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« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2013, 10:59:58 AM »

Indeed. I was going to pm you to make sure we hooked up at the event, I've been following your build throughout.

We're staying at the Rainbow, getting there on the 23rd

I'll pm you my contact details

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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2013, 12:39:50 PM »

Even though from the outside the step down on the inlets looks brutal, they are taper bored inside and smooth as a royal babies bottom!
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2013, 02:06:55 PM »

Peter..........Looking forward to the meet-up.............We arrive very late on the 23rd or early on the 24th and go directly to the 'boat landing' to check in and get a pit space. I drive a big white van and pull a vintage enclosed trailer. It would be nice to have the British push-rods together in the pits cheers
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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2013, 02:28:34 PM »

We are going to try and setup on the 23rd afternoon with the Brough Superior team so if we manage to do that I'll let you know where we are, but we will be flying a Union Jack wink

Tonight riveted the seat pan to the frame, fitted the Joe Hunt mag and fitted the steering damper.

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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2013, 04:01:51 PM »

It would be nice to have the British push-rods together in the pits cheers

I'll second that! I'll be driving a white Honda Ridgeline towing a white trailer (how indistinct is that!)  At least the bike is yellow.
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« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2013, 04:08:49 PM »

Tom,

We've been following your build too, fantastic, it really is. Look forward to meeting you all there.

Peter
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« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2013, 04:27:23 PM »

Even though from the outside the step down on the inlets looks brutal, they are taper bored inside and smooth as a royal babies bottom!

And you have a new royal babies bottom to compare it with! Maybe you'll have to rename your baby - - if Kate and Willie ever decide on a new name.

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« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2013, 04:55:52 PM »

First start up on petrol, second, on the link below, with Methanol. Sounds like no other Triumph I've ridden, excited now. Test ride on Monday for setup and fettling, shippers come on Thursday.

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« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2013, 08:13:04 PM »

VERY Impressive.................Not much travel in the front..............I would try to get the bars bent downward to get your hands out of the air and maybe allow you to get a lower "tuck"..............Great looking bike cool
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« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2013, 10:26:48 AM »

We concluded a successful test yesterday at Avon's test facility.

Bike ran very well, straight methanol, only a couple of bits and pieces to sort out before the bike goes (8th August).

We have run with the open pipes but made reverse megaphones too. So we need to have the alternative footpeg position on the axle plates to allow the megas to fit. We can decide at the salt which method to run, I guess open pipes first.

The bike felt very strong, and sounded crisp throughout. We only ran on the softer plugs, colour suggests we had it spot on for the conditions. We used 780 mains on our one and a half inch Amal GP's

We had a mile and a half runway, and I ran the bike around 12 times. Achieved 7,000rpm in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th and 6,000rpm in 5th before running out of bottle with just the one drum brake to stop. Top speed of around 120mph suggests 140mph at 7,000 rpm and 150 at 7,500 rpm (theoretical). Certainly 7,500 rpm was achievable in the lower gears. Even though this is a 4 speed pre-unit box, it has been converted by Dick Smith to take the unit 5 speed cluster, very welcome.

Before anyone says anything, yes this was at Sea level, so I know it is going to be very very different on the Salt, but that is what the fun is all about.

As tests go I couldn't be happier tbh, and cannot wait to meet those of you going to BUB.

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« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2013, 06:10:54 AM »

From my run at Loring, Maine (around 500 feet above sea level) I find it necessary to jet down one size, from 155 to 152.5  in a Mikuni 42mm flatslide on gas, for example, to run at the Salt Flats.  I don't know if the same will apply to your motor, but you may want to have jets that will lean you out proportionally, 1-1/2 to 2% smaller. I know logic says you should go even leaner, but I did not find that to be the case.
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« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2014, 08:36:42 AM »

My riding position was too cramped last year, our first year on the salt, so we have moved the pegs back 10 inches and I now have a more comfortable and aerodynamic position on the bike. I can move the clipons lower too and take some of the weight on my chest so my shoulders are looser.

Dick, the bike builder, fabricated the parts to do this. Gear side was straightforward, just some thicker and longer rod, brake side a bit more complicated. Dick fabbed a bell crank system that operates the brake as it normally would operate, and it works a treat.

All nuts, bolts and studs replaced and we have our test and shakedown runs booked for Tuesday 20th May. Bike goes to the shippers on the 28th.

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« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2014, 08:58:52 AM »

Peter, it all looks good.

Wish you all the best at the salt. cheers cheers
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