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Old 02-28-2006, 08:02 PM   #31
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:26 AM   #32
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Default Re: Buell At Daytona

Finding neutral requires an, ah, delicate touch. However, with the exception of a misadjustment after a dealer servicing (easily corrected), it has never been a problem.
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:41 PM   #33
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:48 PM   #34
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Default Buell is OIL cooled too.

"The Buell XBRR features a modified XB Thunderstorm 1339cc (103.6mm bore x 79.4mm stroke) air/oil-cooled V-Twin motor rated at 150-hp (measured at the crankshaft)." see link
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:51 PM   #35
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Default One Man's Opinion: Hardly Legal, Son

"This year's Daytona 200 is shaping up to be deja-vu of the 1994 Indy 500. The American Buells, with engines 339cc over the maximum allowable size for AMA Superbike, will be racing against Japanese bikes that are 300cc below the minimum size for Superbike." from One Man's Opinion: Hardly Legal, Son
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:11 PM   #36
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right, Honda probably could do that. but they DIDN'T. Hello, everybody gets to read the rulebook and make their plans accordingly.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:13 PM   #37
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Default Re: One Man's Opinion: Hardly Legal, Son

A big difference with Indy '94 was that the entrant, Roger Penske, tried to point out the pushrod engine rule loophole to the sanctioning body, USAC. If you don't plug this hole, I'm gonna hafta build a damn motor to take advantage of it, Roger warned. They didn't; he did.



Now that this previously undiscovered FX loophole has been exposed, I wonder if others will take advantage of it. Elsewhere, someone opined that Ducati might be able to wrap their air-cooled motor in a 999 chassis and sell it as a production racer. Punched out to 1340cc, it would leave the Buells--and everyone else--in the dust.
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:05 PM   #38
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I agree Ducati could do it quickly... Good info thanks.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:50 AM   #39
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then all they'd have to do is duct tape a couple pushrods to the outside of it. yes, it's an air-cooled pushrod twin.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:33 AM   #40
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Are you referring to Ducati?


Pushrods aren't mentioned in the AMA FX rules, so a Ducati SS1000 would be treated the same as a Buell XB12R.
<blockquote>AMA Formula Xtreme motorcycles are based on production fourstroke street motorcycles. The motorcycles in this class must have the following engine displacements:


450cc - 600cc 4-stroke multi cylinders

595cc - 750cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled twin cylinders

850cc - 1350cc 4-stroke air-cooled twin cylinders...


Twin-cylinder air-cooled motorcycles:

Engine modifications are unlimited

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