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KRM TT special

Postby Simon » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:20 am

Hi everyone,

Here are some pictures of my KRM TT special. Frame is one of the 5 Branch-framed specials that are mentioned in Girdler's book.
I know of 2 others in California, and saw one with an XLR engine in it on eBay years ago - I believe that bike was from Florida.

The frame uses big twin springer legs to bring the shocks to an upright position. Front is a later addition of Ceriani 35mm MX forks.
I understand that this bike was built in 1960.
Some other interesting parts to note are the road race rear drum with fins, with a reinforced backing plate.
The generator is an all aluminium finned unit that I believe was made by the previous owner - a machinist in LA.
Cams are all KR grinds, with the number 4 cam a factory experimental grind (this cam sadly no longer in my possession).
Ignore the front wheel - that's just to push it around for now.

There are more interesting things about the engine that I will post when I get around to taking pictures.

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Re: KRM TT special

Postby thefrenchowl » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:44 am

Tasty bits, Simon!!!!

Dick Hammer circa early 60s at Ascott 1/2 mile/TT course with same Jerry Branch frame:

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I lost the recent photos when it sold on ebay for a song...

Have you got them?

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Re: KRM TT special

Postby Mutt » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:52 am

Simon, can ya post a pic of the aluminum generator?
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Re: KRM TT special

Postby Simon » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:45 pm

Hi Patrick, I don't think I do, unfortunately - I will have to dig back through my old pics on another hard drive to confirm.
I think I saved pics of the XLR version a few years ago too. Despite what people say about eBay, it can be a valuable study tool!

Mutt, I will take pics next time I'm out near my local parts stash.
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Re: KRM TT special

Postby Mutt » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:54 pm

While you are in your stash, can ya see if ya got any spare KR intake cams ya wantta sell?
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Re: KRM TT special

Postby EKHKHK56 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:58 pm

That #16 is definitely talking to me. I loved racing half miles... :shock: Had to travel 1500 miles there and back to attack the clay track in Kenai. '95 Track record at 23.56 with a 78 TransAm stock car. Raced XR544 Honda also mainly for fun. 94, 95 & 96 I won theAlaska B-Stock Championships with no racing tires, shocks or springs which were allowed. Those were fun years...
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Re: KRM TT special

Postby Simon » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:03 am

Mutt,

Bush or bearing shafts? I know I have a few sets, but I think they're all the base KR grind - no letter variants. Is it just the intakes you want?
Still grouping my projects, so unsure of spares yet - although if I do have some standalone intakes I'll let you know.
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Re: KRM TT special

Postby Mutt » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:14 am

bushing shafts, intakes only. Base grind is fine. Any idea on the lift/dur?
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Re: KRM TT special

Postby Simon » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:01 pm

Finally managed to dig out the generator - here are some pics:

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