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Old 11-06-2005, 08:42 PM   #51
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I know what you mean. It's been some time since any interesting innovation has happen other than triumph's inline engine. I think they need to get cruise control down first as an option on most bikes. I would like to see turbos again. Why can't anyone make a turbo that doesn't kick in until highway speeds are met. Kick in at 55. Set the bike up so it performs well between 55 and 90 with the turbo on.

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Old 11-06-2005, 08:58 PM   #52
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Old 11-06-2005, 09:17 PM   #53
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Amen, brother. Most of the folk writing in are not really thinking about the stuff that real people deal with every day. Why can't bars and pegs be a least a little bit adustable? What's so hard about that? And why, in an an age when everything is drive by wire, can't we have cruise control on anything with fuel injection? Because we don't demand it.
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Old 11-06-2005, 09:21 PM   #54
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Someone already built a Motor with outside the box thinking ,The Feuling W3 and almost nobody knows about it .Have yet to see an in depth test on one . It's basically a 2500 cc harley based Air cooled 3 cylinder. Looks like a partial radial aircraft motor and I bet it would sound amazing
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Old 11-06-2005, 09:26 PM   #55
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Which Leaves my Bike ,A 97 TL1000s with all the goodies (suspension upgrades front and rear )Ohlins Steering Damper ,Yosh full race pipes, Tfi fuel programmer, This thing has all the good points From each catagory ,Incredible sound a mix of Harley with ducati . After the mods it also handles great
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:46 AM   #56
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I want a Hydrogen Peroxide powered rocket motor for my bland sport tourer.



Hey, I have a better idea: the NHTSA Backwards Bike powered by that Biodiesel Rotary....courtesy of Komrade Claybrookski & Komrade Kook!
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:23 AM   #57
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That bike has been written about in Cycle World and Motorcyclist. In-depth test? Hard to do destructive (hard) testing on a guy's one-of personal bike.



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Old 11-07-2005, 02:25 AM   #58
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As years go by, fewer and fewer people will get the "The Larch" reference. Bummer.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:34 AM   #59
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:59 AM   #60
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"Or a 9-cylinder radial engine?"



A French company did just that(albeit with a 5-cyl. radial) in the early part of last century. An article in "The Classic Motorcycle" a few months back highlighted it. Cool bike, although the oiling was total loss....
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