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I have been to the county of Fuckshire, it was ...

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  1. planktonnn

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    I'm looking to have these modified so that I can fit them between the rear end of the downpipes and the Supertrapp end caps you can just about see in the previous pic. As they stand the ends are a couple of mm out each way, so it's either a matter of stretching one end to an internal diameter of a smidge over 40mm, and the other end being squashed to just under 40mm external diameter. Or it's a matter of cutting the ends back & welding the appropriate sized ends on?

    The tubes themselves have a woven outer as you can see, but inside there's a series of interlinked/overlapping ring sections that allow some flexibility. I have a couple of baffles that will fit with a little modding, and I've yet to determine if the tubes should be secured somewhere by the foot-peg mounting plates via P clamps or by a bar/rod to a thread welded onto the pipe ends?

    Edit - Ooh, DBD has been kind enough to offer to have a go :thumb
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    Hmmm........vair, vair hinterestink planktonnn. The right-angle drive unit may possibly be off a UJM shaft drive
    bike (can't remember which one...XS1100?) or even a horticultural implement of some kind.
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    I gave that pic of your bike a bit of a clean up

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    And, with some software I stole off the CIA*, here's a pic of it from the other side...
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    * CIA.....Competitive Iguanas Association honest- don't drone me bro !!
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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    As far as I can work out this seems to be most of a film I first saw years ago about Joey Dunlop. It seems to be mostly there, with some stuff tagged on the end?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KQ430-CCpNI

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    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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    Couldn't say where the transfer box comes from, but having established a communication route I'll ask them when I get a chance & see what they say.

    Fer Krist Ache don't clean it, that's what we in the Arts Centre Coffee Bar world can 'patina'. Would you scrub the Mona Lisa? Hang on, I know the answer to this one. Yes, yes you would scrub the Mona Lisa.

    Is that related to the Febrile Bunkum Institute?



    In other 'news', 185k hits!?! Can you believe it?!? What a delightful parody of a pastiche of a farce :rofl
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    Is that related to the Febrile Bunkum Institute?

    Why, yes it is; the Febrile Bunkum Institute is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Competitive
    Iguana Association, but few people realise that they are both mere playthings of the
    Niddy Noddy Noo Club.........



    In other 'news', 185k hits!?! Can you believe it?!?

    I know, it's shocking just how few hits a thread such as this gets, when all's said and done. In my day, many years before the internet was invented by the Competitive Iguana Association, we didn't have such fine social interaction forums such as this to air our thoughts and grievances, and had to rely upon postcards and letters to manifest our banter and hyperbolic scenarios. D'you remember that time we got so many sacks of mail, we actually built a motorcycle workshop establishment with them, and lived lives of meaningful mechanical marvellousness? Halcyon days, and no mistake.
    This thread is still in its infancy, numbers-wise, by the way. It won't reach full maturity until
    it hits the quarter-million mark, so you've got your work cut out for you.
    I'm a bit busy with other matters at the moment, so I can't be of much use; as you know, my time at the moment is filled with thinking of ways to cause serious pain to lawyers, the useless fucking turd-bags that they are.
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    http://www.thisblogrules.com/2009/10/insanely-detailed-sculptures-made-from.html

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-18535682
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    Via BMW Boxer Club Pirineos Sur

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    http://www.fallert-mdesign.de/4.html & http://www.fallert.com/ maybe?

    I've not dug into this at all yet, but have previously heard murmurs of desmodromic airehads in general. Still, if I start looking into it right now I just know I'll never get to sleep... I mean, just look at what comes up from a 30 second search...
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    WOW :lol3

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    http://thetrxproject.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/my-favourite-bikes-bmw-r1-prototyp.html

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    http://www.motorcyclistcafe.com/forums/showthread.php?5963-BMW-R1-desmo!

    R1 Project 1989-1992 The R1-research team: Georg Emmersberger (Desmodromics), Heinz Hege and Ralf Lewien. Tech specs: Performance: 135 -140 Hp (100 - 103 KW). max rpm 11.000. Engine: 4-stroke two-cyl. boxer, liquid cooled. Four valves per cyl., DOHC DESMODROMIC.
    Bore-stroke: 98 x 66 mm. 996 ccm. Bosch Fuel injection; electronic ignition, 6 gear, cardan. Dry weight 165 kg. Only 4 prototypes were made. Only one of them is ridable.

    And for the assistance of any that don't get desmo valvetrains
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    http://straightspeed.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/ducati-desmodromic-singles/

    "The principle of mechanically &#8216;forcing&#8217; the valve to close, and not relying totally on a valve-spring, was first conceived in the late 1800s, but was not put into practical use until the 1930s. This mechanical valve system became known as &#8220;desmodromics,&#8221; which is Greek for desmos, meaning &#8216;controlled,&#8217; and dromos, meaning &#8216;course.&#8217;"

    For my info (A/B)
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    So, this time without the (admittedly enjoyable) frantic commentary :lol3 Fix up your best speakers & crank up the stereo sound as Luiz Razia*, the eventual winner, is 6th as the clip begins, way out of sight. He's elevated to 5th when the 2nd placed car is eliminated by its own driver, first coming into shot at 35 secs way off the back, and again briefly just in shot at the end of the fourth from last lap coming into the last corner at 1.01 as in the still for the vid below**... Distinguishable from the 2 other red cars then ahead by the white on the rear flanks. Through to 3rd via 2 moves, then further assisted by the self defeating skipping about of the first two, then buffalo style going round the outside... :1drink
    <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sL9LMLf9G-A" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
    Includes extra replays

    * English translation top right?
    ** On my machine at least

    Might as well have researched Desmo Boxers :rofl
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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YBnVs6ch4EQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Via Return of the Cafe Racers
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    Had to look up "GP2".

    Looks like a great recipe for good, close racing.

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    Ah yes, sorry :-) It did occur to me to link to a description of the formula, but I guess I thought anyone that wanted to know would find out. And you did :-) Sort of Indy Lights? For what its worth, to my mind there are too many junior formulae, but then I was 'brought up' on the previous F2, with generally the better drivers* pitched against each other in a variety of different chassis, engines & tyre/ires combinations. But then if you ended up in the wrong combination you'd had it for the year unless you swapped across to the optimum set, so a bit like the Moto3 packages are turning out this year?

    GP2 offers equality of chassis, engines & tyres so it ought to level out the field, but the cream always rises. I remember seeing both Zanardi & JP Montoya in F3000 and they just walked away from competitors running the same kit. Overall though I've always enjoyed club racing and the lower formulae more, as there's less money at stake, so more risks are taken, and it's all a bit more fun you know?


    * Or at least those with budget, which is not always the same. I guess one of the benefits of a spread of junior formulae (GP2/F2/Renault 2.5/Renault 3.5 etc) is that it allows individuals to stand out a bit more in the separate fields.
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    Originally built & piloted by Owen Greenwood, passengered by Terry Fairbrother.

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    http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/pictures/owen-greenwood-in-1966/

    Mosquito Mk1 or Greenwood, I get confused.
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    Greenwood Pics & article, and Mosquito pics (?) + @ http://www.mosquito-triad.com/The_o...in,_Mosquito_&_Triad_Mini-based_Kit-cars.html

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    Originally British Pathe News