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    Quote Originally Posted by livelarg View Post
    For my purposes, I can't extend the wheel base more than 2 inches. Plus, I still love the look of the single sided swingarm!
    The Sprint swing arm is still single sided. It would be really hard to adapt anything that wasn't. I don't know how much longer it is, the difference is not huge but it might be more than 2".

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    IIRC it is 3" longer
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    After Chewie's post, I'm just waiting for Bucket to come in to this discussion

    Wondering livelarg, is your build to go as fast as possible in a straight line, around a track or on a road, either way it is making me jealous ..... only 14 years to retirement.

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    Scottdog,

    I am building to go fast on the Salt in Bonneville! I am taking it to the BMST, Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials.
    I went last year as a volunteer and got hooked. This year I wanna ride! So that is the purpose of this build. But I also want to make it a good streetbike, so I can ride it after Bonneville. So There is a balance I'm trying to get, and also rules I have to adhere to so I can stay in the sub 1000cc stock class.
    My goal this year is just to run as fast as I can on the budget I have, and to have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by livelarg View Post
    My goal this year is just to run as fast as I can on the budget I have, and to have fun!
    That's the best attitude. I drag raced my Speedy for four or five years, knowing that it would never be as fast as the other guys on their Kawahondayamazukis. I console myself with the fact that I raced that long and never broke anything, while one guy I raced with basically destroyed a Harley V-rod in one season and was never even as close to as fast as I was. He gave up on that thing after slaughtering his clutch.
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    Livelarg

    You've got time, a budget, a speedy and a dream, that's all the ingredients you need to have fun. Keep us up to date with some pics and info about how your going with this. Best of luck with the run. Will it be on youtube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottdog View Post
    Livelarg

    You've got time, a budget, a speedy and a dream, that's all the ingredients you need to have fun. Keep us up to date with some pics and info about how your going with this. Best of luck with the run. Will it be on youtube?

    Thanks!
    I will be taping the run, and the time there.

    Here are a few pics from 2019 BMST.

    sunrise

    The SALT!

    Bikes checking in

    Classy racers!

    Some Racers

    Getting Ready!

    Really great bikes

    Even couples race!

    The fastest man in the world on a sit down motorcycle. Ralph Hudson. 299mph on this bike!



    Some great Women racers too!

    So you can see why I wanna go back!
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    So today, took some more apart.



    Here is the frame, Completely stripped. Not to clean it up and get it ready for powder coating.


    Taking the swingarm apart.

    Here is a little tip from me to you. be sure you take off the nut to the axle off before you remove swingarm!
    Guess what I forgot to do!?

    So taking it apart next, then clean it up for powder coating.
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    Not teaching you to suck eggs but.....
    Don’t forget to block off all the bolt holes, bearing seats etc before powder coating.
    It is a bitch to clean out otherwise.
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    Howdy all!
    Been busy for a while, and spend time out of garage and reading on cuperter and talking to some pro's.

    But first, lemme introduce my Christmas present to myself:




    Its a 2006 Ural Gear up. Carbs and two-wheel drive. Perfect for me and my pup!


    But back to my build.

    I went to Coffee and Cars this month, and saw a guy with a Triumph Jacket. I struck up a conversation, ends up he works on a ton of 955 engines. and happens to have a full (used) turbo kit for my bike. It is a kit from Turbo Connections in South Dakota. It has all the plumbing, rebuilt varial-vein Aerocharger. It also has the intercooler and ports for water cooling. So I got that beauty. I haven't picked it up yet, will get pics when I do.
    He also has a friend with a Power Commander and pipe just for the turbo.
    It is a heck of a find!
    But even more than that, the guy has put several turbos on the 955, and has resources for forged pistons and rods, He even has the specs for the pistons to lower the compression to what I am needing.
    It was a very good day for my build!
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