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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

this is probably a bad idea...

this post may be one of the worst ideas i've had in awhile. these are pictures of the Salt Bike's engine mods for our last trip to the salt. to put up what i've got in my engine is kind of a racing fuax pas because now anyone can try and copy them or whatever. but realistically, without the measurements, anyone who tries this without knowing what they're doing will just end up uncorking their motor so have at it. one picture that i lost or may have already posted was that of the piston's mods. the piston was windowed to match up with the expansion of the intake ports. a way long time ago i mentioned that the intake never really closes and these are what make that happen. the only thing between my race motor and a 20 pound paper weight are the reed valves. and those are pushed pretty far too. the cage of another make and model were modified to be sharper and wider and accept i wider petal. this is where Chris Carter came in. he made us a few sets of different weight reeds just for this engine, sweet deal. all this nonsense resulted in 36hp at the rear wheel while running 2:1 final drive. i have yet to figure out how that translates to what the Factory lists as the stock HP, mainly cause i can't find what they listed so who cares what the comparison is. 
anyways, there is zero moneys in the bank but i've been trash picking for materials. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Allow me to explain how bad this actually sucks(because yes, it's actually worse than it appears). After years of riding on borrowed time, my top end finally gave up the ghost about a month ago. My rear exhaust valve just gave up and tried to become one with my piston and my piston rejected the valves love and ran away into my lower end. Where this gets even better is that my motor is a 1972 with shitty thin walled cylinders from the factory and a unique head bolt pattern meaning I now need 2 new cylinders and heads.

Fast forward to now, and the cases are completely empty and there are 2 standard bore cylinders and pistons on my bench with heads to match. Still on the horizon are new andrews cams and a freshly balanced rotating assembly.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

i need this, right?

i don't know what the numbers mean but someone smarter says this is faster.
sure, whatever, just do what i tell ya. HANDBANANA, NO!!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

shifting gears... again

it snowed, ready the fleet! only 5 of those are mine, i swear. 
 the grand tetons....               scariest mountains i have ever seen.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

shifted gears...

no pun intended. but the shop has shifted gears back to a long-lost love. rallying around with an obnoxious, smoke-belching turd under your ass is one of the greatest things ever. but rocketing through trees or blasting through red lights is better, sorry, its a fact. if you don't know, try to figure it out.
so posting has slowed but progress is happening. send emails to dylan and jeff and kenny to put up what they have going on, its really some cool stuff.