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  1. Roadstar B
    07-08-2014 11:48 PM - permalink
    Roadstar B
    Mr. 8pack,
    This is Roadstar B asking about the center of balance of the engine.
    I put a small stick under the Roadstar engine from front to back on the line where the engine cases meet and the engine seems to be balanced at that point.

    I saw your bike in some internet photo and it was hanging up in a building.
    I was thinking that if a person look straight up from underneath they could see the
    cases where they come together and if they are in the center of the frame.
    Only if it is safe of course.


    Have you had time to look at that?
  2. Roadstar B
    07-06-2014 11:19 PM - permalink
    Roadstar B
    Thanks for that answer about the oil tank height.
    I may not be using the transfer gear box and oil tank.
    I would be making my own oil tank.
  3. Roadstar B
    07-04-2014 03:08 AM - permalink
    Roadstar B
    I used to live in Sausalito,Ca.
    I am now in Guerneville and have a tech question for you.
    I am building a custom bike and trying to determine the center of the road star engine when looking from the back.
    I was thinking that it would be great if the center is right where the main engine cases split. Am I far off?
  4. Pwfyrcat1
    12-06-2013 07:52 PM - permalink
    Pwfyrcat1
    I know it's still early, but did you get permission to run the salt in 2014, or do we have to wait until 2015???
  5. Greene Warrior
    10-01-2013 01:59 PM - permalink
    Greene Warrior
    Yeah where are you located, and do you have a pic?
  6. carreteraracing
    08-21-2013 11:51 PM - permalink
    carreteraracing
    Hey, Its Eddie from Bonneville. I was in inspection at speed week. Just wanted to see how your doing.
  7. arizonawarrior
    01-03-2012 03:46 PM - permalink
    arizonawarrior
    Sounds good I'll enjoy watching the fun. Suggest studying Frankenstein's site (URL in his profile). He is a new model VMax nut these days, for good reason. However his vmax site retains his Warrior builds. Also, his threads and posts remain here, he was always very willing to accept and share advice and his results were generally excellent. Also suggest checking Nigel Patrick's old posts, see: Road Star Warrior Forum : Yamaha Star Warrior Forums - View Profile: PRWarrior because he didn't leave much 'up' on his company site at Patrick Racing Billet after the Prostar days.
  8. arizonawarrior
    01-03-2012 07:10 AM - permalink
    arizonawarrior
    That will be fun. Lemme know when, I'll ride over. What frame and middle drive design are you planning?

    The boys at Patrick Racing discovered and shared the maximum rpm limitations of the engine design, there's links to conversations in Tomba's 'Popular Mods' post. Nigel Patrick owns all the recorded Warrior-specific top-speed records having dominated Prostar drags for so many years that the other manufacturers walked-away and ProStar collapsed from lack of competition (like CanAm and Porche lol). I mention this because your overall gear train including rear tire diameter and front drive pulley will need maximized modification for all high-end rpm. No worries since the bottom end isn't so important on the salt. That means its a very do-able project if the twins can be tied up real nice lol.
  9. arizonawarrior
    01-02-2012 11:12 PM - permalink
    arizonawarrior
    Welcome aboard! Post-up your Warrior pics in your Album, and any modification details in your BIKE tab!

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