Race to 400mph - DYNO Test
Sam Wheeler of Arcadia California, is preparing to break the motorcycle
land speed record with a run of 400 MPH plus at Bonneville Salt Flats Utah
this summer with his PARTS UNLIMITED/EZ HOOK streamliner.
With the PARTS UNLIMITED sponsorship Sam has totally revamped the power
plant and transmission on his liner. The streamliner is now powered by a
Suzuki Hayabusa 1300cc engine built by Vance & Hines.
The 20013 Bonneville Salt Flats season saw very wet salt conditions, and no
record runs were attempted.
With Bonneville testing out of the question, in September 2013, Sam brought
his streamliner to the Vance & Hines Dyno facility in Santa Fe
Springs CA for testing of the engine and the new drive system. This video
gives us a look at that session.
ISDE 2012 - Day 6 Highlights
Day 6 is traditionally features one special test. The 2012 course is a
super moto style using portions of the paved Saxonring road race circuit
combined with off-road supercross style sections. The riders are broken up
into motos by bike class and event ranking. The action was fast and
Team USA s Mike Brown wins the Final E1 moto overall, and the rest of the
USA World Trophy Team does well enough to move up from 7th to 4th place on
the final day, passing both Finland [2011 champs] and Spain.
The Junior Trophy Team places third which is excellent for an inexperienced
team. Jeff Fredette adds finish 32 to his string of ISDE runs. Fred Hoess
collects another gold medal as the American with the most gold medals.
All that is left is the awards ceremony and packing everything up for the
Paint and Body - PARTS Showcase Sam Wheeler PARTS UNLIMITED (episode 5)
Sam Wheeler's PARTS UNLIMITED/E-Z HOOK streamliner gets its new paint job
and graphics. Kurt Walter at ICON designed the graphics in PARTS red white
and blue color scheme and included the logos from all the sponsoring
companies that are making this project a reality. Grant and his crew at
Arcadia Sign did the graphics including the vinyl logos that he guarantees
will stay on at 450mph!
Sam's liner is best known for its Kawasaki green color scheme which came
with the years of sponsorship by tha company. When fist constructed the
liner was white. The new graphics reflect the PARTS UNLIMITED sponsorship.
Fred Fox CEO and founder of PARTS always liked Sam's liner and got
involved with the project to help Sam make the mAjor drive train updates he
needed to set the world record. This includes a 600 HP turbo Hayabusa powerplant built by Vance & Hines
along with a new final drive system.
The streamliner was a big hit at the PARTS UNLIMITED Anaheim showcase in
March 2013 where it was unveiled. This video covers the journey of the
transformation of the EZ HOOK streamliner with its new graphics
6d Helmets - Product Launch
Helmet technology has not significantly
advanced in over 55 years when EPS was
first used as the energy management
material of choice.
Today you have multi-density EPS,
but not much more...
6d Helmets changes everything.