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Old 04-17-2006, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default Re: UPDATE: Counter-Rotating Disc Successfully Tested At Jennings

Ho-hum



Some guy passing a couple of obviously-slow circulating riders and now "it works"?



Also, no matter how hard I looked, I could not actually see if the rotors were really spinning backwards ...



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Old 04-17-2006, 07:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: UPDATE: Counter-Rotating Disc Successfully Tested At Jennings

We could be starting a new era here. So don't be too hasty to criticize.



On the other hand it could also be that Rube Goldberg has risen from the dead.



Does anyone remember the ill-fated ELF GP bikes? ELF tried to compete using front swing arm suspension to eliminate front end dive and associated trail problems. The system seemed to work. But the unsprung weight more than made up for any advantages.



I can just see discs and brake pads and various other bits exploding in all directions.... all in a counter-rotating manner, of course.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:33 AM   #3
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It's too bad professional motorcycle racing teams never pay attention to incredible engineering advances like this.



I guess Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Suzuki will learn their lessons when they get beat by Team Reverserotatingrotors.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:51 AM   #4
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I'm thinking counter-rotating wheels would really be a significant breakthrough!
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:13 AM   #5
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I'm curious if that last rider in the "why it works" video was killed after he popped the wheelie, fell, and ran into the parked car. Not pretty.
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:35 AM   #6
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Default Re: UPDATE: Counter-Rotating Disc Successfully Tested At Jennings

I don't know, I'd have to see it to believe it. Still don't think if you come down without the wheel straigt at 100 plus mph the wheel will magically snap back into line. I guess it doesn't rotate so in relation to the front wheel it's counter rotating?
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:39 AM   #7
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Just think. Add enough mass to the counter-rotating discs and the bike will fall over. Personally I like the added stability that you get the faster you go. All I need is a super-twitchy front end at 140mph. Yeah. That's the ticket.



If this catches on watch the squids' insurance rates get even worse.
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:39 AM   #8
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Don't be too glib. Established teams really don't pay much attention to radical technology, because developing tried-and-true approaches is a much lower risk strategy for them. Why would Honda go out on a limb and try something crazy, when they know that with their budget they can win by slightly improving on the standard stuff everyone is using?



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Old 04-17-2006, 08:44 AM   #9
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"Sprockets": what would Deiter say?
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:15 AM   #10
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How about a MOfoing FIRST TEST?!?!?



Get ahold of this guy, and wring it out!



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