Britbike forum

Classic British SparesKlempf British PartsBaxter CycleBritBike Sponsor SteadfastCyclesThe Bonneville ShopLowbrow CustomsGirling Classic MotorcycleLucas Classic MotorcycleHepolite PistonsIndustrial tec supply Classic Bike Parts Cheshire

Upgrade Your membership! Premium Membership Gold Membership Vendor Membership

New Sponsor post
New FAQ post
Photos on private message
by Mal Marsden - 06/16/22 7:00 pm
Manuals on DVD - Buy 4 for 3
All 4 DVD Manual
Member Spotlight
twinspin
twinspin
Reading UK
Posts: 749
Joined: November 2005
ShoutChat
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Top Posters(30 Days)
reverb 69
kevin 52
Allan G 50
Top Likes Received (30 Days)
Cyborg 29
Newest Members
Ian Scotland UK, cherbini, grahamsmythe, Joe Santelik, Lord Hepcat
12,156 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
3 members (Richard Phillips, Shemozzle, Morgan aka admin), 24 guests, and 19 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums35
Topics76,286
Posts772,333
Members12,156
Most Online151
May 8th, 2022
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#876297 03/31/22 7:35 pm
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
knuckle head
OP Offline
knuckle head
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
My rider wants to go there….the bike has not been started in four years…

D644E67C-E78D-4072-9197-FE3E9E613681.jpeg

61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
British motorcycles on eBay
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 10,836
Likes: 200
J
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
J
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 10,836
Likes: 200
"It ran when I put it away!"

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 511
Likes: 7
K
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
K
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 511
Likes: 7
Be a fun trip, all the way from New York.


1968 BSA Firebird
1200 Sportster
XS 1100
1972 Rickman 125
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
knuckle head
OP Offline
knuckle head
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
JH,Exactly, lol….but I did rotate the engine a bit ever few months…Today….oiled the valves with enough to drip down on the cams…A bit of oil in the cylinders…cranked it over with the roller starter to check for oil pressure..got a new battery…, tomorrow, fire it up, leak down and compression checks, if ok, it’s good to go racing, Giddy Yap!
I won’t be going on the trip for a variety of reasons….


61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 10,836
Likes: 200
J
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
J
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 10,836
Likes: 200
Mix up some cam lube with some oil to make it flow better. Then put it in the rocker boxes so it can drip down on the cams.

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
DOPE
Offline
DOPE
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
get him to take the double too.

put some crank seals in his pocket


i'm old enough to remember when patriotism meant not trying to overthrow the government.
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 619
Likes: 99
K
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
K
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 619
Likes: 99
I plan to take mine to World of Speed in September. It's a smaller group, cheaper hotel rates, and It fits my schedule better. Runs under SCTA rules and is associated with them.

The Speed Weeks event is bigger, but you don't necessarily get more runs, rooms are scarce and more money so you need to get reservations made sooner. I don't think the motels allow you to cancel late, so check that as well.

Hope to see your bike there.

Tom


Life's uncertain - go fast now!
Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Steve said that. Anything worth doing well is worth teaching to others. I said that.
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
DOPE
Offline
DOPE
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
Originally Posted by koncretekid
I plan to take mine to World of Speed in September

is this the bub motorcycle speed trials, or an inheritor?

im ignorant


i'm old enough to remember when patriotism meant not trying to overthrow the government.
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
knuckle head
OP Offline
knuckle head
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
I don’t know just yet what meet he’s going to..Speed week is a circus ….And likely to late now to reserve a motel room..He does have an RV…he does have money, lol..


61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
DOPE
Offline
DOPE
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
speed week is shared with the cars.

a few years ago tyler malenky went tits up on his 650 running over the automobile ruts. broke his arm.

motorcycles and automobiles dont get along on the salt, i think


i'm old enough to remember when patriotism meant not trying to overthrow the government.
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
knuckle head
OP Offline
knuckle head
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
From what I read, the SCTA or maybe just Bonneville Speed Week is very fussy about gasoline.I belive you can only use what is sold on the site..Oxygen enhanced gas may not be ok in gas class…I bought a 5 gallon can of VP C12 yesterday, $112 with tax…All that tetraethyl lead makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside…


61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
1 member likes this: pushrod tom
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
DOPE
Offline
DOPE
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
jeez the last stuff i bought was $80


i'm old enough to remember when patriotism meant not trying to overthrow the government.
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
knuckle head
OP Offline
knuckle head
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
Well, this is NY…..I’m surprised the state has not made it a Capital Crime to have race fuel. Probably a few quarts will be used in the 650 bike for start up and brief rides on the road…Pete Suchawreck wants a gallon or two…The rest will find it’s way into my street bikes..


61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Originally Posted by koncretekid
I plan to take mine to World of Speed in September. It's a smaller group, cheaper hotel rates, and It fits my schedule better. Runs under SCTA rules and is associated with them.

The Speed Weeks event is bigger, but you don't necessarily get more runs, rooms are scarce and more money so you need to get reservations made sooner. I don't think the motels allow you to cancel late, so check that as well.

Hope to see your bike there.

Tom
World of Speed is the event I participated in and had a really good time with lots of good people.


1955 BSA Bantam D1 Plunger
1956 BSA A10RR Street and LSR Bike
1961 BSA C15S
1966 BSA spitfire
1969 Triumph T100C
1970 Triumph TR6R
1970 Triumph TR6C
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
1974 Triumph T150V
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Originally Posted by kevin
Originally Posted by koncretekid
I plan to take mine to World of Speed in September

is this the bub motorcycle speed trials, or an inheritor?

im ignorant
Kevin, Like koncretekid mentioned, WoS is smaller that Speed Week and is sanctioned under the SCTA rules and regs.I do believe the Bub event follows different sanctioning rules outside of the SCTA.


1955 BSA Bantam D1 Plunger
1956 BSA A10RR Street and LSR Bike
1961 BSA C15S
1966 BSA spitfire
1969 Triumph T100C
1970 Triumph TR6R
1970 Triumph TR6C
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
1974 Triumph T150V
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Originally Posted by kevin
speed week is shared with the cars.

a few years ago tyler malenky went tits up on his 650 running over the automobile ruts. broke his arm.

motorcycles and automobiles dont get along on the salt, i think
Cars and bikes both share at WoS as well but I do recall when Tyler had his incident, the salt was very thin compiled with the tire ruts....made it dangerous for us 2 wheelers.


1955 BSA Bantam D1 Plunger
1956 BSA A10RR Street and LSR Bike
1961 BSA C15S
1966 BSA spitfire
1969 Triumph T100C
1970 Triumph TR6R
1970 Triumph TR6C
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
1974 Triumph T150V
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
DOPE
Offline
DOPE
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
no cars at bub.

if scta sanctioning is important, then bub is not the way.

what value does scta sanctioning provide? i dont have the rules for bub. do they share classes with scta/bni?

that would be important to me.


i'm old enough to remember when patriotism meant not trying to overthrow the government.
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Kevin,

BUB is sanctioned by the AMA and FIM where, I do believe, SCTA is stand alone but covers all other events at Bonneville and El Mirage. If I were to run at either El Mirage or Bonneville, I would chose the SCTA as these records, at least to me, are more prestigious and world recognized.


1955 BSA Bantam D1 Plunger
1956 BSA A10RR Street and LSR Bike
1961 BSA C15S
1966 BSA spitfire
1969 Triumph T100C
1970 Triumph TR6R
1970 Triumph TR6C
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
1974 Triumph T150V
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
knuckle head
OP Offline
knuckle head
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
Last week in August…nearly 1000 bucks registration to get out and try for a record….
https://bonnevillemst.com/


61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
World of Speed (Spet.9-12) is $580.00 if you pre-register before July 15th assuming your bike already has the SCTA log book and sticker. The current record in M/PG-650 is 123.983mph


1955 BSA Bantam D1 Plunger
1956 BSA A10RR Street and LSR Bike
1961 BSA C15S
1966 BSA spitfire
1969 Triumph T100C
1970 Triumph TR6R
1970 Triumph TR6C
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
1974 Triumph T150V
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
knuckle head
OP Offline
knuckle head
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
Does the World of Speed have cars making ruts? Lol…..


61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 909
Likes: 25
Originally Posted by Hillbilly bike
Does the World of Speed have cars making ruts? Lol…..
I think it really depends on the condition of the salt. My experience with "ruts" was more in the first half mile of the 3 mile run where the push vehicles were running. The Bub event is probably a cool site to see with nothing but motorcycles but it is really cool seeing the old hot rods and pourpouse built LSR vehicles reaching speeds of 200-300+ mph.


1955 BSA Bantam D1 Plunger
1956 BSA A10RR Street and LSR Bike
1961 BSA C15S
1966 BSA spitfire
1969 Triumph T100C
1970 Triumph TR6R
1970 Triumph TR6C
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
1974 Triumph T150V
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
knuckle head
OP Offline
knuckle head
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
The decision is up to my rider, I don’t plan to be there..He likes a circus so ….I will have put a few jet sets in plastic pill containers and label them for the approximate air density….he has little knowledge about engine tuning..The bike ran 133 at Maine so it should be competitive at ‘El Mirage or Bonneville If the jetting is reasonable..
But with the expenses and long ride just being there should be good enough…


61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
knuckle head
OP Offline
knuckle head
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 6,392
Likes: 279
I started the bike today after a four year snooze… Blew out some oil smoke for a few minutes then cleared out….Checking the compression on a warm engine is only 75 psi on both cylinders using the roller starter that spins it fast…Do a leak down test tomorrow..It certainly feels like high compression when kicking it…
This is warm engine start up..Idles like a stock T120



61 hot rod A10, 89 Honda 650NT .On a bike you can out run the demons
"I don't know what the world may need
But a V8 engine is a good start for me
Think I'll drive to find a place, to be surly"
4 members like this: Blown Income, pushrod tom, kevin, Gordon Gray
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
DOPE
Offline
DOPE
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,151
Likes: 227
out with the bon ami!


i'm old enough to remember when patriotism meant not trying to overthrow the government.
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Allan G 

Link Copied to Clipboard
British Cycle SupplyMorries PlaceKlempf British PartsBSA Unit SinglesPodtronicVintage MagazineBritBike SponsorBritish Tools & FastenersBritBike Sponsor






© 1996-2022 britbike.com
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5