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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #15 on: 23.01. 2013 20:57 »
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Now we all know what's going to happen to me this year eh?
*smile* it'll be fine, seems there are not many gearbox problems compared to f.ex. main bearing, magneto and a few more recurring things. The box here has been fine as well all the time I used it, and it must be old (just some whining in 3rd gear). But the 2 engines on that tiny-looking box seems frightening.

AS for the Bonneville project, who volunteers :O) (and pays the bill, I guess it's too late for a BBC sponsoring).

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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #16 on: 23.01. 2013 21:34 »
 Yes they are great gearboxes. Got the '57 in '90 from South America and only changed the oil. Raced it for 9 years and now on the road for a few years. Only changed the oil before going on the road. No worries at all. The '51 box is as new only once had a problem with a bent selector.
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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #17 on: 23.01. 2013 22:57 »
Well I'd stump up a few £ £ £'s. I would love to do some work on it, but you will not get me on a plane to anywhere! I do not do flying. *evil*
 We know who has or does race on this site and we know the expert mechanics. A vote or a lucky draw for those who put their name forward could decide it. I'd rather go for a record, and that 125cc Bantam 31mph is ripe for the taking and cheap!.....Imagine.........


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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #18 on: 16.03. 2013 15:28 »
Chicago posted links to the program on YT > http://a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,6843.0.html

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but you will not get me on a plane to anywhere
*smile* 1000x or so safer than riding bikes! But if it helps, have plane problems as well, need some judicious use of (legally prescribed of course) 'feel good whatever the crisis' medication, and it goes well.

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Well that's my hat in the ring! Who else?  
Let's keep the idea alive, and see what the future may bring!

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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #19 on: 16.03. 2013 16:04 »
1000x or so safer than riding bikes
You're right of course, but I'll take my chances with this one....... Wish it wasn't the case though, I have mates and family in Australia, and I would love to vist them.
Money aside, it would be an interesting bit of fun to send somebody over there.
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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #20 on: 16.03. 2013 18:38 »
 I'm with you mf, I don't fly either. So it looks like we'll have to convince one of our US cousins to give it a go. I haven't seen Dan on here for a while. Wonder how he got on. http://a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,3515.0.html
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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #21 on: 16.03. 2013 19:13 »
Yes, I've read that topic before. He just stopped posting about it, wonder why? 
The record at the minute is 104.7 mph for an A7, if my memory serves me well. Not impossible? What do you think?
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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #22 on: 16.03. 2013 19:54 »
Just sent Dan a PM to see how he's going.
I can't see how the record for an A7 is so slow. Even a mildly tuned one would do that. I suppose it depends on which class it's entered in. A bit hard to work out I thought it would be P-VG-K but there's no such class.
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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #23 on: 16.03. 2013 20:34 »
Correct me if I am wrong, but with regards to being slow,  is it to do with the high altitude? And I might be wrong again, but doesn't the salt surface slow you down?........ I did notice Chris Ireland had to mess with his jets on the Indian.
Dan mentioned in a post that the engine had to be pre 1956. But he didn't say what class that was though. It's very difficult to work out your class even with this:-
http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/BNI_records.htm
http://www.bonnevilleracing.com/motorcyle-classifications.asp
In the 125 class 31 mph on a Bantam would give you the record! ........I mean, it seems ridiculous that somebody took a bike barely capable of scraping 30 mph to the salt flats!
Ah well! Let's hope Dan gets back to you with a tale to tell.
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Edit: I think Dan was after the P-PV record.
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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #24 on: 01.04. 2013 21:21 »
Yes! The altitude and the heat means you're usually down about 20% on power as compared with here in the UK.
Everyone who goes for the first time thinks it'll be a doddle. And ends up going home with their tail between their legs!  *lol*
That A7 which'll easily go 107mph...will go about 85!

I was along for this same trip, but the BBC cut me out! We ran a Weslake V-twin. Over here it needed 190 main jets, At the salt, we had to go down to 142s
Most of us are going back in 2014; ol' Chris Ireland has built a new blown Indian. I'm doing an A10.
And yes, vintage class is pre 1956.

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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #25 on: 01.04. 2013 22:30 »
Hello Briz and welcome. That's a shame you getting cut out by the beeb, yet they still had room for chronic constipation issues and scenes of a sexual nature for the ladies. (Chris in his grunters! *smile*).......Typical!!
I wonder if they intend a follow up?
Keep us posted if you will, I for one, am fascinated by the whole thing.
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Re: BBC2 - Speed Dreams at Bonneville
« Reply #26 on: 01.04. 2013 22:57 »
Oh!...... and don't bust the crust.
All three tow trucks are stuck. The small one at the back was called out to recover Boyd Coddington's (R.I.P) camper van when it sank to its axles. The one in the middle was called out to recover the the tow truck that was called out to recover the camper van. The one at the front was called out to recover the tow truck that was called out to recover the tow truck that was called out to recover the camper van! *smile*  They all had to find alternative accommodation that night.

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