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    A Little Tip I heard

    Here is a little tip I heard. Have you ever wondered why your drivelines have a shiny area? That is the hose collapsing on it from the suction in the pump tunnel. One way to remedy this is to put a support in there to hold the hose out. I haven't tested it yet and I don't know how many rpm's its worth. But at the very least it could save your hose and prevent a bad leak.
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    Good Tip!

    I also think using a thicker hose as previously recommended will aid in the hose sucking in.

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    looks like something I will let others try first. Idea sounds good. It wouldn't be pretty though if the metal cuts the rubber hose.


    speaking of suction and hoses, where's Abbott?

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    Spud,

    We've been using a Gates hose for years and haven't seen the shiny part on the driveshaft at all. May be a cheaper alternative for you.

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    That may be the ticket. No shiny spot no rubbing. The person that gave me the tube was on the factory race team. I think as a tech. That was one of their tricks. I need to talk with him more and see if there are other tricks as well. The aluminum tube he gave me had all radiused corners. It was pretty slick.

    I like the little low cost low tech things that just might help a little. I imagine there are probably pvc fittings that might workjust as well.

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    good tech tip , good post , shows your thinking all the time about the need for speed...even if the aluminum tube rubbed the drive shaft it would not harm the shaft ,the things are hard and tough

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    I agree. I sure don't think it would help much, but I'll take everything I can get. I'm trying to get a near stock GP1200R to 75. So far I'm at 74 in 80-85 degrees.

    I've heard the tunnel reinforcement helps a little. I've heard the channels in the intake manifold being blocked helps a little, I've heard filling the bolt holes in on the ride plate helps a little. I'm going to Yuma tonight to hit the morning glass. It will be 90 degrees first thing so I'll see if it does help a little. Thats about all I'll have time for before the temperature goes over 100.

    The poor 1200 might have to wait for fall to hit 75

    My other ski should be doing that and more in a few weeks.

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    Good luck at the testing grounds spud. Let us know how you do.

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    I hope both of us get there (75mph) Spud.

    I'm .8 away and I want to get there on my 1200 grate.

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    Keep us posted Spud. I'm not sure you will get very good results in Yuma right now... Well, maybe if you hit it just right, and do your speed runs at 5am, right as the sun peaks, AFTER a minus 100 day...

    Gates hose... no collapsing here. Need to check the slow lake boat.

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