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Off Topic / Re: Motogp
« Last post by iain on Today at 01:32:29 AM »
I have to agree with Walt ..what a race??? One of the best rounds so far

Off Topic / Re: Motogp
« Last post by fret nut on Today at 12:55:58 AM »
From what I read it was a VERY CLOSE race for the first two positions.  That Ducati almost got there first, and the Ducati big wigs are not real happy with Jorge Lorenzo's results.  Unless he makes SIGNIFICANT progress in mastering the Ducati I predict he will be looking for a different ride next year.  I know he has a two year contract but there are ways to break such agreements.
General Board / Re: I'm Back!
« Last post by fret nut on Today at 12:47:05 AM »
Significant port work, expansion chambers, electronic ignition, longer swing arm, 18" wheels, and maxed out the rule book making the fairing.

New pistons because the old ones are severely worn (one has a hole melted through it's crown).  Running in the 500cc category of the Altered, Partially Streamlined, Fuel class.  (APSF500). 
We started running in the Gasoline class but unless you buy your gasoline from the fuel truck ($$)at the course your fuel is not trusted, so everything else is classified as Fuel, even gasoline purchased at the nearby truck stop.  So it's easier to just run in the Fuel class.  That way we can run anything we want, which was usually just gasoline but my brother got the idea to add a nitrous oxide system, which is where the hole in the piston came from.  There is precious little opportunity to test anything, so all testing gets done on the course.  It would be really nice to have access to a straight and flat place where things could be tested, but anything over 100MPH gets a lot of attention from the authorities.  And there is NO TESTING OFF COURSE, so we wait in line to run each time, just like everyone else.
General Board / Re: I'm Back!
« Last post by QBS on June 25, 2017, 09:24:25 PM »
Fret please forgive my intrusion.  It's just that I've always been a fan of the Titan and have heard so little about it over the years.  Why does it need new pistons?  What displacement will it be running?  What modifications have been made to the bike overall?
Off Topic / Re: Motogp
« Last post by Walt_M. on June 25, 2017, 07:47:47 AM »
Wow, what a race! Too bad Vinales crashed out but Rossi won a close one. Glad I got the BEin channel this season.
General Board / Re: I'm Back!
« Last post by fret nut on June 24, 2017, 10:40:25 PM »
Definitely reacting to the air (not vertical lift), and wheels on the ground.  New pistons coming from Wiseco soon.  Will run in September at World of Speed if all goes well.
General Board / Re: I'm Back!
« Last post by QBS on June 24, 2017, 08:50:35 PM »
Titan at 161 in 4th is very impressive.  So basically the front end was beginning to fly?
General Board / Re: Fuel leak today
« Last post by skucera on June 24, 2017, 01:42:43 PM »
So my cheapy method, clean it up with Evaporust if you can, if not sand it off on the inside and spread JB all over the holes and see it if works.

It's what the farmers do around here.  A friend who's a grass seed farmer mentioned just that a few nights ago.  The only concern is draining the tank and drying it afterward, because I can't imagine that Evapo-rust will make very good power after going through the carb. ;)  However, I know from first-hand experience that JB Weld works wonders.

General Board / Re: I'm Back!
« Last post by fret nut on June 24, 2017, 01:33:21 PM »
As I hazily recall Charlie got just over 160MPH on his 1100cc Blackbird.  There were some fellows from Australia with a 750 Honda that did 220 something.  I think that one was sporting a turbo.  My brother's Suzuki did 161 in 4th gear and was experiencing some uncontrollable weaving.  I think the center of gravity was not in front of the center of pressure, a small detail but very important.  It should be better next time.
Off Topic / Re: Motogp
« Last post by fret nut on June 24, 2017, 01:26:04 PM »
Well, they seem to keep things stirred up and interesting.  Track conditions may well play a big part in Sunday's race.  Mind games, new parts, better set up, aerodynamics, will the tires work?  It's always thus, we don't know what will happen, so they line up on the grid on Sunday . . . . . I predict that somebody will win. ;)
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