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Author Topic: Another vintage project from Great Britain, target Speed Week 2011  (Read 71057 times)
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« Reply #195 on: June 26, 2011, 08:42:36 AM »

 cheers :cheers:Congratulations, we will look for you in the pits.
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« Reply #196 on: June 27, 2011, 12:00:33 AM »

Patrick, invite your elderly neighbors over to watch you start the bike.  It is surprising.  They often love that type of thing.  Many raced or hot-rodded in their youth.
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« Reply #197 on: July 13, 2011, 03:56:25 PM »

Hi, Speed Demons,

Well, the point of no return has been reached today...

Bike is now crated and ready to go... Will be picked up later in the week and fly to Phoenix, Arizona via Heathrow in London GB. My friend Jim Haubert will collect it there and wait for me and my wife to arrive around the 8th of August...





We nearly used 2 gallons of methanol with various starts up to the middle of last week... Sounds like a demented 2 stroke and I like the whine of the supercharger...

I booked an afternoon on a rolling dyno... Sadly, said dyno did not have enough umph to start the bike from cold, just spinning too slow... In fact so slow that backfires did occur and the burst plate proved itself with some mighty bangs right in my ears, gone deaf for 2 or 3 days!!!

I like to thank here all of you here that freely gave advise to this novice and I just hope I understood right, that it hasn't fallen on deaf ears and that the bike will run OK... And also a big thanks to the members of our H-DRCG.B club that gave plenty despite harsh economics conditions, in all they raise 1510.00 which will go a long way to help me get to Bonneville.





So, this is the end of this diary, I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed building this Nth version of my trusty KHK and writing about it,

SEE YOU THERE OR BE SQUARE!!!

Patrick

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« Reply #198 on: July 13, 2011, 07:33:37 PM »

I'll be square and watching you on the web.

good luck.

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« Reply #199 on: July 13, 2011, 09:05:39 PM »

I look forward to shaking your hand sir!
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« Reply #200 on: July 14, 2011, 03:12:39 AM »

All the best luck to you Patrick !
Looking forward to see you there.

I hope I'm wrong, but one little ridiculous last detail;
when I was shipping my bike the shipping company told
me I couldn't use a wooden crate unless the wood was
in compliance with this rule ( click: ) ISPM 15

As I said: I hope this will not be a problem for your shipment
but it would be horrible if your crate stranded before getting
into the USA because of this.

[EDIT: looking closer at your second picture I do believe I see the certification marks]

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« Reply #201 on: July 14, 2011, 06:31:24 AM »

Good luck Patrick!
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« Reply #202 on: July 14, 2011, 07:39:38 AM »

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into the USA

It's OK and heat treated wood!!! The place where I work uses loads of these to air freight stuff all over the world, so ordered my own from the same place!!!

See you all there in about a month time!!!

I haven't got any butterflies yet but I'm sure they'll come in due time...

Patrick
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« Reply #203 on: July 14, 2011, 02:30:39 PM »

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It's OK and heat treated wood!!! The place where I work uses loads of these to air freight stuff all over the world, so ordered my own from the same place!!!
OK, great !

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See you all there in about a month time!!!

I haven't got any butterflies yet but I'm sure they'll come in due time...
If you don't get 'em at the start-line waiting for the GO-signal
there's something wrong with you

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« Reply #204 on: July 22, 2011, 01:14:23 AM »

 cheers

Good news from Jim today,

Jim went up to Phoenix Airport yesterday to collect the crate, it's now safe and sound in his workshop!!!





1st time since 1980 that this KHK is on USA soil!!!

Another 2 weeks before we go, can't wait!!!

Patrick
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« Reply #205 on: July 22, 2011, 05:31:27 AM »

Patrick,
When you arrive at Bonneville, you will find you have a couple hundred friends you didn't know you had.  Hope to see you at BUB.
Tom
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« Reply #206 on: July 25, 2011, 12:17:41 PM »

Good luck Patrick
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« Reply #207 on: July 25, 2011, 12:27:37 PM »

Patrick..look me up at pre-stage at Bub.
I'm the old fat guy with a 'Bob' name tag so I don't forget who I am.
Bob
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« Reply #208 on: August 16, 2011, 02:36:10 AM »

Hey, Patrick or anyone on the salt, can we get some info. on how the FrenchOwl is going?

Good Luck Patrick.....

Graham and you mate Richard (Smithy Garage Sandbach) Currently in Aus!!  cheers
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« Reply #209 on: August 16, 2011, 06:52:04 AM »

Hey Bob ... that could be any one of us ... make sure you have the name tag.
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