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  1. Motorbikerx

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    Getting the Kingpin ready for the drags tomorrow night, well it's Saturday 130am right now so it's tonight really.
    Anyway I wasn't happy with the dull light in the tach so switched over light bulb from my other spare tach.
    Put the bulb in the rubber socket and turned ignition on and it lit up so I proceeded to push it into the back of the tach.
    Bit fiddly for my clumsy fingers so I grabbed my pointy nose pliers to hold the rubber bulb holder.
    Was pushing it into place with the pliers and darkness!!!
    Lights ignition everything went dead!
    Tried ignition a couple of times tried wiggling the bulb....NOTHING.
    SHT!!! ...I must've pushed the two wires inside the bulb holder together and blown something, a fuse I guess.
    So right now I'm in the process of removing the seat to get the lid off the fusebox.
    Gotta get it working, ....I should really be sleeping but panicking slightly cos I've killed the bike!
    Thought it sensible to post here now as you will all be awake over there.
    And the electrically inclined amongst you may be able to speed this process up..
    Ok back to work.
    2006 Kingpin
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
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    It's ok ...simple as a blown gauge illumination fuse...
    Takes out the whole bike!
    Anyway went to fit the spare 15 amp fuse but dropped it into the bike somewhere!....klutzz!
    Took a 15 amp off the XC , they don't have spare fuses though so I'll buy a few in the morning.
    Fitted the fuse , turned ignition on and all good.
    Fiddled with the offending wires and tried to make it blow again but couldn't so I think it's safe .
    Sorry false alarm!
    Tach is no brighter so I'll get a brighter bulb in the morning too.
     
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    Stop !!!!! Step away from the bike ! Your tired! ..... fatigued ! .....anxiety has set on because your gonna kick some Aussie Ass :beatdeadhorse:at the drags.
    Glad you figured it out. Was gonna tell you to check the GI fuse. :sparkplug1: Next to the Flux capacitor
     
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    'member... BRIGHTER means HOTTER!
    Do ya want more heat in that spot?
     
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    LED...LED runs cooler, like to be able to see when its pushing 6000 RPM, thats Cool.
     
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    Ohhhhh how will the yellow beast performance on the strips ..... Haaaaaaaaa we all wanna know
     
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    We
    Well it felt faster!
    But timeslips show different!!
    Had 9 runs all up from 12.8--13.1

    The more experienced riders there put it down to being a new bike and me not being used to it.
    Done 2000+ miles on it on the street in the last 2 months it's been in operation here.
    I would've thought by seat of the pants that I'd blitz my Vegas best of [email protected] not so!

    Had a ball wringing it's neck trying though IMG20210328003326.jpg export1616827967074.jpg export1616839999589.jpg export1616832264221.jpg IMG20210328003134.jpg
     
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    export1616840037528.jpg IMG20210327182439.jpg IMG20210327175426.jpg IMG20210327175133.jpg export1616837605756.jpg My best and closest run was alongside this Harley dragbike fresh out from the USA and on its first run.
    Wicked looking and sounding bike.
    Sadly he developed a bad oil leak after our first pass
    We were back in the staging lanes and it started smoking profusely
     
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    I love the yellow beast in the last photo!!!
     
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    Not bad at all for the first time on the yellow beast, what a beautiful pictures and machines, that HD is awsome looking,

    We don't have a dragstrip were i live ...
     
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    Plymouth Cuda was running 9s
    says 440 on the flanks , but inside info said it's been enlarged somewhat in bore and stroke.
    Tried to get a frontal shot but always someone standing there whenever I had a chance for a photo
     
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    Thanks mate, I was really hoping to do better but my old bike felt like my bike...the yellow beast feels like someone else's
    Guess I'll get used to it eventually if I run down the strip more often.
    Left the spark plugs as they were as only done 7000miles
    Could've dropped rear tyre from the 36psi that was in it too.

    That HD certainly is a wicked looking bike, built in USA by one of the Top Fuel teams so the rider said.
    That's his time on the other side of my timeslip.
    Pity it was pumping oil out as we were running close and I always run better times with closer competition.
    A couple more shots.

    IMG20210327175123.jpg export1616840037528.jpg
     
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    .246 reaction and 1.954 at 60' are pretty good numbers on the fast run. More time on the bike practising full on starts, either legal or not, will give you more consistency around those numbers. Was the front lifting?
    Yella Terra flies again.
     
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    Im usually 1.8 in the 60 foot on the Vegas, but I knew that bike inside out.
    No, the front wasn't lifting, so I wasn't hammering it outta the gate like the Vegas, it would come up a few inches.
    I think I was slipping the clutch a little instead of just dumping it.
    Didn't have an observer or anyone filming my runs which was a disadvantage too.
    And I need better illumination in the tach.
    At least now I got a starting point and can only get better.

    Got up fairly early for a Sunday morning today to take my newly refurbished Valiant to Chrysler's on the Coast at Burliegh Tavern.
    First two are my 68 Valiant,
    a VJ with custom hood scoop,
    And a very rare E37 Charger in Hemi Orange, it was the guys dad's car bought brand new, Dad wanted the Hemi 265 with triple Weber sidedraught carbs but not the blackouts and stripes of the R/T,
    more of a gentleman's hotrod the E37 IMG20210328095750.jpg IMG20210328095732.jpg IMG20210328105515.jpg IMG20210328105402.jpg IMG20210328105421.jpg
     
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