gearhead cylinder index

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by motorhead748, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. motorhead748

    motorhead748 Adventurer

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    Maybe your worth to the gearhead world can be judged by the # of cylinders you own/support. start counting, anything internal combustion, running or not spare engines , weed eaters etc. they all count.
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  2. Jays-f800gs

    Jays-f800gs Been here awhile

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    :D 38 working pistons


    39 yrs old C.I.=.974
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  3. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    Let's see...

    4 in my little truck
    4 in each of my GL1000s
    6 in the GL1500
    2 in the CX650

    Another 10 for spare engines.

    Oh, and one each for the lawnmower and trimmer. :D

    So, 32 total.
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  4. DaveStockwell

    DaveStockwell Rock Fodder

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    Dang. And I just sold my pickup. Ok, as of today...25. 3 cars, two bikes and a plethora of gas powered landscaping noise makers.
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  5. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    8 in my F150
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    4 in my spare Type 3 motor

    ...for a total of 20.
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  6. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    You're missing a vital part of the equation. Your CI is the number of cylinders you own divided by your age. Any gearhead worth his salt has a CI of at least .5 - The idea is that you continue to acquire engines.

    I'm 34 and am at a CI of 1.06

    I've got my list posted on another site. Let me dig it up.
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  7. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    Seems I misremembered. My CI was 1.18 when I was 33. Here's the post I made on it:

    And, that's not including the KTM I've bought since then!
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  8. motorhead748

    motorhead748 Adventurer

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    I do like the part about putting your age in the equation. I had never seen that before.
    I`m 54 which would make my CI = 2.74
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  9. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    KX 500 1
    Yz 400 1
    XR 80 1
    Boat 8
    merc 9.9 outboard 2
    Merc 25 outboard 2
    small out board 1
    push mower 1
    Tractor 1
    Air compressor 1
    2 weedwackers 2
    chainsaw 1
    leafblower 1
    go carts 2
    Golf cart 2
    generaor 1
    Total 53
    I'm 42
    So my CI is 1.26
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  10. jpgrego

    jpgrego Adventurer

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    How many cylinders is a 2 rotor RX-7 engine worth?

    -Patrick
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  11. DanAllen

    DanAllen ha-HAA

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    Total: 12

    ci: 0.41 (I feel so inferior)
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  12. DanAllen

    DanAllen ha-HAA

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  13. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    enfield 1
    cub cadet 1
    stihl 1
    total 29 cylinders
    age 51

    ci: 0.569
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  14. stooy

    stooy Been here awhile

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    DRZ 1
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    Desoto 8
    Transit 6

    Total 41 (age 26 CI 1.57)

    Need more...

    Cheers

    Stewart
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  15. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Can I count the 400 pieces of equipment that I am responsible for at work? That would push my CI very high!!
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  16. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Eleven, yeah!
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  17. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    1 cylinder scooter
    1 cylinder motorcycle
    current average cc's of the two bikes: 162.5cc
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  18. jpgrego

    jpgrego Adventurer

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    pc800 2

    boat 8

    mower 1
    weedeater 1

    rotary engine 6 per DanAllen

    total 42 cylinders
    29 years old

    C.I. = 1.45

    Not too bad... One of the cars may be getting sold so I'll have to buy at least 4 more cylinders worth of bikes to maintain my C.I.

    -Patrick
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  19. wmax351

    wmax351 Been here awhile

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    Well, at the moment, I am at .41.

    3 for the k75, 6 for the 325es. 22 years.


    At my peak, I had much higher.

    3 for the k75
    2 for the r65
    4 for the cb550
    6 for the vr6 jetta.
    18 years old.

    A Cylinder Index of .833
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  20. kbuckey

    kbuckey Been here awhile

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    Pickup-8
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    KLX250-1
    Snow blower -1
    Lawn mowers 1 eax2 - 2
    Chain saw -1
    String trimmer -1
    Powered wagon -1
    Total - 47
    Age 63
    = .75
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