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Motors Motorcycle Mayhem

Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 24 Feb 2009.

  1. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    Sine I'm on a bit of a roll here being able to render propper images of what I make here is a picture of the coilover unit/shock absorber from the bike.

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    Independantly adjustable damping; for high and low speed bump and rebound, positional damping and preload adjusment.

    Moriquendi
     
  2. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    :eeek: you don't do this in your spare time, do you?
     
  3. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    In the position that I am thinking of learning how to drive a motorbike once I have my PhD finished (early next year).

    Been drooling over the Yamaha XJ6. Gorgeous looking thing.
     
  4. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    Yup, it's just a hobby atm but I'm trying to turn it into a job.

    Moriquendi
     
  5. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Having attempted something similar in Solidworks 99plus (when it was newmind you) :hehe: I must say, you've got too much free frickin time! :D

    or 3d cad has become a lot quicker over the last 10 years...but i doubt it
     
  6. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    I have a lot of experience so I'm pretty quick at modelling, I've been doing this for 14-15 years now.

    Moriquendi
     
  7. kovacs

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    Nice thread starter but you missed one vital requirement of riding a motorcycle.The ability to use common sense and not panic at the first sign of trouble.

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  8. RTT

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    Nice blade, have always had a soft spot for those (that revision especially)!
     
  9. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Got my first bug splat of the year today; winter is now truly behind us - roll on 6 months of two wheeled awesomeness! MotoGP starts this weekend too!
     
  10. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    I've had a couple recently too now that the weathers turned warmer. Also the roads have dried out properly for the first time, time to get rid of my chicken strips :rock:

    Moriquendi
     
  11. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Finally fixed my fuel line yesterday, of course today the weather turned to miserable :grr:
     
  12. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    ... in fact it turned to snow again....Aargh!
     
  13. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    MOTd for another year :D
     
  14. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    I thought your bike was under three years old so you didn't need one...

    I'm getting a new front tyre on Thursday, managed to get an extra 500 miles out of the front compared to the rear. I also managed to have a really good ride for the first time in months yesterday with some proper dry, quiet roads, going to take a while to get used to how far I can lean the bike over now though.

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  15. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    It's an 06 so this is its 2nd MOT. I run the thing without baffles which blows out seals in the exhaust (= even morel loud :worried: ), but it passed anyway; presumably they dunno how loud/quiet it should be with baffles in the first place :D

    My front tyre is due for replacement I think, it's more worn than I thought, plus it's worn more on the right than the left! I assumed it'd be most worn in the middle (kinda like what happens to the rear) but it's the sides! :eeek:
     
  16. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    Maybe you turn right more than you turn left... Either that or it's the camber of the road.

    I recently replaced the stock air filter with a K&N filter and it's made more difference than I thought it would. Subjectively it feels like there's a bit more torque and it certainly runs up the revs quicker. I think it might be a little louder but the stock exhaust is pretty quiet to begin with.

    Moriquendi

    Edit: Tern =! Turn :blush:
     
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  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Do normal bike tyres have variable compounds from hard in the centre to softer at the edges?
     
  18. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

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    The expensive high quality tyres do, I know some of the Bridgestone Battlax tyres are dual compound, more commonly on the rear.
     
  19. Moriquendi

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    Some do some don't, some have two or three discrete compounds from centre to edge. The Pilot Road 2s that I run have a hard compound in the centre of the rear with medium on the sides while the front has a medium centre and soft sides.

    As Suriken says the multi compound tyres are more expensive but they should last longer as they wear more evenly. On a rear tyre you almost always wear the centre out before the sides so you have to replace it while there's still loads of tread on the sides, the harder centre compound wears slower reducing this effect and the fact that it gives less grip doesn't matter because it's only used when the bike is upright.

    Moriquendi
     
  20. aradreth

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    The exhaust part of the MOT is pretty subjective so it'll depend on the person doing the check.
    from http://www.motuk.co.uk/mcmanual_710.htm
     

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