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Anybody gone to speed week at Boniville(sp) Salt flats? Always wanted to go so this year I'm going to try to make it August 12-18. Saw a show on the tube the other night about the worlds fastest motorcycle and it got me thinking about it.
 

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No, but I have ridden my WR250r on the flats in July.
Bike looked like it was covered in icing sugar. First stop after the ride was a car wash.
Dam hot riding out there, but it is a ride everyone should do.
The flats don't totally dry out until August, so there can be soft spots and as it was not totally dry, my speeds were not as fast as on pavement.
 

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That sounds interesting and it's one of my bucket list items. Are those the only dates or is that specific to motorcycles only (not cars)? I thought it happened a few times a year?
 

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Things have to dry out for the bikes first. Bonneville3.jpg
Then they have various classes like Unlimited Stagecoaches Larry_Chen_Bonneville_temple_of_speed-11.jpg
And always a crowd pleaser, the Nude Scooter World Record attempt: 4771339545_fc7157112d_b.jpg
I think the bikes come after all the various Bar Stool displacement classes. 1G9P0262-mb-tz-gl-c-800pix-wm.jpg
And of course vantastic accommodations are available for the adventurous. d66e3fc1d96e54af6ce58fa2cd6a0330.jpg
 

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I've been going since '99. TW is a perfect pit bike. The starting line is about 4 miles from where we pit. Our car has set a few records in different classes.

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I'm the guy in the black t-shirt.
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There's a lot of bikes that run during Speed Week, which is my favorite time to go, but the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials is the end of August. The innovative grass roots ways cars & bikes are built I find very interesting.
 

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Tirebiter, Can you PM me with any info that would help me find my way, such as camping, parking, etc, etc,. I gather you can't camp on the flats but down the road by the bend? They close the flats at 5pm correct? Any links with info?

Just noticed you got a Studeabaker, love to have a hawk, very cool cars, some were so ugly there cool....
 

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Nice looking TW, Tirebiter!

i'm with brian, nice looking bike.
i'm thinking that is your '95, your updated colors look really sharp, great job! how did you change the color of the decals? new?

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HEY! i think it's been photoshopped! i was duped! ;)
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still a good looking bike!
 

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Here I was just making fun only to find out Tirebiter runs that awesome Studebaker annually on the salt flats.
As usual I am trilled to find out many members here have other rather impressive dimensions to them beyond a fondness for our wacky 200cc bikes.
Pray tell Tirebiter, what sort of speeds have you and your team been able to wring out go that supercharged Hawk?
 

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i'm with brian, nice looking bike.

HEY! i think it's been photoshopped! i was duped! ;)
still a good looking bike!
I didn't photoshop the pic but I did have the camera mode on something, but I don't know what. I carry the camera in my pocket and sometimes the settings get changed when I pull it out. If I notice it I change it back to normal. I missed this time and took quite a few pics in the wrong mode. It would be a good color scheme tho.

A couple more...
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This one is another classic pic I like...not taken by me.
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Tuna, yes, there is rustic camping is at the bend in the road with porta-pottys and nothing else. You can shower and re-supply at the truck stop about a mile away. They have a good food there too. As far as parking goes you can drive out on the salt and set up a canopy most anywhere outside the pits. You're supposed to have a pit pass on your vehicle but they don't check much, and you can walk or ride a bike in the pits all you want. I think admission to the salt is $20/day or $50/event. Not sure because I'm an SCTA member and admission is included. There is so much info on the internet that I wouldn't even know what links to direct you to but here's one to start: The Beginners Guide to Bonneville Speed Week - Roadkill

At night there's a lot of people hanging out in the casino parking lots in Wendover.
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Also you might want to rent the movie The World's Fastest Indian, a great movie about one person's motivation to go the Bonneville.

Not a pic of Burt Monroe's bike but a nice vintage Indian I saw.
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Pray tell Tirebiter, what sort of speeds have you and your team been able to wring out go that supercharged Hawk?
Fred, I don't own the car I just work on it. The owner, Hooley, is the guy leaning on the roof in the pic above.

The first year for this car was '04 and we got in the 200mph Club with 207.485. Engine was a BDS blown 400 small block. In 2006 we set the record in B/BlownGasCompetitionCoupe at 236.9 mph with the same engine setup. In 2009 we re-set the same class record at 249.945mph, same engine. In 2013 we switched to 572 big block with twin turbochargers and worked bugs out of it that year. Rained out in '14 & '15, changed from gas to fuel this year and had traction problems. The track was slick for many cars this year. Figure it's around 3000 hp. Current class is AA/BFCC. Could be good for the record there but gotta get power to the ground.

Some slip pics.
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Guess anyone who can help wrench a sixty year old sedan up to 249.945 mph probably knows how to adjust the valves on a TW then. Did I mention that I am impressed?

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