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Well, guess I went off the deep end today and called Mtn. Boss Hoss. I ordered two nitrous kits, one for me and one for Phil. Phil is already doing burnouts on his 385 small block and is getting the new convertor also. He will be hard to keep up with, so I went for it as well.

150 extra HP should be fun.

Note to self - buy a few new Avons. :lol:
 

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Well that's it, now I'm going to have to add nitrous as well, Rick. I must admit though, I think I'm going to be more than a little nervous about hitting that button for the first time on a 502.

Anybody have any clue how low I should be able to let the rear tire air pressure down to for traction purposes? I know I'm going to need all the traction I can get if/when I catch up to Crazy Rick and add nitrous. I just don't want to cross that line where things go bad like the tire spinning on the rim or getting tire shake, etc. I have run the rear pressure as low as 21-22 psi, just for temporary traction purposes, with no problems. Anybody ever gone lower than that?

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Boys,

NOS = Viagra in a gaseous state that makes it hard INSTANTLY 8) :lol: :p :twisted:

You're gonna love it. So much fun.

Rick, do your remember the first time you ever stalled an airplane in initial training???? That's the feeling I got the first time I hit the button...

Tim
 

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good weather here saturday

I got off work in time to ride about 65 miles. (two long burnouts) I am headed down to Statesboro Ga. early in the morning to go skydiving. If anyone is in the area, stop by. We can toss you out if you want.

We are doing 16 person formations jumps. It's practice for an upcoming GA. State record attempt of 80 people. That my friends is going to be a real busy sky when its time to open the chute :lol:

Have a great Xmass,

CR
 

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Bill Taylor said:
Well that's it, now I'm going to have to add nitrous as well, Rick. I must admit though, I think I'm going to be more than a little nervous about hitting that button for the first time on a 502.

Anybody have any clue how low I should be able to let the rear tire air pressure down to for traction purposes? I know I'm going to need all the traction I can get if/when I catch up to Crazy Rick and add nitrous. I just don't want to cross that line where things go bad like the tire spinning on the rim or getting tire shake, etc. I have run the rear pressure as low as 21-22 psi, just for temporary traction purposes, with no problems. Anybody ever gone lower than that?

Bill
Bill--if you are trying to kill yourself running a tire Avon stock tire at 21 psi would be a good way to do it esp while throwing the HP to the rear tire! What the net result here is the spray with the stock Avons is only good for burn outs because the tire already has big problems hooking up (read the current article in BHC on this subject). My rear tire has almost 3 times the contact area of the stock Avon and my engine on the dyno (tried the bike on a dyno but could not keep the rear wheel from spinning) makes 600 ft-lb’s or greater from 2400-6100rpm. I have spoken to many engineers from my company, Goodyear, Michelin to the Director of Racing Development at Michelin on this subject and with any tire to lower the pressure, less than the recommended limit is a recipe for a catastrophic failure, and you know what that means on a bike! The carcass is an integral structural member of the tire and a tire pressure that is lower than the design limitations does not let the carcass distribute the TQ from the tire to the ground without flexing more in the sidewall area than the design intended—this is not a good thing and is a failure that will happen in due time.
 

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Me Too!

Could not decide between nitrous or the #7 converter - ordered both! :twisted: Good thing I didn't get the big block.
 
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