Rrrrrraaaaaacccceeee daaaaaayyyyy!!!!! - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 Old 07-18-2015, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Rrrrrraaaaaacccceeee daaaaaayyyyy!!!!!

So I took the liter-launcher to a PR 9.66 pass today, my sweetie pie ran a 13.2 on her warrior, and then... While I was flopping around in my unzipped leathers, I heard the sound. THE sound. The RC that I let go several years back... I turned, there it was, she was on it. I didn't recognize her dress, but the years of crashes and crappy owners between our meetings were many.
But the sound. I knew the sound.
So: long story short: I sold my RC51 a few years back and bought a damn rock, but that didn't work; so now I have a smokin hot new lady (for a year) that knows the story and she found

image-3215253051.jpg

it in several piles in a warehouse, called in a few friends to help, and took it from piles to an actual rideable stack of RC51..
It needs to come apart, be gone through, and lots of parts, but... I think I have a keeper!

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 Old 07-18-2015, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

I know... My 919 is still across the street at the shop, but... It's here!

image-1200088859.jpg

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #3 of 26 Old 07-18-2015, 09:37 PM
Tribunus Laticlavius
 
voodooridr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Salinas, CA
Posts: 4,601
Rep Power: 1
 
Amazing story, congrats on both


Dan
voodooridr is online now  
 
post #4 of 26 Old 07-19-2015, 09:12 AM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Shepherdsville
Posts: 79
Blog Entries: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
Scrat,

The 9:66 is awsome! What was your MPH on that pass?

Mark57 is offline  
post #5 of 26 Old 07-19-2015, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark57 View Post
Scrat, The 9:66 is awsome! What was your MPH on that pass?
Still only trapping 137-138 mph. However, I cut a .005 light and pulled a 1.44 60 foot, carrying the front wheel😃

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #6 of 26 Old 07-19-2015, 10:31 AM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Shepherdsville
Posts: 79
Blog Entries: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
Great 60' and MPH. Glad to see you are having fun with the new bike. You do still plan to finish the 919 project don't you?

Mark57 is offline  
post #7 of 26 Old 07-19-2015, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark57 View Post
Great 60' and MPH. Glad to see you are having fun with the new bike. You do still plan to finish the 919 project don't you?
But of course I'll finish the 919! I built the airbox but didn't like it, so I'm going to make another out of aluminum, then wiring for the new ecu... A new fuel line, aaaaaaand... I don't remember what else. I had to step away for a while because I was getting stressed about it and my quality of work was... Well, sub-standard, to say the least. I don't want to work on it all winter, only to get ticked off and smash crap together and have something break because I didn't do things right.
If you are gonna blaze the trail, you might as well pave it too!

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 07-20-2015, 07:20 AM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Shepherdsville
Posts: 79
Blog Entries: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
Good to hear. I was hoping your attention would not stray permanently away from your 919. It is easy to just get caught up in the speed thing and loose track of the engineering perspective. A good running 919 is rare at the drag strip, the sport bikes are a dime a dozen by comparison. Not that there is anything wrong with that, its just refreshing when I see someone go their own way. A hundred years ago I was really into drag racing and enjoyed many nights at the local track. More importantly I enjoyed many nights in my garage fabricating and trying different motor modifications. In the day our track was predominantly Kawasaki's and Suzukis. I eventually found my place as the only Honda in the bunch. Although I was never the fastest, for what it was, it ran pretty decent in the day. I guess the things that I had to engineer myself were much more rewarding than just following the rest of the pack. I ended up learning a great deal about chassis and making power, they were some great days!!! So don't forget about the 919, the two times I have been to the track, no one had ever even heard of a 919. Kind of cool in tiself.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (200.3 KB, 21 views)

Mark57 is offline  
post #9 of 26 Old 07-20-2015, 07:58 AM
Philanthropist
 
Dave W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: DFW
Posts: 742
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

What bike did you run the 9:66 on?

Dave W. is offline  
post #10 of 26 Old 07-20-2015, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

That 1100 makes me drool... That looks like an AWESOME ride!
My 9.66 was on my '06 1000RR. I am getting closer to where I should be, semi-consistent around 9.75 if it doesn't get too hot.

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #11 of 26 Old 07-22-2015, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

image-3641110731.jpg

It looks goodish, but now that I'm into it, it's gonna be a frame-off this winter... Still thrilled to have it back!

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #12 of 26 Old 07-22-2015, 09:44 PM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Shepherdsville
Posts: 79
Blog Entries: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
Not bad scrat. I guess I have become an old softy for going back in time. Hell, there are so many really cool bikes out there for a decent price, its hard to control myself. Since you picked up that 1000rr, I have been reading up on them. Awsome bikes at a decent price. I plan to pick up my buddies XX this weekend just to get out and ride it. They have been a favorite of mine for a long time. His is a rocket ship, and in show room condition. He will sell it to me if I wanted it. I was with him when he picked it up in early 97. It has 100K on the bike, of course some rebuilds along the way, but 100K in the saddle, not too bad. I will snap a picture if I can, I know you will like it.

Mark57 is offline  
post #13 of 26 Old 07-23-2015, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

I have noticed my 1000rr is incredibly comfy from what I expected it to be. If you do pick up a newer 1000, I think you'll be surprised with their rideability as well.

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #14 of 26 Old 07-23-2015, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

image-4256194602.jpg

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #15 of 26 Old 07-23-2015, 09:48 PM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Shepherdsville
Posts: 79
Blog Entries: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
6:14, Killer 1/8th mile! As far as the 1000rr's, 2006 or 2007 will be the year for me. Keep me up-dated on trips to the track and of course the 919. I have started my OEM header mod on my 919. I will let you know how it works out after I complete it and get back to the track. Based on what I have seen, it has promise, but the proof will be in the first 1320'.

Mark57 is offline  
post #16 of 26 Old 07-24-2015, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Silly question, but what will your oem header mod consist of?

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #17 of 26 Old 07-24-2015, 07:44 PM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Shepherdsville
Posts: 79
Blog Entries: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
Well, again this is a theory but here it is. I have pictures and can send them later. My bike came with Yosh tips on it so it is just the front header / y-pipe section I am working on. I bought a spare OEM exhaust so I will not touch my original one. The individual head pipes have a weld that holds the flange sleeves that intrudes into the pipe, I will grind out and re-shape. The 2 to 1 collector area has a silencer and reducer which I have removed and replaced with straight 1-3/4" ss header tubing. The cat is still in my pipe so I will straight line it as well. All said I see a potential for 2-4 HP possibly with a theoretical miner loss of low end or mid range. The bike has so much of both it won't be missed. Again, this is all theory and I will not confirm unless the performance shows up on the track. I want to make every effort to make the original exhaust work since it is the first bike I have owned with this type of exhaust, and such a signature of this model bike. So we'll see??? Also it did not cost a great deal to try it. My plan is to work on the externals this summer; exhaust, fuel, cam timing, gearing, ignition ECT... Then this winter tear into the motor and see what can be had.

Mark57 is offline  
post #18 of 26 Old 07-25-2015, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

image-1586561552.jpg

I like your style, good sir!

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #19 of 26 Old 08-30-2015, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

image-2147003558.jpg

Slowly getting quicker...

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #20 of 26 Old 08-31-2015, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

http://youtu.be/XTaKpMHUT-4

Things happen fast. Finally starting to get a bit of consistency and smoother launches

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #21 of 26 Old 08-31-2015, 03:24 PM
Princeps Prior
 
redline919's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1,894
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrat View Post
http://youtu.be/XTaKpMHUT-4

Things happen fast. Finally starting to get a bit of consistency and smoother launches
Nice work! Very nice launch

redline919 is offline  
post #22 of 26 Old 08-31-2015, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Thanks redline! I have been fiddling at the strip for almost 10 years on and off, it started as a weekend or two a year on my old CL450, and just went downhill from there...
The last three years I have tried to make every street legal day and usually make 15-30 passes a day.
I have 6 weekends this season on the new bike, and I guess I'm a slow learner for the hydraulic clutch thing, it's way different and has a tendency to get REALLY grabby at high RPMs. Still improving on it, slowly getting a little quicker, and learning something at every track day!

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #23 of 26 Old 10-04-2015, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

The lady beat some rockets, ripped .3 off her previous PR, and had a clean run to mop up for an event win AND season points champion!

http://youtu.be/ymadTvr6U10

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #24 of 26 Old 10-04-2015, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

On the other hand, this summarizes my season finale...
I guess I did run a handful of 9.4x's.

http://youtu.be/-iUeOzvMMpM

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #25 of 26 Old 10-04-2015, 02:51 PM
Cornicen
 
gibbonater's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 594
Rep Power: 1
 
Sounds like you had a real moment at the track when you heard the RC. That's awesome you got it back.

A 919 and an RC, I'm right there with you.

Bikes:
2004 V-Rod (sold)
2004 CBR600F4i (sold)
2003 RC51
2010 Triump Scrambler (sold)
2003 CB900F
2004 CBR 600rr

Non Bikes:
2007 JK Sahara
2005 CTS V (sold)
2006 Audi S4
gibbonater is offline  
post #26 of 26 Old 10-05-2015, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by gibbonater View Post
Sounds like you had a real moment at the track when you heard the RC. That's awesome you got it back. A 919 and an RC, I'm right there with you.
I'm "Nitropolitan" on the Rc an 1000rr sites.
We'll have to see who gets the 919 for the track next year lol!

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome