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Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:09:19 pm »
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PmGZXSD2cNcoJBCQ9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yYYKqkAqcKnwiVMx9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Mo2FiQxPCZeAqBaa7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/t8EdZEZpfAJx1XKJ9

 In the NHRA museum, either an awesome restoration or kept perfect. This bike was built at RC engineering in the back. It won a lot of races.
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2019, 04:54:20 am »
Thanks for the pics, interesting bike.  I'd say restored as those fuel lines have never had fuel in them to be that clear & not yellowed.
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019, 09:19:53 am »
The front rotor looks like new, they took a lot if abuse due to size and speed. Looks like new bolts.
 Iirc those front Cragars wheels were 17 inch, not much tire choice.
 Nice bike
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 08:40:15 pm »
 I have two skinny 17's coming off my dragster this spring. lol.
  I spent a lot of time looking at this bike and leaning into the space, the ropes were moved back because the NHRA guys were having picture day and cars were pushed into this area.  I'd love to build a single engine version of it, just because I'm not able to do the double.
  What do you think the front end is Frank? All aftermarket or off of a smaller bike?  I remember guys using cb or cl 100 Honda forks but not with those brakes of course.
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 12:19:00 am »
 I suspect 32mm Ceriani,  or maybe Betor......perhaps..  looks like Betor boots.
Did  you get any pics of the red Kawi beside it ?
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 03:20:09 pm »
 George has posted a pic of this in action in the Irwindale thread.
 Right below Irwindale letters.. cool.

And 3rd pic down in the golden Gate thread, shows him warming the tire..
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019, 11:07:50 pm »
I didn't get pics of the kawi but I got this,
https://photos.app.goo.gl/UCxJg1URp7o99crw8
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 11:10:23 pm »
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019, 11:41:25 pm »
Clem Johnsons Barn job.
It inspired me to become a machinist.
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 11:30:40 am »
 Correct Frank. I knew you would know it. The V&H forks are 125 according to the article.
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 05:53:49 pm »
 The trees and damper in the pics with the cb 125 legs look like Ceriani.
 But in the museum pics, it looks like they may have changed the leg assemblies.
 Nice bike.
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Re: Vance and Hines Top Gas Bike
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 05:58:01 pm »
  I'd trade all the bikes in the shop for a Vincent.
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