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Old 05-07-2003, 05:31 AM   #1
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After many teething problems, good old Byron Hines is starting to pull the rabbits out of the proverbial drag racing hat. Good for them.
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Old 05-07-2003, 07:41 AM   #2
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A list of 2003 NHRA Pro Stock Bike rules updates:



Page 154 (eff. 1/1/03)

Introduction: Replace second sentence with "Minimum weight at conclusion of run: Harley-Davidson or NHRA-accepted American push rod V-twin up to 160 cid, 550 pounds, including rider; Harley Davidson or NHRA-accepted American push rod V-twin 161 to 200 cid, 600 pounds, including rider; Â…"

Page 154 (eff. 1/1/03)

Engine: Replace second sentence with "Harley V-twin or NHRA-accepted American push rod V-twin, 45-degree case only, maximum 3,278cc (200cid)." Replace fourth sentence with "NHRA-accepted aftermarket Harley-Davidson or American push rod V-twin engine cases with cylinder angle between 45 and 60 degrees, up to 160 cid, permitted."



Page 155 (eff. 1/1/03)

Fuel System: Replace final sentence with "EFI permitted on certain Harley-Davidson or American push rod V-twin engines accepted by NHRA."



Page 155 (eff. 1/1/03)

Transmission: Replace second sentence with "Transmission must be contained within the stock case, except Harley-Davidson or NHRA-accepted American push rod V-twin."







i would hope they are competitive......the rules do everything but give them a headstart.
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Old 05-07-2003, 08:12 AM   #3
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Sure puts a different spin on things. I am sure HD will make a big deal of this on American Thunder. Wish HD could compete on a even basis.
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Old 05-07-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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This is not a push rod engine, neither it is a 45 degree, what are you talking about?
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Old 05-07-2003, 08:21 AM   #5
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1st let me just get this out of the way for everyone........Harleys suck, always have, always will. Twins are a prehistoric configuration and (are rightly) going the way of the Dodo.



That being said, way to go!
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Old 05-07-2003, 08:28 AM   #6
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those are the class rules, updated to make the HD competitive......

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Old 05-07-2003, 08:42 AM   #7
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This motor actually is a push rod engine but it is 60 degrees like the Vrod. That is about the only thing it has in common.



The I-4s don't share any parts with any motorcycles either.
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Old 05-07-2003, 08:47 AM   #8
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Re read the PR shtick above. Its a V-rod and that motor is a water cooled 60deg overehead cam 4 valve per cyl. motor, so absolutly none of those rules stated above apply.

Please be more carefull in the future
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Old 05-07-2003, 09:28 AM   #9
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Hey Manson,



Ever notice just how popular dinosaurs are--even today?
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Old 05-07-2003, 10:16 AM   #10
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It's a V-Rod in the same way that those NASCAR racers are Monte Carlos and Taruses etc, or, to stay in the drag racing arena, like a Firebird funny car is like your Firebird. In similar fashion, this "V-Rod" does have an air-cooled pushrod V-twin to take advantage of the huge displacement break offered for such configurations. The Suzukis etc that they race against also have few, if any actual production parts
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