Dick Tett's Cheney framed XL motocrosser
My fine mate, Brian Gomm, advised prior to the WTC at Hawkstone that his bud Dick Tett would be bringing two of his bikes. One is a much revered CCM, the other would be a Cheney framed XL.
Sure enough, Dick rode both bikes in the WTC, and I had a chance to talk with Dick and photograph the XL.
Personally, I believe that the Cheney framed XL's are the ultimate custom framed Hondas. And, as you can see from the pictures below, the frame makes a fine looking mount.
Dick told me that the Cheney/XL handled like a dream, very predictable, stayed planted in the corners, and was easy to ride. The engine is an XL350 with a Powroll piston and stroker kit, making the displacement around 440cc. The engine also was built with a Megacycle roller bearing cam and titanium valve keepers.
Front suspension is a period Yamaha fork set, the rear is suspended with a PAIR of Works Performance shocks.
According to Dick, he found the bike on a farm in central England, the farmer's sons were using is as a play bike. Wow, one of those "barn" finds.