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Dan Smith's HRDton


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I'm sure Dan will list some more details, but this much I know
-It has an electric start
-The cases are part of the batch Dan made when building his A+
- It is fuel injected
- It looks great.Screenshot_20200330-190120.pngScreenshot_20200330-190127.png

Bill Thomas

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Dan, I think you come on the Forum ?,
Any chance of telling us some of your jobs / Tricks, You are very clever as seen by the "A" you took across
USA with Robert and Marcus, ie No Oil Leaks !!, Plus other builds you have done.
I for one would love to hear any info'.
Cheers Bill.

Robert Watson

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I can tell you a bit, as my instructions were that he should make it to fit my inseam!

The ignition and fueling is Suzuki SV 650 (FI) and complete electronics, but being a 90 degree twin with rather limited timing adjustment it had to get built with an off set crank to make it fire at 90 degrees.

Harley Sportster bendix style starter, mounted where you would expect to the the generator on post war cases.

Replica manx brakes front and rear made in alloy.

Upside down forks also SV650 but in look-a-like roadholder triple trees.

Oil tank built into the front engine plates between the down tubes.

Just run of the mill stuff out of that basement...................HRD Crank.jpg

Bill Thomas

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That's good for starters !, Look what we have, A crank between centres !!!!,
That's what we have been told is not good :) .
I bought an old wood lathe, So that I could fit a crank between centres, Then thought I had got it wrong !.
That photo looks very clever, Thanks Robert,
We need more !, I am completely out of touch, Didn't know Suzuki 650 V Twin had F/Injection.
Maybe too late for me.
Always liked the idea of the Suzuki, But to me being tallish, They never looked right,
And the engine and exhaust to me looked home made !.
The Vincent always looked Class to me.

Bill Thomas

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If Dan can do all that, Surely I could weld up and bore out a set of wheels for a 560cc ?? :) .
I picked up some gas and wire yesterday, If I am stuck at home for a long time, I might get my Bum in the garage !.

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