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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:43 pm

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Iron Wigwam's Dream Catcher at BUB 2008 with the Bonneville Crew
L-R Land Shark, Magoo, Crusty, FOE, Rocky, Mort, Lyle, Alex. gary, Chris, Lars

Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:41 am

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Location: nekoosa,wisconsin,usa

I was there also. It's too bad that the Dream Catcher was unable to pass tech. Hopefully the glitches will be taken care by next year.
JKE
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:40 pm

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John,
Hopefully we will pass tech next year. This year was our big learning curve. Wnat were you riding this year?
Rocky
1957S/VG

Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:06 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
john k. endrizzi wrote:
I was there also. It's too bad that the Dream Catcher was unable to pass tech. Hopefully the glitches will be taken care by next year.
JKE


What were the glitches in tech?

Post Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:24 am

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We worked for two solid days making the bike finished and race ready and then there was a fatality on course. While at tech we were reminded of things that will be forthcoming from the crash . Having spoken to the crahed liners builder the following morning, I really need to take his advice and add 4 things he learned from viewing the managled liner, two of which the tech inspector did not mention, so life goes on.
Basuically we need a more complete front bulkhead, shrouds or protectors around nitrogen bottles and parachute controls, water drip on rear brakes. We ran out of time with a photo shoot on Friday and we were planning ob leaving friday afternoon to start oir 2400 mile return trip.
Next year we will go two days early and start the check list at Crusty's house and then go to tech.
Rocky
1957S/VG
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Post Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:48 am

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
I like your choice of transmission. I have always heard that it takes Harley parts to make Indians go fast. :D

Post Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:22 am

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Location: nekoosa,wisconsin,usa

Rocky,
This was my first trip to the exalted Mecca of Land Speed Racing. I did not make a pass. MAYBE next year. It will be on a Knucklehead.
JKE
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Post Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:57 am

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tell us more. What is involved in making a pass on an unstreamlined, 'conventional' bike? Obviously comments about 'chutes and bulkheads aren't applicable in this context, but there must be a great deal more than just turning up at the 'Run what ya brung' day at the drag strip.
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:15 am

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John,
What class are you planning on running at BUB 2009?
Next year we are teaming up with 4 other Indian riders and will be having an "Indian area" in the pits with banners and a Tee Pee as well. Also bringing at least two other Indians to chase variuos records other than streamliner.
As most people realize, the streamliner is an unique form of motorcycle with some magic involved in driving it, so with less work planned for the pit crew next year, we are expanding our effort to include a supercharged scout and maybe a chout.
The rules and requirements are posted at the offical BUB 2008 site, but will require full leathers, kill switches and general safety items.
Rocky

Post Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:33 pm

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45Brit,

Assuming you pass tech inspection, it IS almost akin to a drag race. Drivers might ease off the line, but thereafter they “pour the coal to it”, attempting to keep the tire hooked up, and providing as much throttle as possible in all gears. Because the bikes are all geared tall, ultimately trying to match the HP peak to the desired mph, it is a long pull up and not something that is over with in 10 seconds like a normal high gear street roll-on might be. Thus they run as hard as they can from the start through the traps. The only fuels allowed are the ones purchased on site (you can not bring your own fuel), and the tanks are sealed after fueling.

Post Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:29 am

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Location: nekoosa,wisconsin,usa

Rocky,
At this point if I bring a bike it looks like it will be a Run Wat-cha Brung Knuckle.
John
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Post Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:59 pm

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john k. endrizzi wrote:
Rocky,
At this point if I bring a bike it looks like it will be a Run Wat-cha Brung Knuckle.
John

John,
Next year at Bub, besides the streamliner, we will be brong two normally asopirated Indian scouts, one supercharged scout and one Indian Chout. There should be a real Tee Pee. Look us up.
Rocky
1957S/VG


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