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by spook
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: LSR ZX14R build
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: LSR ZX14R build

I went to a local supplier to buy some straight 42mm OD pipe to fill the gaps between the curvy bits... Sure enough, the pipe is made in Taiwan. Need to get some flanges laser cut, and wait for the T04 turbo flange to turn up. Then I can crack on with the headers! https://i.imgur.com/mxhX6Mb.jpg
by spook
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: LSR ZX14R build
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: LSR ZX14R build

kiwi60 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 pm
USA is a lot faster than Europe - I've been waiting 3 weeks for a thermostat housing from Slovenia ;)
Fingers crossed on the housing... :lolno:
by spook
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: LSR ZX14R build
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: LSR ZX14R build

Progress is painfully slow, because the way I buy parts now is best product for the lowest price A lot of this bike is coming from china... I just couldn't afford the build otherwise. I'm not complaining, nor making excuses, everything purchased so far exceeds my quality expectations. The stainless ...
by spook
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: LSR ZX14R build
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: LSR ZX14R build

Probably more into the Aero, it'll cost me my right nut, and I'll have a bonus new, higher pitched voice as well... :lolno: These days wind tunnel time is less important, solid edge for example has a 3D fluid dynamics component that allows you to model the best shape body work with the lowest drag c...
by spook
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: LSR ZX14R build
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: LSR ZX14R build

Motor will have all starter and alternator stuff striped out, I'll organise a crank shaft side attachment that will allow a remote hand held start on the alternator side. It will have Woosner h beam rods and 9:1 pistons. Adjustable cam wheels, standard cams, Carpenter valve springs. Cometic thicker ...
by spook
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: LSR ZX14R build
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: LSR ZX14R build

Yep. I'll be running E85 fuel, compliant high HP fuel pump, fuel regulator, larger injectors, controlled by Motec M48 ECU The E85 should eliminate the risk of det at 107 octane, and cooler explosion. On the intake side I'm running twin side mounted 600 x 300 x 75 inter-coolers, fed by NASA ducts, wi...
by spook
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: LSR ZX14R build
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: LSR ZX14R build

Thanks Guy's! Yeah the turbo has me a little worried lol! I imagine it will be like spool, spool, spool, spool, are we there yet? then being shot out of a cannon! Being twin scroll, I will have to have 2 waste gates, which adds expense. I'm going to be running somewhere between 1 bar and 2, so boost...
by spook
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: LSR ZX14R build
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: LSR ZX14R build

Some parts arrived today... :D Turbo... https://i.imgur.com/sCiSprk.jpg Some other bits... https://i.imgur.com/0q3Di11.jpg I've decided to buy all new mechanical parts, so I know what I've got from the beginning. The salt flats at Lake Gairdner are 80 miles from the nearest road, and outside of mobi...
by spook
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Rider Safety Suggestion
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Rider Safety Suggestion

sickle44 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:48 pm
... There's not a lot of movement on the forum anymore, but there are a few of us who still look and respond to posts.
davemfox2 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:50 am

:stupid

Dave
:stupid
by spook
Thu May 30, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: #2 Race bike
Replies: 13
Views: 4429

Re: #2 Race bike

I just made a large post here, but it was lost because I took too long. Oh well
by spook
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: LSR ZX14R build
Replies: 16
Views: 825

LSR ZX14R build

Okay, let's go racing!

It's never that easy, and what I'm proposing exceeds everything that has been done in AU on a sit on bike on salt.

So let us start here:

I picked this seriously munted low km monster a while ago. And this is the starting point,

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by spook
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'

My only comment on their question, how can a little Italian company contest with a big Japanese giant, well they did allude to it in the article, but, simply stuff the big japanese giant's motor into your sweet lightened and stiffened chassis. Yep that was the idea! Bimota essentially invented the ...
by spook
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'

Here is a comparison by superbike magazine of my two favorite bikes! :drool:

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by spook
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum Software Update
Replies: 23
Views: 7776

Re: Forum Software Update

The second image loss appears to be a flurry of broken links to images hosted on third party solutions such as photobucket/flickr/picasaweb/etc. This one I need to look into further as I don't really know what I can do to restore links to broken or defunct image hosting sites (I think Spook might h...
by spook
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum Software Update
Replies: 23
Views: 7776

Re: Forum Software Update

:thumbup:
by spook
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Christmas 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

Re: Christmas 2018

Thanks Guys, I appreciate the kind words, and thoughts. All the very best to you all. Cheers.
by spook
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Christmas 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

Re: Christmas 2018

I'll be looking after Mum, not a happy time, Dad died on Monday. He was 96, so a good innings, doesn't make it any easier though, especially for Mum... 66 years of being happily married.

All the best to all my forum buddies, for Christmas and the New Year, Cheers! :wave:
by spook
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: My latest Bimbo
Replies: 20
Views: 6356

Re: My latest Bimbo

Okay... this one is finished took it for a ride, and bloody hell!

It's the first bike I've ridden with an exup valve fitted, and it makes a very noticeable difference the engines character, especially how it pulls from low rpm.

Edit try this one....?

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by spook
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: My latest Bimbo
Replies: 20
Views: 6356

Re: My latest Bimbo

I remember the 1st time I saw a Bimota, it was a brand new YB10 Dieci (FZR1000 motor) and I was just in awe at the RAW CRAFTMANSHIP...PURE ART!!! Damn right! After a year of not being so well, (back surgery, blood-clots, recurring blood-clots, staph infection, lung scaring..) I'm finally getting ba...
by spook
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Akrapovic
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Re: Akrapovic

no, sorry mate, not here. If you have a repack kit, it should have rivets. measure the outside diameter of the new rivets, and use a new good quality (cobalt) drill bit to drill the head off down to were the remaining stem is. Get a tapered punch (needs to be a slightly smaller diameter than the ste...