|Richard raced a DOT/Villiers 8E and Villiers 9E / 210||Richard was an active competitor all his life which sadly ended on 26th April 2010 when he succumbed to cancer.|
|Making a new 32A full circle crank
John is the power behind my new crank
It is almost vibration free and has a primary CR of 1.6:1
The tasteful background are the egg boxed walls of my dyno room
|New fork bushes for my Greeves|
|Fixing a broken crank||...|
|I wanted to build a trail bike with a large soft 4-stroke engine.
First attempt was a DR400 Susuki chassis with SRX600 Yamaha engine. It had 36mm forks and
twin shock rear|
Not too good in truth, the frame broke when we jumped it, and the suspension was not up to the bumps.
|Tore it to pieces one winter and threw lots of stuff away. Now it has a DR400 chassis
with several bits added, like 43mm air forks and YZ400 monoshox rear end. It still uses the
600cc engine. Oil tank is now behind the rider to keep it cool, sand and mud can easily be
washed off in the pits for quick servicing. We hoped to enter a UK Weston beach race
but the chain broke in testing and smashed the crankcases. Now with a 550cc magnesium engine.
Awaiting further testing and new fork springs.