Duke Dunsford
Post Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:55 am
 Subject: Leon's Engine Builders

Thanks for the acolades regarding Leon's endurance engine. Besides Mike Norman's genius, credit must also go to Jaymee Sharp who helped me during the entire process. He provided the shop space where it was disassembled, prepped and re-assembled. Jaymee's an experienced engine builder and his help was very much instrumental in the success of our project.

Post Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:01 am
 Subject: you think stock ninja motor wouldn't survive 11K miles in 11 days? (n/t)

Duke Dunsford
Post Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:09 am
 Subject: No se, amigo.

11,000 miles wide open (literally) on a stock engine with no valve adjustment? I can't really say. The idea was to do everything possible to make sure it made it, which it did. Leon said on the last couple days when he was really tired, he kept forgetting to shift into 6th gear and was running 80+ in 5th. (10k +)

I only know of one way to find out if a stock motor would do it. Any volunteers?
Jim Race
Post Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:23 am
 Subject: Re: No se, amigo.

Outta curiousity, ask him if it could it pull 6th gear with that fairing well into a headwind.

The geek in me wants to drop that bad boy into a wind tunnel and see what the coefficient of friction is. I'll bet he would have got another 2mph with smoother paint. ;)


Post Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:45 am
 Subject: hm - i thought the 'golf ball effect' might happen with that paint job (n/t)

Post Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 8:16 am
 Subject: like the hail damage that paid for my first set of race wheels.....

on the Nissan. I tell everyone the dents are vortex generators for reduced drag. Smile
Post Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:37 pm
 Subject: Top speed was in 5th gear, not 6th.

With 15/45 gearing, I tried to drop down to 5th when the speed dropped to 68 and 4th when the speed got down to 65. Then the bike would accelerate and I shifted to 5th at 70 and 6th at 73. Of course, like I mentioned to Duke, I'd sometimes forget to shift up. Then the bike would climb to about 13K and stay there.

You think paint is worth 2 mph? If I'd thought it was that much, I'd have painted it different.

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