Built in the late 60's, it had all the period cycle modifications and a fully tuned engine. The fiberglass gas and oil tanks were by REG Mouldings who supplied Dunstall , the Manx seat from Wassell, and the top yoke, rear-sets, etc. The rear wheel was Manx, as was the front 2LS backing plate fitted into a standard street hub. The fairing was from Italy via a coworker who did much of the engine work and currently owns King Motorcycles in Brooklyn, NY.
Vintage Flat Tracker
Motor was rebuilt top to bottom before start of season including , rod, crank, all bearings, trans bearings, water pump bearings, piston, wrist pin bearing- 10 hours on motor. Forks were re valved, new oil and seals. Rear shock is a ZX6 street bike shock , revalved and new spring. Wheels were recently trued and tightened by Dubya.
I am by no means an expert on fuel. And I am confident that I have seized more pistons in those 28 years than any other human on any continent. Gallon jugs of industrial strength muriatic acid, used to dissolve aluminum smeared onto cylinder walls by pistons trying to grow larger than the bore size , are cheaper when you buy cases of four! And we now listen to knock while testing so damage from deto is now rare. A combination of low velocity airflow from huge carbs and low volatility fuel requires lots of engine heat to create adequate vaporization.
Dick Tibbits also returns and will aid all three Wrecking Crew riders with nutrition, fitness, and mental preparation. Indian Motorcycle Racing is extremely proud to continue its relationship with the former champion and Wrecking Crew rider. Baker will closely support and mentor Briar and Bronson throughout the season by analyzing their on-track performance, help with race-day strategy and bike setup.