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Old 10-15-2007, 05:55 PM   #31
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:58 PM   #32
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:17 PM   #33
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I used to race a Trackmaster 1/2 miler with a Kawasaki 350 Bighorn motor in it, sure wish I had some pictures of that now..

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:58 AM   #34
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Looks nice, but appears to have stock frame .
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:25 PM   #35
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A little embarrasing this. We never had the Flat tracker thing over here but I did put a Triumph together many years ago inspired by the USA flat trackers. It looks a bit tacky next to your proper bikes.

63 T120R with Suzuki GT550 front end approx 25 years ago. Bike was still under construction.

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Old 10-17-2007, 05:22 PM   #36
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A little embarrasing this. We never had the Flat tracker thing over here but I did put a Triumph together many years ago inspired by the USA flat trackers. It looks a bit tacky next to your proper bikes.

63 T120R with Suzuki GT550 front end approx 25 years ago. Bike was still under construction.

Hi Rob,
Very nice and I would venture to say that the British trackers we had over here in 63 looked similar to that, with the exception of the gauges, lights, and of course brakes .
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:57 PM   #37
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Looks nice, but appears to have stock frame .
Nothing wrong with that. Like the seller says, it does make the bike a bit more streetable. You can take a stock frame, smooth down the welds some (go easy!), then remove some brackets and such, add the "beauty plate" (I call it a frame stiffener)..and Bob's yer uncle.

He sure is getting a high price for it.. Mine isn't near that "clean", but I gave 1500. for it, too. Does having it in Cycle World mean that much?

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Old 10-18-2007, 06:53 AM   #38
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:16 AM   #39
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Nothing wrong with that. Like the seller says, it does make the bike a bit more streetable. You can take a stock frame, smooth down the welds some (go easy!), then remove some brackets and such, add the "beauty plate" (I call it a frame stiffener)..and Bob's yer uncle.

He sure is getting a high price for it.. Mine isn't near that "clean", but I gave 1500. for it, too. Does having it in Cycle World mean that much?

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Thats just me, for that kind of money I think it should have a real racing frame. I know it might cost even more with one, but I think it makes it more period correct. But again thats just the way I think about it. It doesn't mean that much having it in Cycle World unless you were to get King Kenny to sit on it .
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:31 AM   #40
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Roger that. IMHO, I think even what's bid on it so far is obscene. I've seen Trackmaster and CJ frames go for a grand (+,-) on eBay, and it would make for a more "period" ride.

Mine has a stock frame, nickel-plated, and King Kenny's autograph on the tank.. But it wouldn't fetch $7,000.00+ even if I washed it first

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Old 10-18-2007, 05:17 PM   #41
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:32 PM   #42
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Nice picture, having a hard time reading the name on the leathers . Kinda looks like Rice, would that be Jim Rice and wasn't he riding a Besser in "ON ANY SUNDAY".
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:39 PM   #43
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Nice picture, having a hard time reading the name on the leathers . Kinda looks like Rice, would that be Jim Rice and wasn't he riding a Besser in "ON ANY SUNDAY".
Jim Rice - Roosevelt Raceway, Long Island, NY half mile, 1971

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Old 10-18-2007, 07:07 PM   #44
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Hi Rob,
Very nice and I would venture to say that the British trackers we had over here in 63 looked similar to that, with the exception of the gauges, lights, and of course brakes .
I have an issue of Classic Racer with an article about how yamaha brought some trackers over for a demo; some shell thuett XS's and kenny roberts' TZ. they had a meeting at a horse trotting track near exeter. apparently some british triumphs usually won and the TZ never went better than 3rd. very cool article. i'd post it if i had a scanner...
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