Well I have my own little 2 bay garage but I'm looking at some big boy garages right now. I don't own anything yet though.
If I build or buy something fast it's probably going to be a 500 or a 125 (RS). A while a go I thought it would be great bike to build a 650/750 Triton. And I have most of the parts and resources to build one but I found that 500 has more potential and that every other european bike has even more potential. I think if I get a really fast bike it will be either a Aermacchi, Ducati, or a Summerfield Manx. And where I'm not a big fan of the Ginny bikes I'll probably just keep saving my money until I get the Summerfield Manx.
Naaaahhhh, Pre-unit Triton, kick ass in style. Put a 9 bolt head on it, nice lumpy cams, 67 flywheel, maybe a set of Corillio (Not sure if I spelt that one right) rods, forged pistons, and one of those magneto looking electronice ignition set-ups. Not only does it look good and go way fast, but you'll have yuppies with way too much money asking to get one.
If I run a 67 crank than I will be in the Open Gp or F750. Hmmm... lets see I spoke with Tim Joyce at the Mid Ohio event and he said his HD (F750) has 30 more rear wheel horsies than his well developed Triumph 750 (T.C. heard him say it). Plus my riding ability doesn't really compare to Tim's either. Also around the Loudon track I'd much rather have a 350/500 with around 35/40 rear wheel bhp that weighs less than 250lbs than a 350 pound 40/50 rear wheel bhp clunky slow turning 650/750 Triton. If I were to build a Triton it would be a 500 or most likely a Pre-Unit with a nourished crank but you still limited to about 45 hp without the crank, and after that the cases will do you in, not to mention that its only a 4 speed. If the classes were set up more like AHRMA I would definately build my self a pre-unit Triton, Brits are still my first love, and thats why I was riding a 500 Triton this year but had some technical difficulties. George I have a Triton project under way and was thinking of making an open GP such as the one you described but haven't decided which class to put it in, if you donate a Triumph motor to me I will run it.
One last thing... Bring your modern Triumph up to NHIS and I'll show you how wimpy my little 250 is.
1st, isnt an aermachi a "ginny bike??" i thought it was guinea.....like the pig.
2nd, i know a guy who has a really well developed cb350 for sale. dynoed at 51hp. i think he wants 4k for it. eats a set of pistons a season but thats about it. and the pistons are built but wiseco and they have the dims. other than that, it stays together beautifully. that way you can show steve decamp how to really ride eh??
when are you going to be at louden?? will ya be up for the practice on friday, or are you going to lie to me again and say you wont be then go?
see you there.
i hope youre getting ready for round 2 jeremy. if i have to throw myself to the ground again in an attempt to beat you, i will...
I don't know when I'm going to get there. Do you have a definate sched yet? Also if you want me to, I will throw Jeremy down in any corner you want. He hasn't been very nice lately. He was rude to me on the phone, but I can't remember what it was.
Aaron. Call me. Or just tell me when you expect to be here...
I just checked the weather, and there is no precipitation expected the rest of the day or tomorrow. So, I'd like to throw that cable on ASAP.
Donate? Who said anything about donating?
Yeah it's the last year of the right hand shift, matching numbers bike. I'm missing only a few parts from making it stock, but it's all apart, and will need the everything to make it work right again. Somehow doubt that an OIF is any good for racing anyway, they have a habit of breaking at the swingarm, and there goes all your oil.
The modern Triumph needs carb work, ain't running right must to my digust.
my plan is to leave here thursday a.m. i might meet my dad and pick him up, although everyone is now bailing out on me for the weekend. and he called to let me know he's a maybe now. so i'll be at nhis on thursday evening if everything goes well. i havent worked on my bike at all. still all scraped up from last time out. im going to get the hole in the pipe welded up next week one day. i called tuesday to see whats up with garages and they claim they are all taken. i seriously fucked that one up. for some reason i thought they were 75 a night, not 25 a night. im such an idiot. i think the old hag at the window told me 75 for a garage and i took it to mean 75 a night not the weekend. so i never even bothered to look at the entry form.
i figure i need the practice, so hopefully it'll be practice riding and not practicing to fixing my motorcycle.
we settle today on the house. so the house moving and chaos is going to be in full effect now for the next month.
no, i think the real important thing is to not listen to anyone but yourself. and dont believe what youre told. i took someones word and then decided to sit on my ass for 2 months then decided for some reason that id read the paperwork. oh well, at least i'll have a nice tan before the weekends out. i should have remembered from last year, but my mind is basically a sieve with holes the size of basketballs. that and i didnt preregister, i thought it might be time to sit in line with the other slackers again. i miss my people...
Yeah, sometimes though you have to do some prep. work. I've been caught before, without any planning, and I usually end up getting the short end of the stick. In fact I'm slacking off right now, when I should be working on a web page.