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thaiguzzi16/05/2019 04:41:14
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Posted by Windy on 15/05/2019 16:46:50:

Had a very interesting time over the last few days there was a 3 day speed meeting at Elvington.

Saturday I did not go but told Andy and Helen who were camped out if any competitor broke down and if I could help I would.

Had a phone call from Mick his wife is the fastest women motorcyclist in this country 264 mph a friend was having problems with his new creation a drag racing machine.

A drive bearing had moved and looked like the chain had worn a groove in its OD 50mm bore x 80 od.

I made a spacer fortunately I had some steel of that size while doing that Will the rider and his girl friend who had just flown in from California for a few days removed the damaged bearing.

Sunday on this machines second outing did around 140mph then Monday upped it to 151 mph his fastest yet.

There were some handling problems mainly when reduced acceleration and the large drag racing tyre caused gyroscopic effects if machine is not vertical on setting off.

All the controls brakes, clutch and gear change are operated from the handlebars they are what is used on disabled riders motorcycles.

A simple repair meant his 3 days was not aborted.

Guy Martin was also testing his motorcycle on Sunday it looked like his Pikes Peak machine.

A litttle repair

All hand controls

my repair

Guy Martin

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thaiguzzi16/05/2019 04:43:28
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Posted by Windy on 01/12/2018 12:03:21:
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Very nice.

I presume alignment is on the top portion with the knife edges, and the balancing done below on the 2 pairs of brgs?

Many years ago, we did static balancing on our knife edges too.

Bob R - lovely work on the pre unit single.

The bearings are mainly for aligning the pressed up crankshaft similar to a Alpha-Tru aligner the straight edges for balancing.

alpha tru

Bump.

If anybody sees or hears of one of these for sale, please pm me.

Mucho appreciated.

Windy18/06/2019 18:46:06
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A member of this forum  sold his fast motorcycle to my friends Andy and Helen.

Today June 18.Andy did a personal best of 214.728 mph at Elvington he had a number of runs over 200mph as well.

Beccy the fastest Granny did 253mph

Andy 214.728.mph

ginger pig.

 

Edited By Windy on 18/06/2019 18:47:05

Pete Rimmer18/06/2019 19:32:55
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That would be my old bike then :D

Glad to see the old girl's still pumping out the ponies. I made the entire turbo system complete with water-cooled intercooler, secondary fuel rail, 3" straight-through exhaust and extended swing-arm in my 10' x 7' garden shed. I've got a good workshop now and some nice equipment but back in 2007 the only tools was a battered drill press, and old Atlas10 lathe and an even more battered 6x4 bandsaw.

The only motivation I needed was someone telling me not to bother trying because it was doomed to failure.

Hopper19/06/2019 00:42:17
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The world's fastest granny. Luvvit!

Windy19/06/2019 07:44:33
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Posted by Pete Rimmer on 18/06/2019 19:32:55:

That would be my old bike then :D

Glad to see the old girl's still pumping out the ponies. I made the entire turbo system complete with water-cooled intercooler, secondary fuel rail, 3" straight-through exhaust and extended swing-arm in my 10' x 7' garden shed. I've got a good workshop now and some nice equipment but back in 2007 the only tools was a battered drill press, and old Atlas10 lathe and an even more battered 6x4 bandsaw.

The only motivation I needed was someone telling me not to bother trying because it was doomed to failure.

Pete I was similar in my early days very little equipment but loads of enthusiasm had no qualification and learnt by trial and error.

Was told a few years ago would not call you an engineer more a tinkerer.

The following year did a one way average speed over he 1/4 mile of 207.9 mph.

The photo is a bit crap my young Sister had made a scrap book of my exploits otherwise would have very few pictures of those days.1973

First year with the two engines

Pete Rimmer19/06/2019 20:52:18
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Posted by Hopper on 19/06/2019 00:42:17:

The world's fastest granny. Luvvit!

Becci is an inspiration, and we've had women making and breaking records before her even without knowing it. I got an email from a lady in the States one day enquiring about women in the UK who did top-speed racing. Her and another lady were trying to beat each other to become the first woman to crack 200mph on a normally aspirated bike. I had to disappoint her by telling her that it had already been done by a UK lady called Harriet a couple of years previous. Here's her story - although at the time nobody twigged that she was the first, so the article doesn't mention it, more's the pity.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motorbikes/2743110/Im-in-the-club.html

Edited By Pete Rimmer on 19/06/2019 20:53:15

thaiguzzi01/07/2019 03:42:12
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Posted by thaiguzzi on 16/05/2019 04:43:28:
Posted by Windy on 01/12/2018 12:03:21:
Posted by thaiguzzi

Very nice.

I presume alignment is on the top portion with the knife edges, and the balancing done below on the 2 pairs of brgs?

Many years ago, we did static balancing on our knife edges too.

Bob R - lovely work on the pre unit single.

The bearings are mainly for aligning the pressed up crankshaft similar to a Alpha-Tru aligner the straight edges for balancing.

alpha tru

Bump.

If anybody sees or hears of one of these for sale, please pm me.

Mucho appreciated.

Bump.

Another month, another bump.

Anyone?

Hopper01/07/2019 05:04:41
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Looks easy enough to make?

Windy01/07/2019 10:41:50
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At least this old git is of use doing a few repairs and modifications for true friends and enthusiasts it does keep you active.

Love of speed machines is never far away and keep doing bits on my full size project.

My friends. steam rocket bike is on test hold at the moment due to work commotments.

He has a drag racing type slipper clutch he made with all the load data for me to use.

Anyway my monthly treat at Elvington Top Speed soon it's Tuesday July 16th.

Neil Wyatt01/07/2019 22:40:16
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Posted by Windy on 19/06/2019 07:44:33:
Posted by Pete Rimmer on 18/06/2019 19:32:55:

That would be my old bike then :D

Glad to see the old girl's still pumping out the ponies. I made the entire turbo system complete with water-cooled intercooler, secondary fuel rail, 3" straight-through exhaust and extended swing-arm in my 10' x 7' garden shed. I've got a good workshop now and some nice equipment but back in 2007 the only tools was a battered drill press, and old Atlas10 lathe and an even more battered 6x4 bandsaw.

The only motivation I needed was someone telling me not to bother trying because it was doomed to failure.

Pete I was similar in my early days very little equipment but loads of enthusiasm had no qualification and learnt by trial and error.

Was told a few years ago would not call you an engineer more a tinkerer.

The following year did a one way average speed over he 1/4 mile of 207.9 mph.

The photo is a bit crap my young Sister had made a scrap book of my exploits otherwise would have very few pictures of those days.1973

First year with the two engines

EPIC!

peak401/07/2019 23:37:17
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Posted by thaiguzzi on 01/07/2019 03:42:12:
Bump.

Another month, another bump.

Anyone?

Could you use a grinding wheel balancer like this?? on ebay UK.
I know some are made in India, which might be a bit cheaper and closer.

 

See also This One

Bill

Edited By peak4 on 01/07/2019 23:38:33

thaiguzzi02/07/2019 04:53:08
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Thanx for the suggestions, yes i could make one, yes the Vertex is expensive and both the above are suitable.

However,

i like that Alpha original purely because it is classic Brit tooling and i'm into that sort of stuff.

Another would be a genuine between centres crank aligner like HD used or a larger J&S bench centres.

Windy02/07/2019 08:46:17
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The one I made was out of mainly scrap my classic bike friend has two sizes of the Alpha and used them a lot when he used to do a lot of work for a now gone local motorcycle dealer.

thaiguzzi04/07/2019 13:52:23
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Posted by Windy on 02/07/2019 08:46:17:

The one I made was out of mainly scrap my classic bike friend has two sizes of the Alpha and used them a lot when he used to do a lot of work for a now gone local motorcycle dealer.

Let me know if he ever wants to sell them, especially the bigger one.

Ta velly much.

Windy04/07/2019 23:38:17
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Posted by thaiguzzi on 04/07/2019 13:52:23:
Posted by Windy on 02/07/2019 08:46:17:

The one I made was out of mainly scrap my classic bike friend has two sizes of the Alpha and used them a lot when he used to do a lot of work for a now gone local motorcycle dealer.

Let me know if he ever wants to sell them, especially the bigger one.

Ta velly much.

I doubt he will ever sell one he restores numerous classic bikes not for resale but for his own personal use

thaiguzzi05/07/2019 04:46:51
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Posted by Windy on 04/07/2019 23:38:17:
Posted by thaiguzzi on 04/07/2019 13:52:23:
Posted by Windy on 02/07/2019 08:46:17:

The one I made was out of mainly scrap my classic bike friend has two sizes of the Alpha and used them a lot when he used to do a lot of work for a now gone local motorcycle dealer.

Let me know if he ever wants to sell them, especially the bigger one.

Ta velly much.

I doubt he will ever sell one he restores numerous classic bikes not for resale but for his own personal use

Ok, thanx for the prompt reply., cheers.

Hopper05/07/2019 08:39:57
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Posted by thaiguzzi on 02/07/2019 04:53:08:

Another would be a genuine between centres crank aligner like HD used or a larger J&S bench centres.

I think you can still buy the Rowe crank truing stand with indicators which is in the HD style. Costs about $1,000 though.

thaiguzzi06/07/2019 06:23:50
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Posted by Hopper on 05/07/2019 08:39:57:
Posted by thaiguzzi on 02/07/2019 04:53:08:

Another would be a genuine between centres crank aligner like HD used or a larger J&S bench centres.

I think you can still buy the Rowe crank truing stand with indicators which is in the HD style. Costs about $1,000 though.

I dunno what the genuine Rowe one costs, but the Taiwanese copy , which most people buy and use, is approaching that figure.

Windy06/07/2019 15:01:38
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Posted by thaiguzzi on 06/07/2019 06:23:50:
Posted by Hopper on 05/07/2019 08:39:57:
Posted by thaiguzzi on 02/07/2019 04:53:08:

Another would be a genuine between centres crank aligner like HD used or a larger J&S bench centres.

I think you can still buy the Rowe crank truing stand with indicators which is in the HD style. Costs about $1,000 though.

I dunno what the genuine Rowe one costs, but the Taiwanese copy , which most people buy and use, is approaching that figure.

Between centres is ok providing they are perfect but a crank aligner chap mentions that the centres can be distorted sometimes after pullers etc. have been used on them.

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