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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 11:11
60 ft.    330 ft. 660 ft. 660 mph.    1000ft.   E.t.          Mph
1.650    4.414    6.702      107.050    8.701    10.443     127.250
1.673    4.454    6.737      107.590    8.728    10.443     130.270
1.594    4.318    6.596      107.240    8.597    10.331     126.580
1.584    4.303    6.564      108.520    8.534    10.226     132.050
1.681    4.409    6.703      106.550    8.717    10.443     129.540
1.593    4.289    6.569      107.330    8.556    10.261     133.740
1.660    4.441    6.732      107.090    8.718    10.422     133.900
1.607    4.328    6.611      107.790    8.594    10.296     131.540
1.593    4.287    6.548      108.470    8.523    10.223     131.270
1.600    4.324    6.618      106.930    8.623    10.360     128.850
1.656    4.387    6.666      107.880    8.647    10.349     131.290
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 11:13
I think with some time spent setting the bike up, the little things, my high 9 with a street tune is possible. I say that purely based on my MPH. That MPH is a 9.7/9.8. That tells me I'm leaving a lot at the starting line between my 60' numbers and my 660' numbers. So now I have to figure out how to improve those numbers. I will start with a front tire change, simply because it is toast. Once a good tire is on the bike I'll put some air to the tire to try and limit rolling resistance. Next up is lowering my shift points. Looking at my dyno sheet the bike goes linear at 10k to 10.5k. I'm shifting at 10.5k. Knocking it down to say 10.2 k may save with wasting time running up in the rpms with no power gain as well as dropping me back into the torque after the shift. I also HAVE to concentrate on going to WOT immediately, sometimes I don't think I do this quick enough. This is where the two stage limiter will help.

I'll get this bike in the nines on a street tune with street exhaust before the summer is over. Than it will get a race tune and possibly a race exhaust, mid 9's is the goal. From there maybe a little nitrous to see how low in the 9's the bike will go.
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 11:14
Knowing who I was running was a help as we both put some heat in the tires.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4287.jpg
I'm not sure if this is the run or not however Rich was treeing me most of the night. Now keep in mind I was cutting .0XX lights with one .005. Rich red-lit twice trying to jump me on the line.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4289.jpg
I'm carrying the wheel here.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4290.jpg
The bike came down here for some reason. I think I spun as I was launching a around 8500 RPM. Look at Rich's bike picking the wheel up.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4291.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4292.jpg
The tire sticking and the wheel coming back up.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4293.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 11:16
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4294.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4295.jpg
He could only get me by a bike off the line than I would drive around him.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4296.jpg

I need a personal photographer. Mike are you busy on Friday nights?
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 11:17
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4323.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4286.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4262.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4263.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4276.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/Drag%20racing/DSC_4279.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 11:17


Local oval here in Waterford CT does 100fts on Fri nights.
$20, run what ya brung, its better than going to the bar!!!
Its all about the light and how good can u cut it.
100footdrags.com

I loaded my clutch on my 1st run to about 1500, needless to say, I could use a wheel bar myself.
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 11:30
Puzzled you just won the award of most consecutive posts in one thread by any person on the internet lol.
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 12:00
that pulley mod is cool stuff.  i dream of the day i have a full shop at my disposal.  do you own that equipment?
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 14:51
Quote:
Puzzled you just won the award of most consecutive posts in one thread by any person on the internet lol.
LOL, I stopped to go to lunch.....
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 14:53
Quote:
that pulley mod is cool stuff.  i dream of the day i have a full shop at my disposal.  do you own that equipment?
Some of it is mine and some is the shop I hang out at (loiter)!
[Posts:  908 | Reputation:  32] Registered User
[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 14:54
9-10-10

60 FT.    330 FT. 660 FT.660 MPH.    1000FT.    E.T.         MPH

1.525    4.136    6.366    109.950    8.320    10.002    132.740
1.532    4.172    6.411    109.210    8.378    10.071    132.090
1.512    4.149    6.396    109.050    8.369    10.071    130.820
1.528    4.182    6.427    109.120    8.401    10.101    131.140
1.602    4.344    6.615    108.120    8.601    10.308    130.620
1.523    4.165    6.527    104.720    8.579    10.338    127.380

Oh so close to a 9. There were 4 oil downs tonight so I got very few runs in in comparison to most nights. My first two runs were not so exciting as the air shifter wasn't cooperating. One run I just aborted and the other I foot shifted to the tune of a 10.338. With that fixed my times were dropping. I was concentrating of going full throttle as soon as I could. I had my shifter set at 9500 tonight, a full one thousand lower than where I have been running it. My next time out I'll try the shifter with a little less/more RPM's.
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 14:55
I can lengthen the bars if I extend the swing arm. The bars can not be any longer than the bikes wheelbase. Yes longer bars would be sweet.

I lowered the bars a little tonight. They were a tad high from where I originally set them. I only recall the bike acting weird once tonight. It was launching like a SOB tonight turning 1.51-1.52 60' times. There may be a little more in there..............
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 14:56
I have a good portion of my airbox work done. I have to fabricate a set of screens for the throttle bodies as well as fabricate a new larger inlet for the ram air.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/380-1.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/381-1.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/382-1.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 14:57
A slight change in plans.......... I now have a chassis that I will set up just for the track. I'm not saying full blown drag bike just something I can leave set up for the track as opposed to switching my stuff back and forth for the track and street.

The parts collection.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/383-1.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/384-1.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/390-1.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 14:58
I have not opened the motor up yet to find out what went wrong however preliminary inspection shows it was a valve train issue to start with.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/386-1.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/387-1.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/388-1.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/389-1.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:00
I pulled the motor apart today to see what had happened and what the damage was.

These are some parts I pulled from the top side of the head.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/399.jpg

The "rocker" is broke.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/400.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:01
Ouch
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/401.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/402.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/403.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:02
more
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/404.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/405.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/406.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:03
This is the rear head. I think this is the damage from when the motor went the first time. Why it went again I don't know. I suspect faulty assembly.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/407.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/408.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:04
A little bit of crap on the rear cylinder.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/409.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:05
Some pics for the curious crowd.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/410.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/411.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/412.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/413.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/414.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:06
more
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/415.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/416.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/417.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/418.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:07
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/419.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/420.jpg

The valve seat is all but gone.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/422.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:09
Do you think the valve is suppose to look like this?

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/423.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/424.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/431.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:10
Stuff all over the place.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/425.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:11
I worked on the fairing stay a little today. It weighed in at 2 pounds 10 ounces and I was able to cut a pound off easily.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/434.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/433.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/436.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/437.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/439.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/440.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:12
A couple coats of paint......

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/441.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/443.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/445.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/446.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:13
Next up is the top triple tree. There was only a few ounces to be gained here.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/432.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/444.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:14
I received my product of choice this week so I decided to give it a shot and insulate the frame in an attempt to cut down on the heat transferred to the frame from the motor. I used the 3/16 material from DEI rated to 1750 degrees. While it claims to be 3/16 of an inch thick I don't think so. The entire piece I ordered 21"x24" weighed in at 1 pound exactly. I used about half of the sheet adding a half pound to the bike. While cutting the material for the frame I traced the patten onto cardboard so I have a template to cut pieces for my street bike. I'm a little curious if I'll be able to install it with the motor in place. If not I'll wait until it is valve adjustment time.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/454.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/452.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/453.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  05 Apr 2011 15:15
Cleaned the frame to insure proper adhesion.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/455.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/457.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/458.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z238/mlcorrell/2008%20Buell%201125R/459.jpg

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