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    Hmm, at 400+ mph can you really "see" anything??
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    I've never been before, but I've always wanted to go. Conveniently, Wife and I are heading to Crescent City California to relive our honeymoon trip. Speed Week happens to be on the way back to Minnesota at the right time. A guy has to go, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramprat06 View Post
    Hmm, at 400+ mph can you really "see" anything??
    Usually I am watching from the starting area where they are getting going from zero. The really fast guys run the long course, so seeing them three or four miles away is out of the question with the earth's curve. When you are at the far end of the pits sometimes you can hear what sounds like an old fighter plane chugging along and see a car blasting by at 300 and that is very cool. My best comparison is when you go to an air show and the planes come in for a ground attack at 300-400 mph, that is about the closest you get to the speed sensation of these cars and fast bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach_Godel View Post
    I've never been before, but I've always wanted to go. Conveniently, Wife and I are heading to Crescent City California to relive our honeymoon trip. Speed Week happens to be on the way back to Minnesota at the right time. A guy has to go, right?
    Zach, you are correct that this is a bucket list item and hopefully the second honeymoon will be enough to let your wife indulge you for this part of the trip. My biggest warning is that hotels may be an issue. Advance reservations are limited to four or five nights and the prices are double or triple the going rate during Speed Week. If they have availability for one or two nights they will be happy to work you in, but it may be difficult. Your other option would be to bracket your trip with a stay west of Bonneville for one night in Elko and then drive in for the day. Salt Lake City motels are about 80 to 90 miles east of Bonneville and are an easy drive on the arrow straight, 80 mph interstate. There is an old saying, "there are only so many Speed Weeks in a lifetime, why miss one?" Last, when my wife went out there for the first time, she was really planning to hate the whole thing, but she loved it beyond all description. The people, the equipment, the excitement, the speed - all just too much for her not to like.
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    anything north of 150 you better see the future

    cuz if u don't u won't be around

    to get a second run.

    can't imagine what 300 or more would

    be like.

    Just imagine 115 on a bike wheel turned 20-30

    degrees just to stay on line.

    full throttle, don't flinch or down you go.


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    If I can flip the house I have an option

    on maybe,cash would't be short.

    My wife goes to visit in Springfield MO.

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    Just an update, I saw an idea for pulling the motor out using an inner tube to raise and lower the motor. They said to use a 4" wheelbarrow tube. Bought one at Tractor Supply and it promptly blew when some weight went on. Also the instructions said to not use more than 10psi, my mistake, that's what I get for trying to use a cheap Chinese tube. It was really fun trying to wrestle that monster out by myself after that. I have a transmission jack that I will use to put the new motor in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edinlr View Post
    Advance reservations are limited to four or five nights and the prices are double or triple the going rate during Speed Week.
    That's a good piece of information to know! I sent you a message about it.
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    Getting the motor out solo is not very easy, especially for an old guy. Notice the salt damage. Look at the third picture and see the linkage bolt that had come loose, wonder what that would feel like at 130 if it fell out? The injection is fine, just ugly, I will clean it up a bit since Elrodicator is giving me a complex for having an ugly bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edinlr View Post
    Getting the motor out solo is not very easy, especially for an old guy. Notice the salt damage. Look at the third picture and see the linkage bolt that had come loose, wonder what that would feel like at 130 if it fell out? The injection is fine, just ugly, I will clean it up a bit since Elrodicator is giving me a complex for having an ugly bike.
    Egad! is that a CHIP in the front fender?
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