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Hey folks, I went to a new land speed event at the decommisioned Loring AFB in Northern Maine this past weekend. It is set up just like the Maxton Mile, but the run-up is 1.5 miles. At the end of 1.5 miles, you are timed over 132 feet, then you have a mile to slow down. The runway is 300 feet wide, smooth and flat, perfect for this stuff. 75-80 degrees, head/cross wind Saturday, tail/cross wind Sunday.

Saturday after some screwing around I ran 220mph naked. The rear tire showed some damage, losing strips of rubber at the middle. Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC1 race takeoff.

Sunday I changed the tire (Thanks Todd & Debbie for mounting help), another Supercorsa, installed a race fairing, leaned it out a little, and ran 245.3 mph, the new fastest 1000cc record anywhere. Second tire was damaged again, and I was done. At Bonneville, Joe Amo has been 246 over an entire mile, with a 2-way record average of 240mph, so he is the still the fastest 1000, but the Loring record is technically the fastest. Next year I'll shoot for the Bonneville record.

Not many pics, but I'll get some in the next few days I hope and post if you like. Sorry no video. I am bike # 1440 on the results page.

Scott Guthrie Racing with Shane Stubbs riding went 260 on Sunday and 265 on Monday, when they rented the track. This is the new fastest record for a sit-on motorcycle. Big power turbo Busa.

Dean

http://lta-lsr.com/RESULTS.htm



 

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Just sick! Props for reppin' Kawi in a proper manner. If only I has the cash.
 

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:cool: Once again you are killing it my man! :eek:ccasion1

I can't even imagine that speed LOL must be nuts! :eyecrazy:

repped!
 

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Thanks guys. I think it made about 330hp on Sunday. The intake temps were 139 after going through the icewater intercooler, down from 337 out of the turbo at 23psi.

Don Haas was there with his gorgeous Velocity turbo GSXR1000, he ran a best of 239 with a bunch of tuning issues.
 

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Gearing right now is 19/32, both from Sprocket Specialists. The 19 is a Busa sprocket cut down for 525.

I'm about to order a Titanium 30T, the rears roll over after a weekend, even with hardening.
 

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Gearing right now is 19/32, both from Sprocket Specialists. The 19 is a Busa sprocket cut down for 525.

I'm about to order a Titanium 30T, the rears roll over after a weekend, even with hardening.
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wow holy shart thats some gearing lol... I have a 18/36 gearing that was an absolute dog but good for around 210ish lol..... thats some crazy gears bud... good job!!!
 

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sick, greg williams from hpc was up there too, there turbo'd 14 did pretty good too, congrats on the record
 

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Actually I'm the guy that rode Greg's ZX14, after my tires chunked. He had some major boost leaks, but we got it up to 232mph. With the leaks fixed and some more clutch that bike should fly.
 

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Awesome! Losing tires like that would wig me out but I guess it's just part of the sport.
Have you seen the episode of Top Gear when they tested the Bugatti Veyron. IIRC at 240 mph they said the tires only last 5 min. longer then the fuel, good thing the fuel tank isn't bigger!:badteeth: Who would of thought limited fuel capacity could be a safety device.
 

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Outstanding !:thumbsup:
 

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Dayum! I just can't quite get my head around...2...4...5...!!!
Beyond awesome, breathtaking, jaw-dropping....more like stupifying!!:notworthy
Since ya got the pillion, what's the record two up?? Shit, THATD be something to see!!
 

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wow awesome job, greg does all my work and he's happy with his time slip even with the leaks , this is something i must try once in this lifetime
 
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