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#691828 - 04/15/17 8:01 pm alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph  
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if anybody can do it, he can.

https://www.facebook.com/alpracingd...3045/978200035616289/?type=3&theater

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can anybody identify this front tire? i found the wheel in a harley catalog once, it's 17 inches. (. . . and $1700!!!!)

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Into the distance a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast how
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?
#691842 - 04/15/17 9:21 pm Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kevin roberts]  
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He sure knows how to work aluminum. Hope it gets him through the air wall, and to 200 MPH


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#691867 - 04/16/17 12:16 am Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: konon]  
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Running from demons in WNY
My LSR Triumphs are like stone axes in comparison...


650 Triumph modified production LSR record holder 133.1 MPH... Twin 650 engine Triumph LSR that goes sorta fast...
#691970 - 04/16/17 9:47 pm Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kevin roberts]  
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He has done a phenomenal job with this new bike from building the chassis to the excellent hand formed body work. I really do hope he makes the 200mph club.


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1956 BSA A10RR Street and LSR Bike
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1970 Triumph TR6R
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
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#696925 - 05/31/17 3:54 am Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kevin roberts]  
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Originally Posted by kevin roberts


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can anybody identify this front tire? i found the wheel in a harley catalog once, it's 17 inches. (. . . and $1700!!!!)

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Pretty sure it's a Goodyear "front runner" usually seen on the front wheels of drag cars.

#699580 - 06/25/17 6:16 pm Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kevin roberts]  
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...just watched a clip from Born free 9 where you see this bike finished; a few seconds but looks fantastic.

At about minute 11.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oJ69c_WR9E

#699582 - 06/25/17 7:02 pm Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: reverb]  
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Originally Posted by reverb
...just watched a clip from Born free 9 where you see this bike finished; a few seconds but looks fantastic.

At about minute 11.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oJ69c_WR9E


I'm waiting to see how he sits on (or in) it smile


Kurt
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#699587 - 06/25/17 7:44 pm Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Originally Posted by kurt fischer
Originally Posted by reverb
...just watched a clip from Born free 9 where you see this bike finished; a few seconds but looks fantastic.

At about minute 11.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oJ69c_WR9E


I'm waiting to see how he sits on (or in) it smile



Imagine kneeling and sitting down on your heels.


God rides a Triumph but wishes it was a Norton.
#699600 - 06/25/17 11:26 pm Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kevin roberts]  
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Lovely sheet metalwork. One question though, how does the engine get cooling air ? It appears to be shrouded off completely.

#699604 - 06/26/17 12:00 am Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kevin roberts]  
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born free 9 at 10:54

he's got the head reversed:

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Into the distance a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast how
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?
#699626 - 06/26/17 4:08 am Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kevin roberts]  
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...is like seating on a possible time bomb.

#699646 - 06/26/17 11:15 am Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: bon]  
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"One question though, how does the engine get cooling air ? It appears to be shrouded off completely."

Some people at Bonneville running methanol claim they need no additional cooling required due to the evaporative cooling effect of the fuel. I suspect it is the same with nitro - especially when you're only going to be running the thing for a minute or two.

"Imagine kneeling and sitting down on your heels"

If I did that, not only would I need two people to get me started, - - my stops would be like Artie on Laugh-in!

"...is like seating on a possible time bomb." I'll ditto that.

Tom


Life's uncertain - go fast now!
#699650 - 06/26/17 12:51 pm Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kevin roberts]  
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Originally Posted by kevin roberts
born free 9 at 10:54

he's got the head reversed:



It may be because of available space or "Ram Air" to the carbs or for cooling.....Back in the 1920's engineers figured out that radial air cooled aircraft engines had less problems when cooling air passed over the intake before the exhaust......Look at a photo of a Vincent engine..However, modern light plane engines don't follow this rule.... Plenty of very high power air cooled modern bike engines have the exhausts in front...


650 Triumph modified production LSR record holder 133.1 MPH... Twin 650 engine Triumph LSR that goes sorta fast...
#699659 - 06/26/17 2:22 pm Re: alp's 200mph pre-unit triumph [Re: kevin roberts]  
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I believe the head reversal is for the exhaust design he wanted.


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XS 1100
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