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Old 12-06-2004, 03:47 PM   #21
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Default Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?

I think you know the answer to that one already.



Personally, I've ridden all of them except the Boxer 6. Haven't gotten on a 6 cyl, Goldwing yet.



I've ridden 90 degree V twins facing both directions (Ducati, Honda Silver Wing).
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Old 12-06-2004, 03:52 PM   #22
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When it come to out-of-the-box thinking, I always like the last generation, CanAm Chapperals: cars that had two super-high-velocity fans that sucked them down onto the track. Imagine a Rocket Sled that goes around curves and you'll have a pretty good idea of what they were. I think they were disqualified under the "Now, that's just rediculous" rule.
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Old 12-06-2004, 03:54 PM   #23
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I say "Motoshiznitsnizzle"



(Fortunately, I don't think they have any plans to build a production bike, at least not yet.)
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Old 12-06-2004, 03:56 PM   #24
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Default Re: KR is using KTM engine now.

Nostrilitis!?



Now that's just plain old funny.
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Old 12-06-2004, 04:02 PM   #25
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If they competed in 125cc, they could call it a SizzleLean...I think I'll go slash my wrists, after that one.
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Old 12-06-2004, 04:24 PM   #26
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Default THIS COULD END UP BEING EMBARRASSING...

Seriously, I get the feeling, if this makes it to Laguna Seca, things could get embarrassing.



In-the-box, outa-the-box or Jack-in-the-box, it all sounds a bit too "Rube Goldburg".



Hope it works, but I sure ain't gonna be doin any Off Shore Betting on this one.
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Old 12-06-2004, 05:24 PM   #27
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Is he standing in line for handouts while swindling old people or did you mean that he is swindling old people who are standing in line for handouts?



Oops, I forget. EVERYONE in DC is standing in line for handouts. Sorry I mentioned it.
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Old 12-06-2004, 05:26 PM   #28
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A better name for KBucket would be Nostradummy.
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Old 12-06-2004, 05:29 PM   #29
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Hey Buzz, do you think KBucket's new nickname Nostradummy will earn me another lifetime free pass?



Look! What's that up in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's Nostradummy on a broomhandle!
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Old 12-06-2004, 06:21 PM   #30
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you forgot inline 6



Best engine layouts:



inline 6

opposed 6

90' v4

60 degree v12



All of the above are naturally balanced -ergo- smoooth.



worst layouts:



45 degree twin

inline 3, 4, or 5

90 degree v6

singles



yes yes my bike has an inline 4. The advantage is that it's cheap to manufacture and lightweight for its power output. The problem are the vibrations inherent in these layouts which neccessitate counterbalancers.



Doesn't mean they aren't fun.



I think I would categorize the motor of this bike is more of an inline 4 than a V.
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