phazer hood development 1aI don’t have great leaps of progress to report but I wanted you to know something was happening. Here I’m prepping the base to support the superstructure. Next time you will see the superstructure skeleton. Work will slow because the wife has a bathroom project for me.

One of you guys said to allow for air scoops in my hood. Upon inspection, the vents around the steering console are exhausting vents primarily (I guess) to warm the driver. Until you-all say different, I will leave an opening in the rear but no scoops on the front side. 10-4.


Yamaha Phazer Race-style Hood

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Mini Nats 2008 018 thPull start flat track, mini bike racing is becoming more popular. Milwaukee’s Flatout Friday indoor race routinely fields 30 or so minis. Freddy Cuba has been putting on the Mini Bike Nationals in Hastings Nebraska for years. This year for the first time, a mini bike class is included in the Dice Brothers AMA flat racing schedule in St. Charles, Minnesota with three races. 

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Lake minnetonka, clear ice after 40 years

Once every 40 years the ice on Lake Minnetonka becomes perfect. Smooth, clear ice as far as the eye can see. Prior to Sunday January 13, 2019 Ric Jostrom, (Mountain Devil) my mechanical engineer, motorcyclist and vintage snowmobiler, from Mound sent forth a restricted invitation to all his like-minded friends, that there was to be a Cooks Bay Speedway gathering. And bunches of people presented themselves.

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snogoer cover nov2018SnowGoer magazine carried a five-page story in their November 2018 issue on my RXL SnoPro racer kit for Indys from 1983 to 1997. The story was written by the builder, Jeff Oberg from Alexandria, MN.

Go buy that issue before it leaves the newsstands.

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sliding demo bike 1This weird looking motorcycle thing is going to be part of my forthcoming new YouTube video on the hows and whys of flat track sliding. This thing is a sliding demo device. This teaching aid is a bunch easier than using a real, heavy, unwieldy motorcycle in a studio. One of the concepts the video will cover is “Chop/Drop/Squirt,” the very secret to sliding.

  • In time, I suspect this video will be widely watched in the flat track community because there is nothing comparable on line. If you want to be alerted when the video is available, email me at (Do not leave a message for me on Facebook.)

  • This project is going to take months to complete at some cost. If your company wants to become a video sponsor on YouTube-email me at
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