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Old 11-28-2011, 11:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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As September is quit far away I entertain more options in my thoughts than is reasonable. I have desided to make a full dustbin fairing for the Honda VT500, which I will be taking to the Vetter Challenge in Carmel in May. If this goes well I will take it to Bonneville in september. The other option is a full dustbin fairing for my 1988 Honda CBR 600, which could get me into the 150 mph club but I'm not that speed obsessed as I used to be in my youth.

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Old 11-29-2011, 07:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Tango Charlie- Sounds good. I've got you at around 800 miles from here. I think WeatherSpotter is a bit North of you, but around the same ( large-ish) area.

How about some suggestions on car to car communication. Cell phones are ok for person to person, but I'm thinking that a little chatter might keep people sharp on longer stretches and help coordinate needed stops. CB radios aren't very expensive, but I've always found them a bit fuzzy( probably my hearing as much as anything else). Anyone know of any decent sounding radios that could be used?

Red- I agree totally. All plans are subject to change, especially at this early stage. As time gets closer to September, then we will have to start throwing around the "C" word( "Commitment" , not the other one).
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Moving right along

Got the diesel engine and tranny out today.


Almost ready to come out.



If you ain't bleedin', you ain't tryin'.



Out and ready for the rebuild.

My tranny has a lower final drive, but his one has a lower 5th gear. I'll be taking this one apart for a 5th swap. Engine will get new rings and bearings, cam and valve check(maybe head rebuild), timing belt and tensioner, water pump, glow plug check, new block heater, and most importantly, high mpg paint.

With the diesel in place and the WVO tank, I can be part of bennelson's "Not1Drop" event. C'mon Ben, you don't even have a vehicle( are we competing, yet?).
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:50 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I have been on Bowling's Aerodynamic & Rolling Horsepower Computation.com website to see what it would take to become a member of the 150 mph club. My 1988 Honda CBR is aledged to get 85 bhp at the rear wheel. So with a home made dustbin fairing with a frontal area of 7 sq ft and a Cd of 0.40 it would need 80 bhp to go 156mph on the salt. The same bike at 100 mph would need 22 bhp and at 70 mph it would need 7 bhp. So for me the challenge is can I ride the bike to Bonneville at 70mph on the interstate, getting close to 100mpg over a 2000 mile ronnd trip, then run at 156mph on the salt then ride home at 70mph on the interstate getting close to 100mpg?

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Red- You have the link to that calculator? If the diesel swap for my car doesn't happen( for whatever reason), the math says that my car will easily top out over 150mph( with the 5th swap), but Hp/Cd will be the deciding factors( one of the questions that would be answered in the real world on the Salt).
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The Bowling's Aerodynamic & Rolling Horsepower Computation calculator is an awesome tool(toy). I put in my cars' frontal area, weight, 130mph for the speed, and got 57hp required at Cd 0f .18 and 60hp for .19. The 1.6 diesel I have had 59hp when new. I guess this will be a good match up to see where I am when September rolls around.

I got the 5th gears and fork out of the ACH(diesel) trans, and am going to try to swap them out tomorrow night after work into the AUG(gasser) trans, dropping from .89 to .75 in 5th.
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You seem to have found the website and made the link, thanks I would have taken some time to do that. I will be very surprised if your Cd is as low as 0.19, the salt will tell all. I will be very interested is seeing what kind of mpg you can get on the interstate at 70mph on your way to Bonneville.
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Red- Yeah, I don't think it's that low either. That was as low as I had to go with the hp of the engine I'm putting in. I'm hoping to follow the example of the first gen Top Gear US crew and get 70+ mpg on the trip( I don't think I'll make the 7 seconds to 60).
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I have been on Bowling's Aerodynamic & Rolling Horsepower Computation.com website to see what it would take to become a member of the 150 mph club. My 1988 Honda CBR is aledged to get 85 bhp at the rear wheel. So with a home made dustbin fairing with a frontal area of 7 sq ft and a Cd of 0.40 it would need 80 bhp to go 156mph on the salt. The same bike at 100 mph would need 22 bhp and at 70 mph it would need 7 bhp. So for me the challenge is can I ride the bike to Bonneville at 70mph on the interstate, getting close to 100mpg over a 2000 mile ronnd trip, then run at 156mph on the salt then ride home at 70mph on the interstate getting close to 100mpg?
I've seen guys ride in on a bone stock sport bike,run 186 mph,then ride home.Don't know about mpg.Seems like 42 mpg was mentioned.
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You guys up North have my sympathy when it comes to rust issues.
Here are my 99 Maxima and my 92 truck engine compartments.

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