TZ350 Sidecar.

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TZ350 Sidecar.

Postby Gordon Jones » Wed May 04, 2016 9:59 pm

New chassis finished in time to have it’s first outing at Gedinne in August 2015.... as promised some months ago - more pictures without the covers on - eventually we had a day of sun !

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Re: TZ350 Sidecar.

Postby Gordon Jones » Wed May 04, 2016 10:03 pm

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Re: TZ350 Sidecar.

Postby TeeZed » Wed May 04, 2016 10:22 pm

Hi Gordon,

Many thanks for the pictures. That is one sweet looking machine. 8-)

Don
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Re: TZ350 Sidecar.

Postby M.duMaine » Thu May 05, 2016 12:37 am

Allways nice to see that old (F2) side cars, esp. with such a nice frame :D

Nowdays thinking about the stress you put on that small engines at their time :oops:
Which other engines beside the TZ 350's were used ?
The only one I know is the Ringhini 350, what was earlier ?

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Re: TZ350 Sidecar.

Postby pikin » Thu May 05, 2016 7:56 pm

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I spent some time admiring this outfit recently at the Wirral 100 event. Very professionally finished and sounded as good as it looked.

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Re: TZ350 Sidecar.

Postby Rob w 88 » Thu May 05, 2016 8:46 pm

Other engines used back in the day michel were the Lc based f2 yamaha and the colin hopper made armstrong engine these 350 outfits were amazing at the tt The late dave saville was absolutely unbeatable on his sabre engineering tz outfit he was some rider not half bad on solos either . :D :D

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Re: TZ350 Sidecar.

Postby Gordon Jones » Thu May 05, 2016 10:31 pm

Rob w 88 wrote:Other engines used back in the day michel were the Lc based f2 yamaha and the colin hopper made armstrong engine these 350 outfits were amazing at the tt The late dave saville was absolutely unbeatable on his sabre engineering tz outfit he was some rider not half bad on solos either . :D :D
You're not far off there - Saville & the Brindley brothers were all pretty handy - a joy to watch Saville - less so if you were in the same race.... :D
I still own one of the (probably) last remaining Sabre TZ outfits - bought off John Brindley at the end of the season he'd won the British Sidecar Championship & collected from the workshop at Ranskill ? - included a tour of Fred Brindley's personal motorcycle museum too...
The new bike is based on that bike - with a few (what I consider) improvements - a few changes to the bodywork & a lot of time spent on the ducting and airbox.
A few minor adjustments over the winter & I'm more than pleased with the results - the only slight issue is that 350's are few and far between in the sidecar classes - the championship we now race in is called "Pre-injection" class - which means effectively open to anything with carbs - as good as a 350 is - it's no match for a mid 90's 600 diesel...only answer there would be a bigger engine...
As mentioned - there were a few other 2 strokes engines used before the diesels took over completely - the TZ was probably the most successful - mainly the numbers & reliability - in the later year or two - there was the odd later 250 engine tried with reasonable success - later - when the 350's were relegated to their own small class - there was a guy running a V twin Aprilia / Suzuki engine - reputedly "fast but fragile"
The only reasonably competitive races we can enter now are in Belgium - where they run a Post Classic class - with a year cut-off of 1982....
Pikin
- thanks for the comments about the outfit ! - it must have been my wife gave you permission to take the photo :D

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Re: TZ350 Sidecar.

Postby M.duMaine » Fri May 06, 2016 12:46 am

Thanks for info Gordon. :D

Michel

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Re: TZ350 Sidecar.

Postby TeamHeronSuzuki » Tue May 10, 2016 5:51 am

Great sidecar and some really nice information thanks!


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