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by BONES
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 206
Views: 17130

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Russell Here is my 2c worth Greg is correct about the steering head angle. Not sure about 24deg though. 30deg is plenty and about 120mm trail I use 30deg on my bikes and have had no problems. The bike is very stable ( ask Greg) and will change direction at speed. Moto GP bikes will go 200mph and ...
by BONES
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 206
Views: 17130

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Russell
How are you going to activate the clutch?
Can you tack the backend together and put the motor in to check everything.
Hey-- you should buy a commodore with the same engine and then you would have a spare. :D

cheers Bones
by BONES
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: DLRA Members
Topic: New Classic Engine Classes for Motorcycles
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: New Classic Engine Classes for Motorcycles

Just wait till I bring out my air cooled TZ750 and TZ350 :-)))))

cheers Bones
by BONES
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Rookie 500mg build
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Rookie 500mg build

Dave
While you are waiting for the engine parts to turn up there is a ton of work to be done on the chassis. :D

cheers Bones
by BONES
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Rookie 500mg build
Replies: 8
Views: 555

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: 206
Views: 17130

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: 206
Views: 17130

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: 206
Views: 17130

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: 206
Views: 17130

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: 577

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: 206
Views: 17130

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: 870

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: 206
Views: 17130

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: 577

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: 870

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 ...