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Author Topic: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort  (Read 9189 times)

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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #165 on: July 23, 2014, 01:03:30 AM »
This bike is so freaking bad ass!  I can't wait to hear/see it run!    :D
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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #166 on: July 23, 2014, 04:33:44 AM »
I am thoroughly enjoying this thread. Reading the back and forth conversation between Ace and BW is like listening in on two mechanical geniuses talking!
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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #167 on: July 23, 2014, 11:39:25 AM »
I am thoroughly enjoying this thread. Reading the back and forth conversation between Ace and BW is like listening in on two mechanical geniuses talking!

That's because that is exactly what they are.  ;)
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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #168 on: July 23, 2014, 04:49:03 PM »
I am thoroughly enjoying this thread. Reading the back and forth conversation between Ace and BW is like listening in on two mechanical geniuses talking!
That's because that is exactly what they are.  ;)
Thanks guys, you are too kind! I am still learning stuff from this as I go along - it is very interesting work!
 Here, we see things looking tantalisingly close, but friends, family a barbecue and some beer have halted proceedings for today ::)
 We hope to make some noise tomorrow afternoon, though  ;)
 B.W.

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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #169 on: July 23, 2014, 06:09:09 PM »
Thanks guys, you are too kind! I am still learning stuff from this as I go along - it is very interesting work!
 Here, we see things looking tantalisingly close, but friends, family a barbecue and some beer have halted proceedings for today ::)
 We hope to make some noise tomorrow afternoon, though  ;)
 B.W.

OMG!
I can barely stand to wait!
This is going to be SO cool!

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« Reply #170 on: July 24, 2014, 05:24:45 PM »
I have posted a picture of yours truly aboard a Big Head Bullet raced between 1963-1971. This bike built by myself with the help of Royal Enfield Factory was the only Bullet 500 of its type used in the sport in the UK. It is interesting reading the posts on racer types now operating but I can assure everyone that Enfield were well aware of the Bullets capabilities and potential. If anyone is interested about The Fury as shown I will try an answer any questions.

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« Reply #171 on: July 24, 2014, 06:04:25 PM »
I have posted a picture of yours truly aboard a Big Head Bullet raced between 1963-1971. This bike built by myself with the help of Royal Enfield Factory was the only Bullet 500 of its type used in the sport in the UK. It is interesting reading the posts on racer types now operating but I can assure everyone that Enfield were well aware of the Bullets capabilities and potential. If anyone is interested about The Fury as shown I will try an answer any questions.
Very cool photo!
The Fury was also popular here in the US, especially on the Flat Track racing.

Please tell us as much detail about your Fury that you are willing to share.
We'd love to hear about it, and you won't have to worry that you'll lose us in the technical details. We'll know what you are talking about.

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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #172 on: July 24, 2014, 06:36:03 PM »
I would like to learn more about that Fury, too  8)
 Well, at 18.30 this evening, we wheeled our 'Fireball Asbo Bullet' around the corner and gave it a push ... I would like to say it started straight away, but it was a 50/50 call with the ignition wires and once we swapped them round, she burst right into life for the first time in well over a year!
 I only ran her up and down the lane, probably not exceeding 3500 rpm, but the Newby clutch slipped with ease in 2nd and 3rd gears as I opened the throttle. The throttle response is very lively and that clutch has never slipped before ...
   ! will recap on the basic specs and improvements soon, but we have more work to do to get her ready for the racing this weekend, where practise will be used for evaluation and running in, then we will see how Henchy feels about twisting that throttle open in a race or two  ;D ;D ;D
 Thanks for all of your help and input, Ace  8)
 Here is a link to some film of the first start up and run. Hopefully, I will be able to put it directly on here later.
 Thanks to everyone for their interest in this, watch this space!
 B.W.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10154392583335573

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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #173 on: July 24, 2014, 06:42:27 PM »
Sounds like a pissed off beast that wants off its chain.  Too cool.
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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #174 on: July 24, 2014, 07:56:08 PM »
I just watched that video on Facebook.  What a sick beast!  The throttle response is insane, just blipping the throttle makes her want to scream.  Hope you get the clutch figured out.  Possibly worn plates from prior racing?
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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #175 on: July 24, 2014, 10:00:09 PM »
Drat!
I am not on facebook!

However,  hearing about the Newby clutch slipping in 2nd and 3rd at fairly low rpms(for this race engine) leads me to believe that there is quite a lot of power there.  8)
And it never slipped before, and it had quite a lot of power before. 8)

I'm thinking this thing is going to be a monster!

I wish I could see/hear it running.

I can't remember the last time that I was this emotionally involved in a build. I have my heart and soul in that head!

I would love to see that bike on the podium on its maiden race!

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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #176 on: July 24, 2014, 10:06:22 PM »
You shouldn't need to be on facebook to see the vid.  I'm not and I can see it.
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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #177 on: July 24, 2014, 10:17:16 PM »
You shouldn't need to be on facebook to see the vid.  I'm not and I can see it.
I am out with my phone at present, and I am being asked to log in or create an account.
When I get home, I'll see if I can view it on my computer. I hope I can!

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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #178 on: July 25, 2014, 12:15:41 AM »
Okay, I got home, and I saw the video.
Holy crap! That thing has a bark!

From what I could tell, it seems like it gets moving pretty fast even at low revs. I think the torque looks good!

When that engine gets into the high revs, it is absolutely going to howl!

Job well done, Paul, Ian, and Dave!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 12:43:57 AM by ace.cafe »

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Re: Ace assisting Bullet Whisperer racing effort
« Reply #179 on: July 25, 2014, 08:07:44 AM »
Video now on Photobucket, just click on the image ...

« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 08:11:26 AM by Bullet Whisperer »