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Old 02-18-2012, 05:26 AM   #91
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When using ram air do you have to presurize the carb float bowl from the air intake some how so that jetting stays consistent with different speeds or does the intake not pressurize that much.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #92
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Oooh, it's only 4 weeks from the pointy end of this project, and some salty goodness. I'm gettin' keen eh.....

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #93
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I am looking forward to attending my first land speed event, will the god of speed's bike be ready??
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:06 AM   #94
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Apologies for the negligence of this thread,

moving house and starting a new job have been taxing on my extra time and energy, but not being a fan of girl-like excuses i have still managed to purchase the last few things the bike needs in order to get it scrutineered, which i still need to organise after missing the scrutineering day due to working to pay for the bike! Luckily the DLRA scrutineer is an acquaintance of the CCJMC.

the last things i need to do, which i intend on doing this week are fitting the front tyre, doing the rear brake lines (ie: getting them done professionally) and fitting some digital gauges i bought online.

Apart from that i have been organising the logistics of getting out there, and organising the crew that are actually going. I will be driving my dad's new Isuzu Dmax, and i think some CCJMC members will be riding out there.

I will be assembling a spare parts and tools assortment to take to the salt, along with everything else i and the bike will need for a week to survive. not sure if i will need to carry extra diesel for the ute aswell.

thanks everyone for the continuing and generous support and ideas regarding the fine tuning and finishing off the bike. of course i have not had anywhere near enough time to do all the things i wanted to, but theres always next year, and after that and then maybe, depending on success, bonneville?

I have until friday off this week, but start uni next week, so will try and get as much done as possible on the bike itself. As for tonight, its my one year anniversary with the ladyfriend, so for now i bid you good night.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:16 AM   #95
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:07 AM   #96
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Ok,

so im back online at my new place, dodo are real shitcunts.

So over the last week i have been doing 16+hour days at uni, work and most importantly on the bike.

Progress is still excellent:





Rear end is completely done apart from a 15minute job, front end needs the correct tyre which i have, and fork oil replaced which i have, just need to find out the correct capacities. i have blanked off the anti-dive valves, removed the whole front brake assembly, and set the bars and controls how i like them, some adjustments to clamp height may be needed with the higher profile front tyre to achieve acceptable rake.

All gauges are installed, seat painted and padding installed (which you cant see in the photos).

now all i need is a racing chain, and the necessary stickers. which leaves about 2 weeks for working any kinks out, i have my suspicions about the carb manifold o-ring seal, it may need to be a bit beefier, and there is quite a small amount of clearance between the chain and swingarm torsion bracket, i have already filed a few mm off it. but hopefully a new chain will not have much lateral give in it.

But most importantly as you can see, i have painted the seat in a real purdy red to make it go fast.

I caaaaAAAAAArrrrRRRRRnnnnNNNNtttTTTTT wait to get out on the salt and rev the nuts off it, and live up to what i have been talking about for over a year now.

As for now, i have done a full day at uni and then full shift at work and have another 17 hour day tomorrow. so good night advriders.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #97
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Scrutineering

this is my list of items for scrutineering,



which are all easily addressable but when combined dont make for an easy lead up to the event, but hey, its not as if an Australian land speed record is nothing!
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:59 PM   #98
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:15 PM   #99
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Metal valve stems (any bike valve stems actually) have to be right-angled.
This came abourt after someone on a TZ350 had the tyre deflate at 160mph with centrifugal force opening the valve. He survived the resulting crash quite well, considering.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:21 AM   #100
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Fork stops? Hasn't that already been hit on?

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Metal valve stems (any bike valve stems actually) have to be right-angled.
This came abourt after someone on a TZ350 had the tyre deflate at 160mph with centrifugal force opening the valve. He survived the resulting crash quite well, considering.
Also happened to a mate racing Calder on his Honda RS125 after a quick change of tyres at a Hartwell club day. He didn't crash, but had an interesting few corners before pulling off the track!

Metal note: Always check for vavle caps after changing tyres.

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #101
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Metal valve stems (any bike valve stems actually) have to be right-angled.
This came abourt after someone on a TZ350 had the tyre deflate at 160mph with centrifugal force opening the valve. He survived the resulting crash quite well, considering.
my rear tyre has a metal straight valve, and he didnt mention it had to be 90degree, it also doesnt say that it needs to be angled in the rules.

It would make much more sense for it to be angled though, obviously.

I got the feeling that the DLRA pretty much want everything possible to be metal instead of rubber, (like the metal battery strap) because of the perishing at the salt in extreme conditions, so i thought the whole metal valve stem thing was more guaranteeing that it wont be persihed, not so much that it was for to the centrifugal force.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:02 AM   #102
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Also wrapped the pipe today, but ran out of wrap, already ordered more.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:03 AM   #103
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Fork stops? Hasn't that already been hit on?


Also happened to a mate racing Calder on his Honda RS125 after a quick change of tyres at a Hartwell club day. He didn't crash, but had an interesting few corners before pulling off the track!

Metal note: Always check for vavle caps after changing tyres.

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We discussed the damper and many differing opinions on the fork angle/trail, none on the fork stops that i recall?
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:49 AM   #104
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We discussed the damper and many differing opinions on the fork angle/trail, none on the fork stops that i recall?
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5/ Steering Arc. Look at the bottom triple clamp and work out how the lock stops work, then insert some lugs/bolt heads (Cap screws)/spacers to reduce the amount of steering arc you have. This (along with the steering dampner) will help if the thing gets into a tank slapper.
That's what I was thinking of.

What was the Scrutineer on about?

Anyway, you haven't got time for this. Back to the shed with you.

BTW, good luck and enjoy the experience.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:24 AM   #105
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I reckon you'll find that metal valve caps are what they're also after, not just metal valve stems. Don't forget to balance your speed attempt rims/tyres with these on - it's stuff all weight but you're looking for perfection at high speed. Change them after each use with a new one, as the o-ring seal may be damaged from repeated use.
The metal valve stems also refer to tubeless tyre setups - don't go puting the cheap accessory screw on angled valve stem extensions onto your valve stems. They're strictly for making tyre pressures easier to adjust. They can and do get ripped off or become loose if you leave them on your normal valve stems as an angled extension.
With your air "ram" tube, have you considered that you might actually set up a harmonic wave inside the tube, a bit like a didgeridoo harmonic, which is likely to bounce back up the tube. It might actually cause more issues than it solves. Is this an idea based on what the fast guys are running? Most ram tubes on road bikes are fake. Is it also going to be worth the weight gained?
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