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Jawa Speedway Flat track Bike

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I know, I know, Ive been in a funk with starting builds and shelving them after starting them. I hope this one changes my poor streak

The flat track bikes how a special place with me as I had a family member race these back in the 70's out in California. I think the guys that "hang on" to these beasts are absolutely fearless.

No Brakes and flat out gettin it.

I got this built up from ModelMartin today and jumped right in. I have a minty one on the way as we speak from Norway. Not sure as to what I'll do with it..

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Here it is straight out of the shipping box

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No turning back now...

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Cool

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Cool project. Those guys had iron underwear for sure. :o

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Oh man, that takes me back...I used to flat track Triumphs in my younger days...70's

I love that build...gotta get me one of those..I didn't even know they existed...cool!!!

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Shane, if you're lookin' for an idea for the kit from Norway look into Ice Racers. Flat Trackin' with what amounts too a bunch of Meat Tenderizers at 100 mph on a Frozen Lake!

Ed

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I got this built up from ModelMartin today and jumped right in.

No turning back now...

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Wow! You work fast!! :D:lol: Have fun with it! That was the first and last time I used the "Creepy Crawlies" rubber parts that Protar puts in their kits. Be sure to foil the rims before putting the tires back on and don't use the rest. How do you like that awesome rubber chain? :lol: Good luck on this project and I will look forwrd to seeing it reborn.

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Cool project. Those guys had iron underwear for sure. :lol:

Iron or super absorbant??? 'Cause I know what I'd be doing after one lap... :lol::D Nice subject, BTW. Ought to be a fun build.

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Thanks everyone. Andy , Pat yourself on the back for not bombing it with glue. Didn't take much to break it down. Yes the rubber played heck on the rims and sprockets but nothing that cant be fixed.

Ive started making new brackets and such from aluminum sheet. Update tomorrow...

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Small update. Ive got the bike all stripped and cleaned up.

Starting to mock up and make some engine mounts from aluminum.

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Here is another shot with a shortened seat.

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Heres the look I'm after...

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did you used to know pat and mike rooney from sacramento back then? they were pretty well known speedway riders.

cool project, this is gonna be my favorite bike model for the year!

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Her'es a quick update on the Speedway bike.

Changed all the fittings out with some that I made from brass and aluminum. made new bolt heads for the engine mounts. Changed out the plug wire with a piece of communcation wire...

Its going together really well..

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just found these photos while searching for info on the protar jawa as I have got one in need of restoration and repair. I realise its a long time ago but did this get finished ? any more pics ?

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UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE, Shane............

I need a fix of this one.

Looks fantastic.

Bob

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Absolutely fantastic!!! Love it, finish it man, this will be awesome. Your work looks killer! I gotta couple bikes I'm working on also, they are fun to work with.

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Great subject, and a great thread. Keep it going. Love the work you are putting into this model.

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Ahww man this is gonna be cool

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I don't know what happened to Shane (TxRat), but it's been months since he posted or maybe even logged in. :D

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