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« Reply #525 on: September 16, 2017, 05:21:47 AM »

Pete SOCAL Motor Bicycle Racing is the group I 'kinda follow, nice tracks, good participation and organized structured events and classes. Many of the bikes are pretty awesome with qualified riders some pretty fast racing in the top classes. You might want to give them a look see. I just like racing but don't intend to actually get out there and mix it up. I'd probably be the beaver on the track & get out in the middle of the course and dam things up! Rick C.
 

Hmm , I wrote a reply a couple days ago , but it isn't here anymore . Maybe yesterday's server problem had something to do with that .

Anyway , I couldn't find a specific site for SoCal MBR , other than Facebook . Still , looks like some pretty serious work being done . Interesting .
And , I don't intend 'mixing it up' anymore either . Been there and done that . My reaction time isn't exactly what it was when I was invincible . Wink

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« Reply #526 on: September 17, 2017, 12:41:02 PM »

Facebook is also what I have on them Pete.
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« Reply #527 on: September 21, 2017, 06:13:49 AM »

I turned the V-twin predator over to my Harley guy to build out. He's good so that means he's always covered up in work. How long? It's a start. I'll be very satisfied with 30 dependable hp. & a valve train that will hold up once the rev limiter is removed.

I'm making a template of the engine and battery box profile to size the frame with. I'm guessing 63" but want to be certain. I'll be going with a double tube frame design and low profile. I'll use 17" - 36 spoke wheels both stainless and DOT rated, discs front, rear and on the sidecar. S rated (110 mph) tires 3" wide rear and 2.25" front & side car. The overall tire height inflated is right at 25" for the rear & 24" on the front. I plan on having 3.5" ground clearance on both bike and sidecar. Target weight of the bike 220 lbs. with sidecar at 75 lbs.

As I posted earlier I won't mimic the Simplex frame lines though I'd like to. It's just a size & space thing. To house the V-twin and keep proportions correct the bike would be not only extremely long but tall as well. Space requirements for the V dictate top tubes and bottom tubes be parallel to each other as well as the ground.

Swing axle may be used in a covert fashion.  Rick C.


 
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« Reply #528 on: September 21, 2017, 06:25:15 AM »

Sounds interesting , Rick .

Please , keep us posted . Wink

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