Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    They have a place. Not everybody wants zip around at 6k rpm.
  2. dbuzz

    dbuzz Citizen of the world

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    I prefer long strokes over short strokes ....
















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  3. greasyboy

    greasyboy cur·mudg·eon

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    I usually pass em!!!



    On my Harley:D
  4. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    But the important question is, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

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  5. Jim Moore

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    Power = torque x rpm

    Horsepower = torque x rpm / 5252.
  6. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Fair enough.
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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    If 6000 is the speed limit its not zipping now is it?

    ......and where did I bash anything. I stated that long strokes tear themselves apart at high rpm regardless of configuration YOU are the one inferring that I have an issue with this.

    The reason that I don't like Harleys is the air cooling, I don't like airheads. That 1050 I noted is a pretty long stroke for a sport application.
  8. UnsureFooting

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    Sure it is. I wasn't talking about the speed as much as the character of the motor.
  9. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Less than half of the tach, same as a big twin going 2000.

    Zinging is 10 grand, now you are going somewhere.
  10. DAKEZ

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    Yes they have there place... That place is a firmly established vast majority of bikes on the road over 600cc. :1drink
  11. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Or -1 +2 geared Speed Triples.
  12. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Speed Triples force maniacal behavior. :1drink
  13. klaviator

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  14. UnsureFooting

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    That has nothing to do with the character of the engine.
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    klaviator Long timer

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  16. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    I didn't know it's snowing in the US already.

    If not, what's up with the bench racing and cock-comparing?
  17. UnsureFooting

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    It's raining here. Cagers in Dallas can't drive in the best conditions, let alone rain.
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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    So you have a venetta against RPM? OK, noted.
  19. UnsureFooting

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    No. I like all bikes. I have owned a harley before, had a Kawasaki concours for a while, right now I'm on a honda shadow. There's just not much in common between the two basic engine types. Comparing one to the other to say one is better is kinda crazy.
  20. Tripped1

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    Where did I say ant was better? I said I don't like airheads, configuration doesn't matter.