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    A Tribsa cafe racer for the new millenium





    In the november issue of streetfighters magazine (issue 141 in the states - nov 2005). 1959 BSA gold flash frame, 1972 Triumph T140V bonnie engine. kawasaki zx front end parts, zrx1100 rear swinger with zx wheels.

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    i like it. i like the swingarm and the lack of front cowl. tail's a little much for me, and i dunno about the green. but other than that, really cool. thanks geeto.

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    I've been lobbying for a USCRA "Unlimited Vintage" class....vintage engines and frame, unlimited suspension/materials/bodywork/tires/wheels.

    In other words...take a vintage engine and chassis...and make it the best it can be made with modern components. I think it would be a killer class. I'd put CBR400RR front end on my bike, Mag/carbon wheels, square section swingarm etc etc.

    Would be a way to keep me from getting and RS and dropping vintage racing.
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    whos your "DADDY" a well put together machine ..you have to have been building bikes a while to come up with this combination or be on line 24 7 to find out what to do .I wonder why color is mentioned its his bike he likes the color who cares about color ..just the bike on the whole its either a cool bike or not you can paint it pink the bike/and workmanship show thru.
    hey I wouldn't paint it green either.
    its like a mustang GT color its not a bad green.Must look good on a country back road.


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    it's a bike in england and it is a very english thing to paint everything green (maybe that is why it is its racing color). The tail section is off the old generation triumph speed triple and I am not too fond of it either (it's bigger than the tank for chrissakes).

    The problem with a unlimited vintage class is where do you draw the line? Just suspension? aftermarket frames if they are period (rickman, dunstall, etc)? frame bracing? engine mods (Kz engines can be bored and troked to 1200ccs, cb750s can go 1036cc, lets see a brit parallel twin keep up with that, even with a dunstall 910cc norton kit). what about the 2 smokes (modded h2s are the fastest 2 three cylinder engines in drag racing and modded street bikes make over 100 hp)?


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    re: green: an homage to its kawa roots?

    me thinks so!

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    Geeto...I mean real vintage...GP class, 1969 at the latest.

    I'd allow period aftermarket frame or hand made equivilant. This class would not be about easy or cheap. Probably a 500cc cap on displacement. Ala GP of the period.
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    johnny,

    i always thought you were for modern twin spar aluminum frames, et al...

    (example only dudes.....) like taking a G50 and stuffing it into a rs250 chassis.

    tex




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    Hey now, it's cool, same team. I'm not shitting on the green, it's just not what I would have done. To me, color matters. Homeland security has gone too far if I can't express my opinions in an online forum.

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    Fuckin Aliens are Green dude....

    JohnnyB


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