Safe Home! I am looking forward to reading your updates. Cool thread! Very cool project. Good luck.
Scott, iff the original forks are no good over the rough sections do you thinkI had an extra '04 Honda 600RR front end collecting dust, although they are just conventional forks, they have lots of adjustments. The original forks on the Double are Honda as well but are likely from the early 80's. They really sucked over the rough sections so it's time for an upgrade. I had an extra Busa front end too but it required too much machine work to fit USD forks, no need to reinvent the wheel everytime.
We looked at several used swingarms at a bike wreckers but didn't have any success. I also want to be able to fill the arm with lead shot and mount lead plate on the outside if needed.
This year, the first 2 miles on the long course was extremely corrugated towards the end of the week when I was finally running on it, the front end just chattered across. Once fitted, the "new" forks will go to Race Tech and get some upgrades.Scott, iff the original forks are no good over the rough sections do you think
increasing your unsprung weight by filling the arm with lead shot will cause the back end to be no good over the rough sections ?
The conditions vary from year to year. Bonneville naturally floods for most of the year, some years it never really gets a chance to dry out in time for Speed Week in August...then it's like driving in slush. There have been more records set over the years at the World Finals in October because the salt gets a couple more months to dry out, however that event often gets rained out, as it did this year.Now is that i have finally had time to catch up with your thread. Thanks for the updates.:cheers
So my question is since you are an offroad guy also. How does that salt flats feel? Like sandy clay, hard pack sand? I know for sure its not the sugar sand we have down here.