greetings from kansas

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Apr 10, 2008
...where they have been flat tracking motorcycles for over 100 years now.
..allow me to interduce myself.. the one and only "king kirk" (racing moniker). shameless self promoter. I have been riding motorcycles since the days when you could still buy a "good running" H-D for well under $2000. My first machine was a almost new 74 XLCH ironhead. Lady luck soon put me onto a nice 72 FX bigtwin.. sweet.. then on to a 80" flathead i got a deal on in california. that was when i started goin to the races.. Ascott park was down the street and i was watchin the likes of gary nixon , springer in his prime and the up n coming scotty parker..Carr was not born yet i believe, after years of watchin i made the desicion to try and see if i could do it myself... so. i ripped the runnin boards and kickstand off, after the heat. and drove into turn i in the am open twin class in a nftradotcom race in kansas a few years ago. the old hog was not to fast, butt. the girls loved me.. next up was an x#1 pro bike a 650 yamaha ina staracer frame.. fast on the cam but dang harleys and 750 triumphs were eating me up on the 1/2 mile...soooo
...the reason i am here.
..2 fellows in the kansas city area built a machine
..i of em used to race, and he searched out his old bike he had sold years back... a 750 norton ina red line frame. him n his bud, an engine builder, got togather ..and decided they had enough parts to build a racer.. took a cammando frame, set it beside the red line and modified it to red line specs. built up a fresh p11 lower end with a rebuile lucas mag, hooked it up to a stock cammando top end and installed his old lectron carbs and i found it on flea-bay... i have to say. the fab work and detail on this machine amazes me, and my tuner, who is an accomphished fab guy in his own right... rode it to cassiody, ks last sunday without a hitch, untill the fuzz snagged me anyway.. put arond 100 miles on it with no problem... anyway sure i will be needing help as the last motor i went thru was a 1938 H-D ULH...
wish me luck as i am ready to hit the track the 25th of this month at wichita kansas's 81 speedway 3/8 mile dirt track. the next night is a short track at wichita's jeeps motorcycle club..
. free beer in the pits after the race.. .everybody's welcome
greetings from kansas

detail of front end and new red line style motor mounts. hand fabbed oiltank and bitchin motor.. hot pipe sound so phuckin sweet..

greetings from kansas
Very nice Norton tracker.

The Lectrons are flat-slide, no?

I'll bet it's fun downshifting and braking on the street...
Love it have fun!

Isnt it lovelly to pick up a bike where someone has put in so much work. So much thought. The detailing is superb. The old maxim if it looks right it is right.
Flat out you have done well! get out & enjoy it. Lovelly bike.
all the best Chris
flat slides yes , found out the hard way... tired leg
..the way to start it is to full choke both carbs,, fire'
the machine up.. rev it slightly then choke off.. the
idle is more like... not there, gotta keep the r"s up
..does any one run a "electronic tach" with a mag?

greetings from kansas
well , we go, the real deal
..breakin out the norton ta give her holy hell on the flat track
..fearlessly defing death while piloting this machine at breakneck speeds
..wish me luck
greetings from kansas
greetings from kansas

not 1, but 2 nortons showed up to run..
vintage pro twin kansas last friday evening.

#38 king kirk
#72 m anderson
#7x lindfors
21 dallas babcock
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