Got some fab work done today, messing around with an idea and I like it, just made one fender strut so far, still have to make the other side. All stainless steel so it can get a nice polish
The bottom sleeve was turned down in a lathe, it is slightly tapered. The 3/8" stainless strut rod was then welded into the sleeve on the bottom before that was all welded to the counterbore bung. I think it gives a nice detail and the whole strut setup should be nice and rigid, and light.
that looks a damned site comfier than my twin engine riding position, maybe i need longer arms and legs, im full superman position on mine haha, and a hell of a lot better tucked in too. panther motors are so bloody tall
Yeah I forget his name at the moment. He does real good work, and gives us a discount quite often because we are sending multiple sets of cases, heads, rocker boxes etc etc at a time. He did my ''75 Shovel motor cases and heads too and they look great
Cool as hell, but I also agree with the guy earlier in the post that it would be badass to flip one of the heads, then you could merge the exhaust if you flipped the front head, or if you flipped the rear you could run 2 split intakes with 1 carb on the right of the bike feeding the right cylinders of each motor and one on the left feeding the left cylinders.... maybe with Dellorto DHLA's to make it look extra badass?
Flipping one head might look cool but Bonneville is about speed. Its much easier to set up the two engines if they are the same rather than trying to get a pair of oddballs to work together. Don;t worry though Tyler builds show bikes that are go bikes as well.
I know I have no business making suggestions on something like this, but I'd be curious to see how the build would have been different if you mounted the front head backwards and ran the engines closer together and had the exhaust manifolds merge on either side. if nothing else, it would certainly look neat. I think I'll add that sort of project to my list of "things to make if I get rich" shorter wheelbase would make it more manageable for street use - which is clearly not the purpose of this build.
I know this is a dead topic. But I was looking at a thread on another forum about vintage drag bikes when I spotted this double Triumph with a reverse head. To me its butt ugly. And thats as kind as I can be.
I saw that too, the GP's were certainly plentiful when that bike was running around in the early 60's.
but did you see all the cosmetic aluminum fab work that went into the primary cover and other places? That's not really indicative of a budget build.
and imagine the chain whip going on in that primary cover...
This bike would make fantastic "Garage art", wish it was mine.
Does TC still have the twin Norton? I heard there was a fire at the house.
TC had a fire at his house but the Norton is fine. We've been talking about bringing it back to life as an LSR racer. TC says he'd love to see it run again. The records in the class it would run in are way up there. I dont think it would be a record breaker but it would be funner than hell to take it to the salt.
that would be fantastic to see and hear that bike run, Obviously a LSR would be great, As you know, but just being there is a win.
Talk him into it !
Bonneville is on my bucket list, and the my clock is ticking pretty loudly.
I may tag along with Wink one of these years.