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Old 02-24-2013, 01:54 AM   #181
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Wow

It must have been a blast sitting on the start line and looking into blinding white of the Horizon?

Well done for a first try

Good to see you actually got a run this year. I was unable to make it as a Spectator this time
Roll on 2014

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Old 02-24-2013, 06:00 AM   #182
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I'm from the uk so when things are mph its easier to compare for me.

For example I had a dtr125 that would do 80mph pinned with the power valve opened full and a fancy pipe fitted but my mate on his stick rs125 would easily pass me.
He reckoned it would just creep past a ton.
All this is stock speedos so we where probably only screaming around at 70

Seemed fast at the time
yeah, ive heard from people that have run that aprilia without farirings got up to 145kph flat stick, the aero makes a massive difference.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:03 AM   #183
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Congrats BTW, a top effort
she acquired a boyfriend!
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #184
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A bit late now but, Phil Hall had a good interview with a bloke who was out from the states racing the Island Classic. He does Bonneville on a near stock GSXR1000 but really working on the aero getting some impressive times. http://www.motopodcast.com/ (episode 349 or 350).

Undoubtedly you'll have picked up a whole lots of tips and tricks while you were there, just looking at your set-up:

Ditch the knee sliders, you're not going around corners! The top of your boots are too open, put some tape around them to stop the wind sock effect.

You mentioned the bike felt stable, then make some adjustable rear-sets to get your feet back (help with your 'tuck', but may make the bike a bit unstable).

Did you manage to get your upper arms (or elbows) in-line with your knees?

Darryl Beattie said after wind tunnel testing in Japan, that he got an extra 3 km/h by pointing his toes (that's when he still had toes) into the frame.

Anyway, well done, you got out there and had a go. I'll get there one day!
the boots and gloves taped up had been mentioned before, i did place the seat and fuel tank so i could basically tuck into a ball with elbows ontop of knees. and a spot for the head between the tank and head stem.

i also noticed the brake was dragging a bit after each run from building up of salt.

and i would go to a lighter chain next year.

but biggest improvements are to be made with hp and top end power. it just doesnt rev out to what i want.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #185
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Great Effort Charlie - well done!
It looks like a lot of people didn't meet their targets this year - unfavourable conditions perhaps? Just a bit more or less moisture in the salt could make a huge difference.
Hopefully we'll see you there next year - still looking for a suitable bike!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #186
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took a bit of hunting but found some vids....

cbr250r holing a piston at 115mph



gsxr750 run



slideshow of photos taken
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:19 AM   #187
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Good to see you finally made it to the salt. Now, onwards to 150mph...
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #188
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I saw your bike out there, but didn't know it was you.

Some of the senior organisers were talking about having a separate "Bike Week" (as early as next year maybe!) out there, along the lines of bikes setting the course up, running for their 5 day meeting, then the cars running the next week and pulling it all down afterwards. Sounds like heaven to me.

I noticed the dudes on the Tigers, but was too busy otherwise to pay much more attention. The attendance was down (spectators and number of bike spectators) on 2009, but 2009 was a record crowd anyway.

Congrats on getting out there and having a relatively successful first go. It's not an easy thing to do (otherwise everyone would be doing it eh ).

It was cooler out on the salt than it was off the salt, and it was still blisteringly hot. there's nowhere to hide either, unless you take your own campervan, generator, and aircon. I just stayed at the racer camp and suffered.

The salt this year was a bit damp underneath, and you could see the mud underneath as well from the big wet last year. When it is dry, thick, and hard is when it gives the best grip (aka 2005, when Lynchy did his 500kph-plus run). I noticed the wind was quite variable in direction, from tailwinds to headwinds.

The bloke with the 1974 Suzuki GT waterbottle had a big one on Friday morning too, he holds the record for his class (232 mph) and after sorting it for the week he had a crack Friday morning, and in the first timed mile was clocked at 240mph (average for the flying mile), but I'm unsure if he was still attached to the bike when it went though the timing. He would have been tossed off at around 250mph-plus, but was concious with no apparent broken bits, just dazed and bruised apparently. He should buy a lottery ticket eh.

All in all it was a fantastic week, cant wait for next year, even if I have to walk there. I'll post some piccies later (I haven't even looked at them yet). I think I have one or two of your bike as well.

Cheers, and well done.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #189
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I saw your bike out there, but didn't know it was you.

Some of the senior organisers were talking about having a separate "Bike Week" (as early as next year maybe!) out there, along the lines of bikes setting the course up, running for their 5 day meeting, then the cars running the next week and pulling it all down afterwards. Sounds like heaven to me.

I noticed the dudes on the Tigers, but was too busy otherwise to pay much more attention. The attendance was down (spectators and number of bike spectators) on 2009, but 2009 was a record crowd anyway.

Congrats on getting out there and having a relatively successful first go. It's not an easy thing to do (otherwise everyone would be doing it eh ).

It was cooler out on the salt than it was off the salt, and it was still blisteringly hot. there's nowhere to hide either, unless you take your own campervan, generator, and aircon. I just stayed at the racer camp and suffered.

The salt this year was a bit damp underneath, and you could see the mud underneath as well from the big wet last year. When it is dry, thick, and hard is when it gives the best grip (aka 2005, when Lynchy did his 500kph-plus run). I noticed the wind was quite variable in direction, from tailwinds to headwinds.

The bloke with the 1974 Suzuki GT waterbottle had a big one on Friday morning too, he holds the record for his class (232 mph) and after sorting it for the week he had a crack Friday morning, and in the first timed mile was clocked at 240mph (average for the flying mile), but I'm unsure if he was still attached to the bike when it went though the timing. He would have been tossed off at around 250mph-plus, but was concious with no apparent broken bits, just dazed and bruised apparently. He should buy a lottery ticket eh.

All in all it was a fantastic week, cant wait for next year, even if I have to walk there. I'll post some piccies later (I haven't even looked at them yet). I think I have one or two of your bike as well.

Cheers, and well done.
Brett destoop is the bloke on the salt fever water bottle, bored out to 1000cc with hand cast barrels and heads. the bloke is a legend. good to know he is ok, is the bike salvagable?

i stayed at the lakeside camp in a tent. couldnt be bothered driving 30minutes from the other camp everyday.

it was hot, but not as bad as i was expecting. on my first bike trip to WA i was riding through 50+ degrees heat at times. my ipod turned itself off with a message on the screen saying 'ipod is too hot to operate'.

some refinements to be made for next year to get the few extra kms.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:31 PM   #190
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Brett was showing me his hand-cast pistons, pre- and post-machining, he does some pretty interesting stuff. He has 3 complete sets of steering heads and clamps he made himself, all interchangeable and adjustable for rake, trail, etc., and has elongated the frame, etc. I wish I had the knowledge and skills myself.
He looks just like a young Paul Newman with his straw cowboy hat, reflective sunnies, and sixpack torso eh. And has the same passion for fast motorsport.
The mate who told me about his crash said the bike didn't look too bad, considering. Time will tell though. I gather it took a long slide on the salt.

The racer camp has power, showers and shitters (but bugger all else), that's why I stay there, otherwise I'd be lakeside too.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:48 AM   #191
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FYI, I went looking and I just got an update on Brett de Stoop, apart from a couple of grazes and some bruising he is fine. Which is pretty amazing, considering the sheer velocity involved.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #192
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:47 PM   #193
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Bloody amazing Dave

Can anyone confirm that Stuart Ross cracked 130 mph on his sr5oo

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Loved your friday music video

i think Johnny Greens Blues Cowboys covered that song at some stage
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Bloody amazing Dave

Can anyone confirm that Stuart Ross cracked 130 mph on his sr5oo

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i think Johnny Greens Blues Cowboys covered that song at some stage
Gaz I will probably see Stuart this Thursday - letcha Know.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:51 PM   #195
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Speed week 2015

Hi Team

what an incredible journey this was. thanks to all the contributors, and i am looking forward to giving back more to this forum in the future.

which makes it even more exciting that, now i have graduated, and have more time after finishing final year of uni, i will be going back to Lake Gairdner in 2015, and depending how that goes i am looking at Bonneville 2015.

Ambitious i know, but for those who have seen my other threads will know that treading the line of over-ambitious is where i thrive.

the bike is currently with a bloke up near Broadford VIC called Geoff Morris of Geoff Morris Concepts
http://www.geoffmorrisconcepts.com/

he had a good rep and seemed to know what he was talking about, so he is making a tuned pipe and an alloy tank for me.

other changes i have made since speed week 2013:
forged piston
detonation sensor
ceramic coated internals
flat top head
getting it on a dyno when i get it back from Geoff
lower seat for better aero
tail section to reduce pressure drag

and intending on getting some tools that are specialised such as bore scope, hone, portable wideband, case pressure gauge for two strokes etc.

bearing in mind that i only needed 2kph more to get the australian record, what i have listed above is so that i can at least be competitive at bonneville.

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