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    Finally made it to our second test session of the...

    Finally made it to our second test session of the motorcycle. Made significant gains and we are now
    knocking on the door of the 8 Second range in the Eighth Mile. Perfect for a bracket racing bike!...
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    This has a 7.8" slick so it is doubtful it will...

    This has a 7.8" slick so it is doubtful it will break loose,,, other than the burnout before the run.

    This is all a.... educated....seat of our pants project. :o
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    After of week of analyzing the first test and...

    After of week of analyzing the first test and Tune here are the final evaluation and results.

    I think Travis's programming was close to being spot on which is impressive considering this combo...
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    Interesting.ideas... Actually it is **&^%........

    Interesting.ideas...

    Actually it is **&^%..... with %*(&%$.......bzzzzzzzzz ..... connection terminated.......


    :o



    hee hee
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    Aren't those bad things on a Electric motorcycle?...

    Aren't those bad things on a Electric motorcycle? LOL :cool:
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    Me too! It will be a wrap. We still have some...

    Me too!

    It will be a wrap. We still have some holes, dents, bruises to finish up and then is has to sit for at least a week for the paint to harden up.

    Then off to the sign shop for the.......
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    We have only done one test. We hope to be back at...

    We have only done one test. We hope to be back at the track with in two weeks and have a better idea on
    what direction we need to go with gearing and such.
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    Follow up info from the Friday night test. ...

    Follow up info from the Friday night test.

    The Test & Tune was to see if all the work we did in design, build and programming worked. We had to redesign and build
    the brakes as the bike did...
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    We finally got to test the Drag Bike. ...

    We finally got to test the Drag Bike.

    Everything went flawlessly. The bike ran a bit slower than we expected, but this a totally new combo for us. The burnouts were excellent and the local folks...
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    You would think so....wait until the Wife gets a...

    You would think so....wait until the Wife gets a hold of it!! ( She does a MEAN burnout!!!) :O:O
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    Today (with the help of Sir Travis) we set up a...

    Today (with the help of Sir Travis) we set up a speed limiter for doing burnouts. :)

    This motor/controller/battery combo has me a bit concerned that during a burnout, the motor could freewheel...
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    We did not get to test the Drag bike today due to...

    We did not get to test the Drag bike today due to the track closing because of excessive heat. :(

    We will try again next weekend.
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    The dragbike is ready for its first test...

    The dragbike is ready for its first test tomorrow. Not worried about any speed records,
    just checking all of the systems, wires and temps before we fix all of the holes in the
    body and get it...
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    Did a final dragbike weight in today.......365Lbs...

    Did a final dragbike weight in today.......365Lbs (165.5KG)

    Now I need to lose a few pounds to catch up to the wife..... 194lbs vrs 145lbs :O
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    This week we : Welded tabs and secured the body....

    This week we :
    Welded tabs and secured the body.
    Installed the back brake lines, bled and setup the rear brakes.
    Redid the bike stand. It was originally way to high and in the way of the wheelie...
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    This weeks update, Wiring is complete (as in...

    This weeks update,

    Wiring is complete (as in all the wires tided up, fused and secured. Motor and power wires as short as possible with clearance from all metal parts)
    Used larger terminals on...
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    It is!!!! :O:O:O

    It is!!!!


    :O:O:O
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    We have no idea. If the little test runs are any...

    We have no idea. If the little test runs are any indication it will be good.

    The first test ride. I did not get on it too much as the road is short and old rocky asphalt.

    I did a few more...
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    Did a SHORT test run on our dead end road. It ran...

    Did a SHORT test run on our dead end road. It ran well. Gave me that "Speed Smile"

    Now it is time to do all the rest of the work to get it track ready. Then we make it pretty.

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    It........ is....... ALIVE!!! (Holy...

    It........

    is.......

    ALIVE!!! (Holy Crap!)

    We want to thank Travis at Electro Motive Force for his endless knowledge in getting this running.

    We cant wait to get this to the track!!!
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    This weeks update. Bike completely wired with the...

    This weeks update. Bike completely wired with the exception of the tail light ( required for NHRA/IHRA racing) New front tire, Body test fit.
    Travis will be programming it with me later today so we...
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    This weeks update - All main components are...

    This weeks update - All main components are installed. 75% of the control and 40% of the power wiring is complete.
    CycleAnalyst operational. Should have it spinning the tire by next weekend.

    We...
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    Just in case you wanted to see the...

    Just in case you wanted to see the battery/controller supports. They will get installed tomorrow
    and then all the major components will be in the bike.

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    I will let you know once we get it to the track. ...

    I will let you know once we get it to the track. :)

    I will need to play with the programming. I gather yours will be more of a street application?

    Short power wires......
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    Weekly update, Front brake mount...

    Weekly update,

    Front brake mount designed,built and installed, Front brake lines ordered, Rear brake assembly ordered.

    Battery mounts designed, welded up and installed. Body design determined...
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