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Author Topic: INDIAN 741 Supercharged...See you in 2011  (Read 189430 times)
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« Reply #450 on: September 01, 2010, 10:45:01 AM »

Go Lars Go--- sorry we could not stay  Joey had to get back to work...
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« Reply #451 on: September 01, 2010, 01:52:44 PM »

Vroom Vrooom   Just plain and simple Mozart to my ears, Go get em tommorrow!!!!!

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« Reply #452 on: September 01, 2010, 02:16:22 PM »

waiting for news.  Hope he did good.
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« Reply #453 on: September 01, 2010, 05:50:34 PM »

Watched Lars roll off mile 3 long course this morning ... Bike sounded strong ... didnt hear speed ...
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« Reply #454 on: September 01, 2010, 09:59:26 PM »

Thanks folks !!!


Short update. More later.

First pass on the course:
blew the front head gasket JUST as I was
entering the 'timing mile'.
Replaced gasket.
Second run ; blew the rear head gasket JUST before I was leaving the 'timing mile',
but at least this time I got a timing slip.
88.198 mph.
Not bad really with a blown head gasket.
Only, this time the blown gasket meant that the flames had eaten a chunk of the head.
The leak had probably been there for a little while.



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 But HELL: it has been one flipping trip of a fantastic ride and I fcking did it



...I build, and rode my own little INDIAN on The Bonneville Salt Flats
with the immeasurable help from the greatest bunch of people on this planet

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« Reply #455 on: September 01, 2010, 10:04:25 PM »

Time for solid copper gaskets Lars and if that's an aluminum head, and it appears to be, it'll be a piece of cake to weld it up. Good luck in the future and well done for this time!

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« Reply #456 on: September 01, 2010, 10:06:11 PM »

Looks and sounds like winner to me!!!  Congratulations on the "race down the salt" and the timing slip for 88.198 mph!!!  Worthy effort Lars, you are a true Land Speed Racer!!   cheers   cheers

It is an honor to know you.   You've done yourself, your country, and your fellow racers proud!!!

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« Reply #457 on: September 01, 2010, 10:08:46 PM »

Well done Lars, your dream came true !
Iv'e been following your build and can relate to the hurdles that got in your way , and admire the way you overcame difficulties that may have stopped a lesser man,,,,,
Let the addiction continue,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #458 on: September 01, 2010, 10:25:50 PM »

More updates on IPE site! 88+ with a blown headgasket. What's the remedy for a groove in the gasket surface on a flathead guys? I'm sure he's all over it and got lot of hours to grind it away until tomorrow but would be interesting to hear others roadside solution. I bet tons of people have been experience this back in the days. JB weld and clamp it on with a milk carton gasket? Mexican mill with a concrete slab?
Oops, looks like I'm a bit slow... noth'n new.
Copper gaskets can break too.


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« Reply #459 on: September 01, 2010, 10:31:08 PM »

Lars,  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The speed is irrelevant.  That you did it is what counts.  So many sit on their butts and dream.  You built a bike that was almost too pretty to take on the salt and then haul it 7300 miles and run it.  I said earlier it was a pleasure to talk with you.  Let me add that to it is an honor to know you.  A big tip of the hat to you!
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« Reply #460 on: September 01, 2010, 10:34:37 PM »

Lars,

I am so happy for you. You did great. We all were waiting for reports on your efforts, and even though you ran into some gremlins you did great. My hat is off to you, and I know you had a blast.

Regards,

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« Reply #461 on: September 01, 2010, 10:43:31 PM »

It's amazing how once again, a little Indian and her dreamer have captured our hearts!!!

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« Reply #462 on: September 01, 2010, 11:18:21 PM »

Congratulations, Lars!  cheers  When I wear your shirt and people ask about it I will be proud to tell them your story.
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« Reply #463 on: September 01, 2010, 11:20:50 PM »

That first run this morning sounded reall strong when you left mile 3 ... beautiful machine and well done ...  Joe
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« Reply #464 on: September 02, 2010, 12:13:58 AM »

Great job Lars!  Only wish I could have stuck around to see you run. Oh, well, maybe next year.  You know George is really pushing my dad and I to build some thing for next year.
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