V-Twins in Featherbeds

gortnipper

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But generally speaking, any ‘special’ that uses a modern sporty bike engine inserted into an old chassis as a way of ‘tuning’ the old bike is a fail, cos almost always the real result will simply be a de-tuning of the modern donor bikes handling and braking potential !
But, there are is a glut of modern engines off of cosmetically or fork/frame totaled modern bikes while the donor frame may have had a lump. So, in these cases the 'special' may handle better!
 
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As a new member browsing the site, this post recalled the time I came across a Norvin in a trials bike shop near me in the late 70's, priced at a grand it nearly caused an early divorce. Similar situations later in life with a Lotus 7 and later a DBS. 3 misses down to the missus but can't complain, still enjoying my present vehicles.
 
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