I have been waiting for Jon
to send me some more info to post about his bike. I have not heard from him this
weekend. Trouble is, I am leaving to go on vacation. This means it will have to
wait until I get back. I will say there is a lot of answers to what he did in
the photos and video. Until then, would someone please locate me a M/T Drag
Radial for this bike? I have heard that when you get one of those tires on the
rear of the bike, it accelerates like it was shot from a cannon. When I get
back, I should have everything on hand to post it. I have posted some of the new
GuruedGear products I intend to sell to the general public on a new website.
It's going to be interesting to see what happens. Jay and I solidly spanked the
boys out west with these innovations. Now lets see if they can swallow their
pride and buy it from me. There will be more coming. I'll be back soon! Until then, enjoy the bike and Keep
11/21/09 No Blog.
11/20/09 Here you go:
I have to give up on an elaborate video due to my edit
problems. A simple video is uploading now.
11/19/09 Well, I have; down loaded
the 8 second video to the hard drive, opened it up in my edit studio, and the
files have no video, just audio. I can play the files in a media player, just
can't edit them in my favorite linear edit software. First real problem I have
had with the Windows 7 upgrade. Trying something new.
My latest creation:
Yep, They do!
I have the video and I am
working on it now.
11/18/09 Well, I crossed over to
the dark side today. Billy from
brought over this custom
Screaming Eagle bagger to tune today (bags are off of it in the pic below).
And here is the result of a days tuning:
Blue was the best initial run and Red was what went
the out the door. Respectable numbers for a bagger! Billy had installed
cams and worked the heads, therefore the tuning was needed. He also had
the jugs jewel cut. A beautiful machine. I don't know
what it is about these big custom baggers, but they sure do fit and sit nice!
Oh, and it seems the Harley guys have a electronic speed limit too.
I received an e-mail last
night from Wendy Wiencek. She has made progress with the reproduction of the iconic Jay Gleason
For those interested in purchasing one, please
Wiencek. She is also offering to have it signed by Jay Gleason at an
additional cost to cover shipping charges. I think she is still selling
the DVD's too.
Next, I spoke with Jon about the 8 second video. I
should have it in my hands Thursday. Since he won the race to 8's, he
has also authorized me to post some info on the bike set-up. I have had
fun watching all the internet conjecture about his bike and what has
been done to it. Well, I will have some answers soon. I know quite a bit
about electronically altering this bike to make it go fast. But when it
comes to good old' drag race engineering, he even schooled me on how to
11/17/09 The 8 second video was
shipped out and is headed my way. Jon of
UFO Performance has
promised to include some pictures of him with his hot rod to boot. Once I have
them, I will construct a web page to memorialize this EPIC
I may have some "purty purtee" stuff I may post this
afternoon. Depends on how good my shop time goes today. Just the song
and dance until the video arrives.
11/16/09 THE SHOT HEARD
AROUND THE WORLD!
Jon Cornell of UFO
Performance has laid down the first
all motor 8 second 1/4 mile pass of the
second generation V-Max. Best part is, he didn't just barley go
8's. He drove straight into the history books with a
8.87 second pass at 156.82 miles per hour!
This will be absolutely legendary! I am very aware of the effort that
Jon put into making this milestone happen. Congratulations to Jon and
his team for making history! I don't think I have used enough
exclamations!!!!! Keep an eye on my site for the exclusive video.
11/15/09 First off, I am not totally
happy with the fit of the new N103 helmet. My wife loves hers. The chin bar is
too close to my chin for my liking and there is a tight spot on my forehead.
They are very noisy at highway speed too. The N-Com Bluetooth2 works decent. I
made a few phone calls and listened to music on my cell for a little bit. Sound
quality is not superb (compared to my old wired Autocom system), but anything is
better than the wind noise.
I did get to spend some time in the shop today. I
returned to working on the neat idea I had back sometime ago. Something
cool for the new V-Max.
11/14/09 No Blog
11/13/09 I placed two of each of
these on order last week from
Competition Accessories. FedEx tracking shows they will be delivered today.
They have some helmets that are near the same color as
the engine and covers.
I will let you know how they work.
11/12/09 No Blog
11/11/09 I realized I missed some
things on the 10-18-09 Bradenton Drag
Bike set-up. The double "D" clutch spring, AIS, and EXUP eliminator. I added
them to the page.
Today is Veterans Day.
Although I served in the US Navy for 5 years during Desert Storm and Desert
Shield, I was stateside shore duty in Lemoore, Ca. I saw no action, so I don't
really consider myself a Veteran. I repaired a lot of F/A-18 Avionic Equipment
that did. Little did I know how long we would end up playing in that sand box.
So, to all the real Veterans, Thank You.
Next, I don't normally do this but I wanted to warn
those entertaining purchasing the Disney movie,
UP, recently released on DVD. This is a horribly touching movie. I
am still mad Pixar took the liberty to sucker me in with
fantastically animated characters, and then
gut punch me to build the plot to the story. My wife is still crying.
You may want to screen it before you lay it on the kids. If your
kid is too young to understand the symbolic overtones, you may be OK. It
is a wonderfully made movie that lays very heavy on the
adult heart. You have been warned.
Oh, next week I am going to dyno and tune a couple of
nice Harleys. The
bike shop is down the road from me a bit. The owner has built a few nice
fuel injected bikes and wants to tune them. He is also building a blower
bike. I hope that one makes it here too.
Another Sneak Peek:
Run 11 = Stock Air Box with top off
All runs are pump gas
Here is a little info on the bike setup for the last visit to the Bradenton
Drag Strip on 10-18-09. I will update it when I can.
I upgraded to Windows 7
Ultimate 64 Bit last night. With the exception of having to re-install
all my software again, it works pretty good. My new
blistering fast PC has an Intel i7 975 CPU, 12GB of Ram, 64GB
solid state C:\ drive, three 1TB SATA drives, one 1.5TB external backup,
two Blue ray dual layer burners and two ATI HD 4800 video cards. I
re-installed my CNC modeling software to look at the carbon fiber molds
I am designing for the new intake system and WOW! This thing screams.
11/09/09 This one came in on the
If you get an email titled "Nude photo of
don't open it.... It contains a nude photo of Nancy Pelosi!
I try to avoid political humor, but this was too funny
to pass up.
I have been tending to some
home projects lately and we are starting to pick back up at work. It's looking
like the Blog will suffer from it. I hope to have more news on my new prototype.
It's part of the Jay Gleason write up, so it's delaying that too. Maybe
11/07/09 - 11/08/09 No Blog.
11/06/09 Another trick to
mention today. I found an easy way to get fuel out of the bike some time
ago. Remove the hose coupler at the fuel tank. The
service manual covers removing the
coupler on page 7-3. It is located
under the seat. It has an orange slide that you pull up to expose the yellow
release. While the orange protective cover is up, press in on the yellow coupler
release and slide the hose off the nipple of the tank. Install a proper fitting
drain hose on that same nipple you removed the fuel line coupler from. I have a
hose that gets tight on the retaining ring of the nipple. You may want to
temporarily hose clamp it in place. Secure the other end of the hose in a empty
gas can so it will remain in place when the change in weight and pressure as
pressurized fuel enters it. While pressing down the select and reset buttons,
turn the bike on and enter into diagnostics. Scroll thru the diagnostics and you
will find a few codes that will turn the fuel pump on and it will remain on
until you pump the tank dry. When to hear suction or the fuel flow into the gas
can stops, turn the bike off. I usually remove the hose connection at the tank,
raise the line to avoid spillage and use an air hose with light pressure to blow
the remaining fuel in the drain line into the gas can. Re-install the bikes fuel
line coupler as per 7-4 in the manual. You now have an empty tank.
11/05/09 As part of her
Geography class, my niece, Cassie Tomlinson mailed me a flat version of herself
so I could take a picture with her and mail it back. This is a video of me
taking her to work with me yesterday.
11/04/09 I will be working today at
the Kennedy Space Center for NASA. I am going to troubleshoot a lighting issue
on the towers around the launch pad. I don't know if cameras are allowed. If
they are, I will post pictures.
11/03/09 First, let me say that if
you follow along with my Blog, you can tell that I have slowly stopped posting
information. That is because I have found something's that I need to acquire a
patent before I post anything to the site. I have acquired the services of a
patent attorney and I will let you in on it as soon as I can. In the meantime, I
will be spending most of my time working this idea. By the time I can Blog about
it, I should have a lot to show you. I will still Blog when something pops up,
but between those instances, this will pretty thin. I am still working on Jay's
last run page.
11/02/09 No Blog
11/01/09 Secret underground video has been found and here is a clip.