Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-07-2011, 07:19 PM   #21
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by schizuki View Post
I'll bet a single-cylinder V-twin has less drag.
Just wait until you see the two cylinder V4!
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 10-10-2011, 05:11 AM   #22
The Spaceman
Registered Member
 
The Spaceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,448
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by schizuki View Post

Suzuki has successfully engineered the world's only single-cylinder V-Twin!
Nah, Puch had that in the 60's with the "Twingle."

AllstateTwingle
__________________
318 curves in 11 miles."
The Spaceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 06:48 AM   #23
Duken4evr
Founding Member
 
Duken4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 722
Default

Elemental bike. I like it. Always liked the looks of the Suzuki 650 single too. Wondering if a cam and a carb could wake the thing up a little though. They are amazingly slow for something with 650cc.

Perhaps go even a bit more elemental, ditch the side covers and have a flat tracker inspired K&N pod filter on display. That would be a cool addition.
Duken4evr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 06:16 AM   #24
anrajala
Founding Member
 
anrajala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,490
Default

Savage's engine is a fine, fine concept but complete crap in execution. So imbecile that it is almost unbelievable that the smart-pants japanese have let this happen.

The fatal problem is that the timing chain tensioner has far too little extension travel, the little travel is already pretty much used up already when new, and there's no tension arm travel limiter.

In other words you ride maybe as few as 30,000 km and the tensioner's "piston" pops off from its guiding socket, chain jumps and the engine turns into mayonnaise. You know the story, piston gently tapping the valves into the head with various comical side effects.

There are remedies like changing the chain often enough (Kawi ZZR600 chain works here, part no. 92057-1297) or making a mod that extends the tensioner arm and makes more efficient use of the moronically limited tensioner travel.

- cruiz-euro
anrajala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2011, 05:03 PM   #25
schizuki
Founding Member
 
schizuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 5,030
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anrajala View Post
Savage's engine is a fine, fine concept but complete crap in execution. So imbecile that it is almost unbelievable that the smart-pants japanese have let this happen.

The fatal problem is that the timing chain tensioner has far too little extension travel, the little travel is already pretty much used up already when new, and there's no tension arm travel limiter.

In other words you ride maybe as few as 30,000 km and the tensioner's "piston" pops off from its guiding socket, chain jumps and the engine turns into mayonnaise. You know the story, piston gently tapping the valves into the head with various comical side effects.

There are remedies like changing the chain often enough (Kawi ZZR600 chain works here, part no. 92057-1297) or making a mod that extends the tensioner arm and makes more efficient use of the moronically limited tensioner travel.

- cruiz-euro
Good info. Thanks.
__________________
Reverēre meam auctōritātem

Bill Clinton and Chuck Schumer are praising the Supreme Court for overturning an anti-gay-marriage law that they both signed.
schizuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2011, 08:40 PM   #26
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by schizuki View Post
Good info. Thanks.
You took time out from drinking for that?

If all the savages on Earth have that many miles total, I'd be amazed.
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2011, 04:56 AM   #27
The Spaceman
Registered Member
 
The Spaceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,448
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzglyd View Post
If all the savages on Earth have that many miles total, I'd be amazed.
My uncle got suckered into buying one. It quickly became known as "The Salvage." That was one butchered POS.

Speaking of butchered PsOS, how's the new Beemer working out? Did you get any speeding tickets on it yet?
__________________
318 curves in 11 miles."
The Spaceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2011, 05:38 PM   #28
schizuki
Founding Member
 
schizuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 5,030
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzglyd View Post
You took time out from drinking for that?

If all the savages on Earth have that many miles total, I'd be amazed.
Hey, some of us actually keep our bikes for more than a couple of years before ****ting off to a new one that catches our eye.

Besides, 30,000 kilometers is only, like, a thousand miles or something, right?
__________________
Reverēre meam auctōritātem

Bill Clinton and Chuck Schumer are praising the Supreme Court for overturning an anti-gay-marriage law that they both signed.
schizuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

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