'29 bitser racer...

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'29 bitser racer...

Postby barry.swanson » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:31 am

I've been slowly piecing together a vintage racer from a ute -load of parts which included 4 frames in varying stages of degradation, I bought about 4 years ago...as you can see from the photo, nothing has been easy but I'm enjoying the challenge of trying to resurect a bike from discarded bits.
Also, as there's a bit of choping and modification involved in a hotrod, I don't have the same feelings of guilt I would if I had started with a complete bike.
The engine had sat for years, was probably a piston seizure that lead to its demise, and the rings have since rusted themselves to the barrel which will need to be relined.
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Re: '29 bitser racer...

Postby chris.vredenbregt » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:49 am

can't wait to see the result,make something nice out of it :) ......chris
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Re: '29 bitser racer...

Postby barry.swanson » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:33 pm

chris.vredenbregt wrote:can't wait to see the result,make something nice out of it :) ......chris


...you and me both Chris...my work rate is not that rapid and I nolonger speculate on a year of completion... ;)

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Re: '29 bitser racer...

Postby john.whiting » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:14 am

I hope the scrutineers don't spot that its powered by an electric drill.Regards John.

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Re: '29 bitser racer...

Postby barry.swanson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:21 am

john.whiting wrote:I hope the scrutineers don't spot that its powered by an electric drill.Regards John.



...it'l be hidden under the tank John :twisted:

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Re: '29 bitser racer...

Postby barry.swanson » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:52 am

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...this is an old quadrant and the cardboard templates of it, used to shape the steel plate to build a new one. Its been welded up but no plating has been done yet.

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Re: '29 bitser racer...

Postby barry.swanson » Thu May 02, 2013 10:21 am

...this took a while to stumble accross. yet to be reconditioned...PS ignore the caption under the photo, I only have one of them...unfortunately!
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Re: '29 bitser racer...

Postby chris.vredenbregt » Thu May 02, 2013 5:04 pm

That's a real one KR-1 racing mag.expensive....chris
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Re: '29 bitser racer...

Postby barry.swanson » Thu May 02, 2013 10:06 pm

...no they aren't common here Chris, it wasn't complete when I got it just a body without magnet and internals, so I didn't pay a lot for it...sometimes you get lucky!

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Re: '29 bitser racer...

Postby chris.vredenbregt » Fri May 03, 2013 7:14 am

A friend of mine bought one for 1200 euro= 1800 of your dollars :oops: to fit his 1930 norton.....chris
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