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We straight killed it this weekend, in complete juxtaposition to our usual race weekend with only two runs on both bikes we got the job done. Tech friday was a cold but sunny day but it was a bitter cold and rainy mess Saturday and Sunday morning.

Because of the weather and the huge turnout we couldn't get any more than one run a day, first run on Saturday on the black bike was a mess, the nitrous system failed from the get go and there was some gnarly 25 mph cross winds in the morning (enough that it almost spun a couple cars when their chutes opened) so I only got a 134 mph, it was a half of third gear run at a crazy lean angle to keep going straight. After that run I immediately jumped on the orange bike and ripped a 117mph run in a head wind/quarter wind with the bike running a bit fat.

While at the pits we started tearing into the nitrous system and it just straight monsooned on us so we did the lunch thing. After the rain we diagnosed the nitrous issue and got the bike buttoned up.

Sunday we waited 6 hours to make one run, by the time we got up to the starting line the wind turned around and we had a slight breeze of a tailwind the sun came out and things were looking up. Once the track cleared I let it rip and for the first time everything went 100% smooth, hit every 7300rpm shift point, nitrous ran smooth through three gears and I passed the traps at around 6900rpm. It was so smooth and uneventful that it felt like a 150mph run. Final number, 162.5 mph, we ran 4 mph faster than the 1.5 mile track at Loring and 11 mph faster than our Maxton 1 mile best. Best part is that it was still pulling hard, given enough room we could have possibly ran 400 more rpm, so things are looking up for Loring this year.

After that run I jumped back on the orange bike and ran another perfect text book run that got me up to 123mph on the production record, besting our previous production record from 114mph and even besting our fastest modified run by 1 mph for our fastest run ever on the bike.

Final tally for the weekend, two records set, two bikes running the best yet.
MPS/PBF-650/4 162.555 mph (modified, partially streamlined, pushrod, blown, fuel, 650cc, 4 stroke)

PP/P-650/4 123.083 mph (production, pushrod, 650cc, 4 stroke)

Our friend from the Zen of Neato, came out and had a great time with the bonniepan, ran a clean 130mph first run and high 120's for his second setting two records himself. Bike sounded so mean it is hard to discribe, congrats to Brad!

The new track is just plain awesome, I HIGHLY recommend anyone thinking of trying LSR to check this place out.





 

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WooHoo!!!! A big congrats on such speed!!!! The track sounds amazing. Hopefully the weather will be better for the next meet.
 

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That's it? A pushrod 650 BSA runs 162+ and didn't scatter over three states and only two replies? If it was painted an ugly metalflake green with ugly bars and pipes it would have a lot more replies.

Once again. A big tip of the hat to you!! Amazing!!
 

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Those numbers are ridiculous! I just revived a 65 t-bolt and it feels like it''s going to come apart at 80. (Of course that could be the 47 year old tires). 123 in production class? What can be done to the engine in that class?
 

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Thanks guys! In the production class just about anything is legal as long as you use a certain kind of fuel and the engine does not go over the displacement of your class, other wise the bike has to remain stock.

We are using the stock crank on the black bike.

No one really takes a BSA apart unless it needs a rebuild, or they are high.... sometimes both.
Love this!
 

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Congratulations Rivet and thank you for the write up, love it when old iron runs like that.
 

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Any speed secrets to share about the red bike? 123 MPH is pretty darn good!
Not that I can share ;).

Getting to ride old iron like that is an honor, gotta keep the old stuff going and whipping on the modern stuff, we are currently going faster than production inline four, dual overhead cam race replica 600cc sport bikes!

Got some riding photos to share,


 

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Congrats Rivet on the records and to the ECTA for finding a new place to play! I hate to be so superficial, But what is the fairing and seat on the black bike? I see a ssquare section swing arm on it too. Is it stretched by much?
 
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