Originally Posted by gseur
...can't find one for a road test.
All retailers told me "try the Bonnie, it's the same".
That's shocking! How could they overlook the total difference in exhaust beat between the Scram's 270° crank and the Bonnie's 360° crank!?
To me the soundtrack provided by the Scrambler when ridden is one of the (many) great aspects of the riding experience (TOR's on mine). A Bonnie, even with TOR's, would be a totally different soundtrack, so a totally different riding experience. Vive the difference!
Those dealers really ought to have better awareness!!
While mentioning the crank...
Although it is described as a 270° crank, when I was looking at the cylinder firing order, the crank throws and the camshafts shown in the assembly diagrams and relating what I saw there to what I was hearing and feeling as exhaust pulses at the tails of the exhausts, I figured that the two power pulses are 90° apart and that the valve timings give a little overlap of the two exhaust pulses - Cyl1 Ex still closing as Cyl2 Ex starts to open.
Anyone else that's given this some thought - do y'all agree? Disagree? 'Cuz it puzzles me why they call it a 270
° crank if
the power strokes are
Your thoughts please.