Phase 1 Works
To look the part and be useable, a number of other jobs were necessary.
|Cylinder Head work to improve performance|
|Take the opportunity to rebuild on 18" rims for more tyre choice|
|Exchange the front disc brake for a Dommie TLS.|
|Belt drive now that the triplex primary was redundant|
|Make the best of Standard Rod and Crank|
|Make the best of Standard Cams|
|Magneto Ignition and Alternator electrics, so a late ES2 was required|
The result is bike that I ride on the road and take to the Island every year. It is in a constant state of development, but has proved fast and very reliable.
On closed roads last Manx GP, the Vintage "Parade" was controlled by the Traveling Marshall who told me that he would not exceed 120MPH. Whilst I could not stay with him, I did pass the immaculate Seeley Goldie featured on the front of Dec 02 Classic Bike! .
At the moment 5,500 rpm gives me 98MPH, admittedly it's a bit slow getting there, but I have had well over the ton down from the Creg to Brandish.