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What is it? What big single cylinder engine is currently available with good hot rod parts availability? How about a big VERTICLE twin? NEW and fast. I don't care what country makes it. Who's the guru on this?
 

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Tony Bones said:
Buy the biggest fucking crate V-twin money can buy and cut it in half. Anything is possible...
Don't some of the Buell's use a half sporty 883 motor? You could get half of a 1200 conversion and bump it up to 600cc....
 

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Thanks Tony, those motors are cool no doubt. I'm looking for something with a lot more mass. On the old Nortons the head had giant cooling fins. It made the motor look huge. Lots of cool parts and castings too.

Who has Manx pictures?
 

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The Matchless thumpers were super cool........
Conder said:
Thanks Tony, those motors are cool no doubt. I'm looking for something with a lot more mass. On the old Nortons the head had giant cooling fins. It made the motor look huge. Lots of cool parts and castings too.

Who has Manx pictures?
 

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The old Panthers were pretty cool. Real mechanical looking. AJS and Matchless made some beefy singles.

Anymore the big bore singles are kinda boring looking. You get the size, without the flavor. Kinda like fake boobs.
 

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The Matchless thumpers were super cool........
I heard about Matchless along time ago and now Chico reminded me to look em up. Thanks! I lifted these off a Matchless owners group site...Shhhhhh.

These bikes are awesome...

1953 Matchless G80CS
http://www.ajsmoc.com/images/m53g80.jpg

1951 AJS Model 18S


1949 AJS Model 16
http://www.ajsmoc.com/images/49ajs16.jpg

1947 Matchless G80 (my favorite)


1939 AJS Model 26T
http://www.ajsmoc.com/images/39ajs26t.jpg

1934 Matchless D80
http://www.ajsmoc.com/images/34md80.jpg
 

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Sweet pics! Indian made some thumpers too. Didn't Harley as well?
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I heard about Matchless along time ago and now Chico reminded me to look em up. Thanks! I lifted these off a Matchless owners group site...Shhhhhh.

These bikes are awesome...

1953 Matchless G80CS
http://www.ajsmoc.com/images/m53g80.jpg

1951 AJS Model 18S


1949 AJS Model 16
http://www.ajsmoc.com/images/49ajs16.jpg

1947 Matchless G80 (my favorite)


1939 AJS Model 26T
http://www.ajsmoc.com/images/39ajs26t.jpg

1934 Matchless D80
http://www.ajsmoc.com/images/34md80.jpg
 

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a SUPER SINGLE

GD! :eek:

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles...est-single-cylinder-in-the-world-ar58248.html

New World Record for Largest Single-Cylinder Motorcycle
Posted May 30th, 2008 by George Delozier

Franz Langer is a German engineer with a soft spot for single cylinder engines. You would think that his garage is filled with heavy vibrating 600 or 700cc motorcycles and this is exactly how it used to be until Franz retired and started building the most outrageous single cylinder motorcycles, just for the hell of it.

Of course, V-Twins were the alternative, but the possibilities are greater in that case and our engineer loves tough challenges so he had its name written in the Guinness book of records for building the biggest single cylinder motor on a motorcycle. The goal until that time was 1000cc and that was also the German's record for that time.

But things weren't about to stay that way for long as a 1500cc single soon requested its rights and got registered in the World Book of Records.

Franz considered it a challenge and so it modified an old NSU Konsul and adapted an airplane engine to it. Engine type? Single cylinder, of course! The problem was that even this one only displaced 1440ccs, which got close to the record holder, but didn't beat it. The solution was to enlarge the airplane engine and fit a bigger and yet lighter piston.

You would have to be a really adventurous kind of guy in order to ride this thing, but if a retired engineer can do it, I bet every motorcyclist can. The thing is that you have to kick start it and that's worst than a nightmare considering the cylinder capacity of the single cylinder engine.

 

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Tach it up to about 5 grand and pop the clutch and see what happens...LOL
 
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