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No_sprk
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

ok i had the great pleasure of meeting a MR.Chris Zootis. he is local to me. my friend told me about him for years. saying he was a buell freak. little did i know....


so i stopped into his shop today and got a quick tour. including the "s1? (frame brace)" race bike...
























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S1owner
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Going off the 2nd and third pic thats an X1 frame. But interesting
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Firemanjim
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Doubt it as he has been playing with race Buells forever, bet it was an S-1
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Nine
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 01:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

has anybody got any pics of the intake manifold that was used on a twin carb race bike, were the intake ports on the heads modified for the manifold, would appreciate any info on what modifications were done...
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Mike_lee
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 05:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

very cool indeed.
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S1owner
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 08:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Fireman it is without a doubt an X1frame. The S1 like the m2 came to a point at the back of the seatand had a welded on subframe. This bike has a wide end with the area to allow the X1 tank to be clamped down and you can see the rear subframe is bolted on. Nothing to argue about its still cool would love to see more pucs and hear how it is set up.







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Upthemaiden
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 08:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I agree it doesn't look like an S1 frame. Even if he modded where the subframe mounts, it still looks like the frame tube is bent on the right side where the exhaust goes under it. Has the removable passenger peg mounts too. I'll go with X1, but either way it's definitely an interesting bike!

I know regular mount exhausts aren't a good fit on these bikes because of the isolators and engine vibrations, but I love that exhaust on there.
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Mike_lee
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

No_sprk could've inquired whilst there and saved everyone a bunch of grief : )
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm also curious what that thing is on the left side of the engine right in front of the shifter.
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No_sprk
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I asked him as soon as I saw that cross bar... he said he wasn't sure. But I don't know why they would run a X1 frame with steel arm. He said that frame has no vin as it was a pure racebike. He guy is pretty old now. I did ask about the steel swing arm. It's running a Penske shock. He used Japanese bike wheels and had to run the rear backwards for chain. Dual 4piston front brakes. Crappy rear brake still. Exhaust was bitchin
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No_sprk
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That holds the battery. :-)

He wanted to get the weight moved forward
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No_sprk
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

ill try to take another trip up there soon. guys eyes lit up when he saw my s1
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No_sprk
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



(Message edited by no_sprk on July 11, 2018)
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Screamer
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 02:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Somewhere --- I have photos that Chris sent us a few years ago, of the complete bike in front of his shop. I'll post them once (and if) I find them.
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