For those of you wondering about my pompous username, i selected it because when i joined the forum i had intended on building a dry lakes racer after watching the worlds fastest indian, typical i know. old Burt had a joke about the gods of speed and how he had to make offerings to them in order to have them on his side whilst breaking land speed records. so thats why i used it, anyway i am now building a bike, 'the The God of Speed.' I started the project around September last year, researching constantly trying to decide which bike, engine, frame, class and fuel to run on. in the end i decided on 125cc, a/g. where the Australian record is around 160kmh and the world record is about 190 from memory. i feel the records in this class are within my capacities of engineering and budget. the next big step was in January this year when i bought a used rotax 122 engine off ebay this is the engine from an aprilia rs125, one of the highest hp/litre production street engines ever made. and a few months later a Kawasaki kr250 frame after the advisement of some inmates here, (thanks Brendan). next i set about putting it all together, getting quotes from engine builders, exhaust makes, frame modifiers, suspension builders and etc and piecing together just exactly how i am going to do this whilst studying full time and on a salary earnt from 2 days a week as a motorcycle salesman. from the research i did, i found the best hardware to use for the desired application, i decided to go with the following: v force carbon reeds 40mm mikuni tmx carb tail from a honda rs125 gp bike hpi fully programmable ignition jollymoto aftermarket pipe for tuning. i am also running total loss igntion and ram air induction. anyway so i started selling off some of the parts i had lying around, as when i had bought the kr250 frame, it came basically as a complete basket case but i only needed the frame. so i listed all the parts on ebay. one of the people who purchased some of the kawasaki barrels off me was a bloke called phil watkins, he is president of the classic and japanese motorcycle club, through our subsequent talking, we discussed the kawasaki frame and eventually we found out that we were both building 125cc land speed record machines. it was only obvious that we joined forces as there was no way i could afford all the things that need to be done, and phil didnt have time to to the legwork in a project like this. so the team was formed, utilizing the resources of the members of the club, who are mechanics, engineers, electronic specialists and ex-race engineers with me doing the work. throughout the next few months we got the frame into an engineering workshop, HGC in coburg, and set about the frame mods, this involved cutting the rear vertical supports out and welding in new ones, which will allow the airbox to sit lower. cutting and welding the new engine mounts for the rotax engine. we had a second frame to sort out the geometry and 8 weeks later the engine has been mounted correctly, put it all together, and this is where we are at now: i am hoping to get the engine running in the next few weeks, with lots of tuning and testing to follow for the speed trials in march next year. if anyone knows any good dyno testers that can help tune the ignition, let me know. one thing is for sure, watch this space!