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Old 03-30-2008, 09:26 PM   #16
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Not to discourage you but I have seen more than one featherbed go on craigslist for $1000-, you'd be hard pressed to assemble good fixturing for that.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:38 PM   #17
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Tucker,
Harley campaigned a Manx framed 883 on the european GP circuit in 1965-66. The manx featherbeds were manufactured by reynolds and the framebuilder was rider of the Harley GP machine. Anyone know who it was? One more hint... Laverda tuning legend.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:23 AM   #18
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Ken McIntosh has been making Featherbed frames and associated parts here in New Zealand for many years - they are considered as the real thing for Classic racing.Go to catalogue and click featherbed.

http://www.manxnorton.co.nz/home/
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:36 AM   #19
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It is probably easier cheaper and better using a Rickman frame .

They are reasonably priced and are made specifically for late model Jap engines, including the Yamaha 650.

They do everything from a basic frame to a rolling chassis including wheels and suspension.

www.rickman-motorcycles.co.uk
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:23 AM   #20
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A friend of mine put a combat motor into a Featherbed. The vibration was unbelievable. Why not just put a Triton together? There are so many making quality upgrades for the Triumph engines you shouldn't have any issues with reliability. Once you have completed it you would have something worth good money.

These guys are the people to speak to - http://www.unityequipe.com/html/home.html They have a range of new frames from 1300 to 1650.

I saw a beautiful bike a while back - Triton styling but fitted with a Harley sportster engine.


I found another Harley engined one. This one's a bit messy but theres room for improvement - http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...acer-for-sale/

More bikes here http://www.caferacer.net/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6706

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Old 03-31-2008, 10:30 AM   #21
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The lads over on Delphi's New Triumph Bonneville Forum were kicking around this same discussion not too long ago. There's a company in England who's making a Norton Featherbed frame (clone) that will take a Hinckley Bonneville motor and transmission. They've advertised on ebay.

As someone who's been familiar with the Hinckley Bonnies since they came out in '01, I can tell you that it's not too difficult to get 70+ RWHP out of a 904cc or bigger motor, and the motor in a new Bonnie is nearly indestructable.

I have some pix that I saved of Hinckley Bonnie powered Featherbed framed bikes, I'll post 'em when I get home.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:54 AM   #22
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Ken McIntosh has been making Featherbed frames and associated parts here in New Zealand for many years - they are considered as the real thing for Classic racing.Go to catalogue and click featherbed.

http://www.manxnorton.co.nz/home/
McIntosh is the dog's balls

PS - Anyone know if they are still making those gorgeous Suzuki/Kawasaki F1 frames?



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Old 03-31-2008, 11:19 AM   #23
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Tucker,
Harley campaigned a Manx framed 883 on the european GP circuit in 1965-66. The manx featherbeds were manufactured by reynolds and the framebuilder was rider of the Harley GP machine. Anyone know who it was? One more hint... Laverda tuning legend.
Yeah I think the frames were made with Reynolds 531 tubing, which was the cats clitorus at the time.
I always wonderd is LAVerda spoken with the emphasis on LAV or DA?
Who was /is this Laverda tuning legend?
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:48 AM   #24
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Yeah I think the frames were made with Reynolds 531 tubing, which was the cats clitorus at the time.
I always wonderd is LAVerda spoken with the emphasis on LAV or DA?
Who was /is this Laverda tuning legend?
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I found NCGS's original posting of the Hinckley based Triton. Looks pretty good.

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Old 03-31-2008, 03:10 PM   #26
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McIntosh is the dog's balls

PS - Anyone know if they are still making those gorgeous Suzuki/Kawasaki F1 frames?
Ken will make anything for you if

a) you're ready to cough up the dosh

b) you don't mind waiting for a while

He's had a motor of mine for 18 months now...took him seven years to do a friend's Ducati engine! Great guy though, and whatever he does, whenever he gets round to it, is exquisite.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:51 PM   #27
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I found NCGS's original posting of the Hinckley based Triton. Looks pretty good.

Good find.. here's another..

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Old 03-31-2008, 06:38 PM   #28
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Harley Dresda? - Dresda Auto's

Dresda makes some repopped featherbeds for their triton kits, they also have all the plates to do different motors to the featherbed kit.

Here is the sporty motor in a dresda autos featherbed frame. I think it looks pretty freakin awesome.

http://www.dresda.co.uk/bikes2.asp?CAR=41
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:09 PM   #30
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Right you are JINX! Lance is a legend, great guy. I feel honored to have met him, and run the wheels he laced up for my racer with much pride. Here's a snap of the replicas he later made. I do have pictures of him on the bike in action but not online.... enjoy!
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