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Old 03-22-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Finally found the old gal's sweet spot!

I finally found the old gal's sweet spot! No... it's not that sweet spot. I washed and waxed my Uly today, then headed out for a ride. The temp was about 62 degrees (F) and the humidity was 50%. Winds were 5-10 from the southwest.

As I took off, it seemed like my Buell had more power than ever before. Each throttle input was more sensitive than ever. The bike actually did a roll-on wheelie, which I had never been able to do before! Where did all this extra power come from?! No matter how hard I rode through the twisties, only minimal heat was perceptable from the right side of the engine.

Today, my bike was a completely different animal. I can only think that the combination of humidity and ambient temps made for the optimal conditions for the Thunderstorm engine. Can the temps and humidity really make that much of a difference... even with today's modern FI and ECM modules? By my experience today, I'd have to say "Yes!"

Does your bike have a "sweet spot"? If so, during what conditions?
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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About 50 degrees has always been a good temperature for most the bikes I've had.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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Living at sea level with nice, cool, dense air, I'm always in the sweet spot.

Sometimes my HOG creeps up over 50hp!
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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Living at sea level with nice, cool, dense air, I'm always in the sweet spot.

Sometimes my HOG creeps up over 50hp!
Dude, I think you're a walkin' Sweet Spot - hell, I bet all the Ladies ask you to dandle your fingers in their Coffee for them instead of usin' Splenda..........
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:18 AM   #5
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Dude, I think you're a walkin' Sweet Spot - hell, I bet all the Ladies ask you to dandle your fingers in their Coffee for them instead of usin' Splenda..........
Buz has that same smooth method with the ladies that Zero Mostel depicts in the original "The Producers".
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:26 AM   #6
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"Does your bike have a "sweet spot"? If so, during what conditions?"

My bike's sweet spot is when I'm on it going down the road. Other than that, it's just a large paper weight.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:54 AM   #7
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Buz has that same smooth method with the ladies that Zero Mostel depicts in the original "The Producers".
"Oh Max, you filthy pig!"....


Probably because you washed it and it was a nice day, you were enjoying yourself so you were riding better, that made the bike seem like the bike was running better. When I was the fifteen pounds of winter crud off my bike it'll run better too LOL
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So, when you found the sweet spot did you finish it with the "swirl" or with a "pinch"?
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So, when you found the sweet spot did you finish it with the "swirl" or with a "pinch"?
I went full bore -- full throttle.
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I went full bore -- full throttle.
Well, if she said "it feels like aliens poking at my body", you probably didn't do it right.
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