Re: Motorcycle

Postby slowMTB on Thu 13/Oct/11 8:49pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:
kiwi_zg wrote:The new Ducati Superquadro engine / Il nuovo motore Ducati Superquadro (subtitled)
195bhp
Super oversquare bore/stroke
Used in the most powerful power to weight ratio production bike (Panigale)
Ride by wire throttle
Decompression starting system
Chain driven Cams


Yeah, but nar.

Until they ditch the 90 degree V twin, they're going to have the same issues they're having in MotoGP. It needs to be 45 degrees. and aircooled. and tuned for torque. and hopefully they'll put a decent seat on it, and ditch the stupid handlebars, put some nicer ones on there. and shift the footpedgs so you dont have to scrunch your legs up in the classic "I am making sweet sweet love to this football" position. Then we'd be talking.


Careless Chucker might disagree with you on that one ;)
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby thorg on Fri 14/Oct/11 8:19am

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thorg wrote:I miss not having a bike. one day, I might just get 600 trail clunker, and drop it into a rgv250 shell - or some such. though getting it vic/VINed might be a tad more difficult than when I first did such sennanigans :(


not impossible though. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =411304814 Just find a donor with reg on hold.....

I have a plan which is not coming together yet but if it comes off has potential to be more fun than a barrel of fun on the good ship Fun Ahoy
WANT!

be a bitch to ride around town haviing to bump start a lump like that though :lol:

sooooo, whats your plan :paranoid:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 14/Oct/11 8:41am

thorg wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote:
thorg wrote:I miss not having a bike. one day, I might just get 600 trail clunker, and drop it into a rgv250 shell - or some such. though getting it vic/VINed might be a tad more difficult than when I first did such sennanigans :(


not impossible though. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =411304814 Just find a donor with reg on hold.....

I have a plan which is not coming together yet but if it comes off has potential to be more fun than a barrel of fun on the good ship Fun Ahoy
WANT!

be a bitch to ride around town haviing to bump start a lump like that though :lol:

sooooo, whats your plan :paranoid:


I have a VFR400 NC30 rolling chassis with rego on hold, I am just sorting that out, but the plan is an RZ350 motor, or some sort of hot two stroke. Its because I can't afford this:

http://www.twostrokeshop.com/Aprilia_RS500_2008.htm Check out some of the u toob vids. Its the sound that gets me. Well, that and the 130hp /115kg wet weight
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby slowMTB on Sat 15/Oct/11 8:25am

Henry Dorset Case wrote:
thorg wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote:
thorg wrote:I miss not having a bike. one day, I might just get 600 trail clunker, and drop it into a rgv250 shell - or some such. though getting it vic/VINed might be a tad more difficult than when I first did such sennanigans :(


not impossible though. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =411304814 Just find a donor with reg on hold.....

I have a plan which is not coming together yet but if it comes off has potential to be more fun than a barrel of fun on the good ship Fun Ahoy
WANT!

be a bitch to ride around town haviing to bump start a lump like that though :lol:

sooooo, whats your plan :paranoid:


I have a VFR400 NC30 rolling chassis with rego on hold, I am just sorting that out, but the plan is an RZ350 motor, or some sort of hot two stroke. Its because I can't afford this:

http://www.twostrokeshop.com/Aprilia_RS500_2008.htm Check out some of the u toob vids. Its the sound that gets me. Well, that and the 130hp /115kg wet weight


Now that IS very cool HDC, would bring me back to my old RG & RZ 500 days :love: , but at a whole new level :o
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Kyle on Sat 15/Oct/11 10:10am

Henry Dorset Case wrote:http://www.twostrokeshop.com/Aprilia_RS500_2008.htm Check out some of the u toob vids. Its the sound that gets me. Well, that and the 130hp /115kg wet weight


Oh lordy I want, it weighs less than my little Scorpio does dry.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby .I. on Fri 11/Nov/11 10:34am

bike tank.JPG


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Re: Motorcycle

Postby pedalingkiwi on Wed 16/Nov/11 9:11pm

A random post but just a little heads up about "Zeitgeist" - a great ' bikers' pub I found in San Francisco near end of recent travels - it is a favored hangout of cyclists (messengers & singlespeeding dudes & dames) and motorcyclists. A bit like an urban Blackball Hilton it is somewhat dark & grungy, has lots of interesting beers on tap, a large graveled courtyard with picnic tables, and novel signage.

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Zeitgeist, cnr Valencia Street & Duboce Avenue, just south of Market Street, in the Mission area. Definitely worth a visit. :thumbsup:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Thu 17/Nov/11 10:39am

pedalingkiwi wrote:A random post but just a little heads up about "Zeitgeist" - a great ' bikers' pub I found in San Francisco near end of recent travels - it is a favored hangout of cyclists (messengers & singlespeeding dudes & dames) and motorcyclists. A bit like an urban Blackball Hilton it is somewhat dark & grungy, has lots of interesting beers on tap, a large graveled courtyard with picnic tables, and novel signage.

s10.JPG

Zeitgeist, cnr Valencia Street & Duboce Avenue, just south of Market Street, in the Mission area. Definitely worth a visit. :thumbsup:



"cyclists (messengers & singlespeeding dudes & dames) and motorcyclists" - which camp does the shown patron fall into :ib:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 17/Nov/11 2:50pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:
pedalingkiwi wrote:A random post but just a little heads up about "Zeitgeist" - a great ' bikers' pub I found in San Francisco near end of recent travels - it is a favored hangout of cyclists (messengers & singlespeeding dudes & dames) and motorcyclists. A bit like an urban Blackball Hilton it is somewhat dark & grungy, has lots of interesting beers on tap, a large graveled courtyard with picnic tables, and novel signage.

s10.JPG

Zeitgeist, cnr Valencia Street & Duboce Avenue, just south of Market Street, in the Mission area. Definitely worth a visit. :thumbsup:



"cyclists (messengers & singlespeeding dudes & dames) and motorcyclists" - which camp does the shown patron fall into :ib:


fixie hipster douche obviously. Note the "ironic" pot gut.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Fraser on Thu 24/Nov/11 9:59am

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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Thu 24/Nov/11 4:53pm




They’d look good on the mantelpiece.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Wed 14/Dec/11 6:23pm

I finally set to and welded my SR frame back together today :) The hardest part is now over. I might even get it back on the road for (if we have a :eh: ) Summer :)

I’ve since ground down the welds and I need to check if the frame is ‘watertight’ as it’s an oil in the frame model.
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