quote:Originally posted by Hoofhearted
Tell all those guys that were lapping the Island at over 100 about the "flaws".
ok, they have notoriously weak headstocks and there exists zero rational reasons to not add a simple backbone to brace them.... then the rear engine/trans mount tabs are incorrectly fitted perpendicular to the tube's tangent and doing so results in a weaker setup than if done correctly.... which would result in a rational method of fitting/installing an actually useful non-silent bloc puny swing arm.... the front tabs are also in error
The McCandless brothers designed one of the best handling frames ever.
well let's not get emotional and then irrational about this.... one of the best during it's day, ok. one of the best ever? well everyone knows these are not traingulated space age trellis frame or box perimeter units... most any modern common production zipper bike does indeed have far better frames... wheels... brakes.. components.. etc
If a BSA C15 frame handled as well we'd all have Triumphs them. If youwant to go all out contact Nicco Bakker at Bakker Frambou in Holland. He'll build you a featherbed in titanium. Bring a fat wallet. 15,000 euros a pop. The featherbed will accept most engines. The only engine that looks crap in them is the unit Triumph. Too short.
agreed although there a many other engines which also look silly in a fbed due to their lacking 20 plus inches fore to aft... I'd think an xs would indeed look silly/lost/swallowed in one although the typ 15 is rather short and I'd redrum for one to stuff in one of my own fbeds
Apart from all that they are the best looking frames ever. Fill the hole with a Manx and you have the perfect motorcycle. There is a perfect word for those who talk about the featherbed in terms of flaws, defects, etc. Bollocks!
really? Rational, realistic, honest, 'not in denial' and pragmatic seem more accurate and fair to me.... I have three fbeds... how many do you have?
btw... they all have hd vtwins in them... the best engines ever.... fastest and most reliable too