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Hurricane Meets Quasar (2007)

Malcolm Newell's son in law Gerry Hedderwick on his immaculate Triumph Hurricane meets Blez's Quasar at the 2007 BMF Show. Photo: © Paul Blezard

Hurricane Meets Quasar (2007)

2007: '70s Miss Feds meet Quasar at BMF

Thirty years after the BMF Rally first came to Peterborough Miss Federation 1976 and 1978 returned to the Show and posed with Blez's 1980 Quasar. The first Quasar was sold in December 1976. Photo: Paul Blezard

2007: '70s Miss Feds meet  Quasar at BMF

2007: '70s Miss Feds meet Quasar at BMF

Vivienne (standing, Miss Federation 1976) and Anita (sitting, Miss Fed 1978) pose with Blez's Quasar at the BMF Show, 30 years after it first came to Peterborough and 30 years after Quasars first went on sale. Photo: Paul Blezard

2007: '70s Miss Feds meet  Quasar at BMF

Quasar meets 70s Miss Federations at BMF 2007

Anita (behind) and Vivienne (in front) were the Miss Federations of the BMF Show in 1978 and 1976 respectively. They were reunited at the 2007 event and I persuaded them to squeeze themselves into my Quasar. PNB

Quasar meets 70s Miss Federations at BMF 2007

different braking

Hi, found this website when looking up brakes. Interesting idea on making steering better?

Vernon

Monty's V50 2007

This shot shows a close-up of the Tait hub centre steering on the V50 which is now over 20 years old. It gives much more lock than a Difazio unit.
The fuel tank has been moved from the original position above the engine to behind the rider. Photo: Paul Blezard May 2007

Monty's V50 2007

Monty's V50 Creasey-fied

The V50 Guzzi Phasar now sports a tail unit like the Mk3 Banana's added by Royce Creasey, along with a rear fuel tank.
Unfortunately Monty no longer fits comfortably into it! Photo: Paul Blezard May 07

Monty's V50 Creasey-fied
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CG limitations - incorrections dispelled

It seems it's about time I fended off Arthur Middletons attempts to 'correct' my comments on the limitations of low CG motorcycle designs.

I beleive the original article spoke for itself if properly read and understood, but some have asked for a clarification upon Arthurs comments - so here it is.

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name: CALABRONE

engine: Honda Hornet 250 cc

Osaka Automesse Show, Intex Osaka (International Exhibition Center), Japan (February 10,11,12, 2006).

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name: CALABRONE

engine: Honda Hornet 250 cc

Osaka Automesse Show, Intex Osaka (International Exhibition Center), Japan (February 11,12,13, 2005).

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name: CALABRONE

engine: Honda Hornet 250 cc

Osaka Automesse Show, Intex Osaka (International Exhibition Center), Japan (February 11,12,13, 2005).

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V05 feeling better in 2007

Now repaired and back on the road

V05 feeling better in 2007

Genesis Mk3 & Burgman 650

You'd never think that these two machines are based on exactly the same chassis and power train would you? PNB Photo: Paul Blezard

Genesis Mk3 & Burgman 650

a) Ian P in Genesis Mk3 Burgman 650

More pix of this machine can be seen in the 'One Offs' folder. This photo by Paul Blezard

a) Ian P in Genesis Mk3 Burgman 650

a Mk3 Genesis well cranked (2007)

Blez tests the newly carbon fibre bodied Genesis Mk3 appropriately wearing a carbon fibre BMW helmet. See the 3 minute 2011 video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfS3ZYwWk1E
Photo by Jeremy Clifton-Gould, 2007.

a Mk3 Genesis well cranked (2007)

a Blez tests the Mk3 Genesis

Photo by Jeremy Clifton-Gould

a Blez tests the Mk3 Genesis

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Highsides and the FF layout

Highsides and the FF layoutS

Definition; “FF”
A single track vehicle with a seat base less than 20” above ground level at ride height, fitted with a seat back capable of supporting the rider. The front suspension should not be steered.

Application.
This information applies 'open cockpit' FFs of the type shown on my site www.hightech.clara.net and Quasars. FF's with outriggers may be a special case and this is considered speculatively in the text.

Sources.
This knowledge is based on the Quasar and Voyager production projects and personal motorcycle experience since 1961. Study of video records of other peoples highsides has also informed this study.

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