Please check out the video of my sucessful new World’s Indoor Record for a motorcycle ramp to ramp jump over 8 Semi Trucks.
The video is cool stuff with GO PRO on the bike footage and two other cameras.
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Check out this video by my friend Desi who was in the grandstand on the landing end. You can clearly see we cleared all 8 of those trucks!
Here is another video from our own Annie Sutton my personal assistant here in my office.
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Allen Jackson and Ed at Allen’s home in Waco with the Sporty.
BIG Ed’s old friend and one of his mechanics, Allen Jackson from Waco, has been working on getting the jump bikes ready for Pocatello’s truck jump. Allen was factory Mx mechanic and developer for several big names. His work with Kawasaki was legendary as well as his tuning for many of the greats in AMA Road Racing and also for the FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
With Allen turning the wrenches and moving foot pegs forward on the sportster, and helping getting the Big Twin ready he has no doubts and trusts Allen to the highest regard.
Ed said, “The BTR Harley jump bike is our first choice because I have been using it the most and am somewhat used to it or as much as I can get ready for 140 horsepower motorcycle! That thing is so cool but without a tranny I am not sure we can get to the speed we need to jump with while still not smoking the clutch.” The problem is that bike has no transmission and without that he must have the bike geared to run 70 plus mph to make the jump but also be able to get the bike rolling without ruining the clutch. The clutch goes out going up the take off ramp and he will certainly crash head first into the trucks!
Plans to help him get started towards the take off ramp is to build a high banked dirt berm where he can come down from the entrance of the arena turn and all this with speed about 30mph and then haul ass towards the take off ramp to get to that 60 some plus mph and then be able to stop the bike before crashing into the wall or worse yet the monster trucks.
There are a whole lot of problems with this jump and everyone in the office and on his team has tried to convince Ed to be careful. But if you know BIG ED he says.
“Be like a Turtle…….. A turtle does not get anywhere without sticking his neck out! “
Saturday night April 6th inside the University of Idaho’s Holt Arena Big Ed Beckley will attempt a new World’s Record Indoor ramp to ramp motorcycle jump over a long line of Semi Trucks!
Can it be done?
Gene Sullivan, Ed’s friend and stunt coordinator will bring ramps for him to use, “Big Ed must get some big air to clear all these trucks!” Gene is a long time stuntman himself and was Evel’s body guard and stunt coordinator for a while. He now has leads Jumping for Jesus Evangelistic Programs where his jumps have a message and he and Ed share their Love for the Lord.
Evel Knievel jumped 7 buses which are the same width as a semi truck in the Kingdome which is huge compared to the Holt Arena.
Maybe just maybe BIG Ed should try to match that jump distance instead of breaking records or he might be breaking bones!!
A huge question is getting the speed up to jump which calculates around 70mph and then shutting down before Big Ed slams into a wall. If you do not know this bike has but one gear so it has to be high enough geared to do the needed speed but also it needs to be Not only that but the last few times which all have been indoor jumps Ed has either over jumped or under jumped the landing ramp because of not being able to see the speedometer which he uses to see if he has the correct speed.
This jump is different, way different than a 9 or 10 car jump. This is over semi trucks with huge, wide, and tall bodies and width and all in the confines of this arena.
Can it be done inside this arena? Big Ed says ” With my engineer Doug Malewicki calculating the speeds and me using Gene Sullivan’s huge tall and wide ramps and he and others praying for me this should be my night to shine!”
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We are working on all sorts of projects including building a new back up bike for when I am jumping. Something happens now I am screwed so we have been watching internet and searching for a Harley hillclimber that we could transfer into something that would not be that foreign to me to ride after getting used to this BTR MOTO Harley jump bike.
Several good things about this bike is::
1. White Power Suspension front and rear (KTM parts) and those forks work as well as WP on the rear will soak up the huge landings!
2. Motor is a Harley Sportster with over 1400 cc’s with a whole bunch of torque and smooth power.
3. Really like the fact it has a transmission with all the right stuff inside it. I can shift this bike up to gain speed and down to scrup off speed in case I need to get stopped.
4. The Chassis is built well and seems to be well balanced.
5. Not only is it cool looking and well put together it has Harley-Davidson power and the best sounding exhaust of any motorcycle! SPORTSTERS ROCK!
6. My old friend and one of the best mechanics in the world Allen Jackson is working on it making it right for me!
The Next Jump:
It takes place Saturday night April 6th and we have much to do before that happens. We are trying to secure 10 big trucks to set a new Indoor World Record! It is a huge jump and we have to be ready with our equipment, ramps, and my body! I have started working out again after injurying myself in Dallas back on February 1st. I did not crash but take a look at this jump photo and see that I over jumped and then slammed my face into the speedometer and the handlebars. Big cut on my nose, lots of blood, and dizzy but I did not crash and came back the next night and over jumped 9 cars again but this time it somewhat dislocated my shoulder. Since then I have been easy on it but now I am headed to the gym to make it and the other side stronger than ever! Gene Sullivan my Stunt Coordinator makes me look like a wimp he is so in shape it is nutz! I am headed to the gym and chaning my diet to bulk up and get stronger in my upper body. Saturday night April 6th inside the University of Idaho’s Holt Arena with Gene’s huge ramps and some rock n roll Harley power I am hoping to launch into the World record books! That jumps is part of the Monster Truck Grand Nationals and it will be a huge show! Come see us in Pocatello, Idaho!
DALLAS, TEXAS ROCKED!
Friday and Saturday February 1st and 2nd we were jumping inside the famous Mesquite Arena with the CFP Monster Truck Winter Nationals. This arena is basically an indoor rodeo grounds with a door in and a door out which makes it a whole lot safer when launching a bike over 70 feet. Getting speed was no problem – just could not see what was going on for a few seconds after I came in from outside. My eyes would be all screwy as I was coming to the take-off ramp and then with the glare from the over head arena lights it was plain dangerous trying to read the speedometer.
On Friday about 5:30 am in the morning I did a couple PR Jumps for live ABC TV here in Dallas on WFAA-TV. I gotta tell you that was early in the morning after a 2am bed time. Way to late on Thursday setting up my ramps but I did not have help except for my two friends Jodi and Jersey and Karen. With those three girls we unloaded the ramps and built the monster truck track and set cars for my jump the next morning over 7 full size cars and vans.
Both jumps went off like smooth and everything seem to be ok with the bike and the set up. After the early morning jumps and a quick breakfast I went back to the hotel and dove into bed. Got up about 12 noon and headed to the arena and finished set up and extended it out to 9 cars and that way it was hopefully safe and still spectacular. Then the arena lights came on and the show was to begin and I was first up. Started that big Harley motor and road up the take off ramp and sighted it in and then went out the back door to the parking lot and then is when I found out I could not see when I was accelerating to the take off ramp! After a few runs it was mandatory I just went with what I could see and what I thought it said. As I went over the top of the 9th vehicle which was a Van I was still going full tilt boogie and it was for sure I was going past the landing ramp or very close to it. Bam it hit hard and my right now my hand slipped off the grip and now I am banging face against the speedometer which just fit thru the window of my MX helmet! The bike is sliding back and forth and I am fighting for control and then it straightened up and I raised up a little daised and got the brakes on before I slapped cars in the parking lot! Wow what a save.
These two videos are from the Friday night jump
Mesquite Arena Feb 1st, 2013 here one video from the side
NEW ADDED VIDEO from the front!
Another one from the front on Friday Night
Check this photo of the ultra hard landing!
On Saturday night it was picture perfect!
Check it out in this video!
After the Friday night near crash and a huge gash on my forehead just above my nose we changed a few things but still could not get the light to stay on in the speedometer to stay on and I over jumped it again but still it looked smooth and the crowd went wild. We were surrounded by friends and co-workers and it felt good to do something that cool in front of them. This BTRMOTO Harley jump bike is amazing and I am so glad we went with this combination.
NEXT JUMP ………………..SATURDAY APRIL 6th – IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY HOLT ARENA – POCATELLO, IDAHO – New World’s Record over 10 semi trucks indoors!