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by russelllowe
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252701

Re: theTRUTH

Hi All, Six weeks to go aye! It's all a bit surreal, but like Greg says, if we don't plan for the best we might end up under prepared ... so with that in mind, I've started the new fairing ... It's really just an update to the nose part to address aerodynamic (imagined) and quality (obvious as I've ...
by russelllowe
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252701

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Been a while between drinks ... not much to do on the racebike for 2021; finishing off the clutch actuation system was critical, and I'll probably remake the upper fairing because it looks a little rough now I've had a year to look at it and improve my skills ... Actuating the clutch was on...
by russelllowe
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Speed Week 2021 Update
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Speed Week 2021 Update

Hi, I've just seen the block on NSW travelers has been revised (14th Jan 2020, https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/travel-restrictions#sa , it now only applies to residents of the greater Sydney region, Wollongong LGA and Central Coast LGA. I'm from Newcastle so it looks...
by russelllowe
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 63
Views: 40670

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Hey Harky, Yeah, we are definitely up the top end of the ladder ... plenty of others here to keep us company though. It occured to me one of the (many) advantages of feet forward is being able to use your body as streamlining. This is kind of the pose I meant: http://www.russelllowe.com/DLRA/Harky/K...
by russelllowe
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Honda MG & MF 750
Replies: 348
Views: 229264

Re: Honda MG & MF 750

Hi Johno, I wondered why they didn't have anything listed on their site any more ... there was mention of it at the top of one page, but no actual product info further down the page as they did with the other ignition products. It was a pretty expensive system, so pretty disappointing that the after...
by russelllowe
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Honda MG & MF 750
Replies: 348
Views: 229264

Re: Honda MG & MF 750

Hi Johno, Fuel flow tests sounds good, I switched to two separate outlets on the custom tank I built just to be sure. Here's a pic from Bonneville 2014 for your viewing pleasure ... she was an unrefined beast! http://www.russelllowe.com/DLRA/CB750/CB750_Bonneville_2014.jpg My Dyna setup was new in 2...
by russelllowe
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Honda MG & MF 750
Replies: 348
Views: 229264

Re: Honda MG & MF 750

Hi Johnno, I have an optical digital ignition and a car type coil for the SOHC CB750 ... I put my Dynotek in the bin after a brand new setup started to fail and then failed completely over two years at Bonneville. Happy to send it to you to try out if you like. I also found that when one side of the...
by russelllowe
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 63
Views: 40670

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Hey Harky, Quick thought, will make a model tomorrow to see if it may work, but how about sliding your ass forward, shoulders drop, knees up and use your shins as wind deflectors; like a baby in a womb ... Would necessitate shifting your steering forward, and be one further step up the queerness lad...
by russelllowe
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 63
Views: 40670

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Ha! Yeah, been a bit quiet alright ... big changes at work, might free up some time in the near future if things work out. Yeah, the 181mph on my beastie was at half throttle, any more than that and it felt like I was gonna blow off the thing. No bum rest and footpegs too far forward to really use m...
by russelllowe
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 63
Views: 40670

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Great pics Harky!

Have you considered a wee wind deflector to take the pressure off your chest/shoulders or uplift on your helmet (wind getting under the chin might be what Ronni is referring to).

Cheers!
by russelllowe
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252701

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Y.B. Thanks for the info, I chose -3AN guided by the fitting that came with the hydraulic slave cylinder from Quartermaster. The advantage of my new hydraulic jack master cylinder is that it can move as much fluid as the jacks fluid reservoir can hold ... which is quite a bit more than usual ... ...
by russelllowe
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252701

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Well, it works ... but put up a bit of a fight! Would have been easier if I actually knew how hydraulics worked. The first thing I tried was simply welding on a "fitting" to the end nut that holds the reservoir on as well as guiding the end of the ram. It wasn't very nice steel to...
by russelllowe
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252701

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, I'm still not happy with my clutch actuation ... the cheapy 12v electric scissor jack motor and gear worked, but was too slow - about 4 second to fully lock up, but another 16 seconds to release completely. I think it would have been ok for this year, but I wanted a faster acting solution. ...
by russelllowe
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252701

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Harky, What's with the serious reply!?! Just because the world is caving in doesn't mean we have to get all serious ... imagine where that might get us. Yeah, I figure confused/turbulent water is water that wants to give up more heat voluntarily. More surface area with those long pipes too aye. ...
by russelllowe
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 411
Views: 252701

Re: theTRUTH

Thanks Tyrant! Yeah, really disappointing, we might find out today if Speedweek 2020 will be rescheduled to November ... I have my fingers crossed! Until then though, I'm trying my best to keep cool ... Here's a video showing the new radiator plumbing to tidy up the right hand side of the bike where...