1907 V8 Motorcycle

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Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:19 am

Imagine you do 217km/h on a bike like this?

There are many v8 motorcycles today, but this is the craziest I have ever seen.
Despite all you read about early car speed records, trains actually held the land speed record until 1907. That all changed when Glen Curtis built and rode a V8 motorcycle to a land speed record of 136 mph. Within a decade he would become the Henry Ford of the aerospace industry, but his motorcycle record of 1907 was not bested until 1930. It was the only motorcycle to ever hold the outright land speed record and
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Curtis installed one of his 4000cc V8 aircraft engines into a motorcycle and blew all competitors into the weeds with a run of 136.27 mph on 24 January 1907

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Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:19 pm

Ek ry nie saam nie hehehehe

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Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:39 pm

Ja geen skokbrekers, jy moet 'n harde gat ou wees om daai ding te ry. In elke geval, ek het baie respek vir daai manne in die beginjare van petrol en diesel enjin tegnologie.
Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.

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Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:58 pm

AND those beaded edge tyres would have pumped to about 50 Psi. Scary indeed.

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Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:09 pm

And that steering will be very twitchy... :shock2:
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Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:16 pm

Note that it was driven with a shaft and not a belt as was the norm of the day. I'm surprised he didn't strip those gears. Crazy sjit!

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Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:08 pm

Ja Andy, die mense in die ou dae het goeie goed gebou. Hulle het gehou.
Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.

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Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:03 pm

Kon sekerlik nie ver kom met daai klein tenk nie ....

Sien ook nie regtig n gearbox nie ... beslis nie iets wat n V8 vandag as n gearbox sal gebruik nie

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Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:17 pm

ChrisF wrote:Kon sekerlik nie ver kom met daai klein tenk nie ....

Sien ook nie regtig n gearbox nie ... beslis nie iets wat n V8 vandag as n gearbox sal gebruik nie
Chris, I think that was the brakes, hit top speed, run out of fuel and free wheel until stopped.
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Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:53 pm

No shocks, thats why its only fit for riding on the beach
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