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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2014, 08:24:38 pm »
Dennis, you might try contacting Dynojet and ask them where the nearest 250i is installed? This model has the eddy current brake for simulating wind loads and such.
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2014, 03:56:53 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion Scotty...................We may have a lead on one in the Milwaukee area.

We were at the AMA races at Road America this weekend.............a little race-bike carnage...............minor rider injuries.............a little sun-burn on my head...........and a few good ideas for adding more organization to our pit-equipment.
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2014, 03:02:43 am »


Hi Den,
Had the rain so I had a play on the puter  ;)

Red curve your cam 125/29
Green curve is 125/75 cam
Black curve Mikes head

For me it was very interesting and I learnt a bit from it.  As I didnt have all the specs of your cam it wont be spot on but scale wise it presents an accurate curve in comparison of two cams.

I chose a good average port job ( 34mm inlet 28 exh, 70CFM at .400)  and your cams cousin megacycle 125 / 75 and compared to yours, along with 12:1 comp, optmised the intakes and exhaust. So same engine just swapped the cams, your lobes are similiar to the  125/75 the big difference is the LCL at 110 deg as opposed to 125/75 cam with 104 ? ( cant remember )

I would point out the top big four brand cams from 260 deg duration up to 310 deg duration all had a BAD hp and torque flat spots at 7,000 then they fire up again at 8 K and go onto 10K and end with 5 to 7 hp more than the conservative 125 / 75 ( 262 duration ) at 10K , the 125/75 which as you see on the graph dont have no probs at 7,000 and the extra HP the other three bigger cams have is in a rev range that I dont think is acessable on top speed run ( only geared drag ratio's)

You will notice to things Den, the extra LCL hasnt effected the HP or torque at all, in fact the HP is tad more than 125 / 75 at over 9,500 rpm  PLUS the big bonus is you can run more valve and miss things.  That is a really good thing, if the 35mm valve and big exhaust help the flow you re on the right track I reckon ! 8) 8) 8) 8)

Just to emphasize how head flow effects things I tossed in the HP curve of Mikes ports to compare HP based on so his .400 lift number of 83CFM compared to the demo curve head with 70CFM at .400 lift    so an extra 13cfm will net you more power as per the top black graph compared to the 70 cfm lower graphs red and green.  So Den if you can get more flow with your big 35mm valve then your cam is just great .  Hope you get the flow, its not easy after 70 cfm regardless of the valve size.

Hey check out how the big flow head loses the HP and torque under 5,500 RPM   nothing there at all,    I really respect Mick from Melb comments why he changed from 125 / 75  to milder cam for his 836 honda, shows he really likes to ride and knows what he  needs to enjoy his bike.............very easy to get caught up in the HP race

Any way Den your on the right track mate hope you can convert the cam smarts  to HP
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2014, 02:04:57 pm »
VERY HELPFUL..........I'm happy it was raining ;)

Our intake ports are 33mm in diameter from the carb-slide to the port area at the valve-guide. We have a raised roof (pocket) around the guide and the throat is also 33mm at the seat for a 35mm valve.

The exhaust ports are cleaned-up and somewhat polished. The exhaust valve is the standard 31mm. All valves are very thin at the outer edges and have 'super-flow' 5.5mm stems.  The 1st choice of header pipe is the stock 4-2-1 unit with a tapered open megaphone.  With a mild amount of positive force on the air-intake we hope to help the flow for improved cylinder-filling. By making wider valve-pockets in the pistons and smoothing the edges, the rated combustion will decline. We will know sometime next week how much room we will have in the chamber to 'push' the piston a little closer to the valves................but we want to avoid creating a compression-ring between the piston and the outer edge of the chamber.   Its very interesting to deal with fitting a round object into an oval hole ;)

Thanks Again...........you're a confidence builder :) :) :) :) :)

Your chart shows the possibilities for this motor if we can get it to rev above 9000 in top gear. 
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2014, 05:29:46 pm »
More commitments to this project.............

Pre-Registration fees for two bikes in three classes are confirmed.....along with two extra crew-passes.

Hotel rooms at the Best Western in Wendover, Utah, are confirmed..............Saturday check-in.........leave on Thursday AM.

I have 3 rooms with double queen beds, refrig..........BIG screen TV.........and FREE Breakfast............usually open at 6: AM. Racing begins at 7 so I like to be ready when the air is cool..........more dense........and quiet.  No, I'm not paying for your rooms...............but I tend to have ice-cold beer and other beverages in my cooler throughout the week.

I can make changes to the rooms but you have to let me know..........Jerry is arriving on Sunday.  Who else ($2-Bill; Zak?) and when? I can order extra wrist-band passes at a discount (half-price for all days) if you let me know in the next few days.........Frank?

BTW...........logistics............my van can take 5 or 6 passengers so you don't need to get your own vehicle full of salt.............but another vehicle would make it easier to get around while we are waiting in the staging lines.   

I plan to tech-check both bikes on Saturday, run the Tiger Cub for a record on Sunday, and get a test run in on the 750/4.  Then finish with the Tiger Cub Monday AM and begin running the 750/4 for real through Wednesday.  The event is open until early Thursday PM if we need to make another attempt.   
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2014, 12:29:38 pm »
GREAT NEWS.........at least for me..............the valves clear each other on the 'off-stroke' :) :) :) :) :)

Dave tells me that if this was a single-cylinder motor, it would be very difficult to start. As it is, we may have a low idle speed of 3,000 rpms and I will have to very careful not to 'kill-it' when starting to roll.

We have plenty of room between the retainers and the guides at full-lift for the valve seals. To date, the reciprocating mass in each of the valve-trains has been reduced by 6-grams.
     
Now its time to dress the pistons and widen the valve-pockets. Then we get to play with head-gasket clearance and do the final adjustments for maximum compression.   
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2014, 06:03:58 pm »
While waiting for a copper head-gasket, Dave made the clamps for the steering dampner, mounted the custom clip-ons, and reduced the turning radius.



Dave also finished welding the swingarm gussets. I sat on the bike to measure foot-peg position for custom brackets. Also trying to fit a rear-brake cable to be operated from the handlebar.  That would make it a lot easier to handle the bike when loading and unloading.

I'm cleaning wheels and getting ready to mount the tires.........well balanced..........and rotating in the correct direction.  We have 5-days to get a few more things accomplished before Dave takes a week of vacation (dual-sport riding in the UP) and I host a few family commitments. We are basically on schedule and hope to be testing the motor in mid-July. Trial gearing will be 16 x 45. We also have 17 and 18 x 38-43 sprockets available with two 530 chains and several master-links.   
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2014, 11:44:53 am »
So just before Dave left for a week of Dual-Sport riding with his family, we measured valve-to-piston clearance on the overlap. With the soft springs installed on the valves, and after Dave had widened the valve-pockets, we could hand-turn the crank and the cam to check clearances at all critical degrees.  SUCCESS :) :) :)  In fact, maybe more clearance than expected ;D

We then removed the copper head-gasket and re-measured with good results :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)  That means we can do our planned mods to increase compression (some secrets, but not to all) and maintain proper valve de-shrouding for good flow characteristics.

The first pic is of the 'jaws' Dave made up to hold the pistons at the correct angle for the milling machine to trim metal from the edges of the valve pockets.............depth was critical because of maintaining sufficient thickness between the outer-edge of each pocket and the ring-lands.




Initial piston/deck clearance..........note the slight amount of relief on the edge of the valve pocket


Another .........


#2 Piston at BDC


Rocker Adjuster to Valve Stem angle is very good with plenty of swept area............Additional stem-trim and lash-caps to be installed.
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2014, 02:09:26 pm »
Looking good Dennis. What studs are those? Not APE anyway.

Can't wait to see those pretty pistons dirtied during tear down at inspection!  ;)
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« Reply #59 on: July 01, 2014, 02:32:45 pm »
Stock studs..........with HD nuts. Dave prefers the machined stud so the stretch is not entirely on the threads..........until you get super compression requirements...........fuel......NOS......blower........supercharger........big pistons........ = heavy duty studs.

Dirty Pistons........in IMPOUND........... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2014, 05:04:06 pm »
Some news..............along with lots and lots of little things that take more time than they should. In another day or two the chassis will be complete and the paint will be drying by next week...............the motor needs some final few thou of adjustment to maintain proper piston to outer-edge of chamber clearances..........but the bottom-end is torqued and the valve to piston-pocket clearance is good. 

Special thanks to Mike Reick for the tips on buttoning up the motor.............and a thank you to Ken at Cycle-X for the deal on a set of RS34s. Now waiting for larger carb-to-airbox rubbers ;D

A few pics in next post...........
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2014, 06:18:19 pm »


Basic crank with all journals checked for oil-flow..............More internals below



New Cycle-X tensioner and applied 'Snake Oil' on the bearings.........



Notice the piston clearance at the deck and with the gasket............We will MAKE it fit the chamber after a short visit to the Mill





Exhaust port and then the intake.............look closely for the top of the piston





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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2014, 01:19:52 pm »
So today the chassis was stripped for final welding and finishing before it gets a coat of RED paint. Dave will do the paint and hang the frame in my enclosed trailer to 'bake' for a few days.  Some work is still needed to finish the gas-tank and air-intake system before the oil and gas-tanks and seat go to the painter. He will apply silver paint with enough hardener to protect the finish from fuel and tape-residue. 

Seat / fender / wheel & tire views:



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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #63 on: August 03, 2014, 04:46:46 pm »
Time is fleeting...........but we WILL get this bike running by this coming Saturday :)

The basic motor is assembled and bolted into the frame ;D After re-torquing, the cam-tower will be assembled and the dial-in and timing will begin.


We decided to use the original 1st-year-only 750A left-front motor-mount, with a shim for strength. One of Frank's (754) alloy units fits on the right-front.

Pic of motor-assembly getting ready for the jugs
 

Pic of rear-chasis components ready for final assembly of chain-guard and inner fender


We encountered a few obstacles..........including switching piston-pins to stock HONDA units and having to machine about 20-thou from each end to get clearance for the clips in the Old-School J&E pistons. We turned the motor by hand and felt one piston encounter the edge of the head-gasket........but only on that one try.

We think we have only one small part to fabricate for the front fender mount............all else is assembly. The painted parts should be back in time to install after the first bench-run. So that means we will have a full week to break the motor in before we leave for the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials.
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #64 on: August 04, 2014, 12:18:07 am »
So far so good Den !
I am a bit of a fan of bright red and polished alloy look.

Get those pistons right Den , dont stress about the enth amount of compression as wont make big difference overall,  but if  something hits or detonates ask me how much damage can happen. :o :'(

Once again lookin good man. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #65 on: August 04, 2014, 06:18:41 am »
Thanks, Mark..................Because the outer edges of the pistons are virtually even with the top of the head-gasket, we left the gasket alone and consider it part of the cylinder. We relieved the outer-edges of the head to provide sufficient clearance. The top of the pistons have an approximate 30-degree angle to the rise.........the edges of the chambers were relieved at 45-degree angles. None of that changes the shape of the chambers near the valves because they are already somewhat outside of the circular chamber........looks like an odd-shaped egg ;D

We measured piston to chamber clearance by setting the head-gasket on the head while lying on the bench. We aligned a piston into the gasket and measured the skirt depth. Then we inserted the thinnest feeler-gauge from the edge between the gasket and the head.......and again measured the piston skirt depth while resting the outer edges on the gauge. We have more than 30-thou clearance at the edge and it progressively increases as you move away from the edges. The clearances at the valve are substantial with minimal shrouding. Because this chamber design is more of a hemi-style than the K-head, the plugs have clearance without relieving the pistons.

 

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Dave inserting the pin-clips..........

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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #66 on: August 04, 2014, 09:39:51 am »
Dennis, way to go! You've been busy. Too much on my plate for this year! I need to slow my road for a little while! Bill Good Luck! :D
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2014, 10:20:59 am »
Looking good, now just a little story.

Three years ago during the last race of the season my pistons just kissed the head when it revved past the limiter to nearly 12K at the end of the straight each lap. There was an average of 0.035" clearance. It didn't do any damage but I got the message. This was with stock rods/and 750F bolts. I switched to Carrillo after that on advice from a certain Mike fellow.  ;) He expected that much stretch was possible.

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« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2014, 10:48:21 am »
Let's go racing boys!  ;D
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« Reply #69 on: August 04, 2014, 12:26:48 pm »
B.........Thanks for the advice and experience. The rods are stock.......but not from a CB750..........and if I see anything above 10,500 rpms before the return run for the record.............well...........that just means we went a little faster than expected. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Dave has already cautioned me about over-reving..................we are agreed that the goal is to finish ;)
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #70 on: August 04, 2014, 12:41:00 pm »
Jerry and Bill...................thanks for the encouragement :)
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #71 on: August 04, 2014, 02:59:37 pm »
B.........Thanks for the advice and experience. The rods are stock.......but not from a CB750..........and if I see anything above 10,500 rpms before the return run for the record.............well...........that just means we went a little faster than expected. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Dave has already cautioned me about over-reving..................we are agreed that the goal is to finish ;)

I sure didn't mean to sound negative Dennis, 0.030" is tight...but tight is also what you want. Glad you guys are all over it. Good luck, we're all rooting for you.

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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #72 on: August 04, 2014, 03:21:11 pm »
No negative sounds here. 8) 8) 8)

Its VERY RE-ASSURING to our 'tight' motor build to hear about others direct experience. We feel that the different angles at the very edge of the piston - chamber will not allow detonation.  But I will have my hearing-aids turned up ;)
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Re: Classic Bonneville Racer
« Reply #73 on: August 04, 2014, 09:05:26 pm »
Gonna see you guys out there,got some new pistons i had made being bored into cylinder this week,assemble next week,on top of helping out my clowny friends who wait till the last minute like me,lol.
Funny how much that combustion chamber resembles my 360...

the bike looks good tho man were gonna have some fun this time oh yeah
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« Reply #74 on: August 05, 2014, 09:37:56 am »
I'll bring THE banner and maybe even Godzilla v1.0 ;)  Make this a true SOHC4 event.  ;D
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