NEOhio ADV & TAG!

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by SlipChip, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    I'm sorry for not making the run, I seriously planned to run down there after I posted, but Momma had "other" plans for me....argggggg:ear....didn't mean to be a debbi-downer...:rofl:rofl:rofl
  2. CBBaron

    CBBaron Long timer

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    Great area to play around in. I didn't even think to look up where I was when I took the picture.
    Sorry for the confusion. I guess this means I can save it for a file photo for the Ohio game if I can ever grab it again. :D

    Craig
  3. Glov3r

    Glov3r Adventurer

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    pipe dreams…

    Freezing ass cold. Snow. 13 degrees. Long…Long… ohio winter.
    The cold is refreshing, crisp……whiskeyshot blast. First..Second..Third….60…70…80… Front wheel shakes, ease out of it. Brake late, lean into it, too fast…new tyres, wet road, icy road, salt truck cinders send the rear sliding. Roll on more throttle, stand her up straighten her out. Stress Relief. Face is cold, fingers getting numb. Ride it...yeah… like a little slut with a black skirt.
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  4. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

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    Welcome.:wave

    Pretty good first post. Needs more slut.:D
  5. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Change the speeds to 20... 30... 40... and it sounds like some of my bicycle rides.
  6. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer

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    Probably breaking 30 or 40 rules and will get suspended for this...but WTF.....

    When I bought my Tiger, I got 2 new Conti TKC80's with it. Reality is, I will not use them.....until I sell them. Gonna offer them to the OH bunch first...I REALLY don't want to ship these...but am willing to meet half way since they will fit on the back of the Tiger...ain't gonna put them in the truck either...in other words.....being a dick about delivery :evil Or you can ride down to the Stone Creek zone, enjoy the roads around here, pick up your new tires, have a free beer (1 only, I am a tight bastard) and ride home.

    Front 90/90-21, rear 150/70B-17

    $200 cash. Let me know, send a PM with email addy is the easiest
  7. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    If only the bike had an 18" rear like all real off-road bikes :D
  8. argon76

    argon76 Adventurer

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    You guys seen these Chrisitini bikes? Pretty cool AWD.
    http://www.christini.com/

    Probably a bit overly complicated and pricey to fix for the average rider I would think though. This Army/Marine version is pretty sick.

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  9. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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  10. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    The low price makes me a bit suspicious when it comes to quality. It would be interesting to try one out on some high speed gravel and see how they behave.
  11. rbsride365

    rbsride365 Hi-Viz

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    If only the front was a 19 like all wanna be adventure bikes. :D The back is the right size!
  12. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    My understanding, and I've been wrong many times, is that this is not a system you would ride around on gravel or even general dirt with. You would engage it prior to a known significant, muddy obstacle -maybe a hill, a creek crossing, something like that. It's not an AWD system, it's a selective 2WD system. I know the sticker says AWD but I think that's misleading.

    Also the bikes may be "street legal" but just like your typical KTM off road machine, it's not designed for the street.
  13. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I thought they were hydraulic, I was wrong.


    THE BASICS OF AWD

    Christini’s patented mechanical All Wheel Drive system delivers power from the motorcycle transmission to the front wheel through a series of chains and shafts. There is no energy-robbing hydraulics involved.

    The lightweight all-mechanical system works similar to that of AWD systems found on four wheeled vehicles. The AWD system (powering the front wheel) is driven at a slightly lower rate than the rear wheel (approximately 80%). Under optimum traction conditions, the rear wheel is actually driving faster than the front AWD system. One-way clutches within the front hub allow the front wheel to freewheel under these conditions. At this point, the AWD system is effectively passive. Though the front AWD system is turning, it is not actually transferring power to the front wheel. When the rear wheel loses traction, the drive ratio, relative to your forward speed, changes. The AWD system engages, transferring power to the front wheel until traction is reestablished at the rear wheel.

    http://www.christini.com/awd-technology/about-the-technology



    CJ Racer here on Adv built a 990 AWD form Christini parts
  14. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Why do I see that as undesirable for anything besides slow turns or straight lines?
  15. rxcrider

    rxcrider Long timer

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    Dan, you talking about a stretched busa?
  16. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    With straights we know it's not a Miata. :rofl

    The awd system. I can see some mxers used to whipping the rear around highsiding. It just seems like it would take some getting used to
    Like oversteer vs understeer in cars.

    And the busa isn't that bad. Ask those that ride with me,I can throw her around pretty good. I'll take you down oh-44 sometime so you can watch me scrape my toes off in the 15mph turns.
  17. Jon

    Jon Adventurer

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    I have never owned a Miata personally but the have driven a few Spec Miatas at road courses and will say don't knock until you try it. In my days working at race tracks I have seen plenty of people in high HP, high dollar cars humbled by good drivers in little Miatas.

    As for OH-44, are you taking about State Route 44? Because if so those aren't turns.. :lol3
  18. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    I have driven a couple of miatas on autocross courses. They're tiny for me,but they didn't do bad. I'm just giving CBBaron crap back.

    Yes, state route 44. South of US-30 it gets good,North...well you might as well put a drag tree at both ends of it as it's a straight line to the lake.
  19. CBBaron

    CBBaron Long timer

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    OK Im lost here. What crap did I give? And what does that have to do with a Miata?
    :huh :ear

    As for the Christini I think that is why they run the front wheel at a lower speed with a freewheel. During normal riding its a rear wheel drive bike. When you start spinning in loose conditions the front starts pulling some load.
    Elegant solution.

    Craig
  20. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    About the busa,I thought you were poking fun. No biggie.

    The awd sounds neat. I'm just over analyzing it. I'd like some first hand reports on how it handles.