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by russelllowe
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 409
Views: 164742

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: 409
Views: 164742

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 weld, but...
by russelllowe
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 409
Views: 164742

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: 409
Views: 164742

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: 409
Views: 164742

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...
by russelllowe
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Speed Week 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4633

Re: Speed Week 2020

I'm an emotional wreck!

This is like that legal case study where if someone is falling off a tall building and I shoot them in the head on the way down am I still guilty of murder?

I haven't seen the question regarding rescheduling to November, I'm definitely keen though.

Cheers
by russelllowe
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 409
Views: 164742

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, After sinking into a virus induced depression I've finally pulled myself together enough to put the fairing on the bike and shoot a walk around video: https://youtu.be/1Lz7fYMuc0I (head straight to 3 minutes 30 to hear her start up) http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/theTRUTH_2020_Walk...
by russelllowe
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Lake Inspection 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

Re: Lake Inspection 2020

Best place in the world!
by russelllowe
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Ice Truck 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

Re: Ice Truck 2020

Brilliant! Very much appreciated!
by russelllowe
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 409
Views: 164742

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Once again ... down to the wire! Motor is back in and been running a few times; didn't make the kid cry this year ... I did shed a wee tear though, like it rose from the dead. Sounds soooo good! http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/Fairing/theTRUTH_Fairing_Rear.jpg Working on the rear fa...
by russelllowe
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 409
Views: 164742

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Greg, Aha! I wondered why the holes were in the tops. But if I'm following you correctly there would need to be holes in side of the vertical tube too ... where the horizontal tubes butt into it. My plan is the paint them with cold galv at this point; but if they are going to last then proper gal...
by russelllowe
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 409
Views: 164742

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Everyone, Just taking a quick break from theTRUTH to smash out a few nodes for a shade structure ... I'm following a design by Colin Clare which I think was adopted by the club for its shade. You'll see I've slightly altered it with 10mm round bars welded to the side of the 40x40 square tubes jus...
by russelllowe
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 409
Views: 164742

Re: theTRUTH

Si! A bloody good indication... what have you heard?
by russelllowe
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 409
Views: 164742

Re: theTRUTH

Thanks Coffeesnobs, not long now! Love seeing those H2's get thrashed too! It was about this time last year when I was prepping and painting the frame, but even so I'm in a much better position ... all the running and rotating bits have been in and down the salt, so I'm confident it'll all go back t...
by russelllowe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 409
Views: 164742

Re: theTRUTH

Thanks Y.B. I hope I am!

This year it's geared for 224mph at 6750rpm. With wheel spin I probably won't go near that, but 181mph should be eclipsed ...

Cheers!