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Old 05-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #46
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The /5 shift lever is held by a tapered bolt, I have never seen anything else work to hold the shifter on the shaft. I would change the design to be like the stock piece or you may miss the next race too...

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Old 05-15-2012, 01:01 PM   #47
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The /5 shift lever is held by a tapered bolt, I have never seen anything else work to hold the shifter on the shaft. I would change the design to be like the stock piece or you may miss the next race too...

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I will look into that. Thanks for the advise. I have always valued your advice and the things you have taught me over the past 20+ years.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:25 AM   #48
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The gearbox has been returned to service.



Some of the internals were out of alignment. More than likely the misalignment was caused by trying to remove the shifter arm when the box was just too darned hot. Tapping the shaft with a rubber mallet is not a good idea.

Have made a modification to the shifter arm based on stock configuration and suggestions made.





The next races are on June 11th. We'll see how it goes. I have also been told of a place for testing - a MSF training ground about an hour from home. It could be worth the drive to try out the bike before race day.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:08 AM   #49
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The bike is just about ready to race again. June 11th is the next outing. I really would like to find a place to test this thing before going to the track.

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:54 PM   #50
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Looks awesome bro.
Can you tell me please what bikes are featured in your smugmug image_7631. I tried to paste but copyrighted.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:19 PM   #51
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Looks awesome bro.
Can you tell me please what bikes are featured in your smugmug image_7631. I tried to paste but copyrighted.
just fyi - you can always link to the images in a smugmug album by selecting the one you want and clicking on the share button - that will give you a link to paste into your message:)



beautiful bike, FreeTheBeast!
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #52
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Looks awesome bro.
Can you tell me please what bikes are featured in your smugmug image_7631. I tried to paste but copyrighted.
Looks like those are tab framed Honda cb350s. Tons of custom work. 50 hp vintage rockets.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #53
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Ready for the next round. Monday, 11th June. NHMS.

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Old 06-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #54
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Cool2 At the races on June 11th...

There were more races on the 11th of June. I still had issues with shifting, but I was able to get the bike on track into 3 races. Out there on track I discovered my bike is damned slooooooooooooooow. I mean really slow compared to the other bikes on track. Max was there - Max from MAX BMW. He's a friend of mine. He saw how my bike was performing. Max is a really good friend because he wants my bike to go faster. After the races, the bike went away in his van back to one of Max's shops for some component replacements and some Dyno work. I think the bike will perform a lot better next time out. Items getting attention are exhaust, brakes, cylinders, pistons, and heads. It will go better. The original set up was built with totally stock components from various sources and spares. I probably expected more than what the bike could realistically do.

Here's a video of the racing that day. I think it's fairly evident how my bike performed based on the other bikes out there.





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Old 06-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #55
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #56
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You're right, my friend. I don't believe it ever stops.... I am extremely fortunate to have a supportive wife.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:48 PM   #57
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:11 AM   #58
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After the races, the bike went away in his van back to one of Max's shops for some component replacements and some Dyno work. I think the bike will perform a lot better next time out. Items getting attention are exhaust, brakes, cylinders, pistons, and heads. It will go better. The original set up was built with totally stock components from various sources and spares. I probably expected more than what the bike could realistically do.
Looks like I'm going to have to get my 750 ready for the next race to keep up! You don't know slow until you've ridden my R50
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Looks like I'm going to have to get my 750 ready for the next race to keep up! You don't know slow until you've ridden my R50
Your R50, as I recall, passed my R75. I hope the revision of my bike will meet expectations.

It was nice to talk to Mr. P at the races. Junkyard, too. I hope to see everyone at the next event. A big work project is shaping up to cause conflict with my racing plans. I hope it all works out.
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