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Author Topic: Team Unorthodux, the third year  (Read 15488 times)
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« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2016, 12:01:22 PM »

As proof that I am still working on this:


The cylinder head nuts were too rusted to take apart, so Ceramic Seal to the rescue. Prior to this test run, I spent a day cleaning the fuel system because I left alky in there. Lesson learned.

Part of the reason it kept cutting out had to do with the fuel pump being flaky... Replaced that with an external one, but now I am waiting on more fuel to get to the store.
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« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2016, 11:00:29 PM »

Start with this:



Butcher this:


Build this:


Do a lot of this:


End of the weekend:
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« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2016, 12:57:46 AM »



Not the LSR bike, but the test of the test bed. I cut out the parts where you get to ogle my Acura. Cheesy
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« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2016, 05:52:47 AM »

So what is the next step? 

If you could fit a good brake to the trailer axle, probably a disc brake, with the brake stay connected to an appropriate sized load cell, you could make it into a dyno.  Just connect the master cylinder on the bike to the brake cylinder to add the necessary drag.  I think Brent DeStoop (sp.?) did something like that down in Australia, but I can't find the photo. There would be lots of heat to deal with, but a Nascar type brake blower might allow short blasts.

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« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2016, 10:17:43 AM »

That is the end goal. For now I am going to use it as is. The race bike can be data-logged from the ECU if the laptop is plugged in. It has an EGT probe, too.

Electric drum brake with controller, probably have to add a helper with a spray bottle to mist the drum. Still working out operating procedures... in the video, I couldn't see the controller display, so I had no idea what was going on.

build pics here https://plus.google.com/b/101563515072989515797/photos/101563515072989515797/albums/6311105215895933105
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« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2016, 10:49:12 PM »

Aaand, it will be following us to Bonneville... the ECU blew while getting prepped for some troubleshooting runs. Shouldn't run the bike off a battery charger, and should put a smaller fuse in place.

New ECU scheduled to be here on Wednesday.
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« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2016, 09:41:21 AM »

Very cool idea. I love it. Way to go!!!!. cheers
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« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2016, 11:19:07 PM »

Thanks!

The mailman is adding time on the wrong side of travel...
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« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2016, 12:30:34 AM »

And now the coils (race virgins, BTW) decide they are done.  Dead Horse

Not to worry, we have not yet begun to fight...
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« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2016, 11:08:03 PM »

The battle was barely engaged over the week.

Things broke, parts were late, tuning was a joke, more parts broke... we made four attempts at decent runs. Nothing worth going past the 1 mile marker. It just wasn't running right.

I guess next year is the charm for this bike.
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« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2016, 12:57:32 AM »

I borrowed the fuel pump for a different project, and behold! It doesn't work anymore.

New fuel tank is on the list for this year... something made out of steel.
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« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2016, 05:07:26 AM »

Bummer man. What was the other tank built from?.
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« Reply #57 on: November 08, 2016, 10:23:01 PM »

Aluminum plate which isn't too bad... the problem is the attempt to re-use a piece of Ducati cast aluminum as the fuel pump flange. The fuel pump and regulator started out inside the tank, which was fine when it was running on gasoline with the plan to use nitrous. The Ducati piece grows horrible black/grey fuzz overnight. The plate tends to show a little discoloration, but not like the cast piece.
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« Reply #58 on: April 06, 2017, 08:57:06 AM »

So, how goes it Q?

Any news?
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