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Re: Universal chassis

Post by grumm441 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:20 pm

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Pushrod
4 valve head
watercooled
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Re: Universal chassis

Post by JonB » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:29 pm

That they are, wonder if you could offset grind the crank & run a different rod to get them into the 650 class?

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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Hoofhearted » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:18 pm

They look like big, heavy lumps. I'm not sure the sidecar would hold it. But it is an idea. Turning it sideways for chain drive might present a problem (however minor). The 750 sidecar records at Bonneville are pathetic (and the 650 records).
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Re: Universal chassis

Post by JonB » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:15 pm

As Grumm said they're a good motor, some of the better hp per cc potential in a pushrod engine being water cooled.

There is a thread on LSR forum of a CX500 turned 90 degrees.

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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Hoofhearted » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:23 am

Thats Jim's CX. I'm not sure I'd want to go to that much effort for an engine I don't believe is any better than a good Weslake.
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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Hoofhearted » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:33 pm

Bones. It was good to meet you on the salt. Sorry it wasn't longer meeting but that place tends to get a bit crazy. Did you stay for BUB? We had a great time with the "big" (546) Weslake, Ran a best of 129.475 for the mile. And a couple of records. Hope you haven't given up entirely on your Weslake.

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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:54 pm

Hoof, Bones is at BUB's, riding Terry Princes Vincent,, knowing Bones, he wont have anything to do with a computer until he gets home, :lol: ,,
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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Hoofhearted » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:29 am

I met him at SpeedWeek. Didn't get to talk to him long enough. I guess the Weslake is dead in the water. Shame. Was hoping to spur him to re-do it.

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Re: Universal chassis

Post by grumm441 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:57 pm

JonB wrote:That they are, wonder if you could offset grind the crank & run a different rod to get them into the 650 class?

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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Hoofhearted » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:55 am

Jim makes the CX650 fly but I don't think I'm as talented as him at building one. So I'll take a shot at building one of these.

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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Hoofhearted » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:19 pm

Bones, Is the Weslake dead in the water? Be a shame if it was. Or do you have plans? Here's a spur to get it back on the rails.

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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Dr Goggles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:23 pm

Hoofhearted wrote:I met him at SpeedWeek. Didn't get to talk to him long enough. I guess the Weslake is dead in the water. Shame. Was hoping to spur him to re-do it.

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you poor guy, having people screaming stuff out the window at you as ya struggled up a hill somewhere near Barstow.......it was great to meet you....
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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Stayt`ie » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:49 pm

a hill you say, :shock: , there llooooong pulls out that way that just seam to go forever, :) ,,
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Re: Universal chassis

Post by Hoofhearted » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:25 am

Dr. Goggles. It was a brief but enjoyable meeting. If I remember rightly we we pulling up El Cajon pass. Bones bring the Weslake back The salt needs more singles. Nevada seems to be nothing but uphill no matter what direction you travel.
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Re: Universal chassis

Post by BONES » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:01 pm

Hoof
The weslake is not dead yet but is resting.
I picked up a TZ 250 A the other day. At the moment it's easier to tune a 2stroke than work out the weslake's problems.
See you next year with the vincent and maybe the 250.
cheers Bones

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