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Old 10-26-2011, 01:49 PM   #4291
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me, too.

and there is no way a bi-plane is the equivalent of a harley.

at least not unless harley has started making a light-weight, ultra-flickable dual sport.
I'll play along. And even knowing harley's are pretty reliable these days, I'd rather not fly in a harley plane if they made one. The honda on the other hand, hell yes.

Here, a HD powered light plane.

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Old 10-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #4292
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Dude!!

Pulled into a Fuel station on my F800GS yesterday am:
Fella comes almost running over....so I knew his message was gonna be urgent...

Him: "You know that the F650 is exactly the same bike as that....!
Me: " well fuck me, is that right....wonder why they gave it a different name then!

Him: "umm well uh, uh, well seeya then".
Me: "Yeah see ya mate, thanks for the help..!"


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Old 10-27-2011, 03:52 AM   #4293
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me, too.

and there is no way a bi-plane is the equivalent of a harley.

at least not unless harley has started making a light-weight, ultra-flickable dual sport.
Quite true, more like the parasol-winged monoplane is the HD type of aircraft:


. . . but the motor ends up looking like this:


. . . . and SkyRay are the people to see. Other information at
Harley Davidson aircraft engine, Harley Davidson aircraft engine conversion.

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According to Mike Harley engines were popular aircraft engine conversions in the 20's and 30's. This year a conversion was on display at Bike Week in Daytona Florida, and an EAA chapter is just finishing up a 3 year restoration project on a vintage 1930's Harley powered craft which they will have on display at Airventure.
Curtiss' motorcycle engines were among the first motorcycle engines to be used for flying in the US.

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On January 24, 1907, on the wet Florida sand at Ormond Beach, Glenn Curtiss wheeled out a custom motorcycle frame fitted with an experimental 40-hp V-8 engine he had designed to power a dirigible. Having held the motorcycle land-speed record since 1903, he smashed his existing record for the running mile with a timed speed of 136.36 miles per hour and became popularly known as “the fastest man on Earth.” Although there’s no record of it ever being used in a dirigible, he would use a V-8 engine in his historic flight of the June Bug on July 4, 1908, once again taking a motorcycle engine into the sky.
My own memory is that Indian & Henderson motors were more to be found in small aircraft than were HD powerplants.

Chinese-built aircraft with THREE motorcycle engines


Presently BMW engines are one of the more common transplants into ultralights.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:15 AM   #4294
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That's because after the final drive and the ABS servo motor burn out, if you can sell the motor to an ultra light builder you might be able to make the down payment on a Honda Super Cub.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:46 AM   #4295
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Guy comes up to me yesterday on my F650GS single, goes "is that an Airhead?"
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #4296
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Got my first stupid question (and slight confrontation) on the cruiser today at a traffic light in downtown Asheville.
I'm at the front of the line at a light waiting to turn right (no right on red at this one). Guy crossing the street stops less than a foot directly in front of my tire, makes a throttle motion and:
him: "hey, man...do it for me."
me: *shakes head no* Nope.
him: "boy, I outta kick your ass and that piece of shit."
I ride a well-kept vulcan 900...yeah, my POS and pepper spray are reeeal scared of you. Right.
me: "Uh, huh."
Light's now green, so I shift into first.
him: "The fuck you gonna do? I fucking dare you!"
...Seriously? If I was going to do anything, shifting wouldn't be it: I'd put the kickstand down and pull out the mace. Just GTFO of the road already.
me: "Dude, the light's green. I'm waiting for you to get out of the road."

Pulled away through my right turn, made a point of keeping the rpm's low, and went about my day. Day-um. I'd gotten used to the idiotic "pull a wheelie!" shit when I was on the scooter, but threatening me because I won't gun my engine on a full-size cruiser? I wonder if this guy wants to beat truckers and train engineers who won't honk for him, too.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:19 AM   #4297
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Guy comes up to me yesterday on my F650GS single, goes "is that an Airhead?"
You should have said "No, but you are..."
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:27 AM   #4298
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Got my first stupid question (and slight confrontation) on the cruiser today at a traffic light in downtown Asheville.
I'm at the front of the line at a light waiting to turn right (no right on red at this one). Guy crossing the street stops less than a foot directly in front of my tire, makes a throttle motion and:
him: "hey, man...do it for me."
me: *shakes head no* Nope.
him: "boy, I outta kick your ass and that piece of shit."
I ride a well-kept vulcan 900...yeah, my POS and pepper spray are reeeal scared of you. Right.
me: "Uh, huh."
Light's now green, so I shift into first.
him: "The fuck you gonna do? I fucking dare you!"
...Seriously? If I was going to do anything, shifting wouldn't be it: I'd put the kickstand down and pull out the mace. Just GTFO of the road already.
me: "Dude, the light's green. I'm waiting for you to get out of the road."

Pulled away through my right turn, made a point of keeping the rpm's low, and went about my day. Day-um. I'd gotten used to the idiotic "pull a wheelie!" shit when I was on the scooter, but threatening me because I won't gun my engine on a full-size cruiser? I wonder if this guy wants to beat truckers and train engineers who won't honk for him, too.
WTF. Sounds like he was drunk or high or both.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:34 PM   #4299
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how dare you threatin that man with your motorcyle skillz


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Old 10-27-2011, 01:10 PM   #4300
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Selling a car in my driveway and the guys sees the bikes in the garage and tells me "My son had his leg cut off on one of those going over 130 mph the first day he had it, but they sewed it back on. It was one of those Yayabusas or something".
Me "Ya don't say?". MSF course may have been a better decision.

Little old lady in a red cadillac "I'm sorry I hit you, are you gonna be okay sweetie?" me "Yes ma'm, I think I only have a broken ankle...but I think I might need a new bike". Severe sprained ankle, totaled Concours.

LEO "Do you have any idea how fast you were going?" I hate that one.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #4301
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how dare you threatin that man with your motorcyle skillz


You best back up!! Don't make me use my other foot! FEAR MY REAR BRAKE!!
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:00 PM   #4302
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Selling a car in my driveway and the guys sees the bikes in the garage and tells me "My son had his leg cut off on one of those going over 130 mph the first day he had it, but they sewed it back on. It was one of those Yayabusas or something".
Me "Ya don't say?". MSF course may have been a better decision.

Little old lady in a red cadillac "I'm sorry I hit you, are you gonna be okay sweetie?" me "Yes ma'm, I think I only have a broken ankle...but I think I might need a new bike". Severe sprained ankle, totaled Concours.

LEO "Do you have any idea how fast you were going?" I hate that one.
"I figured you were pulling me over to let me know Officer, you've got the certified speedometer!"
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:22 PM   #4303
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Im at a gas station getting fuel in my 99 Hayabusa. Some clown walks up and says "Is it Fast?" I just nodded (Still had my helmet on) Then this idiot tells Me "My Mustang will beat it" I just nodded as I fired up my Bike and got the hell away.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:03 AM   #4304
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Im at a gas station getting fuel in my 99 Hayabusa. Some clown walks up and says "Is it Fast?" I just nodded (Still had my helmet on) Then this idiot tells Me "My Mustang will beat it" I just nodded as I fired up my Bike and got the hell away.
That's when you offer to race for pink slips.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:02 AM   #4305
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(T)his idiot tells Me "My Mustang will beat it"
Ah, a Mustang driver and his 'tude. They are the automotive equivalent of Harley Davidson riders.
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