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Old 03-16-2002, 06:43 AM   #11
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Default Re: Damn, PLEASE give Buell a better engine...

Actually, it IS the same engine for the most part. What the original poster was asking for is not more of the same basic architecture, but something different.







Now what do we know? It is a pushrod V-Twin. By virture of being pushrod alone, it's rev limited in comparison to OHC or DOHC motors. Not to mention Two valve to boot.







I would be more impressed to see a 4 (or 5) valve, over-square, six-speed motor. I would rather see something that's somewhat modern as opposed to WWII technology in a modern frame. At that rate, NASA should power the Space Shuttle with the same motor as used in the V2.







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Old 03-16-2002, 08:05 AM   #12
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Default Space shuttle Technology

Actually, if you think about it, most of the space shuttle is 30+ year old technology.



Yes, it's time for NASA to upgrade, too.

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Old 03-17-2002, 01:00 PM   #13
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Yea, I know we are off the subject, but there is not need to upgrade that bus. NASA is spending their R&D on space stations and trips to Mars.
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Old 03-17-2002, 06:39 PM   #14
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Default Surprise

Picotte gone from HMC, Hanssen trying to sign Douglas Chandler. Seemed full of promise up until...





You heard it here first folks... or maybe second.
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Old 03-17-2002, 08:08 PM   #15
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Default Re: Daytona according to Buell

I'd like to see a TRX850 in there punching. I believe you dont get them in the US, but they'd still qualify wouldnt they.

They are fast, and have been winning various championships in Europe for years.
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Old 03-18-2002, 04:21 AM   #16
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Default Re: Damn, PLEASE give Buell a better engine...

My CX500 has pushrods AND 4-valve heads, and revs to 10K.
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Old 03-18-2002, 01:18 PM   #17
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Default Re: Damn, PLEASE give Buell a better engine...

It is an underbored sportster-derived engine. The head is different, but it still has MANY of the limiting properties:

<ul>[*]Two valve, pushrod design (seriously limits the RPM, so seriously limiting the power)
[*]Split transmission/engine design (makes it bigger and heavier)
[*]Air cooled (much less consistant operating temperature-> lower reliability, lower power).
[*]45 degree, uncounterbalanced twin (significantly higher vibration -> lower reliability)
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Just because the pistons and head are different, and it is understroked, doesn't mean it is not still basically the old sportster engine, with all the inherant limitations.
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