A visually stunning machine with performance to back up the looks.
When Dennis Stemp, Editor of Iron Works Magazine decided to build and document a project bike over the course of a number of issues of his earlier Iron Trader News magazine, he chose to enhance an XLCR with the dramatic performance of a factory XR1000 engine.
Dennis went a step further by sending the heads off to noted HD tuner Gerry Branch for race-spec Stage II porting, Branch's tapered intakes for use with Mikuni 39.5 flat slides, Andrews #2 cams, Screaming Eagle Ignition module and coil, and VW oil filter. Extensive frame mods were required to shoe-horn this new engine into the CR chassis. Additional mods include an indent in the tank to clear the rear carb and the following:
- Lockhart oil cooler
- Dunlopads in the front calipers
- Progressive front fork kit
- Works Performance shocks
- Bandit clutch
- CR Shift plate
Included in the documentation are Branch's build notes, original flow results and dyno pulls, wiring diagrams, an original IronTrader April 1993 featuring the machine and copies of the original build articles as published in Iron Trader News . The motor was originally built with 11.5:1 pistons and developed 92RWHP @ 6,800rpm, but Dennis had the motor redone with 9:1 pistons to make the machine more civilized and practical for street use.
The IronWorks artcle is on my Flickr page and it's important to note that in the carbueration issues mentioned in the article were subsequently addressed by Stemp. The machine is now much easier to start, the low speed transition improved and the bike will "idle all day".
The current owner acquired the machine in '99 and soon after, a factory stainless exhaust system with Genco mufflers was swapped in to replace the original carbon-steel system. He put a few hundred exciting and enjoyable miles on the bike and pronounced it a "a very strong runner". The machine was subsequently prepped for storage and put on display in his collection in a climate-controlled environment.
Detailed, hi-resolution pics and scans of the April '93 issue of IronWorks featuring this cool piece of history are on my Flickr page. To view the full-sized images on Flickr, click on the icon on the lower right of any image page and you'll be able to download or view all sizes.
The machine is located in Whitby, Ontario, Canada (just east of Toronto). We can assist with world-wide shipping - our customers have used the following companies with very good results:
North American shipments:
TFX International Specialized Vehicle Transport
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