Saturday, January 24, 2009
The Speer Special
The Speer Special has a 1929 motor and frame, but several racing modifications have been done to the motorcycle. The front forks are from a 1936 RL model, the carburetor is a Linkert M6, and the engine has been heavily modified with high compression heads and drilled connecting rods for lighter weight. Larger intake nipples have been welded to the cylinders and a JD manifold has been added to accommodate the 1-1/4” carburetor. The original sliding gear transmission was also replaced with a 1933-1937 style constant-mesh “slant-top” gear box. The bike is on display I believe at Cyclemo's in Tennessee.