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Post by LethalHoudini on 3/27/2013, 8:42 am

The Elite league speedway season kicks off tonight with the Midlands derby live on sky sports. For those of you who are wondering what speedway is see the video below. You boys think your brave try this stuff LOL.

COME ON THE POOLE PIRATES GET EM


GENERAL
Speedway bikes are a unique type of motorcycle. Originally the engines used were upright, the name reflects the way they fitted into the frame of the bike. Nowadays, in order to handle the bike more effectively, speedway riders use laydown engines in their set ups. The bikes weigh a minimum of 77 kilograms, have one gear and do not have brakes, the clutch is used as a release mechanism at the start of races. By using different engine and rear wheel sprockets the gear ratio can be adjusted for different track sizes and conditions.
FUEL
Only pure methanol is used to fuel the bikes, this allows the bikes to travel faster as the methanol increases the compression ratio to the engine, producing more power than other fuels. The high compression ratio of the engine can also assist in slowing down a machine; if the throttle is closed the engine may stop.
SAFETY
All speedway bikes must have a safety cut out device fitted that cuts off the circuit of electrical supply by pulling a lanyard attached to the rider's right wrist.
REGULATIONS
The motorcycles must meet the following regulations:
Weigh more than 77kg (no fuel)
Use a four-stroke, single cylinder engine with one carburetor and one spark plug and a maximum capacity of 500cc
Have guards fitted over moving engine parts where reasonable
Use an additional chain guard to prevent a hand or fingers being cut by a chain
Have a peg (Dutch Peg) fitted to prevent a broken chain flailing and injuring a rider or a fellow competitor
Use shatter resistant plastics where reasonable
Be fitted with a dirt deflector
Be fuelled by methanol with no additives
Be fitted with an approved silencer
Have a handlebar width greater than 650mm and less than 850mm
The bikes have a fairly simple set up and cannot be enhanced by any of the following means:
Be constructed in any part from Titanium
Use uncoated ceramic parts
Use telemetry during a race except for timing purposes
Use any electronic components to control the engine
must not Use brakes of any form
Use supercharger or a turbocharger of any kind.
WHEELIE







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Post by LethalHoudini on 3/27/2013, 8:48 am

As long as tonights meeting hasnt been called of due to whether I wont be on xbox between 7.30gmt and about 10gmt.

same for the next 3 mondays and hopefully il get Miss Helen to go to a meeting lol!

p.s. sorry its a birmingham loss by the mighty Poole Pirates Luongo lmao






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Post by LethalHoudini on 3/27/2013, 9:14 am

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Post by Guest on 3/27/2013, 11:14 pm

Interesting

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Post by Guest on 3/27/2013, 11:36 pm

Those things run on methanol?

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Post by RR Rowdy Burns on 3/28/2013, 12:20 am

Those guys have a screw loose to race those lol. fun to watch on video, id say it will be intense to see live.
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Post by LethalHoudini on 3/28/2013, 5:01 am

Pure methanol no additives allowed

It is edge of your seat stuff watching it live for sure.

I actually had a go on 1 of these things back in the late 80's and I tell ya it scared the shit out of me they enter the corners about 60/70 mph with no brakes

Off the start line they have to slip and manage the clutch in a big way. If you wanna see more search Billy Hamil and sam ermelenko 2 of your fellow mericans






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Post by Guest on 3/28/2013, 7:54 am

I thought they banned methanol from most motorspors, surprised they let these guys do it.

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Post by Guest on 3/28/2013, 7:58 am

Maybe here in America, this is the UK

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Post by LethalHoudini on 3/28/2013, 8:09 am

They use it in USA as well I think






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Post by Guest on 3/29/2013, 9:50 am

Nothing pro runs it anymore, I'm not sure if it is still allowed in SCCA anymore but it used to.

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