 Ducati 450 Desmo, 1973 Yamaha TZ350A
Actually we are about the same age. I was racing at ages 16-19. I was sponsored by a local dealer who owned the 750ss and the TZ. The only bike that was mine was the 450 Ducati.Doesn't sound sad to me at all! Of course I was only a junior in high school, and just barely into full-size bikes with gearboxes and multiple cylinders...
Would love to know what you have done to your motori am vastly interested in encouraging other people to do what i do.
my bike took the lead in land racing top speed in loring, maine this past week.
here is a 1965 triumph bonneville at 134 mph.
if i can do it, so can you.
nothing other people cant do. its a 1970 T120, with freash aerco 649cc barrels and a 1974? 9-1/2 bolt head.Would love to know what you have done to your motor
Amen. I believe anyone with decent basic mechanical skills, a decent set of tools, appropriate special tools as needed (can be borrowed from members here, by the way), and a shop manual, can build or restore a nice enough classic bike (any brand).nothing other people cant do. its a 1970 T120...
...mostly what ive done is tried to come up with a motor that will live at 7250 rpm or better, and then just adjust everything so it all works together. nothing ive done requires secret knowledge. id never built s race motor before so ive just tried to use common sense and lots of testing.
Took me MANY tries on my first one, to realize a dab of grease on each roller KEEPS THEM IN PLACE! Still, one heck of a fiddle!you have to admit that the four speed gearbox assembly procedure in the 63-70 shop manual does not make any sense to people with normal minds.