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What gets me going with regards to cafe racers...????
Ah yes, Rickman TURBO'S :cool:

This one was my first inspiration to hunt down a Rickman turbo.
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Then I started reading about the ultimate Rickman turbo's..... the S+S Silver Saxon.
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and finally found one.
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I love the challenge of forced induction, yeah I know I must be mad.
I just read an old project on here of a guy turbocharging a little CB350 twin Honda.... Brilliant and made me smile!

Next I'm thinking of supercharging a Moto-Guzzi. Not sure which model yet but looking towards the MkV (1000) Le-Mans as they're dirt cheap compared to the old 850.

Regards, Will
 

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i love love love rickman Z1's IMO they're the best all around bike of the 70's. At least an hour of my day is spent on ebay looking for more rickman parts.
 

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gn400 cafe.jpg Kinda where I'm headed, but with a front fender to keep the crud off the motor.
 

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The other not so interesting thing is it doesn't have a chain.
Like Dick Johnson used to say whilst peddling furiously
around Mount Panorama, " You can always trust a Queenslander" Well spotted Hillsy.
 

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I don't have any idea if it's comfortable, fast, handles well, or even rideable, but that's the nicest looking virago I've ever seen.
 
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