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beautiful.
let us all know how she handles.
 

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44 horsepower according to the shop manual, with a redline of 9,100. It's throaty-sounding, but I've yet to get everything dialed in for a first real ride. I'll keep you posted…
 

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That turned out great, and it's the perfect engine for that kind of bike. It was an unusual (and expensive) cylinder head design for it's time, with DOHC and torsion bar valve springs, but when built right they pull cleanly to 12,000 rpm and beyond.
I always felt mine was like two bikes in one. Low down, it felt soft but torquey like a 500 Triumph, but above about 8000rpm it turned into a different beast altogether.
You'll have a lot of fun on that, and it'll sound like hell at the top end!
 
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