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Old 06-25-2002, 09:32 AM   #1
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Question More Mid Range

I know that I am a traitor and posted on the "other" board but I want some more mid range grunt from the beast.

Fad a Volvo!!!!!!!! 850R move from me on Monday whilst in 6th at round 80 - 85 mph and had to drop a cog.

Don't like that specially from a Volvo!!!!!

Done the Remus trip so now my thoughts turn to chips but need it in the range 3500 to 5000 where the majority of my top gear cruising takes me...

But don't want to sacrifice the 5 to redline fun

Any thoughts????
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Old 06-25-2002, 09:34 AM   #2
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Fad?????

tis a cussing version of Had...

don't know it is a couple of keys away from the H must be a new form of cryptography
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Old 06-25-2002, 10:15 AM   #3
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This may not be what you want to read, but my advice is to ditch the idea of acceleration in 6th. 6th is an "overdrive" gear meant primarily to sustain current speed. Always drop to 5th for acceleration. I'm pretty comfortable suggesting that the bike was designed to perform that way, getting the best gas mileage and sustainable rpm out of the overdrive gear, that is 6th or "E" on my bike.

JMHO, YMMV.
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Old 06-25-2002, 10:39 AM   #4
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hmmmmmm....

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whilst in 6th at round 80 - 85 mph and had to drop a cog.
Should have been in forth at that speed anyway.
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Old 06-25-2002, 12:02 PM   #5
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if I'm cruising around 80-85 and a Volvo passed me and I wanted to play, I'd be in 4th quick!!
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Old 06-25-2002, 12:14 PM   #6
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So what do you have against Volvos? I have one of these...
Then again, if you couldn't keep up, I'd suggest you turn your engine ON... :):
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Old 06-25-2002, 08:02 PM   #7
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So what do you have against Volvos? I have one of these...
Where I come from we call them "Vulvas" (because they have "no balls").
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Old 06-26-2002, 12:57 AM   #8
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So what do you have against Volvos? I have one of these...
Then again, if you couldn't keep up, I'd suggest you turn your engine ON... :):
Coz every motorcyclist in the UK knows that the big Volvo estates are out to get them Most people who drive them think that they're in a tank (only half true ), so they just pull out without looking etc. Half of them probably wouldn't even notice the bump if they knocked a bike over
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Old 06-26-2002, 01:45 AM   #9
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Where I come from we call them "Vulvas" (because they have "no balls").
Oh yes, I like those...
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Old 06-26-2002, 09:52 AM   #10
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Perhaps a New Thread?

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Oh yes, I like those...
OK, so you lot r bound to take a purfektly good question to a different level....

Perhaps the thread should be renamed "Which car types have drivers who are intellectually challenged?"

For me it is the Lexus especially the smaller models, they think they have a BMW 3 series but cannot afford one and normally have a coat hanger as they go from one client to the next...

pure prejudice but so what...

... mind u the rec drivers with their offroaders that never go offroad also qualify...

...vulvas surely this is not a fair comparison, one is useful...
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Hey, sorry if I caused the thread to drift, but I honestly doubt you need more mid-range just because a Volvo passed you. You probably were just cruising along and it got you off-guard. I don't think you should start spending money because of that, especially on a bike with great mid-range grunt.

And besides, I, member of the Volvo mindless drivers association, exonerate you from any guilt or embarrasment that could heve been bestowed upon you, and hereby certify that almost every Volvo lacks the power or acceleration to aggravate you when you are in an alert state.

That will be 1 euro, pls.

SFIS out!
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Old 06-26-2002, 10:16 AM   #12
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Re: More Mid Range

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...more mid range grunt from the beast.

...need it in the range 3500 to 5000 where the majority of my top gear cruising takes me...

...Any thoughts????
Yeah, I've got thoughts.

I've never known a BMW to pull from 3500 in top gear, any BMW. All the boxers I've ridden don't seem to come alive until around 4200. Ergo, that's where I'd say that "mid-range" starts.

Quit luggin' it. Boxers like to spin. Why turn it into a tractor? Let it be what it is, rev it up, go...there's gobs of power in there. What's the matter with 6000 rpm? That's still less than 85% of redline.
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Old 06-26-2002, 11:05 AM   #13
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Re: Re: More Mid Range

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Yeah, I've got thoughts....

.....Quit luggin' it. Boxers like to spin. Why turn it into a tractor? Let it be what it is, rev it up, go...there's gobs of power in there. What's the matter with 6000 rpm? That's still less than 85% of redline.
Cause I've got 6 points on my license, only 6 to go and am getting the Boxercup in a couple of weeks, can't afford the extra insurance cost and two bikes and a SAAB Aero Convertible...

...wish I had an Irish license cause they don't have points and 29mph above the limit only cost me 60Euro and they were very nice and apologetic bout stopping me and I don't have to pay anyway cause I don't live in Dublin....

... sorry bout the volvo jibe
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Old 06-26-2002, 02:54 PM   #14
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If you want more "mid-range" power....get the mo-fo into the mid range (like Stephen sez). I did it with a 32/10 final drive. At 80 mph I'm doin' 4400rpm. When I twist the little thingy at the end of handlebar.... well lets just say YEAAAAAAAHAAAAA.......

The down side is that I am limited to 130 mph at 7200 rpm. USUALLY....I don't have much opportunity to attempt the max mph thing. Actually I think that I have only visited triple digits a few times (I was kinda too busy to look) but my bicycle speedometer, which is calibrated to the actual wheel (tire) distance traveled, said so (has a 'max speed' function)
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Old 06-27-2002, 10:51 PM   #15
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what effect does that 32/10 have on the speedo? I mean mine is off enough as it is :)
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