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Author Topic: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build  (Read 599419 times)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1380 on: August 17, 2016, 09:58:39 AM »
On the salt the unusual and out of the box projects are always held in high regard. Most of the solutions to my SBC Turbo project can be solved with an online catalog and a paypal account. We all know just getting to the salt to race is a challenge but doing it with one-off parts or some innovative design just multiplies that difficulty. Thus machines of unique nature garner all  of the respect.BR

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1381 on: August 17, 2016, 01:53:05 PM »
That is very true, it is the same on the Speed Weekend on Ice events. The home built vehicles attract most attention and even more so if they turn out to be really fast.

With my very good friend Bjursingen visiting I finished the towing cart for the bike that I started building long ago, the plan is to shut the engine down at the end of the race track and tow the bike back to the pits.



Jon "Seldom seen slim" told me about the cart they built for a Bonneville race bike, they made one like this at first but later lengthened it so both wheels were lifted off the ground. I´ve decided to try this version first since it was easy to build and takes up much less space than a 2.5 meter long one, but his model is by far more practical since it makes loading the bike on the trailer much easier. I´ll make one like that later.



Sure, it was somewhat of a balancing act but as long as the towing car ran slowly it was no problem at all. Great to have this solved, last year I hitched a ride back to the pits by holding on to a three wheeled Spyder bike and that was difficult to say the least...

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1382 on: August 17, 2016, 09:42:13 PM »
Tie down straps would make it even easier on that pit trailer.
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1383 on: August 18, 2016, 12:47:00 AM »
Tie down straps would make it even easier on that pit trailer.
Franey

Good idea, I´ll check if it is possible to fit a tiedown on each side of the front wheel.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1384 on: August 18, 2016, 06:22:56 PM »
Being the chief motorcycle tech guy for the DLRA, I can't see any big problems with running your bike on the salt in Australia
It would fit in a class with no problem APS/Ω
The only issue I would have is you sitting on it when it's being towed
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1385 on: August 18, 2016, 10:01:33 PM »

The only issue I would have is you sitting on it when it's being towed


What I meant.
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1386 on: August 20, 2016, 01:16:22 AM »
Aha, so you arent allowed to sit on the bike while towing it? That makes sense, good thing that Glenn Ocklund at landracing.se doesent know about it.:-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1387 on: August 24, 2016, 05:10:15 AM »
Aha, so you arent allowed to sit on the bike while towing it? That makes sense, good thing that Glenn Ocklund at landracing.se doesent know about it.:-)

What are his contact details   :-D
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1388 on: August 24, 2016, 07:47:12 AM »
Aha, so you arent allowed to sit on the bike while towing it? That makes sense, good thing that Glenn Ocklund at landracing.se doesent know about it.:-)

What are his contact details   :-D
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1389 on: August 30, 2016, 02:40:50 PM »
Not even four days left until One Mile, the butterflies are arriving! :)

I relocated the Gopro camera so it wouldn´t be in the way for the helmet, I need the video documentation of the gauges and the new location allows me to get the head down behind the fairings and still get a good view of the instrumentation.



From the riders point of view.



I also bought a small trolley today so my friends won´t have to carry all the stuff needed at the starting line to get the bike going and to fix any minor issues that pops up, neat to keep everything in one place and not scattered around the bike like last year.



Keep your fingers crossed for good race weather this weekend!

Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1390 on: August 30, 2016, 02:50:44 PM »
Go fast and be safe Anders!!! We are pulling for you to do well!!!!!!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1391 on: August 30, 2016, 02:53:55 PM »
Anders:

Good racing. Cant wait to see  the results.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1392 on: August 30, 2016, 03:05:12 PM »
Thanks! Right now the forecast shows a bit of rain on Saturday but if the worst happens the race can be held on Sunday instead.

I hope to do at least two runs with the first at the same boost level as last year (2.4bar) to find out if the fairing mods improves anything and the second run at a whooping 3 bar boost pressure to find out how fast she really can go. :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1393 on: August 30, 2016, 03:49:24 PM »
Good luck Anders. Stay safe and HAVE FUN!  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1394 on: August 30, 2016, 05:09:58 PM »
So is this the V.2 engine or the brand new one (V.3?)?  I didn't think nr. 3 was running yet, so will assume it's the one from last winter's ice racing.  Have you run this combination on anything other than the ice?  We're all looking forward to more about your adventure, Anders.
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