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Kelvin Franks 125cc motorcycle
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l***@bigpond.com
2007-06-10 08:47:06 UTC
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am the proud owner of a hand built custom kelvin franks 125 road
race motorcycle,built sometime in the early 80's.I know that 3 of
these were built in the USA,with mine being the first of these.It was
brought to Australia when Kelvin returned here to live.Kelvin was
associated with Honda R&D in the USA. The bike is fully hand
built,with a box section alloy chassis and milled triple
clamps,rearset pegs,and box section swingarm.It has USD marzochi
forks
and 3 spoke Marchesini magnesium wheels.It was originally based on an
Aprilia design with a rotax 125cc engine fitted,all of the fibre
glass
is also custom made(fairing,side covers,seat).The brakes are fully
floating Brembo discs and calipers and the fuel cap has the cagiva
elephant logo on it.This bike was also featured in an unknown
motorcycle at sometime in the 80's.I am searching for any information
about the other 2 bikes built by Kelvin or anything related on this
subject.Thanks.
Albrecht via MotorcycleKB.com
2007-06-10 13:47:14 UTC
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Post by l***@bigpond.com
I am searching for any information
about the other 2 bikes built by Kelvin or anything related on this
subject.Thanks.
Maybe you could just ask him yourself?

http://www.users.on.net/~kushy/franks/index.htm
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l***@bigpond.com
2007-06-10 16:12:03 UTC
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Post by l***@bigpond.com
I am searching for any information
about the other 2 bikes built by Kelvin or anything related on this
subject.Thanks.
Maybe you could just ask him yourself?
http://www.users.on.net/~kushy/franks/index.htm
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Thanks for the link to Franks racing,much appreciated.Will follow your
advice and contact him for more info,cheers
LGW
w***@gmail.com
2015-12-30 11:27:49 UTC
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Post by l***@bigpond.com
am the proud owner of a hand built custom kelvin franks 125 road
race motorcycle,built sometime in the early 80's.I know that 3 of
these were built in the USA,with mine being the first of these.It was
brought to Australia when Kelvin returned here to live.Kelvin was
associated with Honda R&D in the USA. The bike is fully hand
built,with a box section alloy chassis and milled triple
clamps,rearset pegs,and box section swingarm.It has USD marzochi
forks
and 3 spoke Marchesini magnesium wheels.It was originally based on an
Aprilia design with a rotax 125cc engine fitted,all of the fibre
glass
is also custom made(fairing,side covers,seat).The brakes are fully
floating Brembo discs and calipers and the fuel cap has the cagiva
elephant logo on it.This bike was also featured in an unknown
motorcycle at sometime in the 80's.I am searching for any information
about the other 2 bikes built by Kelvin or anything related on this
subject.Thanks.
hi there kelvin passed away in 2012 in adelaide i bought and raced his 600cc and 630cc hrc motors in a similar frame and bodywork , very successful in sound of singles racing here in victoria i still have photos of it cheers steve
The Older Gentleman
2015-12-30 18:31:20 UTC
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hi there kelvin passed away in 2012
*Snort*.
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