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post #1 of 46 Old 09-21-2017, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Long time, building another land speed Gen 2

Hey folks, I took a few years off racing, but I'm slowly building another land speed ZX10. This one will be naked, alcohol & nitrous, for Bonneville and El Mirage hopefully. Low-buck project with a 200mph target. best, Dean
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Ohhhhh snap! What class are you shooting for, M or A? It would be cool to finally meet you out on the flats next year. :) We'll be out at El Mirage in November this year too... but that will probably be my last event until Speed Week next year... this stuff is expensive! :)

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Hey folks, not much to report. I took it to Atlanta Dragway to shake down the chassis, and it ran well. Best of 9.76 @ 146. Felt stable.

I then took it to a half-mile land speed event and got one pass, no spray. Somewhere between the quarter mile and half I shifted into 6th and went over a bump, and the front end went into a wicked lock-to-lock tankslapper. I loosened up my grip and sat up and it settled down. Scared the hell out of me.

So, over this winter, I will look over the chassis closely and make some adjustments to add more rake. Also I'll start mounting the sparybar and associated plumbing, bottle, etc. IF the bike is stable I'll spray it on the new ECTA track in Blytheville, Arkansas next year.

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Damn, yea I had one of those tankslappers on my ZX7R. Scary stuff. Nice to hear someone working on a Gen 2. Can't wait to see how far you go with it. They say limiter shuts it down at 186 indicated which is like 175 real speed I think. What's the fastest you've gone on a Gen 2 stock so far?
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Hey folks, not too much to report here, despite the year that has passed.

One advance is the engine - which was built and blueprinted by board hero "gaz" (Jim) who lives nearby. He does excellent work. Cooper performance did a nice CNC valvejob, and Jim cleaned up the ports, installed the pistons, set the squish, valvesprings, degreed the Cosworth intake cam and stock exhaust cam, and a bunch of other stuff. This is the first time I haven't built my own engine, and I have to say I could get used to it :) I will take it to Brian Livengood soon and report back with dyno charts running U4.4 gas, which should pass tech with the SCTA.

I also made some small chassis changes, swapped the fuel tank, and decided to use a wet nitrous kit instead of dry. I will update when that's installed, but basically it will use nozzles mounted in the throttle bodies, using 43psi from the Walbro pump. NX helped me pick out a few sets of pills to run with E85 and this set up, starting easy with 40hp. I'll tune it with Brian, then pull everything off and try for the gas class record first.

I hope to take the bike out to the first El Mirage meet in May and try the beat the M-G 1000 minimum at 144. On asphalt I've been 186 on a similar bike, so it's within reach.

happy new year,
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Hey there twin tankless zx10r.
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