|Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 01:12 pm: ||
Thanks, Scott, I'll stay tuned!
|Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 12:15 am: ||
Bonneville is two weeks away and I am have a hard time getting stuff done because of the new lady in my life. She is amazing and I have been having a hard time making it out into the garage.
Today I realized that I need to get my ass in gear and get this bike done........I have a lot to do in a short period, however I am excited about making one last El Mirage shakedown run and then off to Bonneville to see what this bike really has in her!
Here is the finished bypass system and oil line re-routing.
I had some extra line left over so I used it to protect the ignition wires as they travel up in between the cylinders.
Next thing to repair was the broken motor/coil bracket. Here the old tabs have been cut off and prepped for the new supports.
Here the new tabs have been welded on..........my tig welding is getting better.
The finished bracket........this one shouldn't crack.
Next was to cut the front fairing to allow me to get my head all of the way down. Here it is cut after being taped off for a border line to follow.
Next up was to install a mount to hold the data logger. I cut a plate to the size of the logger and bent a piece of sheet metal for a mount so the bolts would be recessed.
After I spot welded the pieces together I drilled holes just big enough for the threads to go through the plate so I could drill the holes in the mount without having to mark them.
I then drilled out larger holes in the top plate so the bolts would be recessed below the plate so the logger could sit flush.
No I can see the logger while riding along with the tach without taking my eyes off of the course.
Next I had to cover the battery posts. This was brought to my attention by a friend by the name of Stainless a few months back. Since I will be racing on the salt with no separation between the tire and the battery I needed to add something to cover the battery posts as salt is conductive and we don't need any shorts due to excessive salt build up on the battery. I made they little boxes to cover the posts......I put a water bottle cap next to one of the boxes so you could see the actual size.
I then welded them to the battery cover and repainted.
|Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 07:28 am: ||
Hiya Scott~! The new lady in your life is drop dead gorgeous! CONGRATS!
Scooter is looking great...
Will hope to see some results from El Mirage before you hit the salt..
GO SCOTT GO!! Wish I was there with ya!
|Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 12:07 am: ||
Tuesday started out with tech inspection and pit set-up and a lot of talking with old and new friends.
After dinner we went to a cell tower upon a mountian top and took photos of the surrounding areas, that is Bonneville in the distance.
The City of Wendover
Wednseday was the first day of racing and I was one of the first at the starting line.
A few of the many vehicles that were racing.........
This diesel went 186 mph
Monte the starter checking things over and getting ready to send me on my way.
My first pass............
Changing out the sprocket
My crew chief this year
Suck it in.........
The moon in the middle of the day?
Sunrise at Bonneville is always amazing!!
After a few runs the bike needed some repairs.
My new best friend from Illinois discussing how to weld the cracked gas tank.
A few more cars and a cool two stroke bike.
Bonneville in the morning
Right before my best pass of 172.2 mph
Heading for home with visions of things to do to go faster next year.
|Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 10:03 am: ||
What a great story! Thanks again for letting us tag along!
Wish I could have made Bonneville this year, but we had a little "weather event" here in Houston...
|Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 12:39 pm: ||
Cool shots! Thanks!
|Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 09:05 pm: ||
If I can make the trip next year, could I hang out and help with any little chores you need help with?
|Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 09:24 pm: ||
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|Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:04 am: ||
Watch it J2, that's how it starts!
Scott, once again, thanks for taking the rest of us along with you on your adventure.
|Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:56 am: ||
Yep, thats how it all starts and you can't shake this addiction!
|Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 01:12 am: ||
Just call me ice man as I was frozen with the addiction in place. I'm just now getting a chance to pursue some of my speed objectives. I just want to get there and see the lake bed first. If I come back and learn how to weld afterwards so be it! I was once asked by a therapist what some of my life goals were and 180mph was on the list.