R3 at El Mirage land speed racing event

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    I was at El Mirage dry lake in Southern California today to watch SCTA land speed racing, and I spotted this:
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    I didn't have a chance to talk to the R3 rider, does anyone recognize the bike? He ran 147 MPH on the run I saw.

    As usual, there were also many other interesting contestants, such as this 650cc Shovelhead:
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    And a 180 MPH turbo diesel DeSoto:
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    I've seen that bike around the web a few times, but do no recall the owner's name.
     
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    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1950

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    The mixing bowl nose cone is a nice touch.
     
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    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1950

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    Good eye. It does look like a big stainless salad bowl. :D
     
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    @jpool and I were out at the El Mirage dry lake bed Oct. 22 and saw this prepped Rocket, same one he saw back in 2015 when he first made this thread. Owner says he's making 2 bar with that custom intake manifold... only engine performance mods are intake and exhaust. Check out those relocated controls, rear master cylinder and fluid reservoir. FWIW he likes the stock Metzlers front and rear for his runs. Now if only we could get @jpool to trade in that soulless FJR for another Rocket. We did have some fun with our own unofficial 100+ mph runs on the lake bed though :D

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    Ishrub Retired and loving it!

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    He should call that 'Lay Down Misere'.

    Misère - Wikipedia
    Another lesson for @1olbull ;):D

    Seriously long header to collector pipe length should suit high rpm gains I suppose.
    Love the milk urn air intake reminds me of @cootertwo 's fueltank.
     
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    Ish,
    Oublier que les Français! :thumbsdown:
     
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