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Author Topic: The Worlds Fastest NIMBUS  (Read 33083 times)
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« on: August 21, 2013, 02:07:09 PM »

"The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

My contender for 2014. "Odins Fury"

750 APS-VBF

..NIMBUS , type C, engine
..home-brewn frame
..other parts: a hosh-posh of what I happened to have laying around

Here it is in its present state of mock-up




NIMBUS: http://nimbusclubusa.com/nimbus/index.php


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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 02:21:56 PM »

good to have you back, Lars.
the bike looks fast sitting there.

not sure what a nimbus is.

franey
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 02:23:52 PM »

Lars, welcome back, great looking project. cheers
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 02:41:24 PM »


"The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated"


Lars,

Boy are we glad to see you back. This looks like another fun project. Hope you are doing OK.

Tom G.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 03:38:33 PM »

Wow, don't know what it is but it makes me feel funny down low! grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 04:01:38 PM »

Good to hear from you Lars..............Love the Nimbus.....I had one I used to ride in the old country (Netherlands)............
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 04:26:40 PM »

Lars,
It sure looks beautiful! Can't wait to see what you have done the engine.

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 04:39:30 PM »

Great to see another build from you Lars, I´ve been lurking around in your old build thread for some time and if this one is as interesting as the old one we are in for a ride! smiley

Btw, I almost wet myself when I saw the thread name, I immediately thought you were talking about the Rolls Royce Nimbus turboshaft engine which produces 968hp in its latest version. That would be a bike to remember!

Cheers!
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 04:48:53 PM »


Btw, I almost wet myself when I saw the thread name, I immediately thought you were talking about the Rolls Royce Nimbus turboshaft engine which produces 968hp in its latest version. That would be a bike to remember!

Cheers!
/Anders

That what I was thinking as well
Lars, I think you're going to need a bigger box for this one
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 05:45:49 PM »

Great lookn bike! and nice to see some thing so unique. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 05:59:34 PM »

I don't think that bike has to be fast because it is soo beautiful! That machine is piece of rolling art! WAY COOL!!  cheers
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 07:20:28 PM »

saw the link the second time around.
that's quite some motorcycle.

it would be nice to have another build thread from you, Lars.

will you be building some salt covers for the rockers, springs and valve stems?
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lta 8/14  - 169.xxx. w/sw2           
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 07:58:18 PM »

The Nimbus I considered buying ten years ago had exposed rocker arms as alluded to.  It was the most spectacular style with a two-tone finish I'd ever seen on a motorcycle -- until this one.  I'm still lusting over that bike, but had too many toys already.  Hoping to see this one someday in Utah.
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 08:32:38 PM »

Its GREAT to hear from you. A pair of Nimbi made it around the world a few years ago! Now for the fastest Nimbus Ouy  cheers
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 11:04:19 PM »

"The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

My contender for 2014. "Odins Fury"

Hi Lars,

Glad to have you back in land of the living. George mentioned what you were up to. We missed having you on The Salt for Speed Week this year. I'm happy to see you are still building great bikes and I look forward to seeing the bike in person in 2014. In the meantime, I shall enjoy keeping and eye on progress via the build thread.

Cheers,



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