Paul Marx said:Bob Heath used to race his G50 with an unpainted frame to gain a few grams.
Apparently quite a common practice in the days when bikes didn't churn out hundreds of HP.
Piranha Brother 2 said:I trust he also took strong laxatives the morning of the race, shaved every hair from his body, removed his false teeth (which he had fitted to allow him to remove them on race day), didn't drink any fluids and slept in a sauna for three days prior to help rid himself of unwanted grams of body fluid ... sheesh! FFS!
laverdas said:For what it's worth i think cadnium plating is banned in the UK.
Bentley motors (local car plant) had to remove and dispose of all cadnium plated parts from there stores due to the toxic nature.
Vince said:I used to think Galing a frame would be great long-lasting protection but after getting my dirtbike box trailer hot dip galled it went from an easy one-hand lift and push to a full-blown backbreaker. It's insanely heavy now, but definitely no rust in the last 20 years it been in my back yard. Odd choices for a lightweight race bike.
My first concern is the claim that the bike is ridden once a month-Fuel lines dry w/no discoloration-fuel in the tank? Exhaust downpipes have no discoloration, either. The bike looks like a living-room display piece. Fitting the bike to SFC spec would be costly but I agree-it's a clean SF. Go see it, ride it & let us know how nice (or not) it is!angonemoto said:All things considered, it's a clean SF with some poor assembly and fastener choices to boot. Are we saying it's a fools errand to get this at a non replica price and refit it to a SFC spec because of the year?
I'm considering that cuz the bike is so close to where I live. I'm not sure what ignition is in there, but I can pull the cover. What other easy looks can I get from a visit to see just how much would need to be done to create a worthy replica out of it?