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Old 06-24-2006, 05:54 AM   #51
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They are. They're afarid that KPaul will come by and detonate a suicide bomb in the plant.
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:57 AM   #52
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My motherinlaw is a WWII war bride from Brisbane. I like to tease her that Foster's Lager that you get in the US is bottled in Canada 'cause it's impossible to produce enough beer in Australia to have enough left over to export.
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:59 AM   #53
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I don't know, but have you seen the LAPD motor cops do their demonstration parade on Hollywood blvd? You wouldn't think you could pull that stuff off with HDs and Ksakis.
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:02 AM   #54
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big is when the pistons are the same size as 50 gallon garbage cans and they have to use 2 inch wire screen to keep the rider from being sucked down the intake. Personally, I believe if the mpg goes up with piston size then it is a good idea, otherwise it is ridiculous. I just don't see the sense in motors over 1500cc when the speed limit on the roads is not going up. Heavy bikes pretty much suck when you have to pick one up off your leg.
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Old 06-26-2006, 12:11 AM   #55
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Nobody in Australia drinks Foster's, that's why it's exported
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Old 06-26-2006, 05:19 AM   #56
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Default Re: V-Twin Engine: How Big Can It Get?

I like that the Pratt & Whitney R-4360 was included. It has 28 of those 146.0 x 152.4 cylinders. 2 1/2 liters per cylinder!



And a B-36 had SIX of these monster engines. That's over 428 liters of motor on one plane!



Here's a link on the R-4360 (in case anyone is a motor fiend like me):

http://www.pratt-whitney.com/about_h...ssic_r4360.asp
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:01 AM   #57
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The later R-4360's got up to around 4300 hp at 4,300 rpm (about 1 hp per cubic inch in the 1950's!!). So you can figure around 307hp in the higher state of tune.



If you want bigger displacement, then you should go for 2 lungs off a Wright R-3350 Cyclone (found in B29 Superfortresses and A-1 Skyraiders). It is a 18 cylinder radial with each cylinder displacing 186.11 cubic inches, so a V2 would be 372.22 cid. That's 6.1 liters!
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:14 AM   #58
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The chart shows the Suzuki's bore is larger than the other motorcycles, cars and trucks. So the piston would be larger in diameter, hence a bigger piston. Suzuki never said the largest displacement, or the largest piston EVER (You could park a M109 in some ship's combustion chambers); they merely state that their piston is bigger than that found in other production vehicles.



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Old 06-26-2006, 06:16 AM   #59
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That is a REALLY big engine.

"The cylinder bore is just under 38" and the stroke is just over 98". Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters) and produces 7780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version."



I'm waiting for the twin turbo, nitrous injected version...

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