Update.... Progress has been slow, I was overseas for 4 months in Saudi...my engine guy went through a divorce and I had to wait for him to build a new shop...there were many delays with the new big blocks but I finally recieved them...they are very nice with custom 15:1 JE Pistons, blocks were cut for o-rings...cases can now go out for machining...a new idler with a bigger sprocket will be fabricated...the new body from Air Tech will be shipped this month...lots of new upgrades are planned such as Dyna Tech ignitions, new rear suspension, provisions for adding lead ballast etc.
I didn't get a chance to run at Speed Week in August...I got home in mid July and just wanted to chill for a couple weeks, fixed my fence, worked on the race trailer, spent some time with my wife and dog, took some old bikes to a vintage rally...started getting the big Busa ready for the dyno, couldn't get any oil pressure out of the new 1697cc engine, didn't care for the stress and decided that this was starting to feel like work, cancelled my hotel and sold my entries...the Busa brings me sponsorship money and I wasn't interested in just running my R1 or 600RR.
I took a '75 250 Montesa and a bunch of parts that I'd been collecting and started building a cool vintage flat tracker, I shortened the sub frame, I've got an expansion chamber being built for it, parts have been sent out for painting, front and rear suspension are getting rebuilt...I stuffed a turbo in my '86 1100...drove my KLR to Yellowknife for a northern adventure.
I've just returned to Dubai...the Busa and the Double's engines and coupler are now with my engine builder...I'll miss any September events at Bonneville and the World Finals in October are unlikely. I hope to run something at El Mirage in November. Regardless, I hope that when I return home again that I'll be able to put the engines back in the Double and mount the new body.