Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. G54B

    G54B Adventurer

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    Yamaha have traditionally built Toyota's performance-oriented twincam heads for them; the engines themselves, along with the SOHC and all of the more pedestrian twincam heads, are all produced in-house. Look at a 4A-GE or 2JZ head, it'll have the Yamaha tuning forks cast on it somewhere.
    If you need more proof, I'm pretty sure that WR-F valves, valve springs, collets, stem seals, valve guides and rockers are directly interchangeable with those found in the 20-valve 4A-GE.
  2. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Someone in the auto industry told me recently that Yamaha make most Toyota engines under 1600cc and have had design input for others (especially high performance) since the 60's. They have also been involved in designing and/or building engines for Ford and Volvo amongst others.
  3. Sun Ray

    Sun Ray Polyglottic Moran

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    Ouais. J'adore cette B.D. Joe Bar Team me fait beaucoup rire. Ah, le Quebec! Une belle province avec des belles villes, et de gens très sympa. :clap
  4. G54B

    G54B Adventurer

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    On topic, while I was on my way down to my last Victorian Highlands trip a few years ago, riding my old '88 DT175. Stopped at a servo in Albury to fill up, had this pearler of a conversation with the desk jockey while I was paying for the fuel:

    Servo attendant: "Mate, I think there's something wrong with your bike, I noticed it was blowing a bit of smoke when you pulled in."
    Me: "Nah, she's right mate. It's a 2-stroke, they do that. It's the oil in the fuel burning off."
    Servo attendant: "Oh. Like a lawnmower?"
    Me: "... Yes, like a lawnmower."
    Servo attendant: "Why did you put a lawnmower engine in a motorbike?"

    :huh
  5. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Fair question. So why did you? :evil
  6. G54B

    G54B Adventurer

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    What can I say, I was impressed with the old Victa's durability, and it cut through knee-high barley grass like a champ, so I decided to chuck the motor in the bike :p
  7. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    The SHO Taurus engine was made by Yamaha.
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    FJ Fun Grouchy Old Squid

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    :rofl:rofl:lol3 Most of us need to come to that understanding.
  9. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Most of youse don't even look that good....

    Sorry....

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  10. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Long timer

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    Lol
  11. Noone

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  12. GapRunr

    GapRunr Been here awhile

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    I can put three 12 packs of drinks in my right pannier, or two 12 packs and two bags of ice to have cold drinks wherever we go.

    On Saturday night I picked up two gallons of sweet tea, a quart of eggnog, a loaf of bread, some yogurt, and some fresh flowers. The flowers got strapped to the top of my pannier facing backwards (stems forward) and I rode home 13 miles. I've often carried flowers that way. The seem to hold up surprisingly well, at least up to about 50mph.
  13. WDG

    WDG Been here awhile

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    If I'm not mistaken, Yamaha also did the head design on the original Ford Taurus SHO.

    (Whoops, should have read further before posting. ttpete beat me to it.)
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    I carried a big Easter bunny chocolate once...pillion and upright.


    I'll let you imagine the looks I got from the car drivers around...

    :rofl
  15. Falconx84

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    Hope you don't mind if I steal... Err "borrow" that
  16. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    Not at all. Though I kind of said it tongue in cheek (I was a little cold)
  17. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    What? That we need shirts WITH sleeves? :-)
  18. Falconx84

    Falconx84 Lurker

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    Of course.... Just better than:

    "Aren't you cold?"
    "its freaking 20° .... Wtf do you think"
  19. khager

    khager Long timer

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    How fast will it go?

    I ride a Wee, for crying out loud.
  20. livo

    livo Been here awhile

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    Just say, "I dunno, I've never had it over 180" :dunno