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by russelllowe
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

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: 170
Views: 7396

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: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

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: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

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: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

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: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

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: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

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: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

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: 170
Views: 7396

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...
by russelllowe
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Hoofhearted, looks really interesting ... the steering sounds cool too. My electric water pump showed up today, so I threw it on (without clamps or sealant) exactly as in the instructions just to see what was what: http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/LS3_EWP.jpg So there were a couple of issu...
by russelllowe
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Chris, Cool, yeah sounds good ... the splines on this model are really just for visualization, I guessed at the actual shape of them (there are 26 though). I'll mention it to the gear maker. Here is a model of the center of the clutch friction plate that came with the motor. I figure its got a co...
by russelllowe
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

Handy when it makes the drawing for you ... (I had to add the dimensions which it would only do in orthographic views, which i thought was odd).

Image

Cheers
by russelllowe
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

Having a go at the jack shaft in Fusion 360; still not sure if I'm doing the assemblies right ... but here are all the components together ... http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/theTRUTH_JackShaft_Fusion360.JPG The whole thing is 300mm end to end, so not very long. It would be a little clearer ...
by russelllowe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Chris,

Will do. I might make the mount adjustable so if I find there is a problem I can move it around easily when we're on the salt.

Cheers
by russelllowe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 170
Views: 7396

Re: theTRUTH

Bones, I just realized that's the first time you've not mentioned using a Hayabusa motor ...

You'll be putting a diesel truck engine into your bike next.

Welcome to the dark side!

Cheers!