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Old 06-29-2006, 08:58 AM   #21
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Default Re: Bring on the Killer Vees!

Probably sounds like Armageddon when it's running.



However, for practical purposes, nothing sounds quite like a 3 or 4 cyclinder two-stroke with racing expansion chambers on the pipe. I-4s sound like pu$$y bikes in comparison... well, actually, they are. Nothing on Earth makes that much power that unpleasantly.
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:03 AM   #22
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I used to have a V4 outboard 2 stroke motor. It was nice and quiet in the water but made all kinds of nasty noises on the trailer!
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:03 AM   #23
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I had a similar thing happen while riding down the Virgin River gorge near Mesquite. An A-10 came weaving down the canyon. Didn't even hear it coming.



Nothing beats sitting on the fantail of a destroyer in the South China Sea and having a pair of F-4s come overhead at about 200 ft altitude travelling at Mach 1+. Yikes. About 4 seconds horizon to horizon.
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:05 AM   #24
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a characteristic of the 270-450 ignititon timing, necessitated by the single-pin crank and 45 deg cylinder angle.
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:05 AM   #25
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Gotta disagree with ya. A properly muffled hog is a treat for the ears and the soul on the open road.



The uneven firing order contributes a nice pulse when you're riding hundreds of miles at a time.
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:07 AM   #26
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The CBX sure had a sweet song.



Hey Suzuki! Where's that Stratosphere? We need it, if only for the sound...
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:09 AM   #27
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A friend of mine was an F4 pilot and claims (of course he's a fighter pilot so it's likely to be total bullshyt) that due to the angle of the engines in the F4, if one flies it low enough to the water it shoots up a giant rooster tail behind it.



Having flown in an F-18, I can tell you it's just as fun on the inside!
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:36 AM   #28
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I think the Boss Hoss with big or small block is just too big and heavy but a V8 with only 2000cc that would be fun!
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:38 AM   #29
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I owned a '98 VFR800 with gear driven cams and D&D exhaust. What a wonderful sound that was!!
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:51 AM   #30
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Save it Buz....you'll never convince the unwashed hordes of harley haters
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