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The only way to become a millionaire racer is to start as a billionaire.

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Beemer

Ha, ha! Secretly cuddles his trophy at bedtime and cries.

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Funny pic!

There were so many folks doing that in the AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) races, especially the National ones. They would literally pick a class nobody was running, then set up a bike for that class. By damn, they can then say when they are 80+ years old that they were a National champion. Maybe that will get them laid by one of the old wrinkled grannies in the old folks home  😛

 

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Ready, set, go!

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2 hours ago, mossrider said:

Ready, set, go!

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Why do I picture you actually doing this and putting it trackside as a seat


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Here's an interesting set of graphs from today's skunk works session. These compare similar Suzuki SV builds to my Yamaha. Due to club racing superbike rules package these are all on stock bore even tho the SV's are allowed a 2mm overbore if they were racing in MotoAmerica. The Yamaha's aren't  allowed an overbore in either to keep things closer. 

The yellow trace is my builders personal 2nd Gen SV race bike. It has bored throttle bodies, ported head, shaved gaskets, lightened flywheel, cams, stock bore, running 91 pump gas. This was previously the stud on the superbike grid.

The blue trace is my race partners 1st Gen SV. It has massive flat slide carbs, ported head, cams, shaved gaskets and running  E85 for fuel (don't get me started). He needs to re-jet a little to get fueling correct between 9,000 and 10,000rpm.

The green trace is my previously posted final tuned run. 

Several ways to get to the same point on a graph.  Yamaha has a distinct edge in mid-range and no longer falls over at high rpm with the intake work vs stock.  And I'm pretty sure there's some cheater parts in those old SV's like Hayabusa or JE pistons, the classic "I don't know what's in there" or "it must been like that when I got it", lol, whatever. 

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Either way there's 2 butt hurt Suzuki guys now.

 

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Here's some more good news,

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That's some serious giddyup in the lightweight/twins class, that's middleweight speed! 

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This thread is gonna be as porn driven as your last one.... Isn't it moss?


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2 hours ago, sorkyah said:

This thread is gonna be as porn driven as your last one.... Isn't it moss?

Life IS porn.

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Got me there.... 

That's true


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Ahhh...

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Home.

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Wish I was there, stay dry, and "rubber-side-down" 😜-

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""W.O.T. until you see god, then brake"

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So far, so good. Friday was a glorious day. Sunny and warm(ish). I had some fun on it in morning practice before we got the bike dialed in in the afternoon for Tony to run at Road America. Makes a crap ton of power, suspension spot on, new Dunlop spec tires are awesome after getting pressure and temperature dialed in. There was an unnamed pro from the MotoAmerica Twins Cup points chase here testing to run against in practice. Not bad, very happy with our situation. 

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Saturday is 40 degrees, rainy and 30 mph winds, grrate... Tony put the bike on the podium in the trophy dash, said he's never been so happy on a bike, good news. But he nearly shagged a brand new rear rain tire as the track dried between rain cells during the race.

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I worked as a corner captain for the day since they were short of volunteer track workers due to weather, go figure.  During lunch break I found out that out that our competitors had got my bike ready for Tony (busy racing his own bikes) to race in the trophy dash for me since I was busy working a corner. SOLID!! Overall a perfect day. 

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Tomorrow who knows, forecast is for armagedon, we'll see. I'm scheduled to run the Formula 40 (old guy) race on it as set up for Tony. Should be a fun challenge. We'll see if I can get a 'trophy', lol.

All in all a great outing. Got it dialed in spot on for Tony. Looking forward to Road America in 2 weeks! 

Get off the couch and stop daydreaming your life away!

Blue Line Racing.

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Should have my head examined. 37 deg air temp, 23 deg wind chill, winds gusting to 35 mph, raining like a bastard now, snowed this morning.

Aaand I'm about to go out for my race.

Good times!

Edit; it's snowing again, hahaha

Double edit; 3rd place in F40 snowcross, I  get a trophy to cuddle. 

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Well, I got it turned around, bike & chain cleaned, oil and filter changed, everything tripple checked AND;

even more excitingly, have another team member and his bike all headed to Road America in a few days!

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Blue Line Racing welcomes Nate on his SV650 to the team! There are 33 entrants for the race from 3 countries!

Legit.

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I see 4 countries, USA,CAN,MEX,GBR. Just being a stickler, busting balls, thats Awesome, roll on Road-America.

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Well, better late than never. After a busy weekend competing in the MotoAmerica Dunlop Championship round at Road America here it is;

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21st place. We were unable to get Nathan qualified on his Suzuki SV650 due to some mechanical issues but we got Tony out there on Blue Line Racings Yamaha FZ07R and had a wonderful time. Re-connected with some old friends, made some new ones and created some magnificent memories. Congratulations to all those on the podium and to those behind the scenes that made it possible. 

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Ground zero;

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During National Anthem the whole back paddock stopped and faced this flag as it was the only one visable. Very cool to see a hundred people face the flag in a show of respect.

And one of the worn out happy pit boss,

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On a related note, Blue Line Racing has entered into discussions for a possible full season of MotoAmerica Twins Cup for 2020. Stay tuned for details. 

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On ‎5‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 1:05 AM, cornerslider said:

Wish I was there, stay dry, and "rubber-side-down" 😜-

You said "rubber" in a porn thread. 😏


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Just now, Beemer said:

You said "rubber" in a porn thread. 😏

BLR always endorses the use of proper OSHA approved PPE ...😏

 

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Got the numbers changed back, the suspension returned to my spec, the oil changed and the bike prepped for the next race in 8 days. More hardware for the cuddle case. Forecast for 3 more days of rain, woo-hoo! 

This will be a joint race hosting the CCS (Championship Cup Series) by our club, CRA (Central Roadracing Association) on the Donnybrooke course. This is referred to as the 'long course' and consists of a 3.1 mile, 10 turn configuration utilizing the NHRA drag strip making turn 1 the fastest corner in North America. Speeds of 199mph by a motorcycle and 201mph by a car have been recorded here. Giddyup kids!

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Break out the U-boat again,

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These are from the formula 40 race in the rain at Brainerd International Raceway.

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7 hours ago, mossrider said:

Got the numbers changed back, the suspension returned to my spec, the oil changed and the bike prepped for the next race in 8 days.

You going to run the Ram-air intake? or was it already being used? I would love to see what you trap speed would be at before your braking marker for turn 1. That's a hell of a straight since I already think the competition course is pretty long and fast. I can't think of another track that has that much of a start/finish straight oohh Tooele Utah,(correct me if I'm wrong) but the altitude and dust messes with the bikes.

Anyway, Good Luck I'm sure your gonna have fun, I really enjoy these posts. Thanks👍

P.S I love that open camping is nicknamed "The Zoo"🤣

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You going to run the Ram-air intake? or was it already being used? I would love to see what you trap speed would be at before your braking marker for turn 1. That's a hell of a straight since I already think the competition course is pretty long and fast. I can't think of another track that has that much of a start/finish straight oohh Tooele Utah,(correct me if I'm wrong) but the altitude and dust messes with the bikes.

Anyway, Good Luck I'm sure your gonna have fun, I really enjoy these posts. Thanks👍

You pose interesting questions. I hadn't really thought of this till you suggested it here.  I wasn't using the ram air system after the earlier dyno testing showed it came up a little short to the modified airbox system and since I have a good deal of data to go with that system it freed up some of my ram to focus on other areas. Having said that, IF the weather cooperates this might be an opportune weekend to try some back to back track testing with the 2 systems.

On our lightweight class bikes we don't brake into T1, it's flat out all the way to T3. So depending on wind direction and speed we should be at or near terminal velocity going into 1. We slow when we roll onto the side of our tires in the turn obviously.

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Here's a couple of set up notes that will make your head spin. I set the gearing to run only the first 5 gears. Actually after the launch we never used 1st again either. This motor has such a strong torque curve and responds to throttle so well the only time we needed 6th was one time going over the hill on the front straight into T1 while in a draft. Tony had to pick up 6th gear for a 150 feet or so. With redline at around 10,700 revs (actual) we had enough room to use 5 gears. This saved us several shifts per lap. When we dyno'd it I found that the stock tachometer is optimistic and reads a couple hundred revs higher than actual so we pushed the rev limit up some more. With the intake work it will now breath deep all the way up there too.

In the following chart you can see that with stock gearing we could spin approx 140 mph at 10,700 rpm in 5th gear. Good enough and our trap speeds were very competitive to boot. (Trap was on top of hill before braking zone into T1) This gearing helped us all over the track, used 2nd for instance coming out of T5 up the hill, right in the meat of the power band, STONK! I have 1, 2, and 3 teeth larger rears I normally run. Thanks be to Zoran at TWF for the solid machine work.

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Here's a couple more pics taken by Brian Nelson, he does really nice work;

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Bike looked great a garnered a ton of compliments. Tony is still learning and conservative yet still set his PR during the race and did a hell of a job. The race pace was incredible with the 13 year old class record falling by a half second. 

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Friday practice in the books. Beautiful weather, great track and Oh, look what showed up. That's right folks, Dave Crussell with some ridiculous vintage iron! That's one of his TZ750's, a lovely old KZ1000 and there's a nice little 125 hiding in back his wife was running. Glorious sounds, smells and memories of my wasted childhood. What a time turning laps with this stuff. Having my visor hazed in 2 stroke oil smoke from 4 carbon cans exiting the back of the inline 4 cylinder beast going up the 5000 foot front straight, ahh, excuse me a moment.

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As I type this Saturday morning with the paddock sounds and the smell of fresh, perked coffee and bacon while mounting up some fresh tires for today's combat sessions I can only pity those who aren't here someplace.

Blue Line Racing.

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