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Mazda Rings (?)
« on: 12.06. 2016 19:19 »
I was just reading the spec on this one and noted - 'Mazda Rings'. That's a new one on me, anyone here heard of this usage?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-BSA-A10-hardtail-chopper-lowrider-Sootys-Customs-Spark-in-the-Dark-/391467666168?hash=item5b254a8af8:g:xOsAAOSw7ehXSIkE


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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #1 on: 13.06. 2016 01:30 »
What a wast of a good bike *sad2*
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #2 on: 13.06. 2016 02:38 »
What a wast of a good bike *sad2*

What bike was wasted? I see an A10 engine and gearbox in a custom frame. If you found a stock frame and all stock parts to assemble a replica, you've got a replica. Nothing wrong with that, my bike is something of a bitsa with non-matching numbers, so I see nothing wrong with someone repurposing the engine and gearbox to make a custom to suit his tastes. Anyway, I'm a little partial to Alice Cooper, having workd with him a bit before the dawn of man.

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P.S. Not that I would want a bike with Alice's picture on it.
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #3 on: 13.06. 2016 09:11 »
I'm with you Richard. Build it how YOU want it. Both mine are bitza's. The '57 cafe has a 54 A7SS head and '60 A10 bottom end, the plunger has the original 57 A7SS top end.
As for Mazda rings, they could be out of anything that has the right size. A mate has a Daihatsu piston in his TT600. I had T160 pistons in my A7SS racer.
As for Alice, I have every album he's made. I still have (somewhere) the ticket to see him at the Sydney Showground in 1978 (not that I remember much  *whistle*) Welcome To My Nightmare. $7.50 was 1/4 of my pay packet.
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #4 on: 13.06. 2016 14:13 »
Am always appreciating the workmanship and skills going into such 'things', but would never buy or build anything like that.

As for the Mazda rings, interesting to know more.
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #5 on: 13.06. 2016 14:25 »
I'm no expert on motorcycle suspensions in general, so I am amused/impressed by the bracketing that causes both fork legs to move in unison. EDIT: Thinking about that, I suppose our front fenders and fender stays perform this function, but it seems maybe not as solidly. Like I said, no suspension expert here. Then there are the brakes. I wonder what those feel like. When I go riding with others I usually will tell them something like, "I don't have what most people would commonly call 'brakes'."

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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #6 on: 13.06. 2016 17:09 »
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What a wast of a good bike *sad2*

I can see your point Peter - BUT if it's ridden it aint wasted.
Think of all the Nortons bought for their engines by the three wheeled brigade, result -- Tritons
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #7 on: 13.06. 2016 17:46 »
Think of all the Nortons bought for their engines by the three wheeled brigade, result -- Tritons

Who were the three wheeled brigade?
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« Reply #8 on: 13.06. 2016 18:57 »
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Who were the three wheeled brigade?

Sorry could not get the correct term pretty sure it's Hill climbing, one of the engines favoured for the three wheeled (Morgan type) vehicles was the Manx Norton, the story goes Norton refused to supply engines so they had to buy the whole bike then strip our the engine discarding the rest, word soon got around of lots of Norton frames going spare and hence Tritons.
Now don't you be telling be it a load of balone, it's a great story true or otherwise *smile*
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #9 on: 13.06. 2016 19:23 »
I think you're meaning F3 cars Bill....Coopers, Kiefts etc....like this...and you're right back then it was a cost effective way to get a Manx engine for your race car, though come to think of it I can't remember when I last saw a real Manx framed Triton.....guessing they've all mostly got their original engines back by now!
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #10 on: 13.06. 2016 22:02 »
Cheers unclerob, so I was on the right track (pun intended)
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #11 on: 14.06. 2016 02:34 »
 Yes many a good A7 went to the tip over here in the 50es because they wanted the engine and gearbox for TQ racing cars *sad2*
Still think it is a wast of a good bike ;)
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #12 on: 14.06. 2016 03:08 »
Still asking: what bike?
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #13 on: 14.06. 2016 11:07 »
how did the owner get 703cc out of an A10? that's more than +0.100" over isn't it?
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Re: Mazda Rings (?)
« Reply #14 on: 14.06. 2016 11:31 »
I think you're meaning F3 cars Bill....Coopers, Kiefts etc....like this...and you're right back then it was a cost effective way to get a Manx engine for your race car, though come to think of it I can't remember when I last saw a real Manx framed Triton.....guessing they've all mostly got their original engines back by now!

Yeah, sadly that mob are still robbing older speedway/grass bikes for their japanese engines.
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