- Dec 14, 2020
Thanks to both a.k.a. all of you. Swell thread.
rats, as always you're a gentleman & a scholar !
The vintage specialties are always interesting to see & study.
IOW - " El gusto es mio. "
Class C was it. For the small bore classes, we have to remember the tremendous production of motocross bikes was great for flattracking.
I've never had a Harley / Aermacchi MX250 motor in a Champion frame or similar, but I do own a fine example of an original MX'er.
Here we go...
It seems to be close to 100 %
Maybe a few other proper race versions will come out of the woodwork ?
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Great book!Gentlemen & scholars , cont'd ....
We're not forgetting 92 above, but in conjunction with the MX250 models, there's a related book.
It was put together by Keith Geisner. It's safe to say he did his homework.
The title is : Finding # 49.
The following provides a preview for those interested in all phases of H-D race history.
Finding #49 and America’s Forgotten Motocross Team - Kindle edition by Geisner, Keith. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Finding #49 and America’s Forgotten Motocross Team.www.amazon.com
It was published 11-14-2019 and maybe a few missed seeing it ??
They are " Framers " :
Original from 1968
Verified Steens' Kit
Includes genuine Rickman hubs
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Rickman Montesa 250, 1972
Mint, 100 % NOS, Never Run
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Bought 66 tt new in the crate from dealer in Ga. in 66 or early 67 for rediculous cheap. Was exactly like this. Wonderful bike wish I could go back in time and get it back. Hooked up c15 lights ran street, scrambles, tt “tavern to tavern”, racing & even enduro once.Here's a righteous Turnip TT from ' 66.
I don't know of any special race history. Limited use could be why the original headers remained in great condition ?? Most were flattened for obvious reasons.
For a number of years it belonged to Craig Vetter . It was featured in a mag article possibly in the early 1990s. Maybe CycleWorld ?
A few months into the production year, Triumph changed the VIN nomenclature from T120 C to T120 TT. This one is stamped TT.
It runs strong.
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Good Framer stuff indeed. 531 Reynolds Tubing -Brazed together & then plated. Our local racer, the late Wayne Hosaka did a couple years of saddle time on one. Raced mostly at Ascot & Southbay Park Speedway, with the larger 750 mill & a noted Trackmaster swingarm installed later as with a rear disc brake. His 'ol Class C mount is still a survivor. His racing bib has PP's team on it which is short for our great local tuner at the time, Pete Pistone.
Bought 66 tt new in the crate from dealer in Ga. in 66 or early 67 for rediculous cheap. Was exactly like this. Wonderful bike wish I could go back in time and get it back. Hooked up c15 lights ran street, scrambles, tt “tavern to tavern”, racing & even enduro once.