An old pic from my racing days.

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  1. megawatt

    megawatt Well-Known Member

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    A mate sent me the only picture I've seen of my of my pre unit, 750 Morgo , blown Triumph from 1982. Dunno why he's oiling my head?
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    Nice pic mate
     
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    That thing looks lethal,no seat either?I've seen square back tyres before but that one looks like its been measured with a set square,I take it you raced in straight lines?
     
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    His sense of direction has never been great...
     
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    pmsl
     
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    Cheeky, ginga fooker !!!
    Seat removed, to top up oil tank. Rear tyre is M&H 4" wide. Very square. Spins up if slightly off vertical. Need a spirit level on handlebars. Yes mate , 1/4 miles only.
     
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    Cheeky, ginga fooker !!!
    Seat removed, to top up oil tank. Rear tyre is M&H 4" wide. Very square. Spins up if slightly off vertical. Need a spirit level on handlebars. Yes mate , 1/4 miles only.LOL!

    What was top speed and time over the 1/4 mile?
     
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    Never went that quick on it, very difficult to ride and get a decent time out of. Think I managed 12.20 at 120mph. My GSX with a stock 1000cc Katana engine ran 10.37 at 137mph. That was very easy to ride, launch and change gear. The Triumph used to dismantle itself every run and it was very difficult to launch quickly and to change gear.
     
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    Alan, out of curiosity, how does the shift pattern work on a drag bike?
     
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    Think it was 1 up , 3 down or 1 forward , 3 back on the Norton box on my bike. Easiest pattern , but not easy on my bike.
     
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    I suspect stamping down makes more sense when you've only got 12 seconds to sort everything out.
     
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    Great pic! :):):)
     
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  13. megawatt

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    Yes Ken . a lot easier with the GSX after fitting the air shifter. Rev the tits out of it, just before the power starts to drop off, punch the button on the left handlebar for the next gear.
     

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