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 Post subject: Randy Shemwell's Pantah 1987 Laguna Seca
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:15 am 
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Randy Shemwell's Pantah 1987 Laguna Seca that finished 3rd in the Modified class


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Shemwell's Pantah 1987 Laguna Seca
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:46 pm 
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Interesting bike. Does anyone know what clutch that is, and is it hydraulic or cable operated? I can't spot a cable lever where I would think one should be (like a NCR). Also looks like there's a second hose running down to the rear caliper torque rod. What would that be?
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 Post subject: Re: Randy Shemwell's Pantah 1987 Laguna Seca
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:40 pm 
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Hey Bill, the clutch is a GPM which I think are cable operated like the NCR, although the internals are completely different. As for the second hose, battery breather would be my guess. Lou


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Shemwell's Pantah 1987 Laguna Seca
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:48 pm 
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Hello Guys, Lou is absolutely right, the dry clutch is a GPM, and the small tube that goes down is the battery vent.

Lou Well said!

Ciao a tutti. Carlo Leoncini


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Shemwell's Pantah 1987 Laguna Seca
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:09 pm 
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Of course, the vent tube....how quaint. Found this when Googling for GPM info:
http://www.ovesmotor.se/gamlasidan/OMKlassik/Mc_i_lager/GPM-Ducati_english.htm
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 Post subject: Re: Randy Shemwell's Pantah 1987 Laguna Seca
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:48 am 
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Two more questions that maybe can be as easily explained. Is that a small tail light attached to the rear facing surface of the seat bodywork? The square shaped item under what appears to be a round Championship Cup Series decal. I know for a while the AMA rules required a tail light on some bikes, which only needed to be a non-working empty shell. The other item is the black circular shaped "thing" in the inside of the nose of the front fairing. Almost looks like a thin headlight body. Was this bike maybe also set up for endurance racing? Or is that simply the backside of something covering the headlight opening in the 900ss front fairing?
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 Post subject: Re: Randy Shemwell's Pantah 1987 Laguna Seca
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:41 pm 
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This bike was sitting next to it. I can't remember which one he raced, but was protested anyway by Trevor Dunne as not being a "modified legal" bike. Trevor finished 4th and lost the protest.


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Shemwell's Pantah 1987 Laguna Seca
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Long time to an answer here but.....yes, that is a small taillight per the rules. That is a purpose built single layer front fairing, no hole to cover....I think it did have a small headlight shell stuck in there for a while. There were two of those bikes, factory sourced Endurance motors in Verlicchi frames. One had a GPM clutch, the other a NCR, although we swapped them around enough! Raced the previous year by Dick Winningstad. It was skitterry below 40 and just flew down the corkscrew!


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