Sitting here at home, due to Covid-19 and being on lockdown, we sadly (but sensibly) made the decision to put the fuel bike on hold. The last bits on the list for Jon at Webster Race Engineering to do, will have to stay that way for a while and the toys will have to be put on hold. This period of uncertainty has put us into responsible adult mode, and monies are best left in the bank for mortgage and bills. Because we have no idea how long this is actually going to go on for, we have brought the bike home, as we are able to continue to do our bit, and work on it here, which we can do shut in the garage, at no risk to anyone else. It was also a good opportunity to see if it would fit logically in the race truck! This it… Read More »
It’s been a long time since we have made any progress reports on the fuel bike build. With moving house, a trip to Valdosta and Christmas we had to slow down on the build for a while. Once January came around I took a trip over to see Jon at Webster Race Engineering and discussed what was left to be done and he slotted the bike back into his schedule. The exhausts have been fabricated, oil and fuel tanks mounted and wheelie bars fabricated and mounted. Nick at Suzuki Performance Spares has supplied new steering dampers from Hyperpro as well as new Hel master cylinders and EBC brake discs. We are now starting on bodywork, this is going to be designed and fabricated by Webster Race Engineering.
Well, the time has come to let my multiple championship winning 7 second Turbo GSXR 1000 go. Bike spec; Suzuki GSXR 1000 2004 Velocity racing extended swingarm with air tank OZ racing wheels Shinko 190 drag tyre Upgraded brake callipers Braided brake hoses MRE air shift ram Smoked double bubble screen Ktech forks Modified GSXR rear shock Billet yokes Race bodywork Carbon front fender Manual shut off Accusump Aftermarket steering damper Rear mounter radiator Sump oil heater Front mounted battery and ECU Custom rear hugger 530 pitch drag chain Talon rear sprocket Custom rear mounted oil catch tank and header tank Billet rear sets Adjustable brake and clutch levers Brake lever mounted lanyard Fuel system; Set up for E85 but also have a tune for C16. Aeromotive fuel pump Aeromotive fuel regulator Aeromotive fuel filter Billet fuel rail 1100cc injectors Custom swingarm mounted fuel tank Speed flow aero quipped hoses… Read More »
National Finals Jake After testing at The Bulldog Bash it was time for my first meeting on the new bike. To start with we decided to keep the bike as it was and went for a dial in of 10.2 just to get a number on the board. After running a 10.8 we decided to see what could be done with the clutch. We lightened the base springs to allow for more clutch slip off the line and added weight to the arms to compensate further up the track. This worked off the line with a falling 60 foot time but definitely felt sluggish. We also noticed the shift point was set far too low as I shifted gear just as the bike was about to take off. All together it equated to a time of 11.2. The night before eliminations we added even more weight to the arms and… Read More »