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Old 01-19-2012, 09:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi Drmiller, Here is the link to the Vetter Challenge rules : Vetter Challenge rules

A 3 wheeler is by definition is a motorcycle so yes, please enter. The HyperRocket ( a 3 wheeler ) was the 2010 Carmel Challenge winner. Craig even let a diesel car compete in the 2011 Ohio Challenge. The Vetter Challenge are a lot of fun and have inspired me to participate in " making history".
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Working towards a Vetter Trans-Atlantic Challenge

Regarding a Trans-Atlantic Challenge, I wonder if the TV producers have $$$ for this...

It is worth following up on and I will. Being picked to compete in a world Challenge - and have your expenses covered - would be a great incentive, wouldn't it?

Great idea, I think.

There will be three Vetter Challenges in the US in 2012. They are posted on my web page

I am a motorcyclist by birth. But I reserve the right to let in any serious Challenger, regardless the number of wheels. Be street legal.

Chapter 52 is just posted regarding the continuing project of streamlining a Ninja 250. It is a lot of work. I am doing all the hard work so you will be able to make yours from my plans.

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Old 01-20-2012, 10:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey fellow spud...we'd love to have your 3wheeler there! :{)
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hmmmm.... it is supposed to be a secret.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I am working to be there, but I truly expect to not "win". My vehicle goal will be a bit different - mine will have air conditioning, heater, and power steering. My mileage won't be on par with the serious folks, but would be fun to meet everyone!
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:20 AM   #17 (permalink)
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regardless of the mileage any of us get, it will be fun to be there and compete...then there is next years race! Gotta get in and do it! :{)
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I like your spirit. Sure, there will be some serious streamlined, 16 hp Challengers. But I also like to see the machines we really ride. How do they really perform? The Vetter Challenges are where we learn the truth.

We can't do this without you.

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Old 01-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I might try to make Ohio as it is within reach of a 600 mile ride. I get 87 mpg at 65 mph on my stock CBR250R and will be adding a solo boat tail trunk for my "groceries" (camping gear). I probably can't break 100 mpg on the Vetter run but hope to do so on both days of the Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen where the speed is specified at 50 mph. Good luck on your new fairings. I hope they become available for sale when you get them finalized. It would be fun to see a few hundred show up for the challenges.
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Mid Ohio, it turns out, is a great Challenge location. First... it is the site of the AMA's Vintage Days, July 20-21, which is America's greatest motorcycle swap meet! Second, the ride is more gentle and warmer than California or Nevada. Ohio speed limit is slower. The hills and winds are not so extreme. In the west, my streamlined Helix gets in the 80s-90s mpg. In Ohio, the streamliners, including mine, got over 100 mpg. The Mid Ohio Challenge is a great place to see what fuel economy in real conditions is all about. A bonus is that you can actually meet the legends like Charly Perethian and Fred Hayes.

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