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Triumph Guy
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   Posted 10/10/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0QBsUkHS6IWatch the speedo. 12 O-clock is 110 mph.


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   Posted 10/10/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
actually, you're only allow to be a partial squid because they required full gear. i fully agree that if you're going to ride hard, the tracks and other control environments are the 'best' and safest for everyone. plus, no negative perceptions such as all riders are squids from the general public.
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   Posted 10/12/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
"Best place to be a squid?"

Pretty easy answer, in the garage, with the door down, engine off, sitting on the bike, making "vroom vroom" noises. Because that's all squids are really qualified to handle, maybe. Probabaly should make sure the ignition key is stashed away some where. Otherwise the squid may drag the battery down operating the turn signals and horn. You know, bright flashy lights and loud noises things that seem to attract squids.


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   Posted 10/12/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Andy VH said...
"Best place to be a squid?"

Pretty easy answer, in the garage, with the door down, engine off, sitting on the bike, making "vroom vroom" noises. Because that's all squids are really qualified to handle, maybe. Probabaly should make sure the ignition key is stashed away some where. Otherwise the squid may drag the battery down operating the turn signals and horn. You know, bright flashy lights and loud noises things that seem to attract squids.


This past weekend a 23 squid on an 1198 with paper plates and less than 300 miles on the odo blew the double yellow and took out a 54 year old coming the other way on his classic Norton.

This happened in misty conditions near "Alice's" a well known weekend bike hangout in the Bay Area.

Never been, and will likely NEVER go there on a weekend.

Too much congestion on weekends and too many show offs and squids.

Both are in serious condition as of now.
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   Posted 11/1/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Triumph Guy said...just another Utah freek. Wait!........Lou is from Utah.
 
        No problem...I'm from a string of states, Idaho and Oregon and Alaska and California. smilewinkgrin  As well as Utah.


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   Posted 11/1/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
While in my case I from all over Western Canada (which means B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan to Manitoba) which is a lot of land in the short season of riding.  So you get the best you can out of that short season, but like most others tyres to chains, to sprockets wear our like mad.  Just part of life.


Remember all the others on the road are crazy & out to kill you.

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   Posted 2/12/2011 7:52 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Wilson is back and running better than ever. Went through two sets of fried pistons trying to get it tuned right. Turbo death is quick and sometimes almost instant. Any way, took it to Scott Horner's shop and he put 185 miles on it with his dyno consuming a coupious amount of fuel and tire. Scott holds 12 world records on his turbo Busas. Scott runs up to 600hp on his bike with 300 ft lbs of torque. Also they don't blow like a flash bulb. We talked about our different methods of bearing clearance measurment and which bearings to run tight or loose. I'm above average on engine rebuilds but he is the tuning master and a master engine builder. The 14 is most likely the only one with active Auto Tune with a map sensor. Sorry about grave digging.


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   Posted 3/18/2011 5:30 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
"Best Place to be a Squid?

In the ocean - of course!


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   Posted 3/19/2011 10:33 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
On the public roads, never go more than 1/8th throttle. I screwed up going from 12.25-1 compresion ratio to 11-1. The power comes on hard and heavy at 6K rpms. Even with a 8" extension swing arm the front end wants to lift up. Usuable power is 60% beyond that it's wheelie bar time. It's unpredictable now which is not a good thing. It's like a ticked off 2 stroke. From 6k rpms to 8k it jumps from 130 to 215 hp, torque is 105 at 6k to 134 ft lbs at 8k. Never thought I'd see the day when there was to much hp to tame for the street. Scott's bike hits 240 mph is the first mile on the Salt Flats. Then he just cruises along untill the timing mile comes up. His rear tire simply will not hook up even with 200 lbs of added weight on the rear axel.


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   Posted 9/17/2011 3:47 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Getting on the nasty side now, max street bike or sorta. Horrible fast machines make the day. What is going to be fast in the next century? Remember the day when the Knuckle Head was a fast beast.


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