söndag 18 december 2011

lördag 17 december 2011

Ice Substitute Video

Video from March 2011 with the J engine,
cant wait to try out the 86" JD stroker engine . . .

fredag 16 december 2011

A new cool blog . . .

If you like old bikes and stories about the vintage bike life, you will really like this very cool blog Classic Moto-Cycle

torsdag 15 december 2011

Grate Flat Track Vibes by Roadhouse Pictures

Roadhouse Pictures is a small independant Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, they take every opportunity to capture the light if they are not riding their Harley's on the open road.
Their images can be licensed for your project and they are ready to conquer any assignment you have. They love to communicate and tell stories with thier images.
Link to Roadhouse Pictures

onsdag 14 december 2011

Foley Racing - World Record Holder at Bonneville

Tom rides this butiful 1955 Panhead Sidecar at 116 miles/hour and 7000 rpm at Bonneville.

The bike is a mix and match Pan head for 30 years. It is a 55 set of cases, stroker flywheels, 1949 heads,  duel spark plugs, Andrews B grind cam, 1982 electric start FX 4 speed trans, S&S super B carb.

Tom explaines some of the regulations to be able to race the flats.

The engine determines the class, that is why I prefer the Vintage class, pre 56. For Vintage the cases barrels and heads have to be original. Transmission, flywheels they do not care. If you run production vintage, it is even more strict, sounds like your JD could be competative in that class.

The Record for 1350 Side car vintage Gas (SC-VG) at El Mirage is 119. This year I went 116 (with a tail wind) but I have a chance. I'm sure back in 1955 Harley never thought my old Pan would turn almost 7,000 RPM. The challenge is making this old stuff go fast, I'm having fun trying. Some have raced for years and never got a record, the vintage class still has a lot of opportunities.

You have speed week in August,  Mid Sept, Mid Oct for El Mirage.

What engine you run will determine if we run in the same classs. If it is a side valve (Flat head) you can drop down 1/3rd in class, if you run a pan or knuckle- yes we will be in the same class.

Before you get too far along you need the rule book, the new rule book should be available after the first of the year. The little details can stop you from running, the side car has to be 12 x32 inch,  the side car  wheel has to be 32 inches from the centerline of the bike, must have steel valve stems,  rated tires and leathers without vents.

Tom are planning to run at the BUB meet next year,  about 2 weeks after speed week, if you go to the expense of speed week you should think about staying for BUB. AMA and international rules are close to SCTA. Tom updating his bike to run both AMA and SCTA

Most that run from out of state or from overseas send e mails to the chief motorcycle inspector, he will help you work through the rules.

If you are planning to run 2012 speed week make sure you register in May, it is about 400 USD, if you wait until speed week I think it is 600.

I'm all for getting the word out there about landspeed racing. It is the last form of racing where the a guy or a gal can on a limited budget build a project. My wife and I have been going to Bonneville since 99, hung out with racer friends, met more friends, and finally got it together to go racing in 2010 then came home with the Bonneville record. Wow!
-This is tempting and i must say its like Tom says, its still possible to beat records in this vintage bike class without beeing a milionare, but its for sure easy up a bit to be one *$* 

Is there more people in Sweden what find this fun and tempting, let me know . . .


This and much more to find out at this eminent Landracing Forum

Outstanding Flat Track Sledge by Jeff Brock

You must klick this video, the sound is lovely...

There is a bike for everyone . . .

fredag 9 december 2011


This bike is a monster revving pice of metall. The video show Ulf starting the bike att Twin Club Bike Show and you can  hear how nice it revs befor he had a chanse to cool it down.

This bike rokks fat.

Watch especially the end of this video.

You will not find one of these at your neighbors garage. High Compression and revving 1000cc Harley J 1918. Untouched nice frame for those who want to build orginal bike, fork from 30ties 750 RL.18 inch front wheel. Pre registred. Can take Knuckle in swap, only email.

$ 20 000 USD
valand at brokenspoke.se

En sån här har inte din granne. Högkompad och varvglad 1000cc halvtopp,orörd fin ram för den som vill bygga orginal.Gaffeln från 30 tals 750 RL.18 tums hjul.Förregad. Eventuellt byte knuckla,endast mail.

130 000 SEK

valand at brokenspoke.se


tisdag 6 december 2011

Truett & Osborn USA makes fantastic flywheels

By use of a special tappet and Truett & Osborn flywheels the JD engine are possible to run with the modern Harley 4 speed gearbox and the heavy dual chain clutch.

Let me know if you are interested of a dual chain flywheel set for JD engines. valand at brokenspoke.se
The 4 5/8 flywheel setup for JD 74" (25-29) engine gives aprox 86" with +0.035 bore, and with the 4 speed gearbox she runs real nice even with a heavy loaded sidecar. There is more options for the one what wants to go further, 4 3/4" and 5" is also viable by special custom production flywheels from Truett & Osborn.

Who will run the first 5" JD stroker in Sweden?