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#1 RC162

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 18:23

Hi all
I went to Croix at the weekend for a couple of days classic track time and although Sunday was washed out we had a really good Saturday. At the end of one of my sessions I was pulled to one side and asked if Jim Redman could use my bike for a few demonstration laps. It was my honour to have him ride it and at the age of 80 he rides pretty damn good. Just thought you might like to see a picture of Jim on the bike doing what he does best.

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#2 picblanc

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 21:36

Nice one & lovely bike. :up:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:08

Jim is a legend. Still doing his thing at 80 years young. I bought his book from him one year at Donnington (2002 I think) and was so enthralled I read it in one sitting. He certainly didn´t have it easy in his early life, so hats off to him for achieving what he did.
BTW, is the Honda 4 an original, or a replica? Looks great whatever it is.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:07

The radiator would suggest a replica, but the beauty about those lookalikes (and more importantly, sound-alikes !) is that they can be caned mercilessly at full whack with little fear of an expensive blow-up. :clap:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 17:20

Jim is a legend. Still doing his thing at 80 years young. I bought his book from him one year at Donnington (2002 I think) and was so enthralled I read it in one sitting. He certainly didn´t have it easy in his early life, so hats off to him for achieving what he did.
BTW, is the Honda 4 an original, or a replica? Looks great whatever it is.


It's very much a replica. Took me 4 years to complete. I went for an RC161/162 look so that the fairing was open around the pipes like the RC161 to aid cooling but the rest of the parts I tried to make more like the RC162. Runs an Honda MC19 motor with the later MC22 carbs and standard ignition and goes well. Pulls pretty linear from 6000 through to 18000 with no glitches. I have run it now since 2009 and only changed the oil and filter. I have it registered for the road as well and with a few bits and bobs added plus some cartridges in the pipes. Handles well using standard 1963 Honda CB72 forks and NJB rear shocks. I love riding it.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 17:31

The radiator would suggest a replica, but the beauty about those lookalikes (and more importantly, sound-alikes !) is that they can be caned mercilessly at full whack with little fear of an expensive blow-up. :clap:


A lot of people use the standard radiator but I use one from the MZ Skorpion. It is like a TZ or LC radiator in shape and works perfectly with the motor. It required one pipe moving and two plugs but being narrower than the standard item it allows for a slimmer shape to the bike and a bit more room to place things. The MC19 motor I have is redlined at 18000 but the later MC22 is redlined at 19000. I stick to the limit that Honda set and it has been reliable so far but with cranks being 800 pounds, for a new one, problems are expensive and at 18000rpm a lot of damage happens pretty quickly.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 21:33

Nice job, son. And the sound ?

#8 RC162

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:04

Nice job, son. And the sound ?


Here's some footage taken in 2010 at the same event. Doesn't quite capture it properly but gives you some idea of what it is like.

Replica appears at 4m29s

#9 RC162

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 17:56

Hi all.
Just a little add on to the Trophees Gerard Jumeaux. Ron Chandler is a regular at this event and this is a bit of on bike footage of me trying to keep up with Ron at this years event. Not great resolution but it is a tiny camera no bigger than your thumb inside my helmet. Oh for a bit more woof like them TZ strokey things.







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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:22

The Trophees Gerard Jumeaux event is in memory of French sidecar and solo rider Gerard Jumeaux. Recently a video of 8mm film and photos of him has been put up on YouTube. It contains some personal footage plus some really nice photos of his races and clearly he had a go at most things. It is very funny in places and is a great reminder of the period. It's 9 minutes long and it's well worth seeing it all.