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Seeley (replica) Framed Project Road Racer

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:22 pm

I have just completed the purchase of a Seeley replica frame for my next project. I will be going up to Peterborough on Friday to collect it. Kit is made up of Frame, Swinging Arm, Rear Wheel Adjusters, Engine Mounting Plates and head stock bearings. I would not be too surprised to find I'm seduced into obtaining some other bits at the same time :lol: .

The aim of the project is to have a good time developing and assembling a light weight, fine handling, fast road bike with a Suzuki GT500 based engine. I will be leaning towards using contemporary running parts such as forks, brakes etc. I want to use an alloy tank rather than a glass-fibre option so will have to do some research where that might be procured from (I know about "The Tank Shop"). As for body work I haven't a clue as yet but getting the styling right will be important.

The engine will come from a GT500 I bought a few years ago and will of course not need the oil dam mod because it will already be there. I intend to start from just the crankcases but development will hopefully include:

Straight cut Primary Gears
Centre Plug Heads
C/R gear box internals
Self generating ignition (I won't be fitting lights)
Pipes to suit
New carbs (make and model tbd)

If anybody has any of those parts or a lead on their availability I would be happy to here from them. I want to do all the engine preparation myself but expect to be looking for lots of advice as development progresses.

It will not be an instant build as progress will depend on decisions, funds and parts. I intend to get the maximum enjoyment out of this project so don't want it to be completed too soon :D . I'll post some photos of the frame kit on friday when it is back in my workshop.

Cheers for now

Zunspec

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Re: Seeley (replica) Framed Project Road Racer

Unread post by Zunspec » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:57 pm

Fetched the frame from Peterborough today, nice piece of work.

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Cheers Zunspec

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Unread post by Zunspec » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:52 pm

The new Maxton Ceriani replica forks arrived today. Old style fork legs filled with modern Maxton internals, a very fine piece of engineering

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I'm getting inspired.

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Seeley (replica) Framed Project Road Racer

Unread post by NeilD » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:39 pm

like that.. those forks look very good.. 8-)

ref the ally tank.. i've seen some good reviews of this bloke in Germany...

http://www.alu-tanks.de/41398.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Unread post by Zunspec » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:00 am

Hi Neil,

The German company sure produces some nice work. My search for a tank was soon fulfilled however when a member of the CRMC offered me a genuine period Seeley item, which I of course bought (along with a pair of shocks, see below):

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I have since decided that I am actually going to race it in the CRMC Air Cooled 500 class (there's no fool like an old fool :D ).

The last CRMC meeting is on at Silverstone this weekend (Sat. & Sun.) I'm going up on Sat. to suss a few things out and collect the tank & shocks.

Cheers Geoff

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Unread post by NeilD » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:41 pm

Zunspec wrote: My search for a tank was soon fulfilled however when a member of the CRMC offered me a genuine period Seeley item, which I of course bought (along with a pair of shocks, see below):
8-)

Silverstone should be good, I think they're had a few bikes entered that dont normally run in CRMC events... unfortunately I'm double-booked..

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Unread post by Zunspec » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:51 pm

I popped over to watch the CMRC racing at Silverstone on Saturday, there were some very fine machines thrashing round. No photos because the camera/batteries decided to play silly buggers. I did pick up my Seeley tank and bling rear shocks from Porno Pete however. The tank juxterposition is still a little bit off but I've still to play around with the rubber cushions.

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Also ordered up some 12mm 6082 T6 alloy plate to make the Caliper hangers, I'll be busy with a Bastard file for few days this week.

At fecking more than the cost of a set of calipers for a bloody superbike I have ordered 2 AP Lockheed twin piston "Classic" numbers from Harris.

What fun.

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Seeley (replica) Framed Project Road Racer

Unread post by jimmy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:19 am

Geoff
I keep seeing that TS* and I keep asking is it for sale (or indeed px for a bombardier)




*twas the first bike I owned as a sproggy 15yr old, had to push / ride it about 1/2 a mile to the first fields near us, then it was fun, fun, fun all the way :D :D

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Unread post by Zunspec » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:31 pm

Hi jimmy,

The little TS is not for sale at the moment, ask me again if I bung the Seeley into the bales and have a repair bill :D

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Re: Seeley (replica) Framed Project Road Racer

Unread post by paulcali3 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:34 pm

Hi Geoff, I like your plan...I'm not a 2 stroke fan, could you not pick up a cheap Manx Norton engine instead? :D Seriously, looks like quality. Good luck with it!

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