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So close I can taste the salt

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Tonerjockey, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Tonerjockey

    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    Oh baby! After over a year of trying to get this thing competitive with single plug heads and VHB carbs... we're get'n there.

    Finished (finally) the electrical system today. Every year I completely redo the system(s) and every year it takes longer and longer. Seems I fergit and hafta retrace what the heck I am doin...

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    about 11 weeks till 2014 Land Speed Racing begins... El Mirage starts in May and Bonneville in August (for me).



    Alex
     
  2. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Exciting Alex, thanks for sharing. Will you be running at El Mirage?
     
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    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    I am planning on El Miarge May 17th & 18th. Typically, I travel on the 17th (Saturday). Arrive early afternoon Saturday and go thru tech. 1st run would be Sunday.

    Hopefully the planets will align and it will happen. I didn't run in 2013 and am looking forward to the event.

    Alex
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Well be sure to post again if it's on/you're going for sure, I'd love to finally swing out and meet you.
     
  5. Tonerjockey

    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    Oh Boy!

    Fired 'er up today... I need to be carefull with my neighbors... this thing is LOUD.

    Finished most assembly. 1 or 2 hoses (case breather etc) to finish off and then:

    Let's go R A C I N G ! !

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    Getn closer by the day!!!

    Alex
     
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    johnno Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    beautiful
     
  7. Tonerjockey

    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    1st run 126.992 MPH... that is .008 MPH under the record!
    2nd run set a new record 127.015 MPH in 750 P-PP class ... and then was disqualified due to GPS reciever taped to top of rear brake light...
    Nice tail wind though.
    I should be able to lay down lower with my new seat... They didn't like the 750S seat I had on there.


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    contractor20 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    bugger ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! ! :cool::cool::cool:
    Nice work Toner
     
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    kiwi croc Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Good Luck it Looks Great!!! Is there anyway of hearing the sound (you tube etc )
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I keep hearing on how strict they can be with the rules... Pretty much any reason they can come up with to disqualify. Really, DQ'ed because of a GPS receiver? Oh well, go get'em on the Salt. Yes, looks like a rider position change would help drastically. Hope you can achieve it and a world record. Thanks for your posts here!
     
  11. Tonerjockey

    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    theoneandonlymin Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Ha ha your neighbours must love you !
    See ya up the Salt in September I hope.
    Cheers
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    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    Made the "adjustments" per SCTA "request."

    Fired it up and now ready to go to the salt next Monday... just need to get the vinyl lettering delivered... come on Fed Ex.

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    Oz1200Guzzi High Miler

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    More Bike Porn - go hard and get some new numbers for the record books...
     
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    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    ya say ya want more of the same?

    How's about a nice butt shot?

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    heheh
    Ciao
    Alex
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Alex, what dates will you be on the salt?
     
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    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    With any luck: Aug 12, 13, 14, and 15.
     
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    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    Bummer:

    Speedweek 2014
    CANCELLED
    Salt Report SAT Aug 9th
    The SCTA Board is currently on the salt, and has determined that the standing water will not dry in time for us to hold our annual Speed Week event.
    The Board is also discussing the possibility of extending our next event - World Finals (Sep 30 - Oct 3) into a full week of racing as a sort of delayed Speed Week.
     
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    A few of my good friends were out there this week and posted the news yesterday. Bummer indeed. So you may go out end of Sept then?

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    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    Yeah I think they might use the Speedweek entry fee for World Finals.

    If I80 isn't snow blocked thru Donner Pass I'll try then.

    Is that a shot of Pete? Excellent composition!

    Alex
     

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