We're Going Racing....!

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We're Going Racing....!

Postby Ringnalda » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:28 pm

Exactly 12 days ago we pulled a frame out of my garage, and evaluated the title of this post. Image
We then pulled together a bunch of sweepings from all corners of my garage and put together "Sweeping's" the racing CBX. A daunting project? Sure, but Geoff explains he'd rather race Sweeping's than the motorised bar stool that was the other option...
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We think it looks pretty functional!

And the SOUND will be GREAT!!!
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Postby Rick Pope » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:19 pm

If it runs and handles half as good as it looks, it'll do well.
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Postby Terry » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:28 pm

Looks good. 8) Good luck with the project :!:
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Postby alimey4u2 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:17 am

Looking forward to the sound clips/Vids Jan.... 8)
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Postby daves79x » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:56 am

And those carbs look REALLY nice!

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And then we bump-started it...

Postby Ringnalda » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:07 am

Sweeping's runs!



Just a short teaser... To hear this bike in full song you will have to be at Mid-Ohio next weekend: July 24-26th 2009. Bring ear protection!

See you there, Jan
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Postby Mike Barone #123 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:43 am

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing, Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jan.....can you post the practice and race dates/times for "Sweepings"
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Postby Jeff Bennetts » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:06 am

Looks sweet, nice job.
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Postby EMS » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:45 pm

Excellent job, Jan and Geof! Looking forward to seeing you next week.

Caution!! I am not sure about the WERA rules, but AHRMA requires a belly pan on the bike as an oil catch device. This has always been a problem with ground clearance for the CBX. That's one of the reasons Dr Tom raised the engine in the frame in his CBX racer. You may want to confirm if or not you need one.
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Postby alimey4u2 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:41 pm

WERA & AHRMA both know, Hondas don't leak oil Mike... :lol:

Ps.. Tongue in cheek.. :wink:
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We are going racing!

Postby cbxmel » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:48 pm

Geoff &Jan,

Good luck and give it plenty of wellie Geoff!

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Postby Jeff Bennetts » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:54 pm

EMS wrote:Excellent job, Jan and Geof! Looking forward to seeing you next week.

Caution!! I am not sure about the WERA rules, but AHRMA requires a belly pan on the bike as an oil catch device. This has always been a problem with ground clearance for the CBX. That's one of the reasons Dr Tom raised the engine in the frame in his CBX racer. You may want to confirm if or not you need one.



I think I saw an aluminum roasting pan used before.
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Turkey Pan

Postby Ringnalda » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:24 pm

Yep Turkey pan is already moulded in shape on Sweeping's... Just need to find some flame retardant, absorbing material...

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Sweeping's in practice

Postby Ringnalda » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:55 am

Troublesome gas caps today; they do not vent enough for a race bike. Once we sorted out fuel delivery system; she kept running on six cylinders. All in all a very productive, tiring, and also in the end enjoyable day. Met lots of CBX'ers at Mid Ohio. The atmosphere is great; Now for qualifying...

One short video of Sweeping's in action:

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And the results so far?

Postby Ringnalda » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:58 pm

Racing today hampered by rain. Lots of people DNF. However Sweeping's was brought home safe and sound by Geoff.

Oh and I almost forgot:


THIRD PLACE !!!!!

Dry tomorrow,


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