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vibrac

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And nowhere to go :(
The Comet is at the stage where I would add oil and dump it on my mains rollers run it up and then start fettling and sorting with short rides round the lanes... But that's not going to happen, so I will just store it away somewhere secure and wait till the emergency is over. the seat support is adjustable so I can fit either the extended seat for 2 up rides or the standard (not that there is many dimensional differences) the electric start is in position and ready to try under load and the coil over front and rear seem matched. The Mikuni is ready to feed the big bore, I think frustrated is the key word :)
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Bill Thomas

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Wot no mirrors, I got a few yards down the road last year, And thought something is wrong, I had forgot to put the mirrors on !.
Yes I checked my Old Comet the other day, The battery was still OK and it had not wet sumped over the winter,
All ready to go, But now Stuffed !!.
 
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vibrac

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An even sadder machine just rescued from the exhaust pipe maker who has closed shop ( Covid 19)
Apart from that it was ready to go on the rolling road another candidate for secure hibernation RHsides.jpgLHsides.jpgFEs.jpgtops.jpg
 

BigEd

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When it eventually gets out on the track I'm guessing that most of them won't even see which way Ben went.:cool:
 

vibrac

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They were on the Comet that also used the balance at the handlebar and not on the fork. Over a season we tried and found no advantage Ben said the shorter standard levers gave more feel and he could find no improvement on the braking distances. (in fact over the years its been tried by us a couple of times) The key to making the abysmal (for racing) standard racing brakes is close attention to setting up and stiff cables. the regs do allow to TLS but only on existing plates thats a path we would like to take but its a lot of development time and those who have done it have not fully detailed it.
 

greg brillus

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Such a shame you guy's have to run stock brakes.........It really is the main limiting factor of these bikes in racing in my opinion.........you could have 1000 HP but you still need to be able to stop the thing. Our reg's allow the use of any drum brake up to 230 mm in drum diameter.........even this size on a Vin twin is working hard on some corners. I take my hat off to you...........
 

vibrac

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Here is the specific reg:
Brakes: must be as fitted to the original machine. Original brake plates may be modified to change from single leading shoe to twin leading shoe operation. The fitting of air scoops is allowed and brake lining material is free
must be nice to have a standard Manx Norton...
 

Comet Rider

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Tim,
Bernd from Germany was making new TLS that looked like standard brakes, with the mechanism all hidden on the inside.
He had them at the International last year, someone must have pic's or contact details
 

bmetcalf

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He posted on the Forum about his brakes in the last few months, but I searched with no luck and I don't remember his alias. Maybe it was on the FaceBark page, not here.
 

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