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Old 10-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #17671
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There's also a child safety seat with a child in it, in the trunk. The kid is wearing a bicycle helmet. Can't tell if he/she is wearing any eye protection.
Eye pro is probably not too big of a deal since the kid is no taller than the front of the sidecar.

Given the backseat setup, this may be a CJ sidecar tub on a Ural tug. CJ's had some tubs with a jump seat configuration in back.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #17672
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Have you not seen some of the barges that were pictured here, and the pirates?????



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Old 10-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #17673
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They have a place. Not everybody wants zip around at 6k rpm.


6k? that is barely idling for a bike.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #17674
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:58 PM   #17675
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6k? that is barely idling for a bike.
For SOME bikes. The pitch and character of the bike are not what I enjoy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #17676
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For SOME bikes. The pitch and character of the bike are not what I enjoy.
The Ducati Diavel is what H-D SHOULD have designed. They got rid of Buell because he was more intelligent than all of the H-D engineers put together.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #17677
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I looked em up, like you asked. They're flat for sport bikes, but not nearly as flat as a sportster or a vstar 1100.
That's not the torque curve of the Sportster that you are looking at, that's the life monitor and the bike has flat lined. It's dead boring.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #17678
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The Ducati Diavel is what H-D SHOULD have designed. They got rid of Buell because he was more intelligent than all of the H-D engineers put together.
Which is why hd is still growing sales quarter after quarter. Derp! Leave the marketing and engineering decisions to people who know what the fuck they're doing.





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That's not the torque curve of the Sportster that you are looking at, that's the life monitor and the bike has flat lined. It's dead boring.
Do you have thoughts? Or is your whole life as dumb-fuck stupid as that quip?
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:45 PM   #17679
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I haven't ridden all of MN, but lots of MN riders come to WI to ride good roads. MN sucks donkey balls for decent roads with curves and elevation change from what I can find.
CA, NC, TN, WV, VA, WA, OR, MD, PA and WI all eat MN for roads.
I loved riding around the driftless region in WI. It was full of surprises, as were some of the Rustic Roads.
Lived in MN for over 50 years and rode all over the state many times and always had flat spots on my tires.
Live in CO now - no comparison.


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Old 10-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #17680
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wonder how the martime oil thread will turn out?
you asked for it.....

The main engine has oil injected through ports in the cylinder walls to lubricate the piston skirts and the cylinder liners. This consumes about a ton of oil per day, SAE 50 or 60, 70 TBN. The crankcase has about 30 tons of 30 wt in its dry sump, and this oil is a lifetime fill. The crankcase is sealed separate from the combustion spaces on these cross head engines. The piston rod is bolted rigid to the piston. The piston rod passes through a seal and is bolted to the crosshead which does the job of a wrist pin...transferring the angular thrust of the crank to the engine frame. The connecting rod is bolted to the crosshead and goes to the crankshaft.

The trunk piston engines (conventional wrist pin in the piston) use an SAE 40 oil with a high TBN to counteract the acid from the fuel with 3% sulfur. The oil is continuously centrifuged and only changed when indicated by the oil analysis...years of service.

No, no synthetics.

TBN = total base neutralizing, a measure of the alkalinity of the oil. Highway Diesel engines oils are about TBN 10 or 12.

A big Diesel engine is one where you put a man with a ladder in the cylinder, and a crew of men with chain hoists, ladders, and planks into the crankcase. A chain hoist is needed to lift a bearing insert. Figure that the engine weighs something like 1800 to 2000 tons. 7 ton individual cylinder head.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:05 PM   #17681
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #17682
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Which is why hd is still growing sales quarter after quarter. Derp! Leave the marketing and engineering decisions to people who know what the fuck they're doing.
Of course they know what they're doing. They're building overweight underpowered barges to stroke the egos of all the Sonny Barger wannabes who don their Harley Pirate Costumes on sunny days and cruise at 15 under the speed limit showing off how bad and macho they are. Performance isn't critical as long as they can set off the alarms of the parked vehicles they pass.

I have fun making them look silly with my little 400 pound 650 twin.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #17683
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Of course they know what they're doing. They're building overweight underpowered barges to stroke the egos of all the Sonny Barger wannabes who don their Harley Pirate Costumes on sunny days and cruise at 15 under the speed limit showing off how bad and macho they are. Performance isn't critical as long as they can set off the alarms of the parked vehicles they pass.

I have fun making them look silly with my little 400 pound 650 twin.
They're making money, and apparently enough not to need yours.

You think they look silly, they think you look silly. Why the hate? Did a pirate steal your girlfriend in high school or something?
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #17684
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They're building overweight underpowered barges to stroke the egos of all the Sonny Barger wannabes who don their Harley Pirate Costumes on sunny days and cruise at 15 under the speed limit showing off how bad and macho they are. Performance isn't critical as long as they can set off the alarms of the parked vehicles they pass.

I have fun making them look silly with my little 400 pound 650 twin.

You truly are an ignorant fuck
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:56 PM   #17685
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They would be crotchless pants.
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