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Here’s the ultimate Gimmee. Nothing like it anywhere else
in the entire world of racing. As of this writing, December 2007,
according to my exhaustive research, the M/BPG 1000cc and M/BPF 1000cc
Class records are OPEN. Those current class records are exactly 0.000
Let’s try and put that MPS/PBG 1000cc (Norton) 148.981 MPH
record in perspective.
Some more upsidedown records for you to consider.
1650 CC Pushrod Class Records
2000cc Pushrod Class Records
My point is that pretty much across the board, the Non Supercharged Pushrod Class records are higher than the Supercharged Pushrod Class Records.
That is just SO wrong!
Now perhaps I am drawing the wrong conclusion? Maybe the idea that
the supercharged record speeds are low is wrong thinking? Maybe those
current records are indeed an expression of excellence?? Maybe after
examining the evidence, we should come to the conclusion: “It
must be extremely difficult (impossible) to make a supercharged Harley
Davidson run well at Bonneville”. It seems it is not possible
to make a blown Harley Davidson even run as well as a normally aspirated
bike. That doesn’t seem right, but the numbers seem to support
that conclusion. If you think about it, there aren’t many blown
Harleys on the street. The big torque normally aspirated big twins
make is plenty for street use. Because of that, we don’t have
an army of Harley tuners across the land learning how to optimize
blown V-Twin setups.
“Life is short, and it is up to you
to make it sweet.”
Consider this your personal written invitation to run Bonneville.
I’ve pointed out the soft records, the USFRA offers free tech
advice so you will understand what is required to pass Inspection,
you already have the scooter parts, so why not??? Fire it up bud,
while you’re still (relatively) young enough to enjoy it!!
So ---- The USFRA wants you at World of Speed. The volunteers at WOS are as nice a bunch of people as ever hosted a race anywhere (not so much me personally, I’ve been informed that I’m hardheaded). These fine folks want to see you succeed. We want you to dig Bonneville as much as we do. We want to see you do it as safely as possible, we hold fast to a set of safety requirements that have evolved over many years, and many are the product of “incidents”. Some say the rules are Written in Blood, and there is a grain of truth to that. While I can assure you the USFRA will strictly hold you to the safety requirements, I can provide a long list of racers who will vouch for the fact that the USFRA folks will go out of their way to help you find parts, expert advice, fabricators, Etc. (Even at the salt) to help you make it to the starting line.
I’m here to tell you that YOU can “Live the Bonneville Dream” on a working stiff’s budget. Come and run YOUR bike at Bonneville with the USFRA. Those Blown Pushrod motorcycle records need your help.
In invite your comments