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Author Topic: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?  (Read 18872 times)

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Offline hombre

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #75 on: February 16, 2011, 01:15:14 PM »


Intercooler up front, 2.5" intake plumbing... who needs body fill and paint! :-P

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #76 on: February 16, 2011, 02:09:46 PM »
Nice paint may be pretty, but a cut-down tank is practical. 

Is that a Tiger Racing front fender?
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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #77 on: February 16, 2011, 02:48:23 PM »
Nice paint may be pretty, but a cut-down tank is practical. 

Is that a Tiger Racing front fender?

Good eyes! That's a Tiger front fender that has been "split, chopped, & stretched" to fit a Rocket 3 (with BST rims). I'm doing the same to a full fairing as none exist for this bike.

It's a messy job... but somebody has to do it.  8-)

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #78 on: February 17, 2011, 06:41:13 PM »
Gonna be there in April?

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #79 on: February 17, 2011, 07:36:13 PM »
The Airtech S&S bodywork showed up at the Ducati shop finally this morning but it will be at least a week before we get all the parties involved together tp stare at it and the bike and figure out how we are going to fit it to the 996.  Plays in line with my financial recovery from having to replace my furnace but it does put being ready for April at risk.  In any case it will be nice to start making progress beyond stripping the street hardware.

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #80 on: February 18, 2011, 07:24:17 AM »
Hey Milt, if it doesn't get finished, show up naked, it will be fun and provide a good comparison to the new bodywork.

This weekend it will be 70+ degrees and sunny, and baby boy & Mom are in Chicago visiting family. What a guy to do but wander out to the garage and keep busy?

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #81 on: February 18, 2011, 02:28:37 PM »
Gonna be there in April?

Let's see how the dyno work goes... no one has ever put a C38-91 blower on an R3 before.  :-o

I know you're a Triumph fan, so I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #82 on: February 18, 2011, 04:26:30 PM »
Hey Dean,  If you remember, can you bring that extra LSR fender you acquired to the April meet?  Airtech didn't want to make/ship me one until we fit the bodywork and had a feel for what would fit the duc's fork.  If the one you have has a shot at working I will likely go ahead and buy it off you.  I plan to bring the duc in one form or another.  I have held off on all performance work waiting to do aero first but I might sneak a change or two in plus some tuning if I end up having to put bodywork mods on hold.

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #83 on: February 18, 2011, 04:57:20 PM »
What a glorious day!  70 degrees and a day off from work and wife out of town!  As Dean said, the shop beckoned.  Sure was nice to leave the door open, sun and heat streaming in, and rock and roll music streaming out.  I stripped off the front and rear fairings and pulled off the NOS bottle holder.  I opened it up some to make room for the bottle heater to fit directly against the bottle inside the sleeve-type bottle holder. Not sure if I will run Nitrous in April but I want to be ready for the cold temperatures if I do. 
Now that I have a better inner rear fender I have pulled off my air filter to just run a velocity stack.  But that means I have to totally rejet.  What a pain on my engine as I can barely reach the carburetor on this little bike.  Oh well, can't be helped. 
I even adjusted my speedometer based on trap speed on timing slip vs displayed.  What a glorious day!
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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2011, 07:08:47 PM »
I'll bring it Milt.

Have fun Jarl.

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #85 on: February 19, 2011, 08:59:52 AM »
Just in case I missed something, I wanted to mention that I am planning to reinforce body mount locations on the Airtech bodywork with carbon or carbon/kevlar cloth since I doubt we will be using the original mount locations.  I am thinking about steel Full-bore Super Buttons for the fasteners and am debating mounting bracket material.  The plan/hope is to take her to BUB in 2012 and expose her to all that nice corrosive salt.  I may ignore that issue initially and focus getting the fit taken care of and then upgrade/modify for the salt as needed.  Any recommendations from the folks here who taken their bikes to the salt?  I remember hearing stories about finding salt still hiding in nooks and crannies a year later.  The brackets could be the least of my problems considering how accessible it is.  Could be the only parts left a few years later!  
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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #86 on: February 21, 2011, 12:10:27 PM »
Does ECTA require a HANS device at Maxton for cars this year??

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #87 on: February 21, 2011, 07:04:14 PM »
Does ECTA require a HANS device at Maxton for cars this year??

Hans is just one brand of HNR ! (if you are required or choose to use an HNR there are several sfi approved manufacturers and models to choose from.

What speed do you feel you will run ?

Over 200 HNR's are required (I think)  175 to 200 is highly encouraged.. I have not got my 2011 Rule book yet.

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #88 on: February 22, 2011, 06:12:26 AM »
Thank you for the help, first time out with a new car the speed is not my main focus. I will be happy to go straight and come to a stop with all of the parts that I left the starting line with still on the car. When I do get it sorted out I would be happy with 140 -150 mph at Maxton.   

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Re: Winter Builds, Re Builds, Upgrades ?
« Reply #89 on: February 22, 2011, 05:03:31 PM »
Thank you for the help, first time out with a new car the speed is not my main focus. I will be happy to go straight and come to a stop with all of the parts that I left the starting line with still on the car. When I do get it sorted out I would be happy with 140 -150 mph at Maxton.   

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Good luck and if you need anything just holler....

as to HNR,,, at your projected speeds a HNR is not required... your choice,,, I would make sure you follow the side to side lateral movement rules and also at least wear the horse collar.


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