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by BONES
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Rookie 500mg build
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Rookie 500mg build

Hi Denni dave Do what Pete says--- read the rule book and again Tread pattern on the tires doesn't matter. What you will need is the correct speed rated tire for the class. A 'V' rated tire would be acceptable. The tire must be rated for the record not how fast you will go, if you are slower than th...
by BONES
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9424

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Russell Yes I will race at Gairdner. My mate Rod who comes with me wants another go at 200--- he's gone 185. The shaft should be drillable. Go slowly with plenty of cutting oil. Now that I am retired I can hang around for whatever happens with the streamliners. I'm thinking of doing some serious...
by BONES
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9424

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Russell I don't think you need to need to press the spacers on to the shaft. Just make them a nice slide fit with some anti sieze. The bolts on each end are holding it together and the bearings are locked into the housings. The assembly will be like a motorcycle wheel. If you need a wider bearing...
by BONES
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9424

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Russell Been keeping a bit of an eye on what's going on. I think Chris mentioned grub screws and shafts before--- DO NOT use grub screws or anything that will mark the shaft to retain the bearings. This will cause a huge stress riser. The same goes for where the spline meets the bearing diameter....
by BONES
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9424

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Russell See if Hooper have bearings with a tapered sleeve to lock them onto the shaft. They may not be available in the size you need I think it would be better than using grub screws and putting stress risers in the shaft. Try to use metric bearings where ever you can. They will be cheaper and ...
by BONES
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: 250 special build
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: 250 special build

Hey Glen,
It has to be legal because it is originally designed for a bike.
It doesn't matter it was later developed in karts.
I hear it's nearly done
cheers Bones
by BONES
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9424

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Russell
Yes--I use an SV 650 wheel on the rear.
What you might need to check is the load rating of the tire you want to use-- that engine is a big weight on the rear tire.

cheers Bones
by BONES
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Classic Motorcycle class
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Classic Motorcycle class

Jonno "Showing your age Bones, they say old farts don't like change " I am happy to change and will do. When I change class I will choose a bike capable of setting an existing record Ronnie "Always enjoyed the weekend after BUB's at Miller Park watching the Vintage and Classic bikes go round,, Bones...
by BONES
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9424

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Russell The bussa IS the force that should propel a fast land speed bike :-) I think you are right about the rod end. The load is vertical and there will be enough steering lock. Not too much rake. Mine is 30* These bikes with 45* I recon are wrong. They are probable stable but you still may need...
by BONES
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: 250 special build
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: 250 special build

Hey Glen
If you are using Photobucket that could be the problem.
They are trying to charge for the storage.
The guys who are running in the 250 class are going to have to get their acts together :D

cheers Bones
by BONES
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Classic Motorcycle class
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Classic Motorcycle class

Well It appears that we now have a Classic Motorcycle Class 436 NEW classes But 1200 existing classes without records. I thought Land Speed Racing was about setting NEW records not making classes to suite bikes that are in sheds. The fastest bike on our salt is a 1972 Suzuki built with no money but ...
by BONES
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9424

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Russell With the top pivot for the fork, I think the rod end would like it more if you screwed the shank into the main frame and bolted the ball to the fork. Maybe a plate on top of the ball to make it in double sheer. It could do with some triangulation from the steering head back to the chassi...
by BONES
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: APS/G 250
Replies: 217
Views: 38358

Re: APS/G 250

Hey Pete Do you have a picture of you on the bike when you are tucked in? From the photos it looks like your head will be above the steering head and your shoulders too close to the bars to give a good tucked riding position. I think this new chassis is a great start for some good speeds. My worn ou...
by BONES
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9424

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Russel
You will have to rethink the starting procedure--

No tow or push starts except for motorcycle streamliners.

Bones
by BONES
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9424

Re: theTRUTH

Russell "Bones, can't run a Hayabusa, then I'd be in your class and we couldn't be friends." Its ok I am going to 1650 class after Bonneville this year. So we can still be friends. What ever you use for a clutch/flywheel or torque converter will need to be able to carry huge side loads. An outrigger...