Sunday, April 26, 2009
I like this bike. Goes 130 mph+ with 3 cubic inches. I should make a streamliner my next machine. My friend Dale Martin, long time Cub racer, thinks 175 mph could be possible in a Cub powered streamliner. In 1959 Dale and his dad had one way speeds of 150+ in such a machine. Good stuff !!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Fairing is half way mounted. Head and barrel need to come off now. Head gasket still leaking, going to try a new idea this time and run it without a head gasket. Barrel will be shimmed up from case to get valve clearance. No fairing for May El Mirage but should be on there for June. After fairing is on I still need to set up the remote starter and make a new stand. It's all slowly coming together.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wes hooked me up with a rigid pre-unit tranny for the lakes bike, and after some loose mock-up we were'nt satisfied with the mounts. The rigid top mount is prone to breaking and I didnt want it to come apart at 400mph hehe--so I was gonna add another bung to strengthen it up. We pulled out a swingarm case and after inspection it was the way to go. It has a serious mount on the bottom and top so it would hold together with my speedy shifting. He pulled out some swingarm plates and after some massaging we had a swingarm tranny in a rigid frame.I am going to make the plates out of aluminum for "race" sake- and Im toying with the idea of making front/rear one piece. Heres a pic, stay tuned
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
I always love the little stuff that comes along with have a TRUE racing motorcycle. Clip-ons, Special Fuel, Race tires, etc. Another special thing are the cool race stands that hold your bike in the "stinkbug" position. Functional is the key- Wes has a killer one for his desert sled, which I believe is made by MCM. I am making one similar to the ones used on crotch rockets- Moto GP style stuff. I hope my orange flake skate wheels wont dig into the salt.... Heres what Im leaning towards
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Here is an rendering of the Summers Bros GOLDENROD. 400 plus mph-32 feet long-4 inline injected hemi's. Built in the early 50's it raced until the early-mid 80's Long time fastest wheel driven record holder. It looked different than in this rendering but I think this looks more swoopy..It was GOLD!!