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Old 03-11-2012, 10:29 PM   #76
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The frame is a BSA that he converted to oil in frame. The gas tank is off a Suzuki he cut apart and made it to fit the bike, he even made the seat, pipes, pegs and frame guard. He has one just like for the street with a Matchless 650 twin in it.


here is the Matchless street version without oil in frame

here is his Matchless that he raced into his seventies, he is 82 now and yes still rides street/dirt!
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #77
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Doug, thanks so much for the pictures- inspiring! The aluminum work is fantastic! The pipes are a work of art... I keep drooling on the keyboard and having to re-type. Great stuff, good ideas for my project.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:22 PM   #78
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Beautiful bits of workmanship in those bikes, real inspiration to bike builders everywhere,
I like to see bikes redesigned to what the owner wants, leads to some great ideas, thanks for posting those photos.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #79
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Wow!

Every time I look at those photos I see more amazing details.

They are works of art. Beautiful!
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:20 AM   #80
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Found these pics from Atom Bomb Customs on Bikeexif site. Motor is a '74 Triumph Bonneville.
I think most would consider this more of a dirt bike/enduro bike style vs. scrambler style, but I like several elements on the bike.

Here is a photo diary of the build: http://atombombcustom.com/%7Eatombom...114&Itemid=241
Interesting to see how vintage dirt bikes and scramblers are influencing custom bike builder designs today.












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Old 03-14-2012, 11:54 AM   #81
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...wow and wow...

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:24 PM   #82
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:03 PM   #83
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Wow. And wow again. I am humbled.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:14 PM   #84
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here is his Matchless that he raced into his seventies, he is 82 now and yes still rides street/dirt!
Doug - is he a professional builder or is this his hobby? I just noticed this sentence kind of hidden in the post. 82!! wow, I want to know more about this guy. Inspiring.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #85
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That is stunning, wonder how it performs? Looks so light & nimble
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #86
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Anyone seen the two into one system he has on his bike?
I can remember seeing siamesed pipes (as they were known then) on Triumphs and other British sporting bikes when I was a callow youth in New Zealand, back in the 60`s.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:19 PM   #87
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It doesn't seem to be the most ideal situation for one header to be longer, or have more length to travel than the other, does it? I would think the best performance would come from equalized lengths...not that they were looking to get the most power out of bikes possible in the ISDT.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:52 PM   #88
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It doesn't seem to be the most ideal situation for one header to be longer, or have more length to travel than the other, does it? I would think the best performance would come from equalized lengths...not that they were looking to get the most power out of bikes possible in the ISDT.

That is what I have always understood, but the Vincent twin`s exhaust was like that and it`s the same on the BMW R1100 engine, so it can`t be too much of a detriment unless you are trying to get the exhaust absolutely perfect.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #89
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Doug - is he a professional builder or is this his hobby? I just noticed this sentence kind of hidden in the post. 82!! wow, I want to know more about this guy. Inspiring.
He had a motorcycle shop for 20 yrs., now his shop is his garage. The bikes he still builds are for him. He just told me the Triumph is for sale though. He is a kick to hang out with!
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:13 PM   #90
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not mine but pretty cool...

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