Thursday, December 31, 2009

Starting the "Mother"

Kickstarting the bike in the normal setup is undramatic, attention to the condition of the kick gears and cover setup gives confidence.
Last season I ran with a failed Valve spring retainer on the fr. intake and it took me a while to figure. The valve keepers moved and the rocker arm hit the edge of the retainer which resulted in a worn valve guide and oil contaminating the combustion and, starting became a nightmare.
But it is also somewhat unpractical to kick start when on the dyno or when testing different setups.
I noticed the setup used on the Pro Stock Buell´s, like European Champion Ulf Ögge and took a closer look at their hand held gear reduction unit and after comparing it to other alternatives it came out as optimal for my purposes, so its on it´s way from Star Racing.
The Pro Twin Class rules does not allow this to be used in the actual race
so I will have stay in Kick shape....Heavier is better i guess...
The unit gets here next week, its fitted with two motors, reduction gearbox and out of the snout the drive is square, so I'm heading for the shop to manufacture the hub to be bolted on the Crank drive.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cam and Heads

Picked up the new cams from Jim Leineweber.
One identical as a backup for the existing
special grind and two with same lift but altered timing
on exhaust, also managed to collect some Woodward tooling for
the head work, which basically is the fr. intake Valve Guide
to be replaced.
Finally I also produced the "Mother of all" valve spring compressors
designed for the 1.5" springs and caps I use.
It´s close to X-mas and we are shoveling lot´s of snow, just like it should be
Have a great X-mas


I.m a gasoline molecule on my way to work....

Mystery Oil.........

Mystery Oil.........
Just a spoonful to the assembly lube.

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