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Old 04-22-2003, 06:13 AM   #51
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Default How many miles do you ride per year? Put up or shut up. You flunked math I see

Basic Math longride.

Every Weekend:

72 miles * 52 weeks = 3744

Every Week Day during daylights savings time 34 miles * 5 days * 28 weeks = 4760.00



Total miles = 3744+ 4760.00 = 8504.00 miles.



But sometime I miss a day. I have 11032 miles on my bike which I bought on Sept 2001.







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Old 04-22-2003, 06:14 AM   #52
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Default Math for Dummies: How many miles do you ride? Put or shut up ditz

Basic Math dummy.

Every Weekend:

72 miles * 52 weeks = 3744

Every Week Day during daylights savings time 34 miles * 5 days * 28 weeks = 4760.00



Total miles = 3744+ 4760.00 = 8504.00 miles.



But sometime I miss a day. I have 11032 miles on my bike which I bought on Sept 2001.



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Old 04-22-2003, 06:15 AM   #53
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Default Re: Why don't motorcycle journals present hard data?

I think you pretty well nailed it. The traditional methods of measuring cornering forces for a car are just not suitable for bikes.



Probably the best method for actually measuring this (for cars or bikes) is with a GPS-based system, that can instantaneously measure speed, acceleration (including lateral) etc. Especially if this data were combined with other telemetry from the bike, with careful analysis, it should be possible to quantify a great deal of the handling characteristics of a bike, of which lateral acceleration would only be one element. I am sure that the MotoGP (and probably WSB) teams are pretty sophisticated in this respect, but I doubt that they are willing to share much of their data with us.



I have seen a couple of magazine tests which used GPS data that were really interesting -- they could plot the exact line each bike took around the track, speed at each point etc. I suspect the cost of such technology and the experience in using it will allow this to be used on a more routine basis.
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Old 04-22-2003, 06:16 AM   #54
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Default Math for dummies pay attention

Basic Math longride.

Every Weekend:

72 miles * 52 weeks = 3744

Every Week Day during daylights savings time 34 miles * 5 days * 28 weeks = 4760.00



Total miles = 3744+ 4760.00 = 8504.00 miles.



But sometime I miss a day. I have 11032 miles on my bike which I bought on Sept 2001.



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Old 04-22-2003, 06:41 AM   #55
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Default Re: Read rather than ride I don't think so (facts and data)

Looks like Kook has slipped off his meds again.
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Old 04-22-2003, 06:42 AM   #56
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Default Re: Read rather than ride I don't think so (facts and data)

There you go again Can argue fairly so you start the B.S.
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:00 AM   #57
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Default Re: Math for Dummies: How many miles do you ride? Put or shut up ditz

Anyone can pull #'s out of thier a$$, but since you ask;



2000 fxstb (purchased february 2001 with 70 miles), 34000 (trouble free) miles.



2001 M2 (another worthless milwaukee twin), bought in december 2001, 7046 (also trouble free) miles.



Whats your point ..Ditz?
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:52 AM   #58
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Default Re: Why don't motorcycle journals present hard data?

There's only one set of data I wish mags would include: rider ergonomics. Like distance between pegs/seat/grips, width of seat (in addition to saddle height!), height of windshield above saddle, etc.



Unfortunately real performance data is pretty useless given how much skill difference there is between a "professional" and your average joe. I might have an R1, but I'd sooner blow up my clutch than be able to run a sub-11 second quarter.



I for one am fairly happy with what we have in terms of given stats.
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:18 AM   #59
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Default Re: Math for Dummies: How many miles do you ride? Put or shut up ditz

Right you put 41,000 miles on since feb 2001, Sorry I don't believe you. that is riding 20,000 miles a year. Unless you live in Southern Cal or Fla. ??? Even then. ?????
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:33 AM   #60
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Default Re: How many miles do you ride per year? Put up or shut up. You flunked math I see

Gee wiz, 11 grand already. In maybe 40 more years you can catch up to me if I quit riding today. Since you didn't mention racing again, I'd assume you won't take me up on my offer. If you do make it here, stuff your tank bag full of 20's and we can race whereever you choose. Racetrack, dragstrip, or road. In fact, I will bet you can't come within 2 seconds of the fastest dragstrip time posted for your bike. Your under 11 second rocket is about a 12.50 or worse with you on it and I'll back that statement up with cash. Like to bet on that? Let's do it. You are a stone novice with a big mouth. A one bike wonder. Just learn to shut up and maybe you will learn something.
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