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Old 08-20-2009, 11:15 AM   #11
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Moke,

Not what I said.

Torque is what makes acceleration. "Horsepower" is more a measurement of how much torque is applied over a period of time/distance.

As I've said before, Torque is for the dragstrip, Horsepower is for the racetrack.

That's why all the touring bikes have 'low' HP/big torque numbers; and most of the OEMs reconfigure their sportbike motors for torque when they build a FZ1 or 919.

And, that's why 600 I-4s suck in town.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:23 AM   #12
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Sorry, it's zero. You can't tow a trailer with a Harley, it's against the rules. Either take less crap with you or buy a GoldWang. You'll also have to trade in the leather togs for a pair of khaki chinos tucked into leather wellies Andy Griffith style and a silk tavern or work related jacket, otherwise your fellow GoldWangers will shun you at Denny's.........
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:29 AM   #13
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I saw a dude towin' with an Electra this F'n ginormous homebuilt trailer-thing. I believe it was made from one of them Harbor-Freight 5x8 trailers, with a home-made popup camper-thing on it. Had a hitch and ball looked like it belonged on the back of a '94 Ram, was stickin' out of these mudflaps attached to the back of the bike, that appeared to have been on a Kenworth at one time or another................
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:48 AM   #14
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A motorcycle trailer costs several thousand dollars. I once figured that for the cost of a single motorcycle tent trailer I could pay for 100 motel room stays. Since My wife and I average a 4 motel stays per tour we'd still have to be touring 25 years from now (when I'm 87) to break even.

I prefer a motel to a sleeping bag. I'm just that way. I don't want to have to deal with setting up camp each day after riding all day.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:01 PM   #15
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A motorcycle trailer costs several thousand dollars. I once figured that for the cost of a single motorcycle tent trailer I could pay for 100 motel room stays. Since My wife and I average a 4 motel stays per tour we'd still have to be touring 25 years from now (when I'm 87) to break even.

I prefer a motel to a sleeping bag. I'm just that way. I don't want to have to deal with setting up camp each day after riding all day.
Nothing better after a long ride than a hot shower, a good meal, some adult beverage and a soft bed. Did enough camping in the Army to last a lifetime.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:48 PM   #16
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Well, folks - I guess we've run another 'mono-posto' off. Unless he's at work still...
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:56 PM   #17
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I'm still at work.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #18
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He's probably pricing out GoldWangs....


I'm still at work too, eating a corned beef, onion and brown mustard sarnie plus an apple since I was busy at lunchtime
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:18 PM   #19
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He's probably pricing out GoldWangs....


I'm still at work too, eating a corned beef, onion and brown mustard sarnie plus an apple since I was busy at lunchtime

I have butter toffee peanuts.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:01 PM   #20
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Moke,

Not what I said.

Torque is what makes acceleration. "Horsepower" is more a measurement of how much torque is applied over a period of time/distance.

As I've said before, Torque is for the dragstrip, Horsepower is for the racetrack.

That's why all the touring bikes have 'low' HP/big torque numbers; and most of the OEMs reconfigure their sportbike motors for torque when they build a FZ1 or 919.

And, that's why 600 I-4s suck in town.

No need to try and educate me my friend, the bottom line isnt where tourqe or horspower are derived from. The point I was making regaurdless of what you just stated is that you would lose hp by hooking up a trailer, thats all. Besides 600's are perfect for in town, light, and high reving, Id love a six for in town?
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