Interesting motorcycles, not XS650

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Jim

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Beautiful build, but why on earth would you have a rigid rear end on a bike with that amount of power and speed on tap.
Why? Cuz it's a show bike. When all you're gonna do is push it in and outta trailers and convention halls, a hard tail is good enough... ;)
 

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Yes that was my first thoughts also No brakes / No suspension don't see springs under the saddle / Single tube thin frame / Not sure about the tires
When i starts to wobble ..even on a Board track . Yeaahh
I like people doing their own thing Building Keep on But why not some more functionality Those builders exist.
 

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Plenty of rigid frame bikes on the road, look at all the choppers. It took years before the motorcycle industry woke up that rear suspension was a good thing, then another 100 years for it to get it to the stage we now have. And now we have people winding back their modern bikes 100 years - crazy, crazy, crazy. And don't get me started on foot clutches and hand shifters???

I remember once following a rigid chopper along a very bumpy road, I've never laughed so much in all my life! He also had a hand shifter. Needless to say, he didn't change gears along that road.
 

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There's no Yeah or Nay - it's somebody else's taste and his or her money. We can all admire the workmanship and the paint. Not my cup of tea because, while it is a very pretty piece of two wheel art, there's no front brake, no rear suspension and other limitations which makes it useless in my view.

So, pretty useless then.
 

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I guess my point was the UJM mill clashes with the well assembled 20's vibe of all the rest of the machine.
Like a CX powered farmall?

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Shrug.
I guess I'm going to have to post that over on the Farmall forum I'm on! I'm thinking that the engine might be a little small for a Farmall H, now if repowering a Cub that might work! Might need a speed reducer between the Honda engine and the Cub transmission as the Cub engines topped out at 2,500 rpm which is about the idle speed for the Honda!
 

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Just watched the video, seems he kept the Honda transmission and the Farmall trans mission so he has 25 speed forward and 5 speeds in reverse. Kind of like trucks with main and axillary transmissions. In the video he is surely shifting the Honda transmission as I don't thing a Farmall five speed can go through gears like that, I know my BN sure can't!
 

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1927 Brough Superior 1000cc ‘Works Scrapper ’This motorcycle was built by Freddie Dixon and the Brough Superior Works to be used in an attempt to take the ‘World’s Fastest’ title.
The bike was a heavily modified SS100 1000cc machine and was used extensively by Dixon in 1927. He took the record for the first bike with a sidecar to lap Brooklands at over 100 mph and reached 130 mph on a one-way run at Arpajon, France. Mechanical problems prevented a return run and the record.
In 1928, George Brough competed with the bike with speed victories at Pendine Sands and Doncaster among his successes.
In 1929, the bike was raced by Herbert LeVack, who took the ‘World’s Fastest’ title at Arpajon with an average speed of 129.05 mph over two runs. He also became the first person to ride a motorcycle at more than 200kph (125mph) around the banked circuit at Montlhéry, France.
In 1938, the Brough Works sold the bike to Noel M. Mavrogordato who used it the following year to win the InterVarsity Sprint at Syston, and a Gold Star for lapping the Brooklands circuit at over 100mph.
The bike remained in the Mavrogordato family until 1998 when the present owner acquired it. He has since run it at many revival events both here and abroad, including the Brighton Speed Trials, ‘Coupes de Legende’ at Montlhery, Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the Festival of 1000 bikes.
 

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I recieved a report of a brake failure on my 250 so I ran over to my brothers farm 1/2 mile away. We keep these 250s and smaller machines mostly for winter riding when the river freezes over though grand kids do get an occaissional tutorial.
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So while I was there I went to check another barn where my friend has unloaded a few of his new treasure. Said friend is a 2 stroke fan and recieved 12 bikes from Japan that he retrieved from the shipper 6 or 7 weeks ago. There are a few 4 stroke enduros, otherwise Yamaha and Kawasaki and Suzuki Japan Market 2 strokes. All are runners and owner will detail them as needed and then sell them with correct paperwork/titles. I am looking forward to a test ride on the Suzuki V4 RG400 and the Honda V3 RSV(?) 400 sportbikes. Pictured below are some of the Enduro/Adventure bikes, I believe al but the DT 50 to be 250cc offerings. Sorry, the last bike is a 4 stroke, what was he thinking?
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