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Old 01-13-2004, 06:21 AM   #141
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Old 01-13-2004, 06:39 AM   #142
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Look, if you want some anti-war opinion that actually has some thought and principle put into them, rather than simple anti-Republican and anti-Bush reactionism, go to www.LewRockwell.com.
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Old 01-13-2004, 07:17 AM   #143
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How do you figure that? Are you saying the size of the rear tire drastically changes the force being applied to it?



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Old 01-13-2004, 07:26 AM   #144
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Old 01-13-2004, 07:35 AM   #145
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Old 01-13-2004, 07:44 AM   #146
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I heard the V-Rod is metric also...
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:34 AM   #148
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Not to bring physics into the discussion but...


You just failed physics 101. A dyno measures torque at the back wheel, so the gearing is already accounted for. Thus those nifty MO charts are already comparing apples to apples since they are taking measurements at the point where the rubber would be contacting the road.


But in your defense, you were replying to a post that contained equally bogus physics, so what the hell....
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Old 01-13-2004, 10:36 AM   #150
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>You just failed physics 101.



Ok.



>A dyno measures torque at the back wheel, so the gearing is already accounted for.



A dyno measures torque at the back wheel, and then "normalizes" the values to get an accurate representation of what the engine is capable of, after frictional losses.



Manufacturers often quote torque/hp values based on readings taken from an engine dyno. That's why rear wheel dynos are important - they give a more realistic view of the engine's potential.



Think about it: if the dyno charts accurately refected what was supplied to the rear wheel, then you've basically said that the various gears actually don't have any effect on the torque delivered to the road.



So I guess your bike accelerates at the same rate from a standing start in 5th gear as it does in 1st?



Another point to consider: if the dyno shows what is happening at the back wheel, then bikes are insanely fast. For the Vulcan: top rpm is ~5200 rpm. Spinning the rear tire at 5200 rpm is roughly equivalent to a speed of 400 mph. A GSXR with a redline of ~12000 rpm? Good for 900mph.



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