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Old Jan 2, 2010, 4:38 PM   #1
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Old Jan 2, 2010, 5:31 PM   #2
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What a coincidence, BigDawg - you post lovely motorcycle photos the very evening I have a visit from a friend who's keen on them. He tells me that he's never heard of an engine having an overhead inlet valve along with a side exhaust valve as apparently engines using valves are either overhead or side, not a mixture of both.

He also thinks 65 mph from such a relatively low capacity engine of that era is quite incredible and wonders if it ran on methanol (whatever that is!).

Anyway, thanks for the post, BigDawg and a Happy New year from us.

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Old Jan 3, 2010, 10:29 AM   #4
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What a coincidence, BigDawg - you post lovely motorcycle photos the very evening I have a visit from a friend who's keen on them. He tells me that he's never heard of an engine having an overhead inlet valve along with a side exhaust valve as apparently engines using valves are either overhead or side, not a mixture of both.

He also thinks 65 mph from such a relatively low capacity engine of that era is quite incredible and wonders if it ran on methanol (whatever that is!).

Anyway, thanks for the post, BigDawg and a Happy New year from us.

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Bikes like this were quite capable of those speeds and more as they normally were raced on board tracks with embanked curves for faster turns. Much like the bicycle board tracks for sprint racing today. Also they were super lite and driven by diminutive riders to keep the weight down.
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