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Scott14/04/2015 09:43:12
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Interesting but I can't see meself trading in my GSX-R for it! dont know

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David Colwill14/04/2015 10:42:47
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I should get one. It seems to go at the same pace as my workshop projects crook

Bezzer14/04/2015 10:58:47
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Project and a half yes at least it won't suffer from carb icing smiley , I'll stick with my 2 stroke "Kettle" though..

John Stevenson14/04/2015 10:59:00
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Still faster than the average Quorn build wink

Bob Unitt 114/04/2015 11:20:44
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There was a steam motorbike used to do the rounds of the vintage shows, I saw it a couple of times. Can't remember the details though.

Hopper14/04/2015 12:53:36
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All a lot of fun -- until the safety's start lifting!

Interesting, using copper tube and compression fittings for steam. Looks like it runs some reasonable pressure too. 5 bar or so, I think from what I can make out on the gauges.

Dave Daniels14/04/2015 16:37:04
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Posted by Bob Unitt 1 on 14/04/2015 11:20:44:

There was a steam motorbike used to do the rounds of the vintage shows, I saw it a couple of times. Can't remember the details though.

Maybe this one ? Been at some VMCC functions.

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Jesse Hancock 114/04/2015 19:08:01
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I guess he had to draw the line at a bike since a real train running on the road might crease the tarmac a bit.
Muzzer14/04/2015 19:50:22
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Certainly, a flash boiler seems a somewhat more sensible choice for a motorbike. The Dutch one is a seriously impractical "look at me" indulgence rather than an engineering proposition. Must have taken years to build and I can't begin to understand the motivation beyond that.

Tim Stevens14/04/2015 20:41:45
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It seems to have only one crank - even the Rocket had two, for serious practical reasons. And I don't want it behind me - there appears to be only one brake, a diminutive band brake on the front wheel, with an ill-considered torque arm on the front swinging arm.

5 mph seems plenty to me. Too fast, probably ...

Cheers, Tim

Neil Wyatt15/04/2015 07:54:35
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One ME from the 80s (I think) featured a Bavarian road-steamer put together in the broad outline of a railway loco.

Neil

Bob Unitt 115/04/2015 09:49:08
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Posted by Dave Daniels on 14/04/2015 16:37:04:
Posted by Bob Unitt 1 on 14/04/2015 11:20:44:

There was a steam motorbike used to do the rounds of the vintage shows, I saw it a couple of times. Can't remember the details though.

 

Maybe this one ? Been at some VMCC functions.

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Thanks - that's the one it worked well, and made a fascinating noise.

 

ETA : Found some video of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7yksdd_cQc

Edited By Bob Unitt 1 on 15/04/2015 09:52:04

thomas oliver 215/04/2015 11:18:13
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Many moons ago, there was an article in the ME mag re a New Yorker who renovated a small twin cylinder steam engine and fitted it in a quadricycle with motor cycle wheels. He took it out into the New York traffic. When he stopped at the first lights the other drivers were shouting comments like "where did you get the big rollerskate". The laugh was on them as when the lights changed, they were out dragged easily to the next lights.

dcosta15/04/2015 11:31:13
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Hello.
In the northern Portugal, Barcelos, steam motor bike ***HERE*** and ***HERE*** .
The same gentleman with his steam motor bike near my home ***HERE***.

Regards
Dias Costa

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