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Our 74" gas bike has run in the 10's @ around 125 mph and our 96" Fuel bike has run 5.20's @ around 127 mph for the eighth, and hi 8's, low 150's in the 1/4 mile.

The 74" gas bike is in a highly modified smith and fetrow rigid, weighs in just a shade over 320 lbs. The 96" fuel bike is in a Bonnie Truett(copy) 3 rail, sit up frame currently. Finished weight will around 350 lbs. Many of the components are from modern pro stockers, super light weight. It hasn't been down the track in this configuration yet. The numbers above for the fuel bike are from the Bonnie Truett, tanker, lay down style chassis.

The current chassis has been low 8's with the previous owner, and I have a better motor and components(wheels, front end etc) than he did(by his admission).

Both bikes started life as 1972 Ironheads
 

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They are in the 2012 book. Kind of embarrassing. I should go back and do something about them. I'll be there but running in the 650 class. Maybe next year.
How could holding 7 world records be embarrassing? Every run Bob made in the Metro setting the world record he never got out of the car with a smile on his face. I had to remind him that he had just done something no one on earth had ever done before. I had a grin big enough for 5 people after the accomplishments we achieved.
 

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The blown records are maybe not so much embarrassing as nowhere near fast enough. We had problems with the blower vs. fuel pressure. Never did get it sorted. But I have no pride. Take what you can get and as nothing broke you go home happy (ish). I am very happy with what the old 500 pushrod single has done. Like everyone who races I just want it to be faster.
 

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From what went down earlier today, not faster than my Triumph. Just over an 1/8th mile stop light to stop light thing. It's fair to say I smoked a sporty. I'll admit if the light stayed green I would of lost for sure. Best part was Homeboy on the side of the road sitting on his crazy extendo hayabusa gave me the double fist tap to chest tap into a peace sign as I went by. No hijack intended but I'm still a bit gitty.
 

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my 80 chop is well built, well tuned, currently has 2-1s with a performance muffler and is fucking slow as balls. It gets up to the speed where I get wobbles and shit falls off (i'm guessing 100ish) but just not quickly. Disappointing. or maybe my Triumph is just that quick. It also has just had a successful 2 hours road time so it's now needing about 6 hours lift time which is standard for your average ironhead as I just tore a nice huge hole in my moon tank with my chain on some aggressive downshifting antics

behold, the ironhead from beyond the thunderdome
 

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Just a twitch shy of ninety, in fourth gear last night. Since I hadn't topped out, and still had one more gear to go, and hadn't even tried to crouch down and get out of the wind, I know that 883 is good for at least 135...
-Bill
God I hope that's a joke. I ride an 883 every day, weigh 180lbs, and haven't ever seen 100mph. LOL.
 

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God I hope that's a joke. I ride an 883 every day, weigh 180lbs, and haven't ever seen 100mph. LOL.
My bone stock 88 883 has seen 90mph, my hands and feet were rattled asleep. I dont think theirs enough power, even with re-gearing to see 130+, maybe hes talking KPH.

135kph is like 85 miles per hour, that sounds about right.
 

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Seriously, guys?

I have a 1967 with no speedo, so I don't know on that one. With no front brake I ain't ever going to find out either, lol.

My 2004 883, with the recalibrated speedo fix at the dealer.....has done 105 mph several times. I weigh 200 lbs, this was with SE II slip ons and stock pullbacks bars. And, NO, it wasn't downhill. :D

Before the recalibration, it was even faster. :D

With my home-made 2-1 and 12 inch apes, I am topping out at 90-95, but can get the TON if I tuck best I can with my 12 inch apes. I have 'done the ton' a few times recently. It certainly cannot do it if I am facing a headwind.
 

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FeHD's ride is probably the most impressive I've seen in a looooooooooooooooooong time.
And he's just getting his feet wet in the drag-racing world --- I see a lot of broken hearts & shattered egos in the very near future when that ironhead just goes PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTT!!!!
past a lot of other guys' ideas of what a fast Harley is.

Smoke 'em all, Dwayne, and let God sort 'em out.:D:D:D:D:D
 

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FeHD's ride is probably the most impressive I've seen in a looooooooooooooooooong time.
And he's just getting his feet wet in the drag-racing world --- I see a lot of broken hearts & shattered egos in the very near future when that ironhead just goes PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTT!!!!
past a lot of other guys' ideas of what a fast Harley is.

Smoke 'em all, Dwayne, and let God sort 'em out.:D:D:D:D:D
I would race Dwayne....from Maine to California. :D:D:D
 

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Thanks so much my friend, it is so cool to be able to run a over 40 yr old bike against Vrods and beat them, really pisses them off. And you dont hear at ALL about a sporty being a girls bike at the drags, alot of the fastest bikes there are XL based. Even the Top Fuel engines are based on a quadcam design.
Maine to CA? Well not on the drag bike, I have a cage for that, and a bike wouldnt have a chance....
 

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Yes!!!

does a buell count....??

Got a pocket full of speeding tickets with the old girl over the years...:eek:
Guess the cops think it's fast..

Did get out of one ticket out in vegas. :)

was riding on the i-15 going towards la
the buell with the tall gearing i'm running is like a horse...gets in it's gait.
It has it's sweet spot that is comfortable for cruising...
That is just a little over a hundred mph....

Well sir....i was headed to goodsprings to the pioneer bar to throw back a few...it's about 25 miles from vegas.. Was in the sweet spot with a smile on my face, third lane over, traffic was light..

Had just maybe another 10 miles to go to make the turn off of the 15...
When i seen blue lights in my mirrors.

O-shit....he's after my ass, i thought.

Well, being so close to my turn-off...figured i would kick it up to 150 mph (the buell runs out of gear at 185) and get far enough ahead of him to make my turn and go hide...

That didn't work out so well...
At a sustained speed of a buck-fifty he was gaining on me.
Got close enough to me that i could see why...
He was driving one of those mustang's with the super-charger.

Ok...alright....wasn't about to get away from this guy...
So i pulled over to face the music...

He walked up to me and said..

I'm about at the end of my shift.
If you tell me a story, that i never heard before, why you was speeding,
i'll let you go ..!!!

Well it didn't take me long, at all, to think of something to say....

Told him that my x-wife ran off, about three years ago, with a state cop...

And i thought you was bring her back....:eek:
 

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I am preparing for the Sept. event at the Ohio Mile.

Good luck at Ohio. Let us know how it turns out. Eagerly awaited.

Do you have any more details on the above?? A seriously good looking and purposeful machine. I could live with that in my garage!!
 

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Thanks for that o1. I gotta stop working on the sidecar and pay more attention to the JJ. The Dunstall tank looks perfect.
 

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A hard to beat option.
 

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A hard to beat option.
Especially after Legendary Motorcycles came onboard as a sponsor and built me a one off tank to fit my bike. Check them out (www.legendary-motorcycles.com) for any vintage Cafe Racer tanks and seats and other products.
Years ago I had a Dunstall tank (used) that was much thicker and heavier than this modern one. I had hacked big holes in the bottom of it trying to get it to fit on my bike and eventually shit canned it. When I told Legnedary I was going to have to modify the tank they sent me they offered to make and send me just the bottom. I could then cut and modify the sections I needed and then sent the bottom back for them to make me the tank. Needless to say it came out perfect and was impressed with how far above and beyond they went for me.
 
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