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by russelllowe
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3417

Re: Another V8 bike

Beautiful machine!
by russelllowe
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3417

Re: Another V8 bike

Sounds like a really cool project, whats the logic behind casting and then machining the gearbox rather than just machining one from a solid block?

I'm guessing you've seen this, but it's pretty cool!

https://youtu.be/gMs_MjYXXgQ

Cheers
by russelllowe
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3417

Re: Another V8 bike

It sure is! But it gets a bit old when you only get 4 runs on a motor before it lets go ... which is why I've gone down the V8 route; more reliable horsepower. Maybe I should have gone with a CB400! Yes, some good pics of the Lucky Keiser streamliner here: https://www.dlra.org.au/profiles/105.htm Fo...
by russelllowe
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3417

Re: Another V8 bike

Yeah, I feel that! Work and study have me dialing it back for 2018. But yeah, getting some sense of how it will handle will definitely be confidence inspiring. There have been a few V8 bikes, but none have gone very fast ... even though their numbers were huge. I think mounting our motors across the...
by russelllowe
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3417

Re: Another V8 bike

Yeah, it is a little confusing. But like you I'm not really fussed. My main goal has to get over 200mph, a red hat would be a big bonus. My LS3 is brand new and they claim 435hp. I've never rebuilt a motor (I've torn them apart and put a few parts in here and there, but never anything that required ...
by russelllowe
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3417

Re: Another V8 bike

Yeah, no pressure ... I like to build as much as I can myself too. But totally happy to help. There's an over 5000cc class too; page 115 of the 2018 rule book shows the records there. My LS3 is 6.2ltr's so yeah, its a monster! Your'es just scrapes in under 5ltr's doesn't it? 2019? Yeah, I was aiming...
by russelllowe
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3417

Re: Another V8 bike

Sounds like you have a plan, but I'd be happy to help with tig welding it if you wanted to go that way.

Cheers
by russelllowe
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3417

Re: Another V8 bike

Holy shit! That's some great grinding and filing work right there ... I fancy myself as a bit of a wizz on the grinder, so it's a great compliment for sure! Yup, when I was welding on the swingarm brackets on the back of my frame i had the axle in place with a small amount of clearance all around it...
by russelllowe
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 3417

Re: Another V8 bike

Hey Walkingpace, Looks cool. The front plates look thicker than 6mm in the pics and plenty strong enough; I'm guessing you'll gusset the bit where they meet the backbone? Probably doesn't need that either ... cant really go backwards or forwards (and definitely not side to side!). They look laser cu...
by russelllowe
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 207
Views: 28410

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Guys, Been a while ... been snowed at work and overseas, and feeling the pressure! Had a couple of setbacks. The ignition system I ordered and paid for never showed up. It was from a guy running a company called Torqueline Garage in Bendigo ... I've just initiated small claims proceedings agains...
by russelllowe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 207
Views: 28410

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, some more progress shots: Rider fitting... http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/theTRUTH_RiderFitting.jpg with locations for fuel (in red) and water (in blue) ... http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/theTRUTH_WaterAndFuel.jpg and showing how the GSF650 frame section attaches to the ma...
by russelllowe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 207
Views: 28410

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Harky, very keen to see your progress. I've been thinking about getting a Hayabusa as a nice little around town bike ... would also be good for cruising the pits ... I'll keep you and Bones ("the Devil") posted.

Cheers!
by russelllowe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 207
Views: 28410

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Stayt'ie, missed your question earlier ... yes, that was how I originally designed it. I ended up using more of the GSF650 head stem section than I first planned and made the spine a simple box shape; where before it was going to be a bit tapered in at the top. I used more of the frame because th...
by russelllowe
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 207
Views: 28410

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Sorry, it wasn't Sam's bike ... it was Bub 7: http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/bub7frontend.jpg Doesn't look like 45 degrees, but looks like more than 30. Bones ... thanks, I could probably fit 4 of them in the engine cradle, have any spares? As I kind of alluded to in my last post m...
by russelllowe
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 207
Views: 28410

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Greg, Yes, true, mainly Harleys. Can't really compare a rear engined land speed bike with either a sports bike or dirt bike though. Well, you can, but theres such a massive gap in so many parameters its hard to argue that first principles would hold. Agree that there is a lot of opinion on it. T...