Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
12 - 13 May is the date for Test &Tune at Kjula Dragway, and spring is here, feels like a month earlier than last year. My racing friends doing more extensive changes are feeling stressed... I´m servicing the street bike and in my tiny shop it´s hard to find space. Just waiting for some piston blanks from Ross, but I can put the lower end back in, so I´ll probably do what I can this upcoming weekend. It´s getting a short springer, 21" fr.wheel, new handle bars texas style and maybee a sexier hand shifter, and that´s about it. The really good news is that I have signed with my first serious sponsor for the racing operation. B.N.Skorstensfolket are the ones making sure old chimneys are sealed up and leak free with a unique sealing method, I´m happy they volunteered to the good cause.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
At the end of my Zone week, been busy doing stuff that requires some focus, hence long nights alone. It´s been a while since a was in the "zone". had a one day visit to CHP (Calas High Performance) basically replacing bushings and straighten rods for the street motor, but also to pick up inspiration. Servicing both the Street 96 " and "Mom". The Gearbox was ok, leakdown ok, finished a sketch drawing for new pistons to the street motor which I mailed of to Ross Racing Pistons. Last season last race I logged low AFR at high speed, so I need to figure that somehow, so being low budget and not able to afford dyno time this year I have to work with what´s on the shelf. The other thing is that Dynos´doesnt simulate speed condition very well... The change we made before the last runs was that we did not port out the exhaust valve seats and I came out with a 10.16 run, which is p.b. but with less top speed. So I had a pair of huge Velocity stacks laying around, and last night I milled out a raceworthy clamp. This is going to be interesting.