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Old 01-14-2004, 01:02 PM   #171
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Default Re: Vulcan 2000 Teaser

Mostly just working through some issues. However, teacher is kind of hot and perhaps my stab at extra credit was misguided by my distraction with her appearance.
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Old 01-14-2004, 03:53 PM   #172
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"You are confusing the speed of the bike (mph), with the speed of the engine.(rpm)"



Well well well Michael, I am claiming you confuse RPM with the torque. The RPM-gearing calculations do not help, as I can get from my model RC car's .16 engine more torque than a Sherman tank, if suitable gearing is found.



So the torque that is worth talking is solely engine torque. And a torquey motor is not a wheezy 7,400RPM thingie, but one where the stuff comes by $hitloads at 1,800 RPM.



When you pull effortlessly at idle RPM at any speed, that is torque.



There are 2 ways to regonize torque:



1) read the dyno graphs, or

2) ride the bike



Either method will prove without doubt that those litre bikes do not compare to this Kawimonster.



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Old 01-14-2004, 05:18 PM   #173
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The RPM-gearing calculations do not help, as I can get from my model RC car's .16 engine more torque than a Sherman tank, if suitable gearing is found.





Gearing is a trade off between speed and torque. You'll get the torque, but at a speed of 0.0000001 mph. Not very useful, wouldn't you agree?





So the torque that is worth talking is solely engine torque. And a torquey motor is not a wheezy 7,400RPM thingie, but one where the stuff comes by $hitloads at 1,800 RPM.





Because, as we all know, bikes don't have gears or a transmission and the reduction ratio between the engine and rear tire is always 1:1. (cough, cough )





Either method will prove without doubt that those litre bikes do not compare to this Kawimonster.





Totally true. Litre bikes will do the 1/4 mile in the 10s, while the Vulcan will be somewhere in the 12s.



The Vulcan might be the right choice for you, but I'd rather have something with some gumption. I'll take the FZ-1.



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Old 01-16-2004, 08:52 PM   #174
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WHO CARES



Reduces their fiscal flexibility to "fix" social security? As if a ponzi scheme could be "fixed"?



You don't need a dime to fix social security. All that's required to fix it is to pass a bill that completely dismantles it and eliminates the social security tax. Problem solved.
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Old 01-16-2004, 09:00 PM   #175
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The "courageous" thing is to raise taxes? That's hilarious. Taking other people's money at the point of a gun is about the least courageous thing one can do.



Clinton didn't do anything to balance the budget, he was the normal tax and spend democrat. The economy eliminated the deficit (and if you believe it was actually eliminated, I've got some land to sell you.)



All your reasons for voting against Bush are entirely valid but if you think Democrats are going to fix the central problem of a bloated government you are dreaming as their candidates fall over each other in the rush to institute a command economy and socialist state.



Any economist will tell you that raising taxes will not cause an economic expansion and reducing taxes will not cause a recession. They will only slow the expansion in the case of tax increases and speed the expansion (or slow the recession) in the case of tax decreases.



All of this assumes that the federal government should be the one with their hand on the throttle. It shouldn't. Depression or boom government should keep their hands out of it.
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:12 PM   #176
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"So, Americans like light, crisp, tasteless beer that doesn't fill you up, but for motorcycles they like big, fat, slow, ponderous, loud, horribly braking hippos adorned with cupholders, ash trays, and frilly leather dingleberries. "



Half of them do. The other half like bikes that require you to rev them to 50000 rpm to make more than 30hp, ride with your knuckles dragging on the ground and your ass in the air, chew through tires every 1000 miles, and double your monthly payment through insurance costs. On top of all that, they are obselete two years after you buy them and are then only useful as an anchor when you get tired of it, because no one would pay good money for a two-year-old bike that's 1/1000th of a second slower around Willow Springs.
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:19 PM   #177
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"Going slow is fun?!?!? When did this s*** start!?!? I never noticed anything fun about it....."



A friend of mine has exactly the same opinion- it's no wonder he can't find a girlfriend...
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