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Hot Chop Speed Shop's Twin-Engine Drag Bike
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This drag bike is a throwback coming our way from Japan.

 

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Loving it,just wouldn’t want to kick it.
 
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Loving it,just wouldn’t want to kick it.
Ha ha! For sure! And while I think this is super cool, whenever I see a double engine build, I wonder as to whether it wouldn't just be better to build one powerful engine? I know the twin engine concept works for boats and planes, where reliability might be more of a concern, but for land-based vehicles, does the concept make any practical sense?
 
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the bike doesnt look bad, but the commentary is nearly unreadable. What turned me off is when they state one engine is from a "late model sportster" and the other from a touring bike. Bullcrap. both are ironhead sportster engines. Giveaway is the valve covers and STRAIGHT PUSHROD TUBES. Where do you find these hacks?
 
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Kick start.....wow, serious old school. Good luck at Bonneville, I would rather save it from the salt and just run it on a paved drag strip.
 
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That bike would shake half its parts off before it reached the 1/4 mile mark.
 
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the bike doesnt look bad, but the commentary is nearly unreadable. What turned me off is when they state one engine is from a "late model sportster" and the other from a touring bike. Bullcrap. both are ironhead sportster engines. Giveaway is the valve covers and STRAIGHT PUSHROD TUBES. Where do you find these hacks?
I think you mis read Scott. 2 Sportsters 1 touring trans.
There were several twin engine drag bike back in the 70’s apendejo. Pretty cool sound listening to them run especially the Shovels.
 
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^^^^ Ya beat me to it.
 
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I will NEVER forget seeing the Hogslayer TC rode.

 
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I think you mis read Scott. 2 Sportsters 1 touring trans.
There were several twin engine drag bike back in the 70’s apendejo. Pretty cool sound listening to them run especially the Shovels.
I may have. But given the level of journalistic professionalism in general, nothing would surprise me.
 

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