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1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

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1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion was created by garethashman

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Last edit: 26 Mar 2021 23:49 by Enduronut.
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Replied by DEET on topic 1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

So you are planning to race this on a flat track?
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Replied by shyted on topic 1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

To add to Deets question, are you going to put an underslung pipe on too?
Looks nice by the way.
26 Mar 2021 14:26 #3

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Replied by RT325 on topic 1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

I like it. I see its a reed top end off an RT2 or 3. Is it modified or stock. Had a thin seat on mine once & man i could feel the vibes. Will you be using it in anger sometime or just for show as looks too nice to get dirty.
26 Mar 2021 16:20 #4

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Replied by KennyV on topic 1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

Like DEET, I have to ask or assume (hope) that it is for the flat track having no front brake. Looks good, have fun!
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Replied by shyted on topic 1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

You're from the UK at an observant guess ?
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Replied by TresCuatros on topic 1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

If you're racing this flat track, please report how that head angle feels on a smaller circuit. The angle looks rather slack to me, but it could be the camera or that you're running larger tracks.
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31 Mar 2021 07:28 #7

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Replied by DEET on topic 1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

 Seems like I usually see the shifter over on the right side with the rear brake for flat track.

Don't you also have to have a number plate on the rear side?



 
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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic 1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

Pretty sure owner is here in the UK, so not sure how much flat tracking takes place here.
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Replied by TresCuatros on topic 1971 RT1B Flat-track conversion

DEET wrote:  Seems like I usually see the shifter over on the right side with the rear brake for flat track.

Don't you also have to have a number plate on the rear side?




 

Here in the states, right-side controls is the exception, not the norm in flat track. Very few people convert. Even framers and purpose-built customs are doing brake right, shift left. The older bikes from Europe (opposed to Japan) are the only ones we see with right-side controls.
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