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coffeesnobs
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Post by coffeesnobs »

What an awesome build thread, thanks for taking the time to share it.

Can't wait to see it in the flesh next month.
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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 together as it should (been spending a chunk of time refining the jackshaft/clutch setup ... should be more reliable).

Here she is, standing tall ...

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Not a huge amount different than last year, a few extra fairing support bits at the front and back, a loop to stop me (and the missus) sliding off the seat, and another loop at the back that will hold my second powerplant ... yes, thats right, powerplant number two.

As I'm running in "Fuel" this year, the V8 is going to be drinking something a little more exotic, but the other one ... thats something else entirely.

Four and a half weeks to go and we'll be on our way; looking forward to seeing you all there.

Cheers!

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Pointed towards the hevens Rus, is that an indication off the next powerplant to be used ? :D
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Si! A bloody good indication... what have you heard?

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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 just because it was easier and I think stronger. They replace the square plates with holes drilled in them which are used for the cross bracing.

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And a link to Colins original design here http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH ... ucture.PDF. I havent asked permission to publish it, so if anyone would like me to take it down please let me know.

Finally, my vertical poles are 2400mm tall, which seems to be a common height ... useful if you want to join up with your neighbour.

Should help keep the beers cold ...

Cheers!

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G'Day Russell,
those square bits are actually square washers you can buy at the bolt shop, mild steel or galvanised.
Trick for young players, if you are getting your pieces galvanised, they must have holes (10mm min) in both ends to let the liquid zinc get into every nook and cranny. If you don't put in holes you can air pockets and no coverage, or worse, they blow up.

There's a couple of pages I've put up,
one is a study of shade shelters - https://www.dlra.org.au/shade-shelter.htm
and the other is volunteer information including all the bits required and how to put them up and includes the plans - https://www.dlra.org.au/tasks/task-shade-shelter.htm
Keep the shiney side up........
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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 galv would be a good idea.

On something completely different, I picked up my first 3d printed part today. It's the switch housing for the clutch actuator. Quite something to hold a part you've created in a bit of software (Fusion 360).

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It'll clamp around the left clip on, the top holes are for the in and out switches, the end hole in the bottom is where the wires come out.

That red mark on my wrist is a burn from welding the shade node things, so don't worry, I'm keeping it real.

Cheers!

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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!

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Working on the rear fairing. Just a safety thing really, don't think it will help with speed much but I think it will help if the bike wants to go sideways (the oncoming air pushing it back into line). There is a slight curve inwards at the back, just 40mm or so, following the NASA shape I used for the front fairing.

Where I've bolted it to the top of the non swinging arm has stuffed up using the standard GSXR1000 mudguard, so that's why you can see the tape on that part of the tire ... I'm making a flexible shape pattern to create a custom salt guard.

If you look close you can see a DLRA shade structure in the background. Needs some assembly.

Time to get busy!

Cheers!

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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)

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Post by tyrant »

Good stuff. Long time lurker here. been watching this for ages, Disappointed this year but hopefully I get to see this next run in anger.

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