Antique Harley sets record at Bonneville Speedway!
Last year (2017) we set a record of 124 mph in 1650cc class with our 1942 1360cc Harley big twin flathead model U (yes, we are giving up a lot of cubic inches by being in this class). It was set in fuel class, but in reality we were running 85 octane pump gas… when you bring your own carboy of gas, you are automatically placed in “Fuel” class.
We wanted to use low octane because a low compression flathead (6:1) doesn’t work as well with the slower-burning properties of the 100 octane gasoline supplied at the race meet. Last year, the track was in horrible condition (many riders who normally run 120 to 140 mph were bailing out at 100 due to the pot-holes and ruts in the “measured mile” portion of the track). In spite of this, Ted had several one-way runs of 127.
This year, we installed a nitrous kit on the bike. The track was in excellent condition, but because of the abnormally cool weather (68-70 degrees F.) we immediately had problems with our nitrous feed.
On the runs where it worked (at best, sporadically) we topped 132 mph, and on the runs where it didn’t work at all we did about 126.
2018 “Fishing Trip” a great day for a ride and eating fish dinner … not so good for those who wanted to buy fresh fish to take home as it was opening day for commercial fishing so there was none for sale yet. Funds were raised for the local Spina Bifida cause through pledges and donations.
Rob and Keith went on a bike trip east and share some pics of the trip…
If you missed the Aug meeting take time to view the survey results presented by Kim.
Sorry for the poor video but the audio is fully explanatory.
David Pritchard picked up the Best of Show Award at International Norton Owners Association 2018 July Rally in Elma, WA. recently with his 1928 CS1
See a video presentation on the restoration of this bike here:
2018 Bison Rally Parade
The 2018 Burt Bentley Trophy winner (best restored by a club member) Tony Medernach’s 1911 Harley Davidson single
“Rusted Restoration” presentation from April meeting
Our AMCM ambassador for India, Ross Metcalfe reports…
These members were hands on in the rescue and restoration of the Dunlop Trophy
that hung in the MMC clubhouse that was destroyed by fire, Great job guys.
The Restored plaque which was first awarded to a MMC member in 1911 will hang in the meeting room at Harley Davidson of Wpg.
RainMan action figures on sale now.
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