Monday, 8 November 2010

The famus Valdres JAP

Some photos from a English bike rally, early `80`s.

We were impressed when a local man arrived with this homebuilt bike.  First time the special was out, and straight for the rally.
If I can remember correctly he was running the bike on methanol, burning one liter per kilometer......Not made for touring.
"Total loss" speedway type lubrication is rarely seen on the highway, but there are nothing like the smell from Castrol R40......

The frame are Ariel, probably WD, JAP 500cc speedway engine, forks from Norton, Suzuki tank, Burman gear box and a "banana" seat to top it of.

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