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Old 11-16-2013, 06:31 PM   #7321
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at least that guy understood instead of taking insult. Good response imo.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #7322
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Not really stupid but it seams people just gotta say something.

Rode back to Rock Springs from Cody on Friday. Temps in the mid to low 30° range. Stopped to fill up before going home. Guy comes up to me and says "bit chilly to be out ridin' ain't it?"... I say, "Ya don't get tough by pampering yourself". He smiles & nods.
Not stupid at all. Loved the response for sure.


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Old 11-17-2013, 08:16 AM   #7323
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I did not know that. May have something to do with why Toyota engines are so durable. Any proof?


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Yamaha have traditionally built Toyota's performance-oriented twincam heads for them; the engines themselves, along with the SOHC and all of the more pedestrian twincam heads, are all produced in-house. Look at a 4A-GE or 2JZ head, it'll have the Yamaha tuning forks cast on it somewhere.
If you need more proof, I'm pretty sure that WR-F valves, valve springs, collets, stem seals, valve guides and rockers are directly interchangeable with those found in the 20-valve 4A-GE.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:26 AM   #7324
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I did not know that. May have something to do with why Toyota engines are so durable. Any proof?


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Someone in the auto industry told me recently that Yamaha make most Toyota engines under 1600cc and have had design input for others (especially high performance) since the 60's. They have also been involved in designing and/or building engines for Ford and Volvo amongst others.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:29 AM   #7325
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Pas du tout. Québécois. ;)



J'aurais du deviner en voyant ton avatar. Joe Bar Team, non?
Ouais. J'adore cette B.D. Joe Bar Team me fait beaucoup rire. Ah, le Quebec! Une belle province avec des belles villes, et de gens très sympa.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #7326
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On topic, while I was on my way down to my last Victorian Highlands trip a few years ago, riding my old '88 DT175. Stopped at a servo in Albury to fill up, had this pearler of a conversation with the desk jockey while I was paying for the fuel:

Servo attendant: "Mate, I think there's something wrong with your bike, I noticed it was blowing a bit of smoke when you pulled in."
Me: "Nah, she's right mate. It's a 2-stroke, they do that. It's the oil in the fuel burning off."
Servo attendant: "Oh. Like a lawnmower?"
Me: "... Yes, like a lawnmower."
Servo attendant: "Why did you put a lawnmower engine in a motorbike?"

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Old 11-17-2013, 08:48 AM   #7327
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On topic, while I was on my way down to my last Victorian Highlands trip a few years ago, riding my old '88 DT175. Stopped at a servo in Albury to fill up, had this pearler of a conversation with the desk jockey while I was paying for the fuel:

Servo attendant: "Mate, I think there's something wrong with your bike, I noticed it was blowing a bit of smoke when you pulled in."
Me: "Nah, she's right mate. It's a 2-stroke, they do that. It's the oil in the fuel burning off."
Servo attendant: "Oh. Like a lawnmower?"
Me: "... Yes, like a lawnmower."
Servo attendant: "Why did you put a lawnmower engine in a motorbike?"

Fair question. So why did you?
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:01 AM   #7328
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What can I say, I was impressed with the old Victa's durability, and it cut through knee-high barley grass like a champ, so I decided to chuck the motor in the bike :P
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #7329
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Someone in the auto industry told me recently that Yamaha make most Toyota engines under 1600cc and have had design input for others (especially high performance) since the 60's. They have also been involved in designing and/or building engines for Ford and Volvo amongst others.
The SHO Taurus engine was made by Yamaha.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:52 PM   #7330
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Most of us need to come to that understanding.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:44 PM   #7331
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Most of youse don't even look that good....

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Old 11-18-2013, 03:10 AM   #7332
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:19 AM   #7333
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Went grocery shopping at Safeway on my 1984 Goldwing Aspencade. Bought 15 bags of groceries. Wearing a jacket that says Goldwing, have a helmet in the cart.
Bagger asks if I'm riding.
me- "Yes I am".
bagger- "How you gonna get this all home"?
me- "It'll fit".
cashier "no it won't, no way man". (Santa Cruz)
me- "yes way man"

it's late at night, there's no other people in line, so they proceed to follow me out and watch as I get all 15 grocery bags in the trunk and hardbags.

bagger- "dude, like they all fit"...
me- "yes dude, they like all fit"
I can get a 24 pack of cans in each saddlebag and a 12 pack under my jacket.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:42 AM   #7334
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I can get a 24 pack of cans in each saddlebag and a 12 pack under my jacket.
I can put three 12 packs of drinks in my right pannier, or two 12 packs and two bags of ice to have cold drinks wherever we go.

On Saturday night I picked up two gallons of sweet tea, a quart of eggnog, a loaf of bread, some yogurt, and some fresh flowers. The flowers got strapped to the top of my pannier facing backwards (stems forward) and I rode home 13 miles. I've often carried flowers that way. The seem to hold up surprisingly well, at least up to about 50mph.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #7335
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...Toyota subcontracts all the head design for Toyota engines to Yamaha.
If I'm not mistaken, Yamaha also did the head design on the original Ford Taurus SHO.

(Whoops, should have read further before posting. ttpete beat me to it.)
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