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TOPIC: VanTech CT1 Prototype

VanTech CT1 Prototype 10 Jun 2019 11:32 #1

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This was built in 1971 as an idea to market an enduro. A friend of mine had it and i`ve known about it for 20 years. It`s mine now, I even have the registration showing VanTech engineering as the owner.
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VanTech CT1 Prototype 10 Jun 2019 11:54 #2

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holy moly!!:Excited

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1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Street tracker
1968 Honda CL90
1971 Honda Sl 125
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V700
1970 Suzuki TC90
1947 Mustang

VanTech CT1 Prototype 10 Jun 2019 14:33 #3

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that leading link come off a Greeves, or Saacs/Penton? only rode leading link on those bikes, Greeves was 1st Trials blke I had ridden to that point, it had 1st leading link I ever rode, thought (whole bike) kinda wierd then I saw Sammy Miller @ a trials event, wow, cool what they did on a bike, now what they do is krazy cool, enduro riders have trials like sections now, their amazing as well. I did an enduro back when, it was more of a timed hare & hound.

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VanTech CT1 Prototype 10 Jun 2019 15:32 #4

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The leading link is a VanTech front end. I have them on 3 of my bikes.
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VanTech CT1 Prototype 10 Jun 2019 16:14 #5

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Geez Capt you find the really cool stuff.
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VanTech CT1 Prototype 10 Jun 2019 18:40 #6

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Great score. Jeez you guys are lucky to have such stuff within reach.

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VanTech CT1 Prototype 11 Jun 2019 00:08 #7

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I never liked those set-ups much, thought they were heavy & couldn't grasp the jacking up under braking they exhibit. I didn't get to really test the suspension @ what they were good at, whoops (from what i was told) @ high speed. The Greeves was a trials, the Penton was a 125, but no hi speed whoops where I rode it

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VanTech CT1 Prototype 11 Jun 2019 10:55 #8

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I love real odd ball bikes like this.

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VanTech CT1 Prototype 11 Jun 2019 12:59 #9

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By in large the VanTech leading link was 6-8 pounds lighter than standard forks. They just look bulky. If you notice the front brake stay is mounted to the down tube and is parallel to the swing arm. It floats so the suspension still works under breaking.
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VanTech CT1 Prototype 11 Jun 2019 19:38 #10

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I need one on my RT1.

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