3rd in modern 50's, those bikes are some serious fun. and i mean fun. like just laughing in your helmet fun.
someplace at the back in f-cb. skipped lwsv and 500gp. too damned slippery for me. the track sucked this weekend. tons of oil and lots of rain and cold. slipping and sliding on the 50 and the front and rear was stepping out on the 350 here and there. mike o got 4th in f-cb. but i dont have anything to fix. and "j not that d" made alot of friends, and maybe a few enemies too!
nice riding dude. youre a mad man!
see you guys at summit, if i can make 5 days to come up there, git your asses down here for 3.
There were 14 starters in 250GP. I finished 8th after starting dead last due to avoiding a crash at the start. 3rd in pre65, 2nd in ultra lightweight which was a duel with camelhairy with frank loosing it in t3 on the last lap!! 4th in the Cosmo Cup. Tex, I hope you have a Cosmo ride for June and it is dry!!! Every race I entered somebody crashed right in front of me, I have honed my skill in avoidence!! I've been racing at NHIS for 15 years and never have I experienced such a slippery track!!! It was BRUTAL. J the other D was just smokin', excellent job dude!! All that aside, I had a blast, yaked it up with a bunch of folks and laughed my ass off sat night at the pot luck.
aarons fine, talked to him last night. a little banged up, hurting, went to the hospital and they said just bruised lungs. at least its not ribs. but i dont know if lungs are worse. a few cigarettes should help. nice seeing all of you again.
He went to the hospital and he wasn't even coughing up blood???? what a pussy.
What happened to all the 250gp entries? There were 22 on the grid sheet, just checked the results sheets...yep, only 14 raced. Maybe only the brave ones wanted to take a chance at getting outrun by my 200.
Numer of finishers in the big classes were:
MW production 16
Not a bad turnout considering. Sunday put a damper on things...200gp class dropped to 3 bikes. Non racers were Mary and I, Aaron, Scott, Dgy, Hiroshi, George...off the top of my head.
Did I do the right thing? Frank and Doug Donelan had a pretty good fight going in the rain....I woulda tried to beat them...probably would have crashed.
JB, When I saw there were only 3 in the 200 gp, I was scrambling to find a bike cause I knew I'd get third place!! I was even going to ask DGY to take out the 'stone. You should have gone out and just taken it easy. Frank and Doug were in a battle, but let them do the crashing thing. Did you read on uscra that denise would not have let the race be 3 laps? What's that all about?
about 500gp..... here was the deal. i showed up to pregrid and betty bluenose said "three bikes racing, only three laps." i saw that my comp was two new guys... timothy on the cb350 (with points ign in the rain) and the fireman on the cb450 with the gigantic chin cheng tires. figured i'd put a big lead on them the firstlap then set my bike on cruise control. mid third lap, i'm all celebrating in my head about a second first place finish, reminding myself not to wad it, so i'm tip-toeing thru corners, like phoning it in. i come aroung to start finish thinking i would see a checkered and they had the halfway flag out. eric green then passed me in t3 on the bsa. i kept him in site but couldn't pass him. so i took 2nd in 500gp. betty blue nose said sandy made the change to 6 laps when eric and dylan eustace showed up late. i talked to bob coy after i cooled down, told him i wouldn't protest, but to talk to whomever called it to make sure it wouldn't happen again. hell i've been racing for four years now and i was confused. think about the two new guys. sandy came up after the trophies and apologized. i'm cool, she's cool. case closed.
two seconds and a first in that s***! not too shabby.
champ, cosmo said that i get the super reiju that ruffo blew up for the rest of the year since joecosmo sold the race winning number 5 machine. so, i get to fix it first, then race it. i hope it'snot completely grenaded. there was some real special s*** in that motor.
damn, i feel like johnny b now.
super happy tex
p.s.- where was aaron's posse.... dalton, jd, and company?
Your bike seems like it's getting close to being "right" to me. Some more tweaking and it should be in the ball game.
Time to get out the wallet and take the pounds off.
PS. Scott's really getting the feel for these engines...he takes them apart and puts them together like someone that's done it a dozen times...although I think he's done it twenty times.
Scott, let me know if you find out what the cam bearing problem was. Kinda strange, these parts do wear out, but rarely self distruct. Keep in mind there are some itty bitty holes that feed them.
I've got another mod I want to try. You know the little feed hole in the bearing that goes from the curved slot to the bearing itself? I think that needs to be opened up. It's drilled from the outside and then plugged, I don't see why we couldn't redrill and replug the hole a bit larger. Course needle bearing might be the way to go. I haven't really encountered any bearing problems so I'm not convinced it's necessary with the right mods to the OEM oiling system.
I was a bit embarassed because the bike runs better than it looked that day. After sliding the beemer and the 350 I was being more careful than I probably needed to be, but I really wasn't comfortable.
It will be way more fun when there are some other folks to ride with and the oil is dissapated.
Last night I scored a cb160 on ebay.
Let the weight savings begin!
You should have told me, I could have brought you a CB160 frame to the track. I sold one to Aaron while I was there for $20...and I don't ever remember if he paid me.
Of course with a whole bike you get the better front brake, and larger rear brake if you want one. From the engine you can use the right engine cover, the left with minor mods, the rockers, cam bearings, cam (as a core), alternator rotor, clutch basket (I think), and of course the head cover you'll need.
Post the auction number so we can see what you bought.
You have to come up with new head pipes, a tank that will fit a sloper (I've got one I think if you need an old stock one). Also I once found a guy on ebay selling these neat plastic BSA style tanks, about 3 lbs, with just a bit of work they will fit right on a sloper frame.
Throw some new shoes in that front brake, tune it up good and it should be considerably better than the vert 175 brake. One of these days I have to get the stuff to arc the 160 drums and reline the shoes...Vintage Brake is getting stupid freakin prices for their work now. I've also got a 450 brake but you can't have it.
I'm at home with fractured ribs and a bruised lung. I have a little machine that measures my lung compacity when I inhale. I have friendly pills to keep the pain down so its really not that bad. The only problem is getting enough smoke in my system during this time.
After I heal and move I need to nurry the 175 along so I can beat Johnny B at the next event.
JohnnyB, I have a trade in mind for you and Scott you don't owe me any money. Just the offer to ride your bike cause I had already paid for those classes was a nice thought.
How come no one is harrassing Rob O. to get the results done?