Saturday, 31 August 2013
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Everyone evacuated from the salt, it's under water now, huge storm, thunder and lightning, clear skies now but racing finished for the day. Damn!
We upped the main jets from 880 to 940 and increased our revs to 6,750 rpm. With the lower gearing we just ran 112, as good as our best but with the lower gearing, so significant progress. We are upping the mains again to 1,000 and are in the queue to try again. If we can now rev to 7,000 we will put back the higher gearing for a shot at 120+
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Monday, 26 August 2013
First run at 112mph but a slight headwind on the return and a density altitude of 250ft higher meant our return run was slightly slower at 109 but still got us the record. We've decided to take a chance and have the engine sealed to try and better the record as we feel we have another 10-20 mph in the bike. If we blow the engine before it is inspected we lose the record, but this way we don't have to tear down after each record run, not until we feel we have achieved as much as we feel we can. We're running very rich, so dropping the main jets from 840 to 820 to start with.
The BUB record for our class is just 92mph, set last year on a Buell.
We just ran 112mph to qualify for a return run. If we take it we have to strip the heads for capacity checking, so if we are comfortable we can run faster we won't take the record and try again later.
Sunday, 25 August 2013
Live from the salt, apologies for the picture sizing, trying to keep everyone updated with the minimum of fuss, we are under quire a lot of pressure getting the bike setup right and handling the heat. We should be taking the bike down to tech for inspection in an hour or so then hopefully we will get our first run later today. Thanks to all our sponsors for helping us get here.