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Re: theTRUTH

Post by russelllowe » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:35 am

hey Bones,

Thanks! I'm not anywhere near the level you see with the professionals online ... but I'm improving every time and I can get it close enough to acceptable with quite a bit of effort.

Happy to share what I know ... and if anyone else is in the Newcastle area I'm happy to help get you started.

Looking forward to seeing your new build.

Cheers!

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by momec3 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:13 pm

Heh. Greg Wapling says Bullshit travels faster than The Truth, have you thought of renaming it. :)
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Re: theTRUTH

Post by russelllowe » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:49 am

Ha! Is "Bullshit" a car or a bike? I'll keep an eye out for it on the salt, what colour is it?

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by momec3 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:45 pm

The new car I'm involved with and will be driving is called the big fat turd, I'll race ya and then we will know.
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Re: theTRUTH

Post by russelllowe » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:30 pm

Can't wait!

I have my tickets, time off from work and the truck booked ... a few things left to do on the bike and I'm there!

Not long now ...

Cheers!

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by harky » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:43 pm

trainer wheels
trainer wheels
trainer wheels
trainer wheels 😳😳😳🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔😂😂😂🤪🤪🤪
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so far 120mph for$2000---imagine how fast I can go for $20,000

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by russelllowe » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:37 am

Hey Harky, something about trainer wheels, no comprehendo?

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:50 pm

Arrr-huh, I see your team is growing 8)
First Australian to ride a motorcycle over 200mph at Bonneville,,,

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by russelllowe » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:25 pm

Si. Two riders this year.

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by russelllowe » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:32 pm

Hi Guys,

Finally got the fairing symmetrical ... symmetrical enough anyway (the left side blister is shaped and tacked together).

I was debating whether to cover my arms up to my elbows, as is allowed by the rules, but have felt a bit claustrophobic in the past. This is nice and airy though; no wide tank, frame rails or airbox certainly helps.

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Need to change that sticker! Anyone know where to get Fuel warning stickers? I'll fill those gaps around the botom, a bit of trimming here and there, and then weld it all out from the inside ... so there is a bit more to go yet, but this is a good milestone.

And from the front ... looking way taller than it actually is:

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Any comments or advice most welcome.

Cheers!

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by DLRA » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:45 pm

New stickers will be available for purchase from merchandise at Speed Week.
Keep the shiney side up........
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Re: theTRUTH

Post by russelllowe » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:10 pm

Thanks Greg, might get a few extra for the ute.

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by russelllowe » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:00 pm

Hi Guys,

Almost done with these bloody blisters! Been more work than the rest of the fairing ... happy with how they are coming out though, begining to look fast!

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And looking down the bike:

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Few small patches to weld in due to some overzealous triming early on (I've enlarged them so I'm not welding long skinny pointy bits), but not far to go with this now.

Cheers!

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by Y.B. » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:04 pm

Looking very good Russell, you may be surprised at the speed increase

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Re: theTRUTH

Post by russelllowe » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:43 pm

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!

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