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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
I'm just puzzling over how much they can do to...

I'm just puzzling over how much they can do to increase power. Internal engine modifications are basically limited to different camshafts and porting, correct? (material removal from ports only,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,530
Posted By Hughlysses
+1 ...

+1

http://americansportbike.com/newdir/Item/18024
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-08-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,607
Posted By Hughlysses
I've seen stuff done by the larger commercial...

I've seen stuff done by the larger commercial water/baking soda blasters; it's a neat process.

IIRC, it will remove grease and oil (unlike other blasting processes) and the residual coating will...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,980
Posted By Hughlysses
Have you tried Egge Machine for pistons? I was...

Have you tried Egge Machine for pistons? I was under the impression they had them for about any US-made vehicle (or industrial engine for that matter), but they don't seem to list motorcycle pistons...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,530
Posted By Hughlysses
I'm in. :lurk

I'm in. :lurk
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Hughlysses
N GA- Wolfpen Gap Country Store Asking for Help

If you've stayed at TWO (now known as Two Wheels of Suches) or spent much time riding the area around Suches, GA, you've likely purchased gas, food, or a T-shirt at the Wolfpen Gap Country Store...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-26-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 223,897
Posted By Hughlysses
Hey- he never said it was a quick cure for...

Hey- he never said it was a quick cure for wintertime madness. :deal
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-26-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,607
Posted By Hughlysses
There's always baking soda blasting: ...

There's always baking soda blasting:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_QMRLyAEclGA/TLaBf1sCzkI/AAAAAAAAIZQ/OjVjj_HoePg/s800/2010-09-30%2020.52.15.jpg

:lol3

thread: ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,293
Views: 109,873
Posted By Hughlysses
Glad you're healing up OK. Man, that could have...

Glad you're healing up OK. Man, that could have easily been me if I'd made it to the dinner.
Forum: Racing 12-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
Apparently WSBK has a testing ban that began...

Apparently WSBK has a testing ban that began Saturday and goes through January 4, so it'll be after New Year's before they can test there.

EDIT- They've already tested at NOLA, but no mention of...
Forum: Racing 12-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
Post-Jennings test interview with Canepa: ...

Post-Jennings test interview with Canepa:

http://paologozzi.gazzetta.it/en/2014/12/22/english-nick-canepa-another-genoa-explorer-discovers-america-ebr-ok/

There is a WSBK testing ban through 4...
Forum: Racing 12-21-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
They haven't released a homologation special. My...

They haven't released a homologation special. My understanding was they were allowed to run any front brake they wanted under the rules, but they chose to stick with the ZTL setup to try to develop...
Forum: Racing 12-21-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
Canepa indicated on FB that he'll also be testing...

Canepa indicated on FB that he'll also be testing at NOLA Motorsports Park while he's in the US. Word is top speeds are ~20 MPH higher there than at Jennings. It'll be interesting to see how the...
Forum: Racing 12-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/158...

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/158664/754499.jpg

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/158664/754501.jpg

:D
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
Cross-posted from Badweatherbikers.com: ...

Cross-posted from Badweatherbikers.com:

According to a Facebook post from a Jennings GP instructor, Niccolo
Canepa just destroyed the circuit record, previously held by Ben
Bostrom, on his first...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
Niccolo Canepa posted to Facebook this morning...

Niccolo Canepa posted to Facebook this morning that he is in Jennings, FL testing with EBR.

:thumb
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-17-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Hughlysses
A new belt is always a little bit of a trial to...

A new belt is always a little bit of a trial to get on. Buell updated and improved the belt several times since they started building XB's in 2002 and the newer belts seem to be stiffer and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,851
Posted By Hughlysses
I believe their sales manager mentioned something...

I believe their sales manager mentioned something about it in one article I've seen, and said that the Hero models like the HXR 250 would be priced substantially below their competition.

Here's...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,851
Posted By Hughlysses
Yep, total goof on my part. Corrected. ...

Yep, total goof on my part. Corrected.

Here's a comparison graphic with the Honda CBR250. The Hero's not a bad-looking bike:
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,851
Posted By Hughlysses
Hero has some interesting bikes in the works that...

Hero has some interesting bikes in the works that were designed completely by or with assistance from Erik Buell Racing:

"Hastur" 600cc parallel twin streetfighter:...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 153,921
Posted By Hughlysses
The re-routed pipes make room for mid-mount pegs...

The re-routed pipes make room for mid-mount pegs if you wanted to go that way.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,293
Views: 109,873
Posted By Hughlysses
For a machine shop, I'd recommend Simmons...

For a machine shop, I'd recommend Simmons Balancing & Machine. They're not the cheapest, but they do excellent work. They're located in West Ashley just off highway 61, very near the fork with Paul...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,145
Posted By Hughlysses
I'm just saying your opinion may be premature....

I'm just saying your opinion may be premature. The only "official" quote I've seen from anybody at EBR about what the AX will be is this:

"The AX will be a completely new motorcycle. It won’t be a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,145
Posted By Hughlysses
Considering we have only the vaguest clue what...

Considering we have only the vaguest clue what the AX will be, how can you say it doesn't appear to be a serious competitor to any specific motorcycle?
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
Good interview with Canepa: ...

Good interview with Canepa:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,434
Views: 73,756
Posted By Hughlysses
I think I can make this one. Are we on?

I think I can make this one. Are we on?
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
Interesting, the testing ban has been lifted: ...

Interesting, the testing ban has been lifted:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wsbk/world-superbike-test-ban-lifted-2015/

EBR missed the previous test sessions. Hopefully the new team can take...
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
Erik Buell is quoted as saying: "For 2015, based...

Erik Buell is quoted as saying: "For 2015, based on what we learned last year, we have made many changes and look forward to seeing how these all play out."
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
Also on RoadRacing World: ...

Also on RoadRacing World:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/pegram-to-be-riderteam-manager-for-team-hero-ebrs-2015-world-superbike-effort/
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,210
Posted By Hughlysses
The German mag "Speedweek" has reported that...

The German mag "Speedweek" has reported that Pegram will ride AND manage the EBR team and that Niccolò Canepa wil ride the second bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,107
Posted By Hughlysses
No doubt Tiger's status has fallen considerably,...

No doubt Tiger's status has fallen considerably, but don't get the idea that Hero hasn't got plenty of cash. They're currently the largest manufacturer of two wheeled vehicles in the world and they...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,145
Posted By Hughlysses
Visordown just repeated info from a very...

Visordown just repeated info from a very speculative article that was posted at Autoevolution.com. Read the two interviews I linked in a post above. They give the only official word from EBR about...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,145
Posted By Hughlysses
Several EBR dealers have said that they were told...

Several EBR dealers have said that they were told that EBR's engineering staff shifted their focus to making some of the Hero small-displacement bikes ready for import to the US next year, which has...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-22-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,145
Posted By Hughlysses
Here's what people who actually work at EBR have...

Here's what people who actually work at EBR have said about the AX (not necessarily the "1190" AX) recently:

Interview with EBR Program Manager Dane Hoechst at Cycle World ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,598
Views: 975,902
Posted By Hughlysses
They're actually progressive springs and people...

They're actually progressive springs and people who have installed them on 06 Uly's say they're a big improvement.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,293
Views: 109,873
Posted By Hughlysses
Next up, a steak restaurant aimed at PETA...

Next up, a steak restaurant aimed at PETA members.

:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,293
Views: 109,873
Posted By Hughlysses
That's all I saw on the menu that was linked.

That's all I saw on the menu that was linked.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,293
Views: 109,873
Posted By Hughlysses
I may make it this week, although I must admit...

I may make it this week, although I must admit I'm a bit perplexed at the concept of a motorcycle themed restaurant that only serves Vegan fare. :huh
Forum: Racing 11-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,218
Posted By Hughlysses
Geoff May posted to Facebook that Aaron Yates...

Geoff May posted to Facebook that Aaron Yates broke a femur in his crash during race 2. Surgery required before he can leave Qatar.

Aaron did NOT need that.
Forum: Racing 11-01-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,218
Posted By Hughlysses
EBR finally made Superpole. Good for Geoff. ...

EBR finally made Superpole. Good for Geoff. :clap

Interesting article about EBR's future in WSBK from a German site:
...
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