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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

However, the next, next, next project is...

...another Cub...






Initial research indicates it is a a 1961 T20SL (Scrambler with lights / referred to in some places as a Sports Cub) engine in a 1955 frame. The frame is obviously wrong for the motor, but it seems to have the correct quickly detachable headlight, heavy duty forks and a few other little bits that go with the SL style. It is not entirely mine, no, this is a joint ownership arrangement, like people do with highly strung and very valuable race horses.

The SL engine does indeed have a bit of a racy background, with a compression ratio of 9:1 (the standard T20 road Cub is 7:1), the 'R' cam, sports type valve springs, close ratio gears and flat styleee handlebars. Just imagine crouching down over the tank, elbows tucked in, hanging on to those bars for all you're worth and hitting the top speed of 77.8mph...as reported by 'Motor Cycling' in a road test in 1961. That's another 13mph faster than the T20.

All I need to do now is make a bit of space in The Shed, or perhaps, make Another Shed.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you're gonna corner the Cub market in your part of the world.I can see it now, a drag-bike? Or get a swingarm frame and hit the dirt tracks? Sounds like a nice next,next,next project. HL

U N said...

Oh dear, just what you need. Another project to spread your time and money even more thinly between all the bikes you have.

U N

Anonymous said...

My ghast is well and truly flabbered!

I wish you luck, and I wonder if your partner has their eyes open!

Get working and keep us updated.

ng :)

Stuart said...

Cubbies, Cubbies everywhere and not a one to ride! ;-)

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

It's all good fun chaps!

Anonymous said...

And there was me thinking that the next shed was going to be a hay shed!?

Darrell said...

At what point does a herd form? Is it 3 Cubs? Or does that make a "pride?"

U N said...

I feel a new competition coming along: 'What is the collective term for a number of Tiger Cubs?'

My suggestions:

1. a Cubbiness of Tiger Cubs
2. a Slowness of Tiger Cubs
3. an Oil leak of Tiger Cubs

No doubt you can all think of others. Her Gorgeousness will rake in the back of the shed for a suitable prize for the winner. (Hopefully not a 'rubber ring'!)

U N

Anonymous said...

A curmudgeon of Cubs

A clatter of Cubs

A cacophony of Cubs

A Triumphalism of Tiger Cubs

A Tiger Feet of Tiger Cubs

I wonder if her GBC ness is old enough to 'get' the last one!

ng:)

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Some good suggestions there, they're making I laugh, hehehe. No NG, not quite old enough to know what you're on about...no really....I'm not! Only just old enough to own a Cub in the first place!

U N said...

'A Tiger Feet of Tiger Cubs' - That's neat!!

U N

Anonymous said...

He he he, UN, that's right!!

ng:):):)

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