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Excelsior Vintage Racer

Post  geodoc on Wed 22 Apr - 7:56

Friend Paul Brodie of "Flashback Fabrication in Fort Langley BC Canada is about finished with his 1919 Excelsior engined race bike for vintage class.

It's got the same engine as the board track replica bikes he's built, with a Triumph gearbox. Check out the Excelsior project at:

www.flashbackfab.com

The rules allow a pre-1955 bike to be 1000cc in the 750 class. This rig should make about 60 RW HP, but the thing only weighs 260 lb. That's not that much more than a TZ250 Yamaha!

That's not (BTW) Paul in the bottom picture - it's his girlfriend Trish who races in the Honda 160 class and also 600 Sportsman on a Yamaha R6.






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Re: Excelsior Vintage Racer

Post  Toecutter on Wed 22 Apr - 8:17

Nice ! How fast does this one goes ?

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Re: Excelsior Vintage Racer

Post  650zed on Wed 22 Apr - 10:42

Wooa...
Do I get it wrong or I see no frame at the front..?
Looks like the engine is "hanging"... Does it make it stable and balanced enough on the road,at higher speeds?

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Re: Excelsior Vintage Racer

Post  geodoc on Wed 22 Apr - 18:22

It's got a "spine" type frame, very much like an Egli. The engine is suspended from the top frame tube by tabs on the heads. Paul was afraid that they might crack under stress so that's where the cable support came from in the front. I take it that the stressed member approach to engine mounting was mainly because he wanted to keep the weight down since he was 20+ HP down on the fastest 750's in the class.

650zed wrote:Wooa...
Do I get it wrong or I see no frame at the front..?
Looks like the engine is "hanging"... Does it make it stable and balanced enough on the road,at higher speeds?

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Re: Excelsior Vintage Racer

Post  Rooie Ben on Thu 23 Apr - 1:24

Real nice work done there Cool
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Re: Excelsior Vintage Racer

Post  Noisy Norton on Thu 23 Apr - 4:19

Wow!! I wasn't expecting to see that! Nice job but I can't help thinking it looks soooooooo strange. Woulkdn't mind a ride on it though.
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Re: Excelsior Vintage Racer

Post  zencafe34 on Wed 3 Jun - 13:02

really really cool bike......i like a lots....can't imagine time spend and need full of brain to put thru......i salute you @great builder
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Post  faizal on Fri 5 Jun - 9:56

I'm speechless dude..upmost respect...
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Re: Excelsior Vintage Racer

Post  Dave on Fri 5 Jun - 17:33

wow, dave is quiet
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