Land Speed Racing [T500]

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Land Speed Racing [T500]

Postby Frank » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:35 pm

Not much activity here so I thought I'd post up recent LSR results. Last year I only made 3 runs before blowing a head gasket (due to a cracked head) and set the record for production bikes (PG 500/2) at 98 mph. I was learning about aerodynamic positioning which is a huge part of top speed racing. Last weekend I brought the same bike back (with stock aluminum head gaskets this time, not .010" copper) and upped the record to 117.xxx, more in line with what I thought the bike should do. This is for the 1.5 mile event in Maine (at the old Loring air force base). I ran 116.xxx in the mile. A couple of my warmup runs had me going slower at 1.5 miles than the mile but it was pretty hot when that happened. Lots of fun! :mrgreen:
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Re: Land Speed Racing [T500]

Postby muzza » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:14 pm

that's more like, these bikes are capable of that sort of speed
setup for racing they were 152mph express trains.
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Re: Land Speed Racing [T500]

Postby Frank » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:18 pm

The biggest impediment for me is stock foot peg location. If I could run rear-sets I know there's more in her even with a fairly stock i.e. "stock looking" engine.
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