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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by micksouthere, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. micksouthere

    micksouthere Adventurer

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    Yes I know that 420bhp and 18lb of boost with a 175kg bike with the wheelbase the same as a GSXR k6 1000 is not a ride able thing to jaunt into the office on so we cracked the boost down to a smidge over 7lbs and it ran 285rwhp, on 98 octane fuel. It was spinning the rear wheel on the dyno at that and the genius turbo plumber was about to ratchet strap the bike down onto the rolling road when I stopped him...I can make the power but i can't put that amount of down force onto the road so don't worry!!!! It will power wheelie in any gear and comes on so much stronger than the 1000 turbo's you see.
    Hope you enjoyed the "build"... I think I want to sell it now so that I can build a dirt bike...any takers?
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  2. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

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    Reading the prologue, I was thinking "squid bounces off bus and lives to repair his beater". I was utterly wrong in my assumptions. Thanks for a great writeup... top notch build!:thumbup
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  3. micksouthere

    micksouthere Adventurer

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    thanks mate, it does have to be said that this website is brilliant and riding this IS an adventure, glad you enjoyed.
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  4. aposaric

    aposaric Garden mechanic ;-)

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    Fantastic build :-) this is industrial standard stuff. I thought it is going to be a garden shack build, but you really have skills and the tools :-) I presume that you have to drink a lot of yellow tea and raw egs to put your brains into the sweetspot for controling that amount of power in the bends? How is the accelerator response and rear tyre slyppage on the kneebenders?

    :clap
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  5. Transalp Jas

    Transalp Jas Been here awhile

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    Wow.

    Great build. Nicely written up too. Scary numbers!
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  6. Ducatiparts.110mb

    Ducatiparts.110mb Adventurer

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    Very, very impressive. How long did it take from start to finish?
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  7. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    color me very impressed, excellent build from start to finish:clap
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  8. micksouthere

    micksouthere Adventurer

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    just over a year...a very intense year!!!
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  9. micksouthere

    micksouthere Adventurer

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    The throttle response is instant when your in the boost (this starts to wind on at about 4500-5000rpm and holds all the way to 10,000rpm) I also built a turbo gsxr1000 so it was a good learning curve before the big one.
    Its not actually the horsepower that is frightening or intimidating its actually the torque. If you take a stock GSXR 1000 and the turbo charged one...mine pulls in fourth just like a stock one does in first gear...the busa is even more dramatic and can still do silly things in fifth and sixth gear...like spin or wheelie...but you do get 'used' to it...they never ever fail to put a smile on your dial.
    And before anyone asks yes tires (rear) will last all day.
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  10. srad600

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mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} </style> <![endif]--> That is just utterly ridiculous :rofl...I LOVE IT! Seriously, amazing build. I’ve done a lot of CAD work in my time, and I cannot imagine the man hours that went into designing, programming and building that frame...much less all the secondary parts, great work.
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  11. micksouthere

    micksouthere Adventurer

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    Yeah...but serious help from several serious genius's all the way down the line...now I'm looking at a serious rally bike or two...I mean how hard can it be???!!!!!!!
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  12. aposaric

    aposaric Garden mechanic ;-)

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    Have you tested the top speed ( in closed and private road, ofcourse :rofl ) I couldn't resist taking it somewhere in the dawn and try to see how much over 200 mph it will go :-)
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  13. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Somehow I think you'll be fine:lol3
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  14. micksouthere

    micksouthere Adventurer

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    Its interesting when you have to throw big suspension into the mix and fuel tanks up the front and back.

    "Dakar esque" rally bike here we come...and they do just beg to be covered in carbon...gonna love the MWG face when he sees his beautiful crafted billet smashed around a desert somewhere!!!
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  15. micksouthere

    micksouthere Adventurer

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    Yes by all accounts it was built to accelerate out of corners at a voracious amount of knots...whipping it down the local freeway showed it would easily pull top noise to the rev limiter...which means its a bit quicker than a stock one by approx 20mph...(330-340kmh) allegedly
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  16. aposaric

    aposaric Garden mechanic ;-)

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    I can't wait for that one :-) Do you allready have any special engine in mind? With your skills and geniouses around you, you could easily manufacture one of a kind beast. If I had your resources in disposal, I would definitely opted for creating a bike with a fuel tank under the seat/behind the engine, to lower the center of gravity as much as I can, leaving the area above the engine as light as possible, and use it for the luggage/tent/spares storage, to maximaly centralise the mases, and leave the front and rear of the bike as light as possible.

    That is what I thought :-) I know that you didn't design it to abolish land speed records, otherwise you wouldn't have shortened the wheel base, but it is nice to know that the ability is there :-)
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  17. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    You mad beautiful bastard(s) ! I don't know whether to commission a statue or put up wanted posters !
    Cheers,Ed
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  18. micksouthere

    micksouthere Adventurer

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    Have no fear the local cuntstablurry have been out in force desperately trying to apprehend "a guy on a black bike that whistles and goes very very fast"
    Well I did have to test it to make sure I'd ...well we'd.... got it right.
    It was funny talking to the people involved who wanted me to sign disclaimers...I 'm sure they thought I wasn't going to be around for long.

    Now where's that schematic of a 450 ktm rr that needs...improving!!!
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  19. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    The wall for partial streamlining is about 225 at sea level. At that point you begin to experience wheelspin.

    BTW outstanding build. Beautiful bike.
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  20. aposaric

    aposaric Garden mechanic ;-)

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    I presume that you would have to use original Busa fairings and bodywork to obtain maximum downforce, or put in some serious wind tunel hours $$$ :-) I was just interested in theoretical speed :-)
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