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Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
AFAIK Honda does pretty much everything in house....

AFAIK Honda does pretty much everything in house.

Honda automatic transmissions in cars are quite different to conventional automatics, they do their own PGM-FI instead of buying it from bosch etc...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,321
Posted By DannyZRC
I never said anything about valves, I said...

I never said anything about valves, I said plumbing. I was referring to intake and exhaust manifold, airbox and header length tuning etc.

Motorcycles don't (usually) have 6+ cylinders, so V2 or V4...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,321
Posted By DannyZRC
don't forget that almost part of almost an...

don't forget that almost part of almost an engineer.

V engine has heavier cam drive (twice the length of camchain, more cam bearings etc).

V engines have serious packaging constraints on intake...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,684
Posted By DannyZRC
was a GSXR 750. <iframe width="560"...

was a GSXR 750.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CxFi4-PeGeg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
slippy, the spork is the forked beak, not the rad...

slippy, the spork is the forked beak, not the rad covers.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,271
Posted By DannyZRC
I sold my '05 R1200GS last mayish, and been...

I sold my '05 R1200GS last mayish, and been bikeless since.

Super Ten was on the top of my shortlist, but they're too new to get much of a discount on the used market.

So I bought an '08...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,271
Posted By DannyZRC
boxers aren't really parts hungry, just labor to...

boxers aren't really parts hungry, just labor to take things apart to lube/adjust and put back together.

pre-camhead don't even have shims for the valves, screw&locknut and the valve covers are...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
look closer, the "single" is a double....

look closer, the "single" is a double. ;D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
only one of us.

only one of us.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
not quite, a knife and fork conrod arrangement on...

not quite, a knife and fork conrod arrangement on a horizontally opposed engine doesn't yield a boxer, the pistons move back and forth together not in opposition.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
sort of a not quite knife and fork? I'm not even...

sort of a not quite knife and fork? I'm not even remotely an engineer, but either you'd have a really big fork to make way for bearings, or you have no bearings and one of the conrods is supported by...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
your oilhead is also offset. The crankpins are...

your oilhead is also offset. The crankpins are opposed 180*, if they were in line the conrods would collide, so they're offset by a little bit. This slight misalignment is what causes the "rocking...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
area ahead of the CG is destabilizing, not...

area ahead of the CG is destabilizing, not stabilizing.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
I don't mind the BMW paddle signals overmuch, I...

I don't mind the BMW paddle signals overmuch, I prefer the standard style.

But but but but but.

I really dislike the quasi-solid turnsignal switch they use now. Normal setup has a switch with a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,286
Posted By DannyZRC
webbike world isn't rolling anything onto scales,...

webbike world isn't rolling anything onto scales, they just reprint press releases. (and do helmet/gear/accessory reviews)

http://www.webbikeworld.com/BMW-motorcycles/r1200st/ Is their page for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,286
Posted By DannyZRC
good luck with a cite on that whopper.

good luck with a cite on that whopper.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,608
Posted By DannyZRC
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ejEJGNLTo84" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,286
Posted By DannyZRC
R1200ST is right around 505 wet without luggage,...

R1200ST is right around 505 wet without luggage, very close to ye olde 5th gen. Similar power, though obviously different engine character. I'm a funny front end enthusiast, so there's that....
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,286
Posted By DannyZRC
If I could get a 5th gen with ABS, that would...

If I could get a 5th gen with ABS, that would appeal to me.

6th gen with ABS.. less so.

R1200ST seems to be as close as it gets.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,286
Posted By DannyZRC
'splain? :deal

'splain? :deal
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,286
Posted By DannyZRC
FJR is fine, your wife was being a weirdo....

FJR is fine, your wife was being a weirdo. :norton

Also, you're kidding yourself if you think there's a lick of difference in quality/reliability of any of the front line mfgs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,608
Posted By DannyZRC
it's inefficient, but it's also lightweight as...

it's inefficient, but it's also lightweight as far as energy storage goes.

being lighter means you need less of the stored energy to transport the storage method's own mass, so the system...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7,616
Views: 1,124,109
Posted By DannyZRC
less valve area = more intake velocity, lighter...

less valve area = more intake velocity, lighter crank/rods/pistons, blahblahblah
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,286
Posted By DannyZRC
As mentioned, there are a buttload of bikes that...

As mentioned, there are a buttload of bikes that are lighter, more economical, just as comfortable and far more powerful available than ye olde GL1100

Is it that they have sporting pretentions...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,322
Posted By DannyZRC
http://www.erikbuellracing.com/ They're...

http://www.erikbuellracing.com/

They're getting ready to announce some stuff, building up a dealer network etc.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,407
Posted By DannyZRC
:freaky:freaky:freaky Indeed. (nice bike and...

:freaky:freaky:freaky Indeed.

(nice bike and pics, as an aside)
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,407
Posted By DannyZRC
BMW car gearboxes are just as terrible, :p

BMW car gearboxes are just as terrible, :p
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,531
Posted By DannyZRC
Where in that post did he say Triumph didn't? I...

Where in that post did he say Triumph didn't? I don't see any mention of Triumph at all. I see mention of 3 existing competitors in the ADV scene who don't have the features he lists.

Reading...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,798
Posted By DannyZRC
The engine was developed by Katech, which does...

The engine was developed by Katech, which does the racing corvette engines.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 667,647
Posted By DannyZRC
Sorry that I wasn't clear: I meant the LED array...

Sorry that I wasn't clear: I meant the LED array when I said "light bar", wondering whether you ordered the driving light or the flood light,. I can see that I worded it poorly.

I'm thinking about...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 667,647
Posted By DannyZRC
RomaDakota, which pattern of that bar light did...

RomaDakota, which pattern of that bar light did you purchase? I've been checking it out.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,798
Posted By DannyZRC
Moronic, Scrannel was agreeing with Gadget Girl's...

Moronic, Scrannel was agreeing with Gadget Girl's point about wanting a bike all set up and not a bike that wants tweaking and upgrading, even if doing your own tweaks and upgrades might save money....
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,798
Posted By DannyZRC
No, it sets off alarm bells for anyone who...

No, it sets off alarm bells for anyone who *thinks* they understand economics, marketing or supply and demand. In the real world, incipient corruption leads the government to erect massive entry...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,895
Posted By DannyZRC
Davevv's pretty Guzzi, or : ...

Davevv's pretty Guzzi, or :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/BMW_R1200C_burgundy.jpg

Maybe the dresser version,
http://wallpapers-diq.net/wallpapers/27/BMW_R-1200-CL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,286
Posted By DannyZRC
According to the internet, the GL1100 weighs...

According to the internet, the GL1100 weighs 700+lbs wet.

there are plenty of touring bikes available that are lighter than that, practically all of them in fact.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,798
Posted By DannyZRC
MOTUS isn't trying to make money selling 1-3,000...

MOTUS isn't trying to make money selling 1-3,000 of them at 15k, they're trying to make money selling 300 of them at 30-35k.

I bet there are some number of people that bought VFRs, ST2/3/4s,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 98,804
Posted By DannyZRC
Was off two wheels since last may when I sold my...

Was off two wheels since last may when I sold my GS.

Picked this one up last Saturday, picture is from the ride home through Tahoe.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,661
Posted By DannyZRC
then what is there to explain? if we know what...

then what is there to explain? if we know what happens when you apply too much braking, and we know what happens if you don't apply too much braking, then what is there to argue about?

You hit the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,661
Posted By DannyZRC
any traction being used to turn/corner can't be...

any traction being used to turn/corner can't be used to brake, it's just as true of cars as it is of bikes.

a car that loses traction for a little bit won't fall over, a bike might, so if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,661
Posted By DannyZRC
where's your video of threshold braking while at...

where's your video of threshold braking while at full lean in a turn without ABS? I want to hear your tires chirping.
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