Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Misc News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-22-2007, 06:01 PM   #61
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default Re: Carbon Fibre

I thought that surely someone would say something to the effect of "You have a Harley - no carbon footprint: just a puddle of oil everywhere you park it..................."



(GIIIIIVE back to the Earth!)
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 03-22-2007, 06:10 PM   #62
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default Re: Tank Sports (Chinese bike maker) Tests Its First Ethanol Fueled Bike.

"Hi there. E85 has a very high octane. If someone took the trouble to set an engine up for it properly, it can make more HP. An engine that would normally run 9.5 CR, on premium, could probably run 11CR, with E85. So, don't totally knock it, make use of it............"



(snipped for brevity)



Mind, I'm not bustin' yer nuts here - but to "power" that extra HP, exactly what is it you think you'll have to do?



Octane doesn't make more power all by itself - it merely resists detonation so you can run a higher cylinder-pressure without (maybe) destroying the engine - whether through higher-compression, more advance, boost, or combinations of same.



To actually realize that power takes FUEL - i.e. more of it. You already have to use 30-35% more E85 to merely make the SAME HP as you can on 87-octane petrol.



Nothing is free - you MUST put something in to get something out.
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 06:10 PM   #63
nil5
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 22
Default Re: Tank Sports (Chinese bike maker) Tests Its First Ethanol Fueled Bike.

Looks like enviro-crap to me. Kinda like a Harley
nil5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 06:10 PM   #64
BMW4VWW
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,833
Default Re: Tank Sports (Chinese bike maker) Tests Its First Ethanol Fueled Bike.

Hey at least the got away from the 1930s bmw design that they stole from the Russkies!
BMW4VWW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 06:13 PM   #65
BMW4VWW
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,833
Default Re: Tank Sports (Chinese bike maker) Tests Its First Ethanol Fueled Bike.

Bourbon is,of course, corn's best and highest use
BMW4VWW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 07:40 PM   #66
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default Re: Tank Sports (Chinese bike maker) Tests Its First Ethanol Fueled Bike.

Well, I just tried snapping one finger, and nearly put my EYE out!



Sprained that damn finger, too............
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 07:41 PM   #67
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default Re: Tank Sports (Chinese bike maker) Tests Its First Ethanol Fueled Bike.

D'ya think a capful O' that stuff would clean all the nasty kpaul off the MO website?
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 07:42 PM   #68
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default Re: Tank Sports (Chinese bike maker) Tests Its First Ethanol Fueled Bike.

But just THINK what you've done for the Environment and the US Economy!
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 08:21 PM   #69
Kreb_Cycle
Registered Member
 
Kreb_Cycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 872
Default Re: Tank Sports (Chinese bike maker) Tests Its First Ethanol Fueled Bike.

I'm just sick of this particular flavor, it's been too long.
__________________
He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms—one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the thought police, the stability of the Party depended. - George Orwell _1984_
Kreb_Cycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 08:36 PM   #70
TheFox
Founding Member
 
TheFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 730
Default Re: Tank Sports (Chinese bike maker) Tests Its First Ethanol Fueled Bike.

Actually, the ethanol market has done this (allegedly). Currently the price of corn in Mexico is priced so high, many families cannot afford to buy tortillas. The poorer people are literally starving.



Personally, I think the whole thing is being overplayed, but I could be wrong.



--The Fox

__________________
--The Fox

The best bike to take a trip on is the one you have.
TheFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off