Enlisting Mufasa for Salt Duty

Claviger

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A log of work preparing for the salt next year.

Currently the bike is filthy, on a center stand, and not quite fully assembled.

My list of work (in no particular order) to prep for a number over 176.6mph:
- 17" Rear Wheel needs to be ordered
- Caliper Rebuild or switch to Hel Calipers
- Suspension rebuild to refresh fluids/seals
- Fresh tune on first 100f+ day
- Reinstall all tins
- Stability check 180mph+
- Powder coat extra front wheel
- Valve Clearance check/inspection
- Bottom end inspection
- Transmission inspection
- Fire proof sleeves on fuel lines
- Fall lanyard cutoff switch
- Safety wire all the things
- Lower the bike as far as possible
- Cut stock seat to lower rider into "bubble"
- Add 2nd Steering Damper on left side
- Find optimal Pirelli Slick for 200+ rating on salt

I anticipate first check ride will be in early October to verify health of all other systems; ECU, Injectors, etc. Then the work really starts!
 

Claviger

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1olbull

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Rob,
I am so pleased that you and Jerry are moving forward with this huge endeavor!
Where will you guys do the October test run? I really wish to be a part, financial at least, in support of you guys.
This journey will certainly be a rush for a lot of folks besides the two of you!
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Justdad

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Rob,
I am so pleased that you and Jerry are moving forward with this huge endeavor!
Where will you guys do the October test run? I really wish to be a part, financial at least, in support of you guys.
This journey will certainly be a rush for a lot of folks besides the two of you!
Thank You.jpg AND Thumbs Up1.jpg
Steve that is a very generous offer. Rob had a long list of items to be done and I'm not anticipating sitting my tush on the seat until late June 2023 at the earliest.

It may be my first ride on Mufasa will be at the first day of Speed Week. No worries I've been watching you Rocket 3 studs for years, some it has bound to soaked in.

The key for me will getting a feel for what the bike is telling me. If I don't listen to what the bike is telling me I'll be flying down the salt solo.
 
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