Jeff Wright's Bike

 Caption:
"Honey, don't forget . . .regular Camels and a Trop-A-Rocka . . . 
and no wheelies ! "
This is Jeff's bike (he told me this is "his bike" and he's keeping it).  Every guy has a bike they should keep, even if you're not sentimental towards such things.  I was excited(and nervous) when he asked me to rebuild the motor.  This engine was originally in the "Red Bike."  I built the transmission too (I guess it leaks, but the next time he pulls it, I'll get it fixed (or slowed down) I mean, even H-D says "seepage" is normal.  In case you didn't know, this motor is a unique one.  It's one of the few manufactured 74 cubic inch with the big-base cylinders.(like 80" cylinders)  I talked to Dave at Morris Magneto and he instructed me to run the Andrews BH grind cam with his M5 Magneto.  I timed it off the back cylinder(as instructed) and I assume it starts and runs good.  Jeff brought me 2 transmissions, and said to "build one good one" out of the two.  If I remember correctly, one tranny had mostly Andrews gears (with FX main drive gear ratio = higher 1st gear for lighter weight motorcycles) but the case itself was in poor condition.  The other trans had a heavy-duty case, with chessy gears.  So, we built one with all the goodies.  I really like this photo by Anna (see COC website for the link to her) . . . and it's a really neat bike - and I plan on this summer racing around Des Moines with Jeff - Bar to Bar (at least once).  Gotta Love it . . .

2 comments:

Jeff Wright said...

Cheers!

Noot said...

He really does read this shit . . .
Fuckin Aye.