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Re: AAC 16 AAC250 Drag Bike

PostPosted:Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:00 pm
by IanFeltell
very interesting....keep it up with the good work 8)

Re: AAC 16 AAC250 Drag Bike

PostPosted:Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:27 am
by shasta
Posted a video of the bike turning over for the first time. It has got the plugs out and the clutch dis-engaged but it's a start. Be attempting it again with the plugs in and if it spins over fast enough, I'll go for a start!
Video at https://youtu.be/E7LnnzPKNxk

Re: AAC 16 AAC250 Drag Bike

PostPosted:Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:54 am
by NitroWars
Very nice, you've done a good job there. Thanks for posting and I am looking forward to the next instalment and seeing the bike back on the track.

Re: AAC 16 AAC250 Drag Bike

PostPosted:Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:43 pm
by oily bike bloke
Thanks for posting info and the video. looking good.

Amazing what can be done in shed.............

Re: AAC 16 AAC250 Drag Bike

PostPosted:Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:11 pm
by shasta
First starter motor came to nowt! Even with 24 volts through it, would not turn the engines over. Borrowed a small hi-torque starter motor from a friend who took it off his small block Chevy. However after weeks making up an adaptor to fit my starter 'spider' and making a handle arrangement, it all came down to a big FA in the spinning the motor over department!! I can't risk putting 24 volts through his motor as he wants it back undamaged, so the hunt continues. Anyone got any big hi-torque starters around under a bench?

Re: AAC 16 AAC250 Drag Bike

PostPosted:Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:27 pm
by shasta
Now building a 6:1 reduction gearbox to fit on the current starter I have. This should obviously increase the torque 6 fold with a similar reduction in speed but it should only need to spin over a few turns to fire up!
Be back with the update in a few weeks!