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Old 07-19-2006, 08:11 AM   #11
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I have to agree, the shape is seriously ugly, and an ugly paint job to match!! But love that sound and attitude!!
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:13 AM   #12
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Default Re: Oh it is On McWilliams is Ready for Laguna

At $100 a pack in Cal you can bet that's covered. I'll get the booze locally though, gotta have something for the BS sessions 'round camp at night.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:15 AM   #13
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Default Re: I only have one question,

The demise of 2-stroke racing meant an end to the affordable bikes like the old TD1. I miss those old smudge pots.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:16 AM   #14
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Default Re: Oh it is On McWilliams is Ready for Laguna

Thank God for Cycle magazine to be able to lay tribute or blame on former editors.



Don't make me raise hopes for a racing Buell they way I used to do for Triumph. I can't go through that again.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:17 AM   #15
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Y thank you dear. I just recently remembered, in a state of drunken clarity, my password so's I can post stories.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:17 AM   #16
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The most efficient subsonic shape is the teardrop. A blunt fairing is more slippery than a narrow one. Look at a DC-3 fuselage or other subsonic aircraft. Maybe Eric's onto something.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:38 AM   #17
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Excellent point... In general you want the blunt end followed by the narrow end e.g. raindrops, teardrops, eggs, etc are examples of natures way of doing it...Compare subsonic commercial aircraft with the Concorde. Or bike helmets in the Tour DeFrance Time Trails.. So yep Eric is on to something and wind tunnel tests probably confirmed it..
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:52 AM   #18
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Default Slipper Clutch!!!!

If any bike on the planet needs one, it's the Buell. I think that acceleration isn't the reason we only get 5k miles out of a back tire, it's the sliding during downshifting!



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Old 07-19-2006, 08:57 AM   #19
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Default Re: Slipper Clutch!!!!

it should help. They asked Mcwilliams at beginning of season to make a list of things to improve. 1 thru 5 were Slipper Clutch...

now if it just doesn't break... tough to develop bike and race at same time. cross fingers...
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:08 AM   #20
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They had to get rid of 'em cuz that damn Indian kept crying.
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