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#836268 01/11/2021 6:14 AM
by Rohan
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I'd be surprised if this hasn't been done already ?
but a 961 engine in wideline is on fleabay in the UK as a project..

Potential problems that I see are that the chainline is on the 'wrong' side and the injection
and tank and riders anatomy will all be in the same place ?
It'll need quite some brakes too.

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#839134 Feb 5th a 11:41 AM
by Rohan
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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
they don't much care about any of that stuff.

Aye, there is that. In spades.

In my yoof, I was 'given' a BSA chopper.
It had an M20 engine WELDED into the Matchy frame, with extended tele forks which were simply waterpipe bits welded on.
Someone spent a lot of time achieving this. I wasn't temped to ride it - it had no wheels ..(it did run though).
Imagine if they'd been let loose on a V8 version..
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#836377 Jan 12th a 12:08 AM
by kevin
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i started to ask "why?" but then i remembered that the norton featherbed has some sort of mystical astraction for engine swappers, so i changed my mind.

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#836676 Jan 14th a 11:03 AM
by Rohan
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I've seen that Debenham Vincent in action, that was awesome.
Closest I'll ever be to a Norvin.

My guzzi never changed lanes on me when I didn't expect it.
Or even if I thought it might...

Eric Debenham and the Norvin - the most motor in the least frame you can achieve.
( I half expected one in the Brisbane GOMA motorcycle exhibition, but not so).
(they did have Jack Ehrets Black Lightning)
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#836793 Jan 15th a 06:53 AM
by Rohan
Rohan
Some do seem to be taller and squarer in the frame than others.
Whether this is factory or aftermarket I know not.
That V8 looks much taller ...

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#836825 Jan 15th a 03:13 PM
by sammysnail
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Wonder how it handles, the motor is set back a fair bit. I had a Trident, and I was very fond of it, despite its flaws.

If you go for a ride how do you park it? Lean it on the nearest cafe?
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