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Old 07-08-2011, 07:40 AM   #421
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Hydraulic lifters!!!!!!! About time! I never understood why Harley was the only moto company to offer zero valve adjustments.

I can understand extreme high RPM engines. But Moto Guzzi, BMW (boxer) all Cruiser V-Twins.........???


My 89 Honda Pacific Coast has them.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:11 AM   #422
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Hydraulic lifters!!!!!!! About time! I never understood why Harley was the only moto company to offer zero valve adjustments.

I can understand extreme high RPM engines. But Moto Guzzi, BMW (boxer) all Cruiser V-Twins.........???
Kawasaki used them in all their 1500-1600cc cruisers as well. Had them in my 2004 MeanStreak. I think they've gone back to shims on the new 1700 though. Honestly, the average mileage of a bike is something like 5000 miles, so a "normal" rider is only looking at valves every 3-4 years, so who cares, it'll probably be sold before they need to check the valves. I average around 24-25,000kms a year on my bikes. When I had my BMW RT I was checking/adjusting the valves twice a year, but it was super easy on the boxer.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:14 AM   #423
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:30 PM   #424
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:46 PM   #425
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Hydraulic lifters!!!!!!! About time! I never understood why Harley was the only moto company to offer zero valve adjustments.

I can understand extreme high RPM engines. But Moto Guzzi, BMW (boxer) all Cruiser V-Twins.........???
Honda used hydraulic lifters in high rpm double overhead cam four cylinder production engines 30 years ago in 650 and 750 Nighthawks.




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Old 07-13-2011, 02:05 PM   #426
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Actually saw these bikes in the flesh this morning at RPM Cycles in Dallas. They had two with them, one silver and one white. The silver one looked very close to a production machine, very nicely finished. The white one appeared to be an earlier prototype and was a little rougher. Both still have several data gathering electronics boxes on them for testing.

161hp, 530lbs wet, good looking and nice ergonomics. They wouldn't let us ride them , but I did get a free beer coozie with the Motus logo.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:36 PM   #427
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:27 PM   #428
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:46 PM   #429
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Damn, that looks speccy!

Thanks for posting.

Ohlins fork, must be the prototype "R" model.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:32 AM   #430
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See post #431, Olie. I wish they had something at Birmingham, but the online map doesn't list anything for there.

Olie, how did you like the bike in person?
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:14 AM   #431
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I've loved everything about this bike, but man looking at that exhaust, muffler routing, that's gotta get hot on your feet? No?
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:16 AM   #432
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Excited to see it, and hear it, live, today.

I'm going to the Motus event at Go AZ Motorcycles here in North Scottsdale today!
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:58 AM   #433
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Sadly this bike is never going to go into production as an affordable and viable Sport Touring option for the masses. The market is just too small.

But 'll give them an 'A' for effort.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:26 AM   #434
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See post #431, Olie. I wish they had something at Birmingham, but the online map doesn't list anything for there.

Olie, how did you like the bike in person?
they are FROM birmingham...email them and they will let you tour the facilities when they get back from the tour ( I already did that and will be trying them later in the year). I was trying to set up a motus/barber tour for a day.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:29 AM   #435
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Hydraulic lifters!!!!!!! About time! I never understood why Harley was the only moto company to offer zero valve adjustments.

I can understand extreme high RPM engines. But Moto Guzzi, BMW (boxer) all Cruiser V-Twins.........???
Hey kid! Harley's tops out at 5.5k rpm with no real need to go above 5k rpm, Moto Guzzi and BMW will spin with gusto to 8k rpm, without rev limiter 9k easy, we are talking stock here. Moto Guzzi tried the hydro thing for a couple of years but it was too quite and we all know loud motorcycles save lives. My MG sees 120mph almost every week, my RK struggles to the ton and my 883 never sees above 75mph, may be with a midget but not with a 250lbs'er.
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