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« Reply #3690 on: December 05, 2018, 04:42:25 PM »

Wicked6 Good luck. We had similar expectations but it took 17 years form start to making a run with our lakester
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« Reply #3691 on: December 05, 2018, 05:43:55 PM »

I signed up on the forum 3 days ago and just now noticed this thread.  rolleyes
So.......
I'm Mark, 55 years old, and I live in Colorado (a 7 hour motorcycle ride away from Wendover).
I've been wrenching and riding my whole life. HD, British, Jap,  and even German,  it don't matter - I like them all.

My racing experience is pretty minimal,
 a few MX events when I was a kid and a couple of years and dirt tracking stock cars.
The one thing I can say that I have learned from those experiences is....... Racing costs money!

Bonneville has always interested me so I've been going to BMST as a spectator for the last 3 years.
I think that the time has come to give into my salt addiction and build a bike to run.
I've got a pretty nice shop, a decent array of tools and a few different motorcycles to choose from.

Originally I was going to build up a BSA 441 Victor, but in the end, I figured that it would just be "turd polishing".

There is no way I could keep up with Koncretekid's super cool bike, and really..... why would I want to use a simple air cooled single,
when I could complicate things by using a watercooled, 4 cylinder horizontally opposed, shaft drive bike as a starting point?

The plan is to put together one of my 1976 Honda Gl1000 Goldwings to run in the mps-cg 1000 class.

In the past I have spoken with Kenny Lyons and the NGW guys about their racing bikes, and I am interested to know if any others have
attempted to use Goldwings for LSR.

I am interested in learning from all of your racing experiences, and gleaning as many hints, tips, and go fast tricks as I can.




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« Reply #3692 on: December 05, 2018, 08:37:15 PM »

Very cool, Mark. I rebuilt a '78(?) Goldwing once as a cafe type thing (it was a phase... undecided). Man, those carbs... holy moley. Very cool choice of bike for that class. Hope to see you out there someday!
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« Reply #3693 on: December 05, 2018, 08:38:08 PM »

I know that you're new but search the motorcycle records carefully.  I believe there're about 200 still-open records available.  Do you have a green seat?
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« Reply #3694 on: December 05, 2018, 10:26:22 PM »

Do you have a green seat?
huh ?
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« Reply #3695 on: December 06, 2018, 01:45:21 AM »

Can you find racing connecting rods, forged pistons, performance cams, and big carbs for a 'wing?  Racing in the 1000cc classes is very competitive and it takes serious effort, money, and commitment to chase and get records. 
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« Reply #3696 on: December 06, 2018, 08:17:47 PM »

Can you find racing connecting rods, forged pistons, performance cams, and big carbs for a 'wing? 
Yes.
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