Thud wrote:Looking good.
BUT....I just noticed, ridged foot pegs?
You can do better than that. You may feel it will never be an issue....but if one catches in a slide it guaranties a crash...& in a nasty crash if a bike ends up on top of a rider, he will want the most safety you can give him.
Any big race that may have a tech inspection will send you home.
I agree with you, folding pegs give a ton of advantages, rider safety being key, AND ill need to have them to race, so they are getting done anyway.
But let me be the devils advocate for a sec, and list some pros of the non folding pegs.
First off, they protect the most vulnerable part of the bike, the axle wire exit, which sits in a horribly exposed place, and means a minimum of a few hours of downtime tearing into the motor.
Second off, the bike is REALLY tall and skinny, it has 15" of ground clearance, and the pegs are only 13" outside slider to outside slider, so I would be ticked pink if you could drag a peg, as I'm pretty sure a bar end will drag first.
All that being said, I'm picking up some cheap steel folding pegs and stealing the hardware off of them, as that's a day of machining silly little parts I would love to avoid.
Also, I got the new gearing machined. The motor now has a total of five bearings in it.
One 35x47x7 on the wire exit side, and then on the sprocket side it has a 25x47x12, a 25x32x16 needle roller, and then a pair of 25x37s, one of which is literally part of the sprocket. I think I am ready for the 101 ft/lb this beasty is going to make at the shaft.
. Right now its geared 30-72 and rev limited to an indicated 104 MPH