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Old 01-17-2005, 08:03 AM   #41
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Default Re: Zero gravity vs. laminar lip

The MachIII was the 500 triple. It had two engine power modes... bog and wheelie. A friend of mine had one of those 750 Mach IVs with expansion chambers and some porting. It made a LOT of horsepower in the most unpleasant manner possible. I could get around the Angeles Crest much more quickly on my much heavier CB750F. The good old Honda didn't have the flexy flyer frame and didn't tend to spin the rear wheel at every opportunity.



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Old 01-17-2005, 09:42 AM   #42
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Default Re: Zero gravity vs. laminar lip

I have a double bubble screen, and it makes a noticable difference from stock only on the track. For street use, there is no difference w/ the stock/non-bubble screen.
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:35 PM   #43
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Default Re: Zero gravity vs. laminar lip

I tried doing just that on my Sprint ST. Didn't fit.
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:20 PM   #44
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Thanks for the info. I have an '03 ZZR600 which is the same bike as yours. Think I'll go with the ZG screen, also.
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:49 PM   #45
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I've used both on my Sprint ST. Note that he's talking about a touring Laminar Lip, not the regular one. My double bubble screen is fine in terms of buffeting, but it puts the wind right at my neck. The Lip pushes it higher, about to ear-level.
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:44 AM   #46
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I've got the Lip on my Honda ST1100 and it works okay. I sometimes ride with open face and with the Lip light rain and bugs fly over the top - without the Lip I catch some in the face. Keeping the Lip and the windshield clean is kind of a pain - when the bugs fly up through the funneled air flow between the screen and the Lip they leave splat as they disintegrate and you have to take the Lip off to erase their little skid marks.
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:10 AM   #47
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Sorry but you guys have no idea what cold is. I´m from Finland and when it was colder than minus 30 the cabin "temperature" of my Citroen BX never rose higher than minus 9. And to keep it there you had to keep the fan blowing. Me and my buddies used beer coolers to prevent the cans freezing.



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Old 01-18-2005, 10:31 AM   #48
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You might want to try the fall '05 JC Whitney catalog.



BTW, I got this big plastic bubble deal from the JCW folks that donÂ’t create zero gravity or anything, but it sure looks cool. Has kind of a blue tint to it, and fit right over the turn signals on my CB350. Makes the bike look like an NSU streamliner!



I think most riders overlook the veritable cornucopia of great bike parts found in the JCW catalog. I mean, after allÂ…



Where else can you find matching syncopating hula-dancers for the saddlebags of your Gold Wing?



JC the Whitney man!



Or that hard-to-find flexible chrome PVC edge molding? With light emitting diodes! Christ, I thought the EPA outlawed that stuff (It'll be the only thing they'll find after a nuclear blast. That and Dodge Darts).



Or the "SUPER-LOUD 125dB BLAST HORN

Our highest decibel rated horn!" Got one for the Dreamcycle, now I'm king of the road! Out of my way! (Makes the headlight dim though.) The sound only lasts a millisecond, so you have to keep hitting the horn button. Sounds like "The Car" chasing James Brolin across Arizona.



Remember JCW, and theyÂ’ll reward you for buying something by sending you free catalogs for the next 30 years. Even if you move, or get incarcerated, the JCW catalog will show up every few weeks without fail.



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Old 01-18-2005, 01:24 PM   #49
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Yeah, but we got to wear those neat LOX boots.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:28 PM   #50
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It's 80 in Burbank, and I can't decide what bike to ride. The Valmobile?
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