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by russelllowe
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
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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...
by russelllowe
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
Views: 13049

Re: theTRUTH

Thanks Graham, up front enclosed by the GSF650 frame tubes it is then.

Cheers
by russelllowe
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
Views: 13049

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Stayt'ie, yeah, loads of small things to come too ... Cheers! Hi Greg, thanks, it might look a little exaggerated in the pic ... it's 45 degrees; main reason was to get the steering head tube down as low as possible. Hoofhearted used 45 degrees on his bike and by all accounts that was very stable...
by russelllowe
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
Views: 13049

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Some frame progress to show; had to grab another length of 1 1/4" tube to finish it off ... that's 5 x 6m lengths. So the frame should weigh about 70kg when it's done I recon. Not that it matters. All tacked together at this stage. There wont be much diagonal bracing (I prefer the access yo...
by russelllowe
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
Views: 13049

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Bones, yeah, the back end is pure GSX1000 so it's a matter of getting the swingarm spindle in the right place. Everything else is sweet after that. Clutch? Hydraulic. Something will bridge between the cage at the back; and it will push against that. Would hate to think a brand new motor would ne...
by russelllowe
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
Views: 13049

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Dave. Welcome! Yeah, I took a good look at the Crowerglide clutches before settling on the QuaterMaster. In the end I realised I don't need the automatic take up for quick acceleration like a drag or sand drag bike; I just need to be able to start the bike in gear and get rolling without drama. S...
by russelllowe
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
Views: 13049

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Well, I've learnt that there's no point having a jig if you don't use it ... I tacked the two U shapes (in the last post) together a little on the piss. No real drama though, after grinding off the tack welds and welding some extra stoppers and fixtures and buying a bunch more clamps and magnets I g...
by russelllowe
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
Views: 13049

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Been a bit quiet but haven't totally being sitting on my hands ... finally bit the bullet and bought some RHS for the bolt together Jig parts I bought a few years ago. Wish I'd done it much earlier actually, it's brilliant how straight and square this stuff is. Also go a bit smart and had t...
by russelllowe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
Views: 13049

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Oh, and ...

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by russelllowe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 199
Views: 13049

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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: 199
Views: 13049

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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: 199
Views: 13049

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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: 199
Views: 13049

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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: 199
Views: 13049

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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: 199
Views: 13049

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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.