Team Unorthodux

Team Unorthodux

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Popped up in my "memories"!
Go get some salt Unorthodux!
What's the update from today?

We are Team UnorthoDux, a group of Ducati-specialist builders who have come together to build Ducati

Operating as usual

03/28/2022

Dyno day is scheduled!

08/13/2021

Just back from Speedweek 2021. Small failures added up to big problems to solve in a limited time. We'll try again next year.

votervoice.net 03/04/2020

Tell the U.S. Department of the Interior to Save the Bonneville Salt Flats!

votervoice.net The future of land speed racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats is in jeopardy!  The once 13-mile racetrack at Bonneville is now less than 8 miles due to salt erosion.  It is critically important that the U.S. Department of the Interior contributes funds toward a...

10/24/2019

The 24 Hours of Lemons

Random archive photo: Bust-A-Nut Racing's GuteBier Blimp. #Nice #Blimp #24HoursOfLemons

08/20/2019

Team UnorthoDUX Bonneville Speedweek 2019

https://youtu.be/O9MlkKDnglY
Video of our only run this year.

Team UnorthoDUX only got one run on the salt this year. The salt was not in ideal condition and though the SCTA tried hard, they were only able to provide on...

08/16/2019

Team Unorthodux's cover photo

08/16/2019

We waited in line for two days to finally get a run in yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately, that run uncovered too many issues to repair and get back in line to run again. We are home again after another long drive, but we'll be back next year!

08/13/2019

SCTA Southern California Timing Association

Tomorrow is race day!

SW 2019 Update #11 (8/12/19):

Tomorrow the salt opens at 6:30 a.m. and you can go to your course & line up. You must obey all Speed Limits and No Crossing Courses. There is no lining up before the salt opens it is first come first serve. Racing will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Long Course: Will be located on Course #1 and used for Long Course Vehicles & Short Course Vehicles

• Long Course Vehicles will only be timed to Mile #4 and must shut down immediately after and exit before Mile #6. You will be timed at Mile #1, Mile #2, Mile #2 ¼, Mile #3 & Mile #4. If you go past Mile #6 it is in bad shape.

• Short Course Vehicles will be timed to the 3-Mile and must shut down immediately after. You will be timed at Mile #1, Mile #2, Mile #2 ¼ & Mile #3.

Rookie Course: Will be located on Course #3 and is for Rookies Only

• You will be timed to Mile #1 and must exit before Mile #2. This is a License Only Course and No Records Can Be Set.

Rookie orientation is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:00 a.m. and Wed-Thurs at 11:00 a.m. at the Registration Trailer.

JUST A REMINDER, THE NEW SPEED LIMIT FOR THE ACCESS ROAD IS 45 MPH.

We will continue to post updates.

See ya on the salt!

Bill Lattin
SCTA President

Pat McDowell
BNI Chairman

08/12/2019

Passed tech, now we're waiting on a course. Currently racing is scheduled to start Tuesday morning.

08/05/2019

Things are looking up for the track! The bike... Well, we're still building it...

SW 2019 Update #3 (8/4/19):

Dragging on the Long Course has begun and it is really smoothing out. The pit set up also started today and the Timing Tower was marked.

The Surveyors will be on the salt at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

Things are looking up so stay tuned for daily updates!

See ya on the salt!

Bill Lattin
SCTA President

Pat McDowell
BNI Chairman

06/28/2019

And there we are!

Attn: Racers

Here is the 2019 Speed Week Pre-Entry List in order by Engine Class

04/02/2019

Duccutters

Any new projects for 2019?

12/04/2018

This showed up today. A nice reminder in the off season.

08/17/2018

First run yesterday went well until about halfway through mile 3. Lost another coil. Pretty sure it is due to a mis-application if parts, so it's solvable for next year.
145 and change in the first mile, though.

Out of parts and don't want to throw good money after bad, so we went home.

All in all, a great week. Met new people, saw cool cars and bikes, and the bike went the fastest yet for the team. Good enough for this year.

08/15/2018

This morning, I bumped the rev limiter to 12500, ran the extra timing from yesterday afternoon, and went 140 and 142 over the two measured miles of the short course. The morning line took forever, but then everything died down.

I bumped the timing again, and started to get funny running. It seemed to get better if I gave it some accelerator pump, so I bumped the fuel. Same thing. Dropped the timing back to the fast run, same thing.

This is a familiar operating mode that eventually ends up with a totally toast coil. So I swapped the other one out with the second of the recent acquisition.

Wind came up, and we called it a day before it was official.

08/15/2018

Today discovered the horizontal cylinder wasn't firing.

The advice for the coils was to ground them next to the plug, but that puts the ground on the horizontal right in the salt spray from the front wheel. That obviously was a bad idea in retrospect.

We moved the ground somewhere less salty, and then were back to intermittent issues on a slightly suspicious looking coil.

We went to see the mayor of Wendover, and acquired a couple of replacements... An hour or so later we had the broken coil out and replaced. Back out on the course, only to discover we had traveled too far down a rabbit hole chasing the errant spark.

Loaded up a previously "acceptable" tune and picked up the "run, tune, run" rhythm for a bit. Wind came up and they closed the courses for eventually the day.

08/13/2018

Timeline Photos

08/13/2018

Only got three runs in today. We were waiting in line for a fourth but somebody apparently had a yard sale on course 2, while concurrently somebody had a redneck moment at the bend, tying up all the ambulances and life flights.

The second run was terrible, but the last one was awesome. Must have gotten pretty close to good enough, because it surprised me by lighting up the tire pretty violently on the good salt, in first, a little wheelspin in second, and straight up to 130 about the first mile for an average run over mile 2 at 133. It was the super short rookie/tuning course, so we grabbed the time slip and headed for a longer course... But ran out of race day.

Back at it tomorrow!

08/12/2018

Breezed through tech. Soon to be making our first pass.

08/12/2018

2018 is looking up! We are camped at the bend as of an hour ago. Tomorrow we'll find some pit space and hit up tech inspection.

If you're out here, hit us up here or on the forum.

ducatimonsterforum.org 08/06/2018

Team UnorthoDUX Ducati based land-speed racers New pic pg 19!

Okay, sprag gear issues sorted for now.

Broke a chain adjuster when it fell out of false neutral into 3rd. Go read the full report on the forum.
http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=61181.420

ducatimonsterforum.org Team UnorthoDUX Ducati based land-speed racers New pic pg 19!

08/05/2018

Unless someone has one we can pick up tomorrow morning, we are building a roll starter. This is the third sprag gear we've killed trying to tune bikes.

Open to suggestions...

08/02/2018

Tuning for Speedweek 2018

https://youtu.be/OWi9ZIkS8sQ

Ducati 749R on alcohol. Hopefully, got the timing issues sorted, now for the rest of the problems.

06/22/2018

And there we are!

08/30/2017

Great to see more Ducati record breakers on the salt.

Bill just went 190mph on a 165mph record. Getting set up for a return run to get the record!

08/03/2017

Motorcycle Performance

Getting ready for Bonneville at the end of the month.

08/03/2017

TOP 1 Ack Attack

Someday... we will race here, too.

The team is ready to go! Chief Engineer Mike Akatiff and Pilot Rocky Robinson are live from the salt flats at Salar De Uyuni - Bolivia, and the course is beautiful. Can't wait to get the Ack Attack on the salt, this thing is going to fly!
#TOP1AckAttack #QuestFor400 #WorldsFastestMotorOil

06/20/2017

Well, life has intervened in the racing schedule. We will be unable to make any of the Bonneville events this year due to good things happening.

11/19/2016

So it is entirely possibly that the interaction between the fuel tank and the fuel killed the fuel pump slowly, leading to at least part of our troubles. The fuel pump is locked up.

The plan is to build a new tank out of steel and apply a new fuel pump to the equation.

09/12/2016

Man, it's quiet here. Must be time to scheme up some more LSR shenanigans...

08/21/2016

Team Unorthodux's cover photo

08/21/2016

We had a rewarding, but almost entirely frustrating week on the salt. Parts broke, replacements were late, much work was done for little reward.

No complete passes, but we did make four attempts. The bike wasn't really running until Tuesday evening... kind of a prerequisite to pass tech.

We'll take the lessons and apply them to next year.

08/09/2016

Triumph Motorcycles

Guy Martin is out testing. Looks good from internet land.

08/04/2016

SCTA Southern California Timing Association

For those of you who can't be there physically, here is the official virtual link.

Here is the link for the Live Streaming Feed for Speed Week 2016

http://www.scta-bni.org/live-streaming.html

#scta #bonneville #landspeed #saltfever #sw2016 #savethesalt

Videos (show all)

Vid of "Lucky's" last run of 2013.  Note: after the 2nd gear shift listen for the motor to rev up quickly. She was runni...
Here's a shout out to our sponsors! This audio was on the FM broadcast that was happening all week.
First vid of the first run...  Was *such* a rush!
Small vid of our major breakthrough today!

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