Main Motorcycle: '67 Triumph Bonneville
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Laredo, Texas
Other Motorcycle: British Iron
Extra Motorcycle: Dreer Norton Prototype
Go to the Bub website and follow the links, read everything they offer and download the info sheets.
Go over your bike from front to back, top to bottom, and inside out. Make sure you have no weak links that will let you down.
Go through the rulebook and make sure you are 100% in compliance.
Classic Triumph big twins will do just fine taking your time getting up to speed. a mile is WAY too long to hold near top speed to then run ANOTHER mile at top speed through the traps.
It takes some practice to work your way up easy the first 1/2 mile, then start pouring it on to hit top speed just before you enter the traps, then just concentrate on making yourself as small as possible and holding your revs at the best level to maximize your speed. If your speedo works, hold about 50 MPH till the 1/2 mile, in top gear, then crank it up progressively, should be about right with stock gearing.