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Offline neandethal

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100 cc bike streamliner
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:39:34 AM »
Hi Folks,

I confess that i am not completely new to this forum, but wasn't sure where else to post this.
Have competed in 2 Speed Weeks and due back in October for World Finals, i am currently constructing a motorcycle streamliner here in the UK, with a view to one day challenging the Buddfab record in the 100cc class.
Later this year i will be seeking Crowdfunding to support this effort and have created a website to help in that process.
Thought some of you  might find it interesting as an introduction to myself and my projects.
The link is here:    https://www.racetothesalt.com/
Couldn't see that this was against any of the forum rules? cheers Ian

Offline wobblywalrus

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Re: 100 cc bike streamliner
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 11:15:12 PM »
That is a very nice project. 

Offline ProjectROTM

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Re: 100 cc bike streamliner
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 07:25:22 AM »
Looks like a cool project. I will follow with interest.

Offline thefrenchowl

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Re: 100 cc bike streamliner
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 09:34:28 AM »
Me think you'll need a lot of aero work to challenge Buddfab's records...

Theirs was an exceptional and sustained effort over a long period of years...

I'm just worried about the number of trips from GB you'll have to commit to, a week's every year on the Salt Flats is not a lot of time to tune your beast and I'm not sure at all tuning it in GB will be of any real benefit...

To answer one of your queries elsewhere, the 2 bikes I brought to the Salt Flats over some time needed a lot of jetting UP compared to my trials here at near sea level in Cheshire... Couldn't even try to explain why, just one of these things!!!

Patrick
« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 09:38:41 AM by thefrenchowl »
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Offline Lemming Motors

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Re: 100 cc bike streamliner
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 10:44:42 AM »
We went to SW 2019 with a bucket loaded of questions and solved a number of things including, and maybe relevant to this project; there is secure storage in Wendover and the cost is not as much as you might expect.

Much better than shipping back and forwards for those of us who don't live on the big continent (and no, I don't mean Australia) though it rather compromises major build changes if its not in your garage. I am shipping in 2021 if the stars align and will have some space in a container; shipping a lakester in its own trailer but should have a few feet spare in a 20 foot container. I am aiming for a trialer of ~ 16' long so it fits in my home garage with the draw bar 'hinged' up and the ends of the lakester (forward and aft of the axles) removable.

I am researching import rather than carnet so PM me if that is of interest. I am based near Marlow, Bucks, UK.
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Re: 100 cc bike streamliner
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 04:03:27 PM »
If you store your racer in Wendover, I suggest planning on staying a little longer to fully prep the car/bike before your flight home. I can?t begin to tell you how much residual salt damage occurs in a few short months if all of it is not removed. Additionally and by all means, pickle the engine after your last run. I use Marvel Mystery Oil (there are others) and begin dumping it down intakes while engine is still warm and running. Do this until engine stalls. It should be in good shape for next year when you return (assuming it was good when you shut it down).

John
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