1948 supercharged vincent black lightning at the Bonneville salt flats.

1948 supercharged vincent black lightning at the Bonneville salt flats.
Roland "Rollie" Free at 150mph on his record breaking run.

161.8kmph(100mph)!!

Monster dog parked on the highway on test run no 1

taking a break

removing the cover

Drag bike??

engine complete!

Khardung la one of the world's highest motorable passes.

Khardung la one of the world's highest motorable passes.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Veypor Debate.

Recently a friend of mine told me that there was some debate on how accurate the veypor really is and if it was incorrectly calibrated, could give incorrect velocity readings.

The fact is, if configured incorrectly, it could give you lower velocity readings,or higher depending on the wheel circumference fed into the veypor.

The veypor is very accurate, the actual tolerences or error factor can be checked online,this is not debatable.

Wwhat is debatable, is human error, either deliberate or by mistake.

I have never really bothered with what people think of me, those who know me know what I stand for, so in my case the former is out of the question.I am not building this bike as poser value, to boast or impress anybody.

The latter- human error is also not possible when you consider the method used to measure the circumference of the tyre, a stout wire inner cable wrapped around the centre of the front tyre and measured in mm to give the correct circumference.(this was rechecked several times to be sure).

I initially had the stock speedo mounted with the veypor to see the error factor on a brand new(just done 3000km)Tbird speedo.At 50kmh on the veypor the stock speedo registered around 60kmh, so with the correct ca liberation the veypor actually registered a slower velocity than the stock speedo.

"In the end the race is only with yourself"

1 comment:

The Restless Souldier said...

Hi Kunal,

lovely blog.

keep it up.

www.restlesssouldier.blogspot.com

Alluminium block.

Alluminium block.
Block being bored out to size.

Alluminium block.

Alluminium block.
The final honing process.

the finished right shift gearbox

Right shift conversion

Right shift conversion
the standard 5 speed