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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:24 pm 
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I’ve never ridden one but would love a go. Light and quick - perfect :D


How about the bike....?? lOl

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:16 pm 
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mate at work had a KH250 with a 3 into 1 ( micron ?) and with the bafffle out OMG did it sound nice


It would have been a piper exhaust, I had one on my kettle when I got it, it would set every car alarm it passed off :D


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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:21 pm 
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gusm2 wrote:
Stunning bike :sun:
Mate at work sometimes commutes on his air cooled RD/TZ hybrid 350.
I remember in 78 having a Fizzie and a mate giving me a go on his 350B with microns on it :shock: :shock: :shock:
Oh those halcyon days :old:


The motor in this is an RD400E with 440 Fahron watercooled barrels, tz clutch, water pump, ignition and 36mm tz carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:46 pm 
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Very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:21 am 
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spondon440 wrote:
barney wrote:
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mate at work had a KH250 with a 3 into 1 ( micron ?) and with the bafffle out OMG did it sound nice


It would have been a piper exhaust, I had one on my kettle when I got it, it would set every car alarm it passed off :D

I ran a KH250 with a 3 into 1...bought the fuckin thing from the NEC bike show, it sounded brilliant but didn't really do much for the power
NOBODY and I mean nobody with a 250, whether it was a RD, X7 or whatever could keep up with my KH!.....it may have been something to do with the 400 barrels, pistons and heads :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:24 pm 
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t965m wrote:
I’ve never ridden one but would love a go. Light and quick - perfect :D

Clive, you really need to put that on your bucket list.......... A fast stinkwheel will really blow your mind. 8-)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:56 am 
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IBIS wrote:
t965m wrote:
I’ve never ridden one but would love a go. Light and quick - perfect :D

Clive, you really need to put that on your bucket list.......... A fast stinkwheel will really blow your mind. 8-)


although the lack of engine braking will come as a surprise :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:49 am 
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Nutah wrote:
IBIS wrote:
t965m wrote:
I’ve never ridden one but would love a go. Light and quick - perfect :D

Clive, you really need to put that on your bucket list.......... A fast stinkwheel will really blow your mind. 8-)


although the lack of engine braking will come as a surprise :shock:


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yes most defiantly , the very narrow power band and once in that band it goes like a rat up a drain pipe ,the worlds on fast forward , as you keep feeding in the next gear. :o
and yes when you come to try and stop and roll of the throttle it just keeps going , NO engine braking what so ever :shock: you HAVE to use the brakes :yup:

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barney wrote:
Nutah wrote:
IBIS wrote:
t965m wrote:
I’ve never ridden one but would love a go. Light and quick - perfect :D

Clive, you really need to put that on your bucket list.......... A fast stinkwheel will really blow your mind. 8-)


although the lack of engine braking will come as a surprise :shock:


:yt:
yes most defiantly , the very narrow power band and once in that band it goes like a rat up a drain pipe ,the worlds on fast forward , as you keep feeding in the next gear. :o
and yes when you come to try and stop and roll of the throttle it just keeps going , NO engine braking what so ever :shock: you HAVE to use the brakes :yup:

https://youtu.be/7LAgZy1NDoQ

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Ye gods! :o

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Ye gods! :o

yes indeed ye gods :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
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That honestly would scare me shitless. The lack of engine braking leaves no room for error - balls of steel required.

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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:10 pm 
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t965m wrote:
That honestly would scare me shitless. The lack of engine braking leaves no room for error - balls of steel required.

But in the olden days, that was normal. That's why we had brakes. And they didn't work when it rained.

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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
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I was behind a gaggle of old Lambretters a few months ago, not really my thing but I found myself chasing them with my window wound down trying to breath in the fumes of the castrol R they were using. Took me right back. Made my day.


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