Edible hats at the ready guys...

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by tallbloke, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. tallbloke

    tallbloke Guest

    Hmmm, well, it'd be interesting to find out just how similar in design
    and dimensions the Horex and the Hosk engines are. Tricky one to
    research tho'. Mebbe I should just get a life instead eh ;-)
    There is a beatiful replica of a steam powered 3 wheel daimler built by
    a guy in Harrogate. I have a jpg somewhere if I can dig it out.




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    tallbloke, Jul 17, 2003
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    Ginge Guest

    I bought a 650 Yam off darsy. I understand all the mechanicals, but so
    far only 80% of the electrics.

    :eek:)
     
    Ginge, Jul 17, 2003
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    (The Older Gentleman) spouted the
    following in news:[email protected][192.168.0.2]:

    Err, no .

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    tallbloke, Jul 17, 2003
  4. Daimler and Benz were separate firms and did not merge until 1926.

    Ron Robinson
     
    R. N. Robinson, Jul 18, 2003
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    tallbloke Guest

    Andy Bonwick <> spouted the following in

    I don't get this. If you are referring to how long it was before I
    posted proof of the 140mph commando (which you still haven't
    acknowledged after all the previous decrying) then I already knew of it
    before I posted the original assertion.

    I don't need to waste time searching for proof of the poor design of
    direct running gudgeon pins because you have already supplied it.


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    tallbloke, Jul 19, 2003
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    (WorkTOG) spouted the following in

    I'll just repaet the fact that my brother held the twins class record
    three years running with a standard fuel, normally aspirated, stock
    framed Bonnie with a best time in the high 11s (11.87 IIRC).

    Which makes this full on extended supercharged XS650 drag racer look a
    bit crap dunnit?
    Pegasus I think.

    Have a good time. ;-)



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    Mike Fleming Guest

    Why? Which ones have you ridden?
    Pegasus, wunnit? In the National Motorcycle Museum these days.
     
    Mike Fleming, Jul 21, 2003
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    tallbloke Guest

    Hmm, my XS' little ends are getting a bit rattly, lets do some
    maintainence.

    "Yes sir, that'll be EEK pounds for new con rods."

    Design with Yamahas bank balance in mind rather than the punters.

    Or maybe as you said it was to save a few grammes on the difference in
    weight of alloy and phosphor bronze.

    Either way it's more jap crappery IMHO.

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    tallbloke, Jul 23, 2003
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    Ace Guest

    What the **** planet are you on? All he's said is that the design is
    perfectly good unless you 'screw it together well' enough for 140+mph,
    _way_ beyond the original design criteria, at which point a weekness
    is exposed.

    Unlike the Brit bikes you're constantly lauding, which were unreliable
    in their basic design, and needed 'well screwing together' just to
    keep running. And this is not my opinion I'm paraphrasing, it's yours.
     
    Ace, Jul 23, 2003
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    tallbloke Guest

    You don't understand the relative wear characteristics of aluminium and
    phosphor bronze do you? The little end eyes will wear whether the engine
    has been tuned or not, it's just a question of how many revs the engine
    does before the wear gets bad enough to warrant replacing the little end
    bearings. In the case of a SOBritter this is just a matter of pressing
    out and replacing a couple of Phosphor bronze bushes at a couple of quid
    each. On an XS you have to replace the conrods FFS!

    Also Ace, where did Andy say anything about his XS being capable of
    being tuned to do in excess of 140mph?

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    tallbloke, Jul 23, 2003
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    Ace Guest

    Nope, and I don't want to either.
    Nonsense. Even if I don't understand 'wear characteristics' I can see
    that the pressures between the bearing surfaces would be a hugely
    significant part of the equation, not simply the amount of movement
    there has been.
     
    Ace, Jul 23, 2003
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    tallbloke Guest

    True but irrelevant. Wear still occurs. More slowly in a less stressed
    motor, but will still need sorting eventually.

    And your answer to the bit about the 140mph+ XS?

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    tallbloke, Jul 23, 2003
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    Ace Guest

    It was a pisstake, you fool.
     
    Ace, Jul 23, 2003
  14. <hint>

    Not everything on this newsgroup is 100% in earnest.
     
    William Grainger, Jul 23, 2003
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    Andy Bonwick <> spouted the following in

    Wasted as in not economically viable to refurbish?
    Lol. Get real. Indicated 135 maybe, on a good day, with a following
    breeze. And you passed them while they were flat out?

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    Terminal velocity will be around 178mph ITYF. ;-)

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    tallbloke, Jul 24, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    Nah - don't forget it has a "wind-tunnel tested" fairing!


    Regards,

    Simonm.
     
    Guest, Jul 24, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    Could that explain the lack of speeding tickets?

    I didn't think my valve timing was *that* bad, but now I think about it,
    oncoming cars' numberplates do often appear reversed...

    Regards,

    Simonm.
     
    Guest, Jul 25, 2003
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    tallbloke Guest

    Andy Bonwick <> spouted the following in

    Naughty boy ;-)

    I won a bet with my Rickman/YamXT by lifting it over shoulder height and
    holding it up there for 10 seconds!

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    tallbloke, Jul 30, 2003
  20. Not many. A couple of 650 Tigers or TR6s, an a couple of late model 750
    Bonnies (including one Les Harris version).
     
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 4, 2003
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