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Old 09-26-2016, 09:48 AM   #121
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The bike will be on display at the Slimy Crude Run just west of Madison, WI. We are planning on starting the bike several times as well. I believe the run starts at Twin Pines on Oct 2. Check out their FB page for details.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:24 PM   #122
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Several pictures of my new Sam Wills remote starter. I borrowed Bill's (Motorcycle Unlimited) starter for the previous startups. Note new Vanson blower blanket. The Slimy Crude Run starts Oct 2 at Pine Bluffs (1000 AM CDT), not Twin Pines as the last message stated.
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Several pictures taken at the Slimy Crud Run. The pictures were taken at the beginning of setup and before the crowds arrived. We started the bike twice and learned a lot in the process.
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:14 AM   #124
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Wow...that's about all I got, this thing leaves me pretty much speechless! Light-years beyond anything I have ever even dremt of. I can only immgine how pleased you guys must be having it up and running. Any idea when you're going to start laying rubber with this weapon?
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:49 AM   #125
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Goldy - We're still trying to decide if the bike will be ready for debuting at November Mancup race. Have a couple problems with low EGT on the right front engine cylinder and low blower boost. Bill is whittling away at the problems, but we're running out of time. Same old story. See latest video, it's getting crisper.


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Old 11-01-2016, 04:59 AM   #126
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We are changing the pulleys to the supercharger in an effort to increase boost. We are going from a 20T/28T = 0.71 or 29% under driven to a 34T/30T = 1.13 or 13% over driven. In the pictures you can see the 34T pulley inboard of the 20T pulley. As always when you change one pulley it affects a lot of others. The slack belt is to the fuel pump which may now need a bearing support as it will be driven further out from the engine pod. The boost was 5.5 pounds at 8000 rpm when under driven, we're hoping for 20 to 25 pounds on the new over driven system.
Because of all the extra work, it will not be ready for attending the Mancup Valdosta race. Maybe next year. Ed
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:00 PM   #127
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12 pounds of boost shown on the left side.

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12 pounds of boost shown from the right side. Courtesy of Nick More at Motorcycle Performance.

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Old 11-21-2016, 01:57 PM   #129
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New wheelie bar catch can and breather. Vents crankcases, valve rocker boxes and oil tank's breather can. Thanks Bill.
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:15 PM   #130
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Picked up the bike from Motorcycle Performance on Tuesday. Here are a couple pictures of the MC Perf crew. Left to right: Bill Whisenant (owner), Fred and Nick. They took a mocked up roller and turned it into an actual nitro burner. I owe then a lot and hope our relationship will continue.

I'm thinking of painting the rear fender in a Union Jack theme or Triumph pacific blue. Any preferences?
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:32 AM   #131
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One of the last items that Bill Whisenant installed on the bike was a belly pan. Bill was present at the Nov. Valdosta race and witnessed Korry Hogan's rear tire oil down and subsequent wreck. Bill created the belly pan in two sections. The idea is to use an oil absorbent pad inside the pan. The pad will create a "gasket affect" that will seal to the bottom frame rails and hopefully contain as much oil as possible. Really critical when using stock cases. I think you'll see more, if not all, current TF bikes go to some sort of pan/pad or diaper in 2017. Thanks Bill.
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Old 12-13-2016, 12:12 PM   #132
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I want to commend you for following through with your crazy idea. You could not have done better. The future is still uncertain but the present presents plenty of optimism. Regardless, you have added another marvel to the very low count of multi-engine drag bikes built over the last 6 decades and the only one using today's technology.

I look forward to better weather and seeing this thing in action......either by youtube or better, in person.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:58 AM   #133
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Thanks Frank. We were supposed to be at the Valdosta race, but Bill blew up his Ducati blower bike and we didn't have the boost needed on my bike to get it moving right. The blower issue was resolved, but didn't leave enough time needed for planning the trip. It has been a long odyssey (4.5 years). I 've dealt with some very talented and interesting people along the way. The project has slightly gotten out of control regarding the cost and weight issue. That seems to happen when you're dealing with people associated with current TF bikes and their teams. We are guessing the bike weighs close to 1100 lbs, which is heavier than most of the current TF bikes. It is a handful to push around and steers like a plow. The rear fender goes out for paint tomorrow. Ed
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New Paint!
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Kick Ass!!

You should take it to the AMA Motorcycle Drags on May 20th at Union Grove.
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Seat pads were finished today and I just installed them. The material is sticky and called All Sports Hy-tack. Both pads are removable (Velcro), in order to get off the rear fender and also change the back pad thickness, if needed, for different size riders.
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Nitromethane metal mayhem last Sunday. Rear engine lets go on throttle blip! Back to the drawing board.
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Holy crap!!! That really let go. At least you found the weak link and it wasnt in the fine fabrication you did. Would have been scary at speed...
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Sorry about that Ed. I talked to Bill at Mancup race and asked him if the bike had been on the track yet. He told me about it.

I am relieved you are not "Done" with it. It is a too important project. Shit happens to ALL....did I say ALL things that ingest nitro. It happens at EVERY race. This IS just a learning curve. There will be more-----that is unless it does not have the opportunity to self destruct anymore. This will certainly ad credibility, that is it was being tested in preparation for the drag strip.

I know you knew when you started this endeavor it wouldn't be all roses. Hang in there my friend.
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