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by Assen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 262
Views: 63731

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Russell, Progress looking great The outriggers I stuck on my bike worked better than expected I opted for simple pneumatic cylinders operated via a 12v 5-port solenoid valve. Wired to a simple thumb switch it worked a treat. I faced the wheels to retract forward and upwards so when I drop them ba...
by Assen
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 262
Views: 63731

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Russell, Good concept on the build - you have a few hours ahead in the workshop. Building a bike on low budget just means it takes longer but also gives you time to rationalise and perfect your ideas. Laying down in front of the motor is the way to go - you have reduced the frontal area by 30% - ...
by Assen
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: International Event News
Topic: Richard Assen runs 260.757 mph one way at Bonneville..
Replies: 3
Views: 3440

Re: Richard Assen runs 260.757 mph one way at Bonneville..

Richard now has taken the fastest one way speed from me at Bonneville with a stellar one way pass of 260.757 and I heard he hurt the motor, no worries however I know he has another one for the Bubs meet. Congrats to Award, Richard Assen and his crew!! John formally the fastest Noonan John, I gotta ...
by Assen
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: International Event News
Topic: Pickup for me at Speed Week?
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Rob,

No worries - we can throw it in the container with the 4 bikes comin back from Speedweek and BUB's.
Do you need it collected from somewhere or delivered to where we can collect?
Cheers
Richard
by Assen
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Who is racing in 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5973

the zx12 is in a state of disrepair at the moment, however everything is running to schedule ,,, actually there are four of us "tropical salts" planing on bringing our bikes over for 2009 ,ooops, make that five, almost forgot luckie,,, we are going to have a bar-be-que to discuss who will...
by Assen
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: International Event News
Topic: New Records at Private FIM Meet!
Replies: 6
Views: 4535

"A" Rockey, thanks for shareing ,,,i watched you blokes on the salt work and wait during this years BUB ,,, a well deserved record to you, Mike, his family, your family, and the crew I second that sentiment too - well done Rocky and by the way you are too young to hang your boots up yet C...
by Assen
Fri May 23, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 2009 BUB, Bonneville.
Replies: 8
Views: 4801

Gidday Staytie, Ive managed to get a full sponsorship to cover the costs to go back to bonneville again this year Last year it cost a serious bunch o cash even though we had great help from Mike Ackatiff and crew. Based on last year for the two events this year here is a rough breakdown of expenditu...
by Assen
Mon May 05, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Motorcycle cooling specialists in Melbourne?
Replies: 12
Views: 9478

Norm at Aussie Desert Coolers made a great Radiator for my turbo busa which I subsequently fitted a Craigs and Davies electric pump to. The whole set-up has given me the most consistent cooling yet. You will need to slightly modify the thermostat - drill a hole in it.
by Assen
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 'Flat Out"
Replies: 9
Views: 4972

Re: FLAT OUT

Cool, thanks. How is the Australian Motorcycle News Story? Is it online where we can read over here? Thank you. Hi Rocky, Hope the work to repair the liner is progressing well. I read the article today while on a flight - they got the motor wrong for the Ack Liner (2 x ZZR's??) - nontheless not a b...
by Assen
Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Richard Assen at WOS
Replies: 2
Views: 2389

Thanks for the support guys Managed to escape Wendover for a few days between events and headed down through Zion and Grand Canyon then onto Vegas before returning to Bonneville for WOS It was a good idea to go to both the BUB and WOS as the events are run very differently. The WOS event ran like a ...
by Assen
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bikes for Bonneville 2007
Replies: 48
Views: 35295

Well folks I'm past the point of no return now as the bike is on the water. The shipping came to $1,760 AUD delivered to Mike Ackatiff's yard in San Jose California. Entry port is Oakland. Will cost around the same for return The costs for FIM entry added up because of the insurance - $750, licence ...
by Assen
Mon May 21, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bikes for Bonneville 2007
Replies: 48
Views: 35295

$5k is pricey alright and contains heaps of port handling costs . Some of these can be reduced by organising delivery to and from port at each end. The cost for a 20' container for the same journey would be just less than $10k all up so worth getting a few racers together for next year which reduce ...
by Assen
Tue May 15, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bikes for Bonneville 2007
Replies: 48
Views: 35295

Folks, Here is a breakdown of the quoted costs for a crate shipped from Melbourne to Oakland and Back Again. All up for 4 cubic metres the cost will be close to $5,000 AUD The shipper is: selectfs.com.au Melbourne to Oakland based on 1 cbm Wharf to door LCL Cargo A$ 245.00 per Cubic Meter / 1000kgs....
by Assen
Wed May 09, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bikes for Bonneville 2007
Replies: 48
Views: 35295

See you at the salt gents - I'll poke up a kiwi flag The bike is nearly ready and will get a final dyno mid June. Currently building a steel crate to protect the bike during transit 1.2mx1.2mx3m long - collapsable - no wood and no vegemite. Will be using Select Freight Services to ship the bike as t...
by Assen
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Bikes for Bonneville 2007
Replies: 48
Views: 35295

Good advice gents, definately the best option to go through the port at Oakland. Any option that reduces the cost is a good one as far as Im concerned. Looks like I may be shipping on my own so will need to make up a crate to keep the bike safe and sound while in transit. Received the ERC fuel this ...