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Over 30 years of buying, breaking, building, cutting, welding, riding and selling greasy old mo'sickles. Bare bones bikes from the middle of nowhere!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Spirit of Semtex

Would have a parking space in my "Ultimate LockUp" no cpompromise built to get up a twisty hill as quick as possible



Spec sheet - Tech Stuff

Owner:........Patrick Hook a.k.a. "Paddy" (heavily modified!)
Fabrication by:...Owner / Welbro Engineering
Chrome/Paint:......none - weighs too much

ENGINE

Builder:.............................Owner
Size/Type:..1232cc, short stroke, 4-valve, (was an Evo Big Twin)
Cases:...........................Delkron, modified
Crank:....One-off S & S flywheels, modified and balanced by owner
Rods:.....S & S Supreme Duty, bored out to take Cosworth pins
Pistons:...Cosworth 90mm Formula One race car, heavily modified
Cylinders...Stock, shortened, bored out, Beryllium Rings (no head gaskets)
Cam:...................Fueling 4-valve
Carbs:..2 x Weber IDF 40mm twin-throat racing, intakes by owner/Alan
Heads:.............................4-valve Fueling, modified
Ignition:...Interspan racing system, no external power supply needed
Air Cleaners:.............................Pancake-type
Exhausts: ..Titanium, computer calculated length, matched front and rear
Silencers: .........................................................................It'll make your ears bleed!

TRANSMISSION

Type:..........Four speed wide-ratio
Manufacturer:................Quaife Racing
Clutch/Primary:...Bob Newby Racing belt, alloy clutch and front pulley

CHASSIS

Year/Type:...1994, Owner/Welbro Engineering, 7020 Aluminium twin beam
Swing Arm:...Suzuki 1100, heavily modified. Will be replaced by Welbro item
Forks:............Kayaba Upside Down Grand Prix
Rear shock:....Kayaba Grand Prix, Titanium spring
Fasteners:.......Titanium, through drilled, safety wired
Overall weight.....................310 lb.!

WHEELS/TIRES

Wheels:.Marchesini Magnesium Grand Prix
Brakes:.AP Racing Grand Prix Calipers/ Carbon Fibre or Steel Rotors
Tyres:..Michelin Grand Prix, Wets, Intermediates or slicks (not available to public)
Size:.........................130/17 inch front, 180/17 inch rear

The full story in Paddy Hook's own words HERE

2 comments:

Rowan said...

Holy Shit... now thats a serious piece of work... and coming in at only 310lbs


that's put a big grin on my face

inet101 said...

Mr Hooks handiwork defines the term "No Compromise".....Ran across it on the web awhile back, have had a link posted from that time.....Really cannot describe how much that bike inspires.....