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Dakin Engineering
14th April 2007, 00:03
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/653/medium/famiily_pic.jpg

Fired Celeste up today for the first time. <whew>

She is a completely new design, for me anyway. Her debut event is planned for the AMA/BUB event starting Labor Day at Bonneville. A bone stock 883 motor, until Dan at NRHS breathed on a set of heads for her. The swingarm was saved from Natasha after her 2004 retirement from the Salt.

The bodywork is being redone for better ground effect. More on that later.

Friday the 13th my a$$! There's a bit more thunder in Kansas today and it's not just from the sky!


Sam

Narley
14th April 2007, 09:27
holy handlebars batman......i can see the grin on your face

isiahstites
17th April 2007, 06:57
Very unique frame design!:clap What class are you going to run in?

Scott

Dakin Engineering
17th April 2007, 16:00
Scott,
That'd be "A" (altered or special construction). Add body work and it's "APS" (partial streamline). "/PBG" (pushrod blown gas) or "/PBF" (fuel).
Motor class is 1000cc (883) or 1350cc (1200).
If the chassis design tests out, I might put the 1450 motor in (1650cc classs).

I LOVE Sportsters. Sorta Swiss Army knife of Harleys....

Sam

isiahstites
18th April 2007, 03:11
Scott,
That'd be "A" (altered or special construction). Add body work and it's "APS" (partial streamline). "/PBG" (pushrod blown gas) or "/PBF" (fuel).
Motor class is 1000cc (883) or 1350cc (1200).
If the chassis design tests out, I might put the 1450 motor in (1650cc classs).

I LOVE Sportsters. Sorta Swiss Army knife of Harleys....

Sam

Very interesting! I am going to run APS-PG 1350 this year. I look forward to watching your progess through your build. I am building one as well so I will race ya to see who finishes first, whatya say?? :banadanc :banana

Dakin Engineering
18th April 2007, 15:36
I'd say you best get a move on. I did my first rolling checkout yesterday.
Body work was integral to the overall design, so it's 90% done.

What changes are you planning to make it Altered?

Sam

isiahstites
19th April 2007, 02:04
I'd say you best get a move on. I did my first rolling checkout yesterday.
Body work was integral to the overall design, so it's 90% done.

What changes are you planning to make it Altered?

Sam

Sam,

How about some pics?? I am basically doing a ground up chassis, NRHS is going to do the heads and supply the parts for me to build the motor and I will have a set of Airtek fairings.

Scott

http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=51598

Sleeper
19th April 2007, 02:30
Are my eyes deceiving me, or is there a big ass turbo on that bike?:)

milmat1
19th April 2007, 02:39
Thats Cool!!

Tell me about the tryke behind it, That looks cool as hell..


Good Luck Dude keep us up to date !!

Dakin Engineering
19th April 2007, 03:04
Yup, both are turbo'd. The trike was last winter's project; just a Ford 9" cut down to center the wheels and line up the sprockets.


What pics would you like to see?


Sam

Sleeper
19th April 2007, 03:16
Both
That looks like some serious fun.
A little tech data would be cool, if you don't mind sharing it.

Dakin Engineering
9th July 2007, 02:42
Body work progresses!

Had to chop the side panels and fit the belly pan. Ground clearance; 6" dropped to 1.75".

Many hours of CAD and sparks got me to this:
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/fairing_transistion.jpg

Dakin Engineering
14th July 2007, 21:09
About this time last year I knew I didn't have the bux to run at Bonny. <sigh>
But I got a year, What if?......
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/the_sketch.jpg

Move the turbo to in front of the motor, replace the backbone, new gas tank (and location).

The willing donor:
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/Celeste.jpg

A 1991 I picked up in a swap for a Dyna. Two Sportsters for one Dyna. Best deal since, well,...

Building from the inside out, first thing I need is a new Y-pipe
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/side12.jpg

Dam, that sucker needs 8" added to the lower frame rails. Good thing the backbone is history anyway.

Sam

isiahstites
14th July 2007, 21:34
About this time last year I knew I didn't have the bux to run at Bonny. <sigh>
But I got a year, What if?......
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/the_sketch.jpg

Move the turbo to in front of the motor, replace the backbone, new gas tank (and location).

The willing donor:
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/Celeste.jpg

A 1991 I picked up in a swap for a Dyna. Two Sportsters for one Dyna. Best deal since, well,...

Building from the inside out, first thing I need is a new Y-pipe
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/side12.jpg

Dam, that sucker needs 8" added to the lower frame rails. Good thing the backbone is history anyway.

Sam

Nice work! I love watching people build things they are passionate about.

Scott

flathead45
14th July 2007, 21:44
how"d you cut the 9" for a chain drive ?

thats something I'd be interested to see some pics of

Dakin Engineering
15th July 2007, 02:43
Flathead,
HUH?

Sam

Dakin Engineering
15th July 2007, 17:24
Lessee if this works:
http://www.landracing.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=random&cat=10072&pos=-6579

Dakin Engineering
16th July 2007, 04:25
Both sets of forks came from Natasha #8788
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/swingarm1.jpg
The swingarm is a straight bolt on.

The old fender had to go. New sub-frame.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/tail_frame.jpg

And a home for the new feul tank!

Finally, the rear skinned.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/tailpiece.jpg


3 and out, more tomorrow.

Sam

Dakin Engineering
22nd July 2007, 21:11
Took her for some road testing today.

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/Celeste_July.jpg

Made a tape of her too.

http://www.wikifortio.com/959013/Celeste+July.wav

Body work is in progress.

Sam

isiahstites
22nd July 2007, 21:22
Love the sound of the turbo!

Dakin Engineering
22nd July 2007, 23:00
Thanks Scott.

It was Sunday morning so the girls sang a duet...

http://www.wikifortio.com/297699/Sportster+Duet.wav


Sam

isiahstites
22nd July 2007, 23:28
Thanks Scott.

It was Sunday morning so the girls sang a duet...

http://www.wikifortio.com/297699/Sportster+Duet.wav


Sam



Even better!