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Beverley Dirt Drags Downunder 23-11-2013
« on: December 04, 2013, 04:22:02 AM »
Well it's been yonks since I've had a chance to post anything here,so finally have something.
Here's a copy/paste:

Finally my first event after breaking the FL800's crank back in Feb-March '13 at Northam Motorplex.My turn to reciprocate Dave/Az/Ratman...
Diablo I'll put as much info here,and vids for you to check.
So decided to enter the Bev Drags last Sat arvo.
Beverley is a small country farming town,bout 130kms-1 1/2 hrs drive E from Perth(West Australia).Lots of wheat and loads of good lookin' sheep for Big Gaz! :-)
Most thing I was concerned about was that the new Polaris 800 was'nt run in yet properly.Only runs it's had was at my mate's small track.
No long high speed stuff tho,maybe only 4 sec blasts.So the full Drag strip had me worried.
I knew if it did'nt go KAPOW after first run,then should be fine for rest of day.
Other thing was swapping the flyweights from 58g to 64g.According to the clutch charts,I should be using 64g at sealevel,58's are for 8,000'
Also did'nt have the matching spring to trial,so ran the Almond/gold one it came with.

Engagement was down from 4,200rpm to 3,800rpm,not good for dragging huh.
Then when off the line I noticed the tach was staying around the 6,000-6,500 rpm mark down the straight,should have been at 8,000rpm till finish line.
Just before(2 secs)passing the finishing witches hats,the tach would show 8k then up to 8,750rpm over the line.
So now need to work on spring change? The Almond/gold is at 150/290,now I have swapped for the Almond/Red-165/310
Tried the engagement last night while still on the trailer,and it's at 4,200rpm,so much better there.
Next will be to try an area for high speed tach tests.

So considering all this wrong clutch rate-6,500 Vs 8,000rpm,running against 1300cc BusaCudas,and barely run in 800,it did'nt do too bad.
I did win about 3-4 drags(by half an ant's dick),but not by much,most I lost by about 1-2-3 pilot lengths.
Can't wait to get it into the 8,000rpm range,then back to Bev in '14! :-)

Since all my bratts have escaped from home(and lovin' it!),none will come back and do my race vids(how selfish of them huh?? :-)
So was lucky to get one of the racer's mates to do the vids.
So lots of little ones...like Gaz has somewhere. :-)

After the event 3 of us camped overnight,what a blast,many drinks,laughs,3am hit the fart sack...next morning all the local cockies woke us up at 5:30am their REVENGE.
Worste hangover for decades...but great memories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zqB-pOK0Yk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yepCXrFVba0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG8hopCGUzE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sX7XB5x0XU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO6CV-GkXVQ
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Re: Beverley Dirt Drags Downunder 23-11-2013
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 10:46:23 AM »
considering the CC disadvantage, I'd say you held your own quite well. Dial that clutch in and ------look out!
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Re: Beverley Dirt Drags Downunder 23-11-2013
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 06:21:12 AM »
Thanks Fab,yeah I agree,all in all a great day...and better night/morn!
Some more vids of the day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_X9voCDWP4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed408c8auFo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzUS0HolF34
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCUt3lJ1rQs
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Re: Beverley Dirt Drags Downunder 23-11-2013
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 10:04:34 AM »
All I can say is COOL!
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Re: Beverley Dirt Drags Downunder 23-11-2013
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013, 12:10:25 PM »
second video......blue rail......what does it have for a powerplant? sounds like one of them shifted once the best I can hear.
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Re: Beverley Dirt Drags Downunder 23-11-2013
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013, 07:39:43 PM »
I hear and see at least 3 gear changes,you can see by the roost-gap at wheels as well.
The buggy is a Baracuda with 1300Busa motor.
Here's some pics.
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Re: Beverley Dirt Drags Downunder 23-11-2013
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 07:44:29 AM »
looks like a good time!!
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Re: Beverley Dirt Drags Downunder 23-11-2013
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 08:25:45 AM »
Many times I have wanted to visit rooland.
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