Rohan wrote:What would a typical build cost, $$ wise ?
Would you get any change out of say $10k or $20k , or ??
Std engine/gearbox unit etc already on the garage floor....
Does anyone run one on the street ?
Would this even be legal, within the strict letter of the law.
Here is a quote I got from Randy at Frame Crafters years ago. It probably needs to be updated.
One frame $3600
engine Plates $400 to 500
Gas Tank $1200
Oil tank $450
Brazing instead of tig welding - add $300
50% deposit required
I know of one that was run on the street and there are many that have bought the plans but I've lost track. It is legal to "create" a bike and its much easier if you already have the registration for the number on the motor and just go with that and change the frame. You would go through the same process as the street Seeley owners.
If anyone wants to know about the handling of the JS monoshock frame. The person to look up is Rob Tuluie - he placed on it at a National BOTT race in the 90s and later worked his way up to the head of the Renault F1 race team.