Monday, March 14, 2011

Back from Daytona

Just got back from Daytona and had a great time enjoying some nice weather and motorcycle racing.  What more can one ask for?  Well, we can ask for the AMA to properly run an uninterrupted 200 mile race like they used to be able to do.  This makes it 3 years in a row with screw-ups. Mandatory front tire change?  That's a big ball to be dropped by Dunlop.  When a company signs up to provide equipment for a spec series that equipment should not fail, potentially putting riders at risk of injury.  I saw PJ Jacobson's tire after his crash and wondered how squirrely the bike must have felt on the banking with missing chunks of rubber.  Not confidence inspiring to say the least.

Back to fun topics.  While we were there I toted the engine around the paddock and showed it to several people and got some interesting feedback.  The sweet engine stand was whipped up by Scott Kolb, as usual filling in the aesthetic gaps I leave.





We met with Barry Gilsenan and Eraldo Ferracci, both of who were impressed with the progress so far and excited to get to a stage where they can actively help the project move forward.


We also met with Skip Dowling, president of Orient Express, to thank him for the sponsorship on engine parts, both OEM Kawasaki and aftermarket, that he is providing.  All in all it was a productive trip and now I'm inspired to get this motor running ASAP.

That's all for now.

5 comments:

  1. nice work, what is the weight of the engine with gearbox?

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  2. Engine/trans assembly will be about 115lbs with electric start.

    Chris

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  3. Great-looking motor, functionally and aesthetically. Keep going, this will be good.

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  4. Suspense is killing us! Need another update.

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  5. Sorry, just trying to get the bank account back to the right side of zero!

    I will have more soon.


    Chris

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