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Old 08-18-2004, 04:18 PM   #61
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Default Re: Hold up there shippie

You can't mean 360 degree Brit twins can you? And what did the Olsen twins do besides make a ton of money for being cute? 'Sides from that Hell yeah, fours rock, Brit fours in particular,

Though Soichiro's crowning glory was the CBX, He and his co-conspiritors have taken the UJM concept, turned it into the UJSB and kicked boot. Meanwhile the U.S. is busy cranking out air-cooled-pushrod-ohv-twins.

Technology marches on! (cue Capra-esq insperational music)
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Old 08-18-2004, 04:56 PM   #62
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Default Re: OK, Disposable...But Reliable

They ran the motor with no load right? Briggs and Stratton did the same experiment a few years back. Any good engine that has been well run in will run quite a while without oil if it is run without a load.



Most people don't know that. That's the dirty secret that those Slick50 crooks used to sell their crap at car shows.



That being said many of those engines are very reliable. It's just that the no load test doesn't prove very much.
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Old 08-19-2004, 03:20 AM   #63
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Shaddap, Kid. I'm 47 and I want a new sport bike when I get back from Iraq.



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Old 08-19-2004, 03:57 AM   #64
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If Triumph would only do this to their Speed Triple I would buy one in a blink. I like the Z750 a bunch. Enough to buy one.
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Old 08-19-2004, 05:31 AM   #65
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Thanks for the advice. I've rebuilt the whole front brake system once after the master cylinder crapped out. The wheel spins freely but the discs do make slight contact. I'd worry if I wasn't getting about 50 mpg. Anyway, from what I know about disc brakes, once you release the fluid pressure off the discs there is nothing to retract the disc completely off the rotor. There should be a design so that the last eighth inch of lever could actually be pushed out to suck the pucks a few tenths off the rotor. Maybe an extra master cylinder in reverse.
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Old 08-19-2004, 05:36 AM   #66
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what do you want to get? I would think the expectation buildup while over there would be pretty high. See the mockup of the VFR1200 on MCN?

You've just hit a soft spot with me - my 47 year old brother in law is getting shipped out on 9/11/04.
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Old 08-19-2004, 05:40 AM   #67
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....'cause it didn't have 100HP and full plastic. So it's not a sportbike. Nyah nyah.
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Old 08-19-2004, 05:42 AM   #68
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Interesting. My impression was that Ksaki was copying the Speed Triple with this treatment.
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Old 08-19-2004, 06:00 AM   #69
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God Bless ya buddy. Come home safe. You see a 31 year old punk kid ridin' around on a black CBR1000f with a red rear tire, flag me down. I'll buy ya a beer.



Whatcha lustin' for these days? ZX-10? ZZR-12? XX? Mille R?
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Old 08-19-2004, 06:00 AM   #70
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God Bless ya buddy. Come home safe. You see a 31 year old punk kid ridin' around on a black CBR1000f with a red rear tire, flag me down. I'll buy ya a beer.



Whatcha lustin' for these days? ZX-10? ZZR-12? XX? Mille R?
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