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Author Topic: INDIAN 741 Supercharged...See you in 2011  (Read 436265 times)
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« Reply #465 on: September 02, 2010, 06:23:46 AM »

Lars that is bloody fantastic.... your Scout sounds allot faster than 88.198 MPH. Yup copper head gaskets, copper coat the head bolt threads and multiple head torque and re-torque again. You have come a long way and not just Geographically...... you got the bug?
Cheers Mate!
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« Reply #466 on: September 02, 2010, 07:12:18 AM »

Lars - Congratulations my friend! There is no better accomplishment than a run on the salt with a machine that you built. The experience will enrichen your life as will the friends made along the trail. You have the respect of the Time Cycles Racing Team. Colin.
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« Reply #467 on: September 02, 2010, 01:02:52 PM »

Excellent just running up the salt is enough!!!
A dream come true eh!!
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« Reply #468 on: September 04, 2010, 08:31:19 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!

Pete
Thanks Pete !

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!!!

Lynda
Lynda...my favorite Speed Week Person !!!...THANKS !!!

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,,,,,,,,,,
Tiny (in OZ)
Thanks Tiny....ohh yes this is well on it's way to turn into an ( rather expensive ) addiction

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.
Yes.
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I'll come up with something.
ONE thing ( out of MANY ) I've learned is: be better prepared

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!
THANKS !...and a tip of the hat back to you Bill !

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,

Tom G.

Yes indeed, I had an unbelievable bast !
Thanks Tom !

Congratulations, Lars!  cheers  When I wear your shirt and people ask about it I will be proud to tell them your story.

Thanks George , you're too kind.

That first run this morning sounded real strong when you left mile 3 ... beautiful machine and well done ...  Joe

Thanks Joe.
Yep: I do believe is goes real strong. Time to do a proper job on the engine

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.

Thanks . I was great meeting you and your dad....now get started building that thing !!!!

Lars that is bloody fantastic.... your Scout sounds allot faster than 88.198 MPH. Yup copper head gaskets, copper coat the head bolt threads and multiple head torque and re-torque again. You have come a long way and not just Geographically...... you got the bug?
Cheers Mate!
Joe
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Yep: got the bug ...big time.
Thanks Joe !

Lars - Congratulations my friend! There is no better accomplishment than a run on the salt with a machine that you built. The experience will enrichen your life as will the friends made along the trail. You have the respect of the Time Cycles Racing Team. Colin.
Thanks Colin....now promise me we'll get to meet again next year !
yes; you're right about "the friends made along the trail".
It's quite a fantastic and humbling experience how 'unknown people' turns into friends during this thing.

Excellent just running up the salt is enough!!!
A dream come true eh!!
oz
Yes Oz...and you were a great help. Without your help I would never have figured out all the friggin' paperwork
involved in shipping the bike.
Thanks Oz !
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« Reply #469 on: September 04, 2010, 09:10:31 PM »

Lars, like I said on the Salt. "Your here, that's the biggest part of the battle". It was a pleasure meeting you and seeing you on the salt. Your story here can be an inspiration to many.

Larry   cheers

You didn't happen to spill some of that rum into the tank and cause the blown head gasget did you...
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« Reply #470 on: September 04, 2010, 09:11:05 PM »

Lars, like I said on the Salt. "Your here, that's the biggest part of the battle". It was a pleasure meeting you and seeing you on the salt.
Thanks. Likewise !
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You didn't happen to spill some of that rum into the tank and cause the blown head gasget did you...
Errhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

After numerous conversations , phone calls and email correspondences with experts
from all over the world, there is general agreement what caused the top end gasket blows:



In a vain attempt to emulate the distinguished Mr. Munro
adding a 'secret' ingredient to the fuel,
I added a few drops of Danish Aquavit 'snaps' to the tank

Bad vibe.

1)..you don't f*** with Burt Munro's legacy
2)..it is common knowledge that 'snaps' will blow the top end gasket
in any person who drinks it, and my Saltcracker being quite a personality it obviously goes for her too


Now THAT explains everything.

Here's a few pictures of what has got to be the most exiting moments of my life

Waiting the be send of for the first run



Nervous ?...moi ?...naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa




"Don't go right. Don't go left. Don't do donuts. Go STRAIGHT....fastlike !"




What the *ell am I doing here...must be nuts




Go, go, go ....honestly I can't remember the start of the run.
I remember shortly after , feeling like I was in a vacuum hearing my breath
inside the helmet and thinking: "hold on, hold on ......faster faster"..
and realizing that the handle was cranked all the way.
One good thing about my bike:
I really had no idea how it would 'feel' out there.
It felt safe. A bit scary, but in a good way
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L A N D S P E E D   C O M M U N I T Y Huh
They just can't help themselves, can they ?
They just can't stop being good people:

Got out to the Salt Thursday morning to pack up.
My Danish friends and the pit, that I had shared, was gone.
The little INDIAN sits there all by itself with a tarp cover looking quite forlorn.
It's all over for now
and the whole thing is just a little bit sad.

Then I lift the cover and see this:



Some unknown person had left a bottle of bubble water,
as a congratulation I take it.

Big boys don't cry.
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« Reply #471 on: September 04, 2010, 09:29:15 PM »

Lars

It was a pleasure meeting you before the racing began, watching you work on the Indian was really refreshing. Guys like you make racing what it is, congratulations on your run, next year I think you will go a lot faster (remember my prediction?).

The real reason the head disintegrated was the Akavit was only 40%!!!! Bring the good stuff next year.

Have a great year!
Best Wishes
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« Reply #472 on: September 05, 2010, 02:06:12 AM »

Thanks for coming over and sharing the salt addiction with us.
It was a pleasure meeting you.
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« Reply #473 on: September 05, 2010, 06:20:43 PM »

Lars, it was the high point of the week for me to finally meet you and shake your hand. I feel that I'm a better man for having met you. You took the trials and tribulations with a smile and enjoyed the whole experience, and that says a lot. Like I told you several times through the week, usually when things went bad, Welcome to Bonneville.

Your bike is absolutely more beautiful in person than in pictures, great workmanship and design all around. I'm sure that with a little refinement and tuning it's destined to put down some great runs. I can't wait to see what you'll make it do.

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« Reply #475 on: September 07, 2010, 09:16:58 AM »

Brilliant Lars, you did it!
Panic, I like your idea of adding more bolts, I'm seriously thinking of making a pair of heads for my own Indian (I was about to contact Moen at IPU to scrounge a scrap head to use as a pattern). The heads on my motor are the only part I'm not happy with, but mostly because loads of fins are bent or broken.
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« Reply #476 on: September 07, 2010, 10:13:30 AM »

Lars, it was great meeting you at the BUB, our team was very happy to help you out......here is hoping you can again make it back to the salt in 2011...........................................................................

PS. Now it is time to start working on that great looking BSA.........................................................
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« Reply #477 on: September 07, 2010, 11:21:01 AM »

Lars
It is super to see you make it here and participate.
Not a motorbike guy, but have loved watching your build and finally running such a unique machine.

The design and materials of the cylinder head gasket that failed is NOT the most robust for any engine, particularly a boosted motor.
If you would like, send me a PM and I can offer opinions/suggestions.
Rick@RBMotorsports.com

Again Congratulations for your successful trip.  You have a lot to be proud of.

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« Reply #479 on: September 10, 2010, 10:04:38 PM »

Lars

It was a pleasure meeting you before the racing began, watching you work on the Indian was really refreshing.
Guys like you make racing what it is...
Guys like YOU ( the volunteers ) makes it all possible .
A big Thanks goes out to you and the other volunteers  !

...and a BIG Thanks goes out to AMA , and one guy in particular:
The eminent Mr. Drew Gatewood who came to my rescue.
That guy simply radiates good karma



Thanks Drew !!!

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congratulations on your run, next year I think you will go a lot faster (remember my prediction?).

The real reason the head disintegrated was the Akavit was only 40%!!!! Bring the good stuff next year.

Have a great year!
Best Wishes
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Don't forget the movie!!!
I won't
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You have a great year too, my man.
I'll bring the good stuff next year and go faster.

See you in 2011 !

Thanks for coming over and sharing the salt addiction with us.
It was a pleasure meeting you.
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Thanks. Likewise Ray !

Lars, it was the high point of the week for me to finally meet you and shake your hand. I feel that I'm a better man for having met you. You took the trials and tribulations with a smile and enjoyed the whole experience, and that says a lot. Like I told you several times through the week, usually when things went bad, Welcome to Bonneville.
Thanks for your kind words !
For those who don't know Ed/Whizzbang: I'm telling you; this guy is a class act,
who imbodies the true Bonneville spirit.
By now all my friends know who "Ed" from Bonneville is.
Please tell me you'll be back next year !
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Your bike is absolutely more beautiful in person than in pictures, great workmanship and design all around. I'm sure that with a little refinement and tuning it's destined to put down some great runs. I can't wait to see what you'll make it do.
Nor can I

....only 335 days left

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Lars, it was great meeting you at the BUB, our team was very happy to help you out......here is hoping you can again make it back to the salt in 2011...
Mr. Bakker ! : I owe you BIGtime.
Here's another man embodying the Bonneville spirit AND showing enormous generosity:
Not only did he come to my aid, fixing my broken gearlever and lending me a set of leathers,
but he GAVE it to me to take home !!!

Mr. Bakker: please take a bow  !





PS: do you think my bum looks big in them leathers ?

...ha ha

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