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Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« on: August 12, 2016, 07:14:21 AM »
You know, the trans guts get a lot of attention in these discussion boards but rarely is the trans case discussed as being the weak point, but is often times is.

Case in pont. A few weeks ago I rode one of the shop bikes at Zippers. It was the test mule for the new Zippers 110 drop on kit that made like 150 hp. Apparently, everyone at Zippers as thrashed that bike with the new engine in it. Like beat on, stupid stuff. Stuff that no body in their right mind would do to their own bike.

Well, the crew at Zippers started to tear down the engine last week to have a peak inside and discovered that two of the mounting ears on the trans case were broken all the way through, but the internals were just fine.


 the last time I seen the S&S T143 Dragon bike was at the Cincy Expo this past winter. I took notice to the bracing that S&S had added to the engine and tranny. I asked about it and they said they had witnessed flexing in that area and the two braces they made took the flexing out. I wished I would of taken a picture of it now.  :banghead:

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Brock cut a perfect light on it at sturgis .

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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 09:06:13 AM »
Nice ! Doesnt get any better than that  :chop:
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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2016, 01:16:53 PM »
Good mph in the eighth, thought it would be a little quicker.  Great light by Brock, I had a .0011 last night at T&T.  To the OP, Id go with the 143!
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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 03:08:31 PM »
That reaction time is AMAZING!!!!!   :up: :up: :up:  -Tutt

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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 04:27:12 PM »
That reaction time is AMAZING!!!!!   :up: :up: :up:  -Tutt

No kidding!!

I'm too old to have a reaction time like that at this point......

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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2016, 06:50:17 AM »
I'm surprised at the 60' time- expected it would be sub 1.6 for some reason.  The 0000 light is a combination of practice, anticipation, and luck.  Bracket racers dream! I've had 1 in all my passes.
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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 04:56:14 PM »
I'm surprised at the 60' time- expected it would be sub 1.6 for some reason.  The 0000 light is a combination of practice, anticipation, and luck.  Bracket racers dream! I've had 1 in all my passes.
Not at the Sturgis 1/8 mile barely prepped rally track...
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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 05:13:18 PM »
NHRA Prostock riders have perfect lights semi regularly. You train, practice and put in the work. Usually happens when a superior opponent is in the other lane, and you are gonna cut that knife as close to the edge as you can...flip side is red lights also happen as well....Luck? Chance favors the prepared mind...

Me in right lane on Harley no bar streetbike against a superior powered Busa' with extended swingarm, air shifter, and other mods (and a good rider)..did the best I could to play with him but superior HP wins usually every time at the big end unless he screws up-
Then again, WTFDIK, I just ride show bikes...




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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 06:03:55 PM »
Paul , that is a SMOKIN 60' you laid down !!
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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2016, 06:57:37 PM »
I'm surprised at the 60' time- expected it would be sub 1.6 for some reason.  The 0000 light is a combination of practice, anticipation, and luck.  Bracket racers dream! I've had 1 in all my passes.
Not at the Sturgis 1/8 mile barely prepped rally track...
What kind of bike did you hit your perfect light? Slip?
Never thought about it being the track at Glencoe Campgrounds  :embarrassed:
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Re: Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2016, 07:14:46 PM »
Paul , that is a SMOKIN 60' you laid down !!

Not bad for a show bike. <smile>
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Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2016, 05:56:48 AM »
Here's what that perfect light can do for you. This is from the Brainard Nationals yesterday and won the finals.



Hines posted a perfect .000 reaction time in the final round to defeat alligator farmer Jerry Savoie in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final round. Hines’ 6.866 at 194.94, along with the perfect reaction time, on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson was enough for a holeshot victory against Savoie’s 6.863 at 194.88 on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki. This is Hines’ fourth win of the season, 46th of his career, and third at Brainerd Int’l Raceway. He rode past veteran Steve Johnson, Cory Reed, and Hector Arana Jr. in the earlier rounds.
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Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2016, 08:52:54 AM »
Two perfect lights ..... same day.... and I am far from professional

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Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2016, 09:38:57 AM »
That's pretty good!  :up: ............. ET looks great as well!  :up:

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Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2016, 02:34:47 PM »
Two perfect lights ..... same day.... and I am far from professional
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Re: Considering a S&S 124 or 143
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2016, 06:24:35 AM »
Two perfect lights ..... same day.... and I am far from professional
Nice-
Wheelie bar, dial in, bracket bike.
Yes it's a bracket bike with a delay box and the box does make it easier to cut the perfect light..... But it's still hard!