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by russelllowe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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by russelllowe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Well, the Harky solution was a success! M10 x 1.5 holes at each end ... I got 20mm in at the clutch end and about 15mm in on the output sprocket end. Drilling it turned out to be the easy part. Had the Colchester on 30rpm (which looks like its hardly moving by the way) and used a 8.5mm coba...
by russelllowe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Hey Bones, Cool. Yeah, that 200 is such a compelling target. Tanks, I'll start with a 4mm bit I think, I want to do a quick test in my drill stand at home and then I'll bring it into work to use the lathe after it shows it'll cut. Will use plenty of oil. I can send you a few online videos I've learn...
by russelllowe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Hey Bones, Yeah, my idea was to press a sleeve on at the end of the shaft if I wasn't able to drill and tap the end of the shaft for a bolt ... I'll be doing a test pilot hole this evening to see how hard the shaft is at the ends/center; I'll report back. Two 12mm wide bearing fit spot on because I ...
by russelllowe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Bones! Welcome back (to Australia?) ... I heard you went 186 for a record at BMST, how did you go at World of Speed? Or was it the Shootout? I forget what the Engineer said the shaft was made of exactly ... I think he said CR20 or CN20, but he did say it was super tough. It's been hardened and ni...
by russelllowe
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Hi Guys, Thanks for the suggestions. very helpful. I visited Hooper bearings yesterday and had a good chat with the guy there. Without some thread and a nut to preload the tapered bearing it would be pretty awkward to set one up properly ... not to mention they aren't sealed so the salt would wreak ...
by russelllowe
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Hi Greg, another idea would be a tapered roller bearing that sits in a housing that pushes back on the pillow block. I'll make a drawing.
by russelllowe
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Greg, ummm ... took me a moment to figure out what you were talking about ... I'd been thinking about supporting behind the thrust bearing and hadn't considered what would happen at the other end (i.e. stopping the clutch itself from simply pushing away). With all its hardening I don't think mach...
by russelllowe
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Thanks Chris, yes, I think you're right re taking extra bearings. Cheap insurance. Cheers Walkingpace, yup ... out of the center of the clutch that came with the motor. Figured it would be up to the challenge! At least at stage 1. That one is a pretty tight fit up that end of the spline ... the othe...
by russelllowe
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Hi Hoofhearted, yeah, I'll cut the front off and redo the front and rear ends when I feel comfortable with it over 200 ... feet forward is the way to go really fast, I'm still convinced of that. I picked up the JackShaft components on the weekend. The shaft looks beefier than I was thinking it would...
by russelllowe
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Hi Simpleterm, for the speeds I'm attempting it's actually not much of either. I had about 10k (all up, including getting to the salt) and 500hrs into last years bike and did 195mph. My mate Paul did 185mph on about 6k all up. I blew my motor in the process, but Paul's Blackbird is rock solid! I'm s...
by russelllowe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Hi Simpleterm, cool, will post video when there is more to see. I think I'll buy the tube for the frame later this week, so that will get things moving. I recon I'll have about 20k in parts and materials in it by the time I'm done. About half that is in the motor and electronics. Probably less than ...
by russelllowe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Thanks Gus, good to have some numbers ... the small tank in the front of my bike is about 36l. I recon I could get it up to 50l by extending it a little further down the spine ... with everything out in the breeze, and less weight to shove along, it sounds like that should be enough. Love the Terrap...
by russelllowe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

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Hoofhearted, yeah that's what I was thinking ... think that's the way I'll go, right up front under my chest. Yup, seen Mark's bike run at Bonneville ... in 2014 when the conditions were pretty sketchy (didn't effect me on the CB750, but loads of high horsepower bikes were struggling to go over 175)...
by russelllowe
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 183
Views: 9603

Re: theTRUTH

So ... I might be getting old, or conservative, or both ... but this is version 3 of theTRUTH (in a very, very, sketchy 3ds Max Model): http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/TheTRUTHv03_Perspective.jpg As you can see, its a pretty conventional riding position now. With how high it has become at th...