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Title: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 08, 2013, 07:18:54 PM
Understand Stopping Distance Tip #164 from the pages of The Total Motorcycling Manual

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/11/08/understand-stopping-distance/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=understand-stopping-distance
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on November 09, 2013, 04:40:32 PM
Physics makes my head hurt but not as much as hitting something because you under estimated your stopping distance!! I wonder if they take into account engine braking or are they just doing it in x gear OR even in neutral!? Bahhhh. I always engine brake my brain won't let me just brake and not down shift lol
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 09, 2013, 06:57:11 PM
The rear tire only has so much traction, so if you account for engine brake, you have to ease up on the pedal.  You can really see this with ABS, a little braking with too much downshift will activate the ABS.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 12, 2013, 05:20:11 PM
NUVIZ Motorcycle Head-Up Display Helmet-mounted accessory projects navigation and other info into rider’s field of vision.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/11/12/nuviz-motorcycle-head-up-display/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nuviz-motorcycle-head-up-display
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on November 12, 2013, 05:35:11 PM
I bet this will be as easy to use as our sena system :)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 13, 2013, 05:11:47 PM
The Ziesel works kind of like an off-road armchair

http://www.gizmag.com/ziesel-snowmobile-chair/29754/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on November 13, 2013, 09:14:30 PM
Here's a pair of gloves to go with the Nuvis........http://www.gizmag.com/beartek-wireless-gloves/29701/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 13, 2013, 09:24:08 PM
My goal is always to NOT touch the GPS once I am riding.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 16, 2013, 07:35:06 PM
Keep Warm When You Ride in Cold Weather

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/11/15/keep-warm-when-you-ride-in-cold-weather/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=keep-warm-when-you-ride-in-cold-weather
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on November 17, 2013, 04:59:58 PM
Duh.  :naughty:

Keep Warm When You Ride in Cold Weather

[url]http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/11/15/keep-warm-when-you-ride-in-cold-weather/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=keep-warm-when-you-ride-in-cold-weather[/url]
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 17, 2013, 06:09:53 PM
It was a bit simplistic.  I go with the "keep the core warm" philosophy, which is why I like the electric jackets.  Even this weekend it took the edge off the weather.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 18, 2013, 08:20:04 PM
http://www.psr-usa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=38

Maybe you need a 30 inch jackstand to lift some par t of your bike off the ground?
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 20, 2013, 08:18:52 PM
Kawasaki Debuts Supercharged Four-Cylinder Engine

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/kawasaki-supercharged-engine/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on November 20, 2013, 08:36:26 PM
What jumps out to me is the fact that Yamaha has a 250 near production!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 20, 2013, 09:03:35 PM

they seem to be trying to make it a good one too.  The class has grown with the new Kawi and Honda 300s in the field.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 23, 2013, 08:24:56 PM
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/collections/skinned-knuckles-38-years-young/index.shtml

Are you considering vintage car restoration as a hobby but don't know how to get started? You need Neil Maken's Skinned Knuckles magazine. Here's why!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 25, 2013, 05:38:31 PM
Farkle Fingers™ will make any pair of gloves touch-screen friendly. Just pull the Farkle Fingers™ over the tips of your gloves and you'll be able to use any touch-screen device.

http://www.adaptivtechnologies.com/adaptiv_store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81&products_id=244&zenid=aa02a60337305749997cf408be58b2da
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 27, 2013, 08:13:32 PM
And More Photos of the Suzuki Extrigger Electric Concept

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/suzuki-extrigger-electric-concept-photos/?utm_source=feedly
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on November 27, 2013, 08:37:19 PM
And More Photos of the Suzuki Extrigger Electric Concept

[url]http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/suzuki-extrigger-electric-concept-photos/?utm_source=feedly[/url]


I thought this was more of a full size bike. It looks to be smaller than a Grom!
Did you notice the riding outfit?
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 27, 2013, 09:09:00 PM
Of course.  The outfit tells you how seriously they take the bike.  In this case, not seriously at all.  Might as well be a tricycle review.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on November 27, 2013, 10:22:21 PM
So, can I expect you in sneakers, leggings and wacky shorts on future rides?
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 27, 2013, 10:26:24 PM
I might be able to manage that.  I could dress that way for NY.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 06, 2014, 07:45:56 PM
Three New Motorcycles We Hope Husqvarna, Suzuki, And Yamaha Will Build

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/01/06/three-new-concept-motorcycles-we-hope-husqvarna-suzuki-and-yamaha-will-build/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=three-new-concept-motorcycles-we-hope-husqvarna-suzuki-and-yamaha-will-build
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 07, 2014, 08:14:43 PM
Sway Motorsports Introduces Leaning Electric Three Wheeler

http://thekneeslider.com/sway-motorsports-introduces-leaning-electric-three-wheeler/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 10, 2014, 08:30:31 PM
Motorcycles and Hearing Loss

http://www.motorcycle.com/features/motorcycles-hearing-loss.html
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on January 11, 2014, 09:29:13 AM
Yeah I get more noise at 20 mph on the Bandit (shorter windshield) then I did on the old cruiser with a tall windshield at about 60 mph... Because I have bad ears I actually managed to get a REAL bad ear infection the 1st weekend I had the new bike not a good start... Since then even with a taller shield I still use ear plugs or usually skull candies as they seal pretty well in my ear and provide some calming music! :D

PS: And yes I've tried other in ear buds they sucked and never sealed quiet right so I always go back to the skull candies!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 11, 2014, 11:22:09 AM
I use skull screws.  The posts make them quick to put in, but after about 10 hours, you know they are there.  When I work night shift, I wear soft plugs for sleeping during the day.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on January 13, 2014, 11:21:12 AM
Well my plugs work decent that I have now almost too well BUT no music out of them can make me a bit crazy after 200 miles by myself in the middle of Vermont! ;)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on January 13, 2014, 08:01:18 PM
Excellent description of the new Pilot Road 4.  Watch the video

Revzilla (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/michelin-pilot-road-4-rear-tires)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 13, 2014, 08:12:33 PM
I suspect these will be my next tires.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on January 13, 2014, 08:14:34 PM
I recall reading some forum posts that the PR3s had less life then the 2s so now with the 4s having 20% more are they back to PR2 life!? lol
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on January 14, 2014, 07:36:02 AM
I suspect these will be my next tires.
mine also.  ordered a set yesterday.  the Road 4's are selling quickly.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on January 14, 2014, 08:34:17 AM
I await your 10k mile reviews ASAP! ;)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on January 14, 2014, 09:34:13 AM
I await your 10k mile reviews ASAP! ;)
got 150 in on Sunday,... did the Beaumont TX tour.   great day!  mid 70's  but windy.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 14, 2014, 03:21:07 PM
I tried to get  the road 4's but the wait was too long.I bought a Road 3 to replace the front, which does not have the rubber to do the Deliverance Tour.  I figre June or July I'll be shopping again.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on January 14, 2014, 03:26:14 PM
I'm buying either a 2 or 3 for the front come March/April so I'm all set either way for May or June whatever gets decided by then lol my front is at about 7k now and starting to square rear is about 3k miles and A OK! :D
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 14, 2014, 04:15:21 PM
I have 22,000 on the front tire I am replacing.  9,000 on the rear, I got 13,000-14,000 miles from the last one.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on January 15, 2014, 09:00:52 AM
22k!???? Are you running like 45 psi or something!? lol when did it start squaring!?
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on January 15, 2014, 11:02:35 AM
Barry's secret to front-tire life: (1) lots of wheelies; (2) never use the front brake.   :)
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 15, 2014, 02:59:06 PM
You are somewhat right on the braking front.  I use the rear all the time, and the front probably less hard than most.  I have already gone through a set of rear pads, front are still original.  I run 37-39 lbs in the front.  From what I have read about the Ninja 1000, optimal pressures are 40/42 psig
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on January 15, 2014, 04:17:23 PM
Whats stock on the SV650!? Mines 36/42 and that is what I run...
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 15, 2014, 04:27:56 PM
I think they they 36/39, which I did not the stock tires, but with the Pilot Road 3, the higher pressure seemed to give me better handling and better gas mileage.  Also depends which of the "calibrated" gauges I use.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on January 15, 2014, 06:29:05 PM
Hmmm... That more contact patch thing keeps me at my pressures some people run low 30s in the "cannons" sooo yeah!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 18, 2014, 10:42:20 PM
Warning: Most North America cars not E15 “Flex Fuel” compatible

http://www.examiner.com/article/warning-most-north-america-cars-not-e15-flex-fuel-compatible?cid=rss
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 20, 2014, 10:49:35 PM
A car dealer’s scientific guide to the 10 worst used vehicles

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/car-dealer-scientific-guide-10-worst-used-vehicles-222709616.html
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 23, 2014, 08:21:56 PM
Dear Tom and Ray:

Is it safe to add a few capfuls of denatured alcohol to the crankcase of my two older vehicles to remove oil sludge before I change the oil?

http://www.cartalk.com/content/today-alcohol-crankcase
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on January 23, 2014, 09:35:51 PM
But would a good aged scotch make a difference?
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 23, 2014, 10:00:54 PM
You can pour that in my crankcase.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 29, 2014, 07:50:53 PM
Did Nissan Just Make the Ultimate Motorcycle Engine?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/nissan-ultimate-motorcycle-engine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nissan-ultimate-motorcycle-engine&utm_reader=feedly
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on January 31, 2014, 10:11:34 AM
This is pretty interesting.........

http://www.rhinotire.com/videos
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 31, 2014, 03:07:34 PM
Last year they told me about this when I got new tires at New England Cycle Works.

 [from: barrypz on February 07, 2013, 07:48:41 PM  Rhino Tires - Never Have A Flat Tire Again]
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 31, 2014, 03:08:15 PM
I suspect you take a real hit on unsprung weight, but if you are riding highway, might be worth it for the assurance of no flats.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 05, 2014, 07:51:48 PM
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/auto/best-american-muscle-cars-of-all-time-1.aspx

7 best American muscle cars of all time

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/auto/best-american-muscle-cars-of-all-time-1.aspx#ixzz2sUz7oF5n
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Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 06, 2014, 07:45:16 PM
By now, most people have at least a passing knowledge of biodiesel – it's diesel fuel made from plant or animal oils, as opposed to the more traditional and less eco-friendly petroleum. While it's a good choice for people with diesel-powered vehicles, those of us with gas-burning cars haven't been able to get in on the action ... although that may be about to change.

http://www.gizmag.com/plant-waste-biogasoline/30747/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 07, 2014, 08:18:52 PM
Getting the mostest from the leastest.

The Minimalist's All-Season Riding Outfit

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r5/motorcycle-touring-outfit/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on February 07, 2014, 09:02:24 PM
I don't know about the minimalist stuff.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on February 08, 2014, 09:33:33 AM
Shirt, shorts and flip flops! ;)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on February 08, 2014, 02:57:43 PM
Shirt, shorts and flip flops! ;)

Did you just buy a ......ahhhhh......hmmmmm........cruiser (won't name brand)?
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 09, 2014, 06:46:58 PM
http://feedly.com/index.html#subscription%2Ffeed%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.cycleworld.com%2Ffeed%2F

More than you probably want to know about 2 strokes.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on February 09, 2014, 08:22:23 PM
Actually, I found quite informative. Never really understood the mechanics of the 2 stroke other than they had a tendency to be a bit smoky
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 11, 2014, 05:02:42 PM
SUZUKI RECURSION CONCEPT | UP TO SPEED

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/0314_suzuki_recursion_concept_up_to_speed/?sc_cid=021014&spPodID=030
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 13, 2014, 09:04:45 PM
just sayin'

Timbersled's Mountain Horse kit converts motorbikes into snow machines

http://www.gizmag.com/timbersled-mountain-horse-snow-motorbike/30831/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 14, 2014, 08:11:22 PM
motoDNA: The Jerkiness of Jerky Motorcycle Throttles

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/columns/motodna-jerky-throttles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=motodna-jerky-throttles&utm_reader=feedly
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on February 14, 2014, 08:42:48 PM
There have been comments by others that own the FZ8 that it suffers throttle response at the low end......I haven't noticed it or I'm just not that discerning!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 14, 2014, 09:09:39 PM
I have read that, and it is true of the SV, but I have learned to live with it.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on February 15, 2014, 10:17:41 AM
Probably due to emission crap. Once most of mine went away including adding a fuel controller the problem goes away! ;)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 21, 2014, 05:53:38 PM
Ask Kevin: What’s the Best Way to Check Wheel Alignment?

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/02/21/ask-kevin-whats-the-best-way-to-check-motorcycle-wheel-alignment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ask-kevin-whats-the-best-way-to-check-motorcycle-wheel-alignment
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on February 24, 2014, 03:17:36 PM
I use a laser! Its like this but a slightly cheaper model works GREAT! Don't EVER trust the marks on the chain adjuster! MOST bikes are off by a good bit!

http://www.bikebandit.com/profi-laser-dot-chain-belt-alignment-tool (http://www.bikebandit.com/profi-laser-dot-chain-belt-alignment-tool)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 25, 2014, 10:31:00 PM
The SENA S20 is expected to be available mid May with a single price of $269.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sena-20s-bluetooth-headset?utm_source=dynamic&kwd=&adtype=dyn&kw=&gclid=CIGn5P_s6LwCFS_xOgodIGcAMg
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 28, 2014, 07:52:24 PM
Ian Drysdale’s Spectacular Drysdale 1000 V8

http://thekneeslider.com/ian-drysdale-builds-the-first-of-five-drysdale-1000-v8s/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 03, 2014, 05:23:01 PM
Leaos carbon e-bike heading for the US

http://www.gizmag.com/leaos-carbon-e-bike/31056/http://www.gizmag.com/leaos-carbon-e-bike/31056/

a bit pricey for what it is.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 05, 2014, 08:08:34 PM
Jerry?

Not all motorcycle helmets offer adequate protection in crashe
Read more at http://www.rushlane.com/not-all-motorcycle-helmets-offer-adequate-protection-in-crashes-12112517.html#zgJMyAfARGkJhYU2.99

http://www.rushlane.com/not-all-motorcycle-helmets-offer-adequate-protection-in-crashes-12112517.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rushlane%2FAmZY+%28Rush+Lane%29
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on March 06, 2014, 06:49:36 AM
Texas does not require its citizens to wear a helmet...  I just don't get it,  I also see allot of motorcycles at the local bars. I guess the expression of freedom is exactly that...
I do understand the want to go helmet free considering it easily reaches 105 degrees in the summer..  but its just not worth it.. 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on March 06, 2014, 06:50:46 AM
The new Bell.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/06/bury7uby.jpg)

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Re: moto tech
Post by: Jeff on March 06, 2014, 09:28:53 AM
Texas does not require its citizens to wear a helmet...  I just don't get it.

I do understand the want to go helmet free considering it easily reaches 105 degrees in the summer..  but its just not worth it..
You would have never said that back in the Victory days. I recall a little VT spot check incident....
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on March 06, 2014, 11:53:56 AM
You would have never said that back in the Victory days. I recall a little VT spot check incident....
YUP...  you are right!  thought the same as I was typing..
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on March 06, 2014, 03:04:31 PM
[url]http://www.psr-usa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=38[/url]

Maybe you need a 30 inch jackstand to lift some par t of your bike off the ground?


Try doing a complete front end tear down ie head bearing dis assembly and lube without one of these or something else to hold the frame! ;)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 25, 2014, 08:12:28 PM
Yamaha Tricity – A Three-Wheel Leaning Scooter with CVT

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/yamaha-tricity/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yamaha-tricity
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Jeff on March 26, 2014, 10:23:07 AM
That could help keep some people out of the flower beds. :)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on March 26, 2014, 12:36:07 PM
That could help keep some people out of the flower beds. :)
thats an old wound..  but still funny!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 27, 2014, 07:58:13 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Water-Cooled Victory Coming Soon!

http://blogs.motorcyclistonline.com/exclusive-water-cooled-victory-coming-soon-41501.html
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: GerryP on March 27, 2014, 08:20:44 PM
thats an old wound..  but still funny!

So, where is Pappa Smruf?
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Jeff on March 28, 2014, 07:34:57 AM
Riding his exercise bike with Go Pro video of the Blue Ridge on the screen.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on March 28, 2014, 08:38:27 AM
That could help keep some people out of the flower beds. :)

That probably comes from having a parent read Tootle to a child at an impressionable age.  The book all about an immature steam locomotive who likes to jump off the tracks and roll around in the meadow, smelling the flowers and chasing butterflies.  (See attachment.)
 
Parents should be more careful about exposing their children to such Communist-inspired, subversive literature.  Their kids are likely to grow up to be motorcyclists and worse.
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: GerryP on March 29, 2014, 06:08:15 AM
<snip>
Parents should be more careful about exposing their children to such Communist-inspired, subversive literature. Their kids are likely to grow up to be motorcyclists and worse.
 

True,  very true.  I resemble that remark!!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 02, 2014, 02:55:33 PM
What is the Difference between Summer- and Winter-Blend Gasoline?

Every spring gas prices seem to skyrocket to the highest prices of the year. Why does this happen? In explanation, we hear the experts say that many of the refineries are “down for maintenance while transitioning from winter-blend to summer-blend gasoline,” but what does this mean?

The difference between summer- and winter-blend gasoline involves the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of the fuel. RVP is a measure of how easily the fuel evaporates at a given temperature. The more volatile a gasoline (higher RVP), the easier it evaporates.

Winter-blend fuel has a higher RVP because the fuel must be able to evaporate at low temperatures for the engine to operate properly, especially when the engine is cold. If the RVP is too low on a frigid day, the vehicle will be hard to start and once started, will run rough.

Summer-blend gasoline has a lower RVP to prevent excessive evaporation when outside temperatures rise. Reducing the volatility of summer gas decreases emissions that can contribute to unhealthy ozone and smog levels. A lower RVP also helps prevent drivability problems such as vapor lock on hot days, especially in older vehicles.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says conventional summer-blend gasoline contains 1.7 percent more energy than winter-blend gas, which is one reason why gas mileage is slightly better in the summer. However, the summer-blend is also more expensive to produce, and that cost is passed on to the motorist.

The switch between the two fuels happens twice a year, once in the fall (to winter-blend) and again in the spring (to summer-blend). The changeover requires significant work at refineries, so oil companies schedule their maintenance for those times when they will already be “down” for the blend switches.

As a consumer, the main thing to understand is that there are real reasons for the switch from winter- to summer-blend fuel, even if it results in some pain at the pump.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on April 03, 2014, 09:06:34 AM
I am shocked more bs excuses for higher gas prices...
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on April 03, 2014, 01:26:06 PM
Welcome back, Taz.  You missed a fun snowfall.  (If that's your idea of fun.)  Job interview go well?
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on April 03, 2014, 01:43:34 PM
What is the Difference between Summer- and Winter-Blend Gasoline? . . .

Interesting article.  Thanks for the post.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on April 04, 2014, 09:34:46 AM
Welcome back, Taz.  You missed a fun snowfall.  (If that's your idea of fun.)  Job interview go well?
 

Thanks! Yeah heard I missed some thunder and random snow! ;) Interview went well have not heard back soooo idk lol
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 13, 2014, 07:04:06 PM
Motorcycle Helmet Heads Up Displays Will Go Mainstream

http://thekneeslider.com/motorcycle-helmet-heads-up-displays-will-go-mainstream/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 15, 2014, 05:41:04 PM
Just a few hundred bucks and you will be tuning out your own parts.

Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2

https://www.inventables.com/technologies/desktop-cnc-mill-kit-shapeoko-2
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 23, 2014, 07:52:53 PM
for you SV haters

MD Project: Building a Better SV Part IV: Getting on Track with the Dunlop Qualifier Q3 and Woodcraft Rearsets

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/04/md-project-building-a-better-sv-part-iv-getting-on-track-with-the-dunlop-qualifier-q3-and-woodcraft-rearsets/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 25, 2014, 08:11:44 PM
The newer version of my Milwaukee heated jacket has a usb port driven from the 12v battery.  I could backfit mine, but at $50 for the upgrade, I need a better reason first.  Maybe if I think my 8000mAh back up is not enough?
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 01, 2014, 08:06:24 PM
Head Shake – Dodging the Daft

http://www.motorcycle.com/Head+Shake%3A+Dodging+the+Daft?utm_source=mo05012014&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 13, 2014, 08:00:16 PM
The tire that slew the Dragon:
TIRE REVIEW: Michelin Pilot Road 4

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/05/13/michelin-pilot-road-4-sport-touring-tires-performance-review/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=michelin-pilot-road-4-sport-touring-tires-performance-review
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on May 13, 2014, 10:16:45 PM
Very happy with my decision to mount the Road 4's!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on May 14, 2014, 09:54:57 AM
I'm just slowly catching up. Have 2s now just bought 3s! :)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on May 14, 2014, 10:50:22 AM
Very happy with my decision to mount the Road 4's!
same!  and 900 miles of highway and no squaring of the rear..  and 300 miles in the rain.  couldn't tell the difference in grip.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 20, 2014, 08:00:45 PM
Michelin Pilot Road 4 Tire Review

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/18487/Motorcycle-Article/Michelin-Pilot-Road-4-Tire-Review.aspx
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 21, 2014, 07:50:48 PM
Having been such a big help to diesel owners by specing ultra low sulfer diesel, the EPA will now do us the same favor with gasoiline,

http://wot.motortrend.com/1403_epa_looking_to_lower_sulfur_levels_gasoline.html
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 22, 2014, 10:11:35 PM
Wondering about pinlock?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECC9HtRGVmM
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 26, 2014, 07:59:17 AM
New "dual carbon" battery charges 20 times faster than Li-ion

http://www.gizmag.com/dual-carbon-fast-charging-battery/32121/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=091fbaa327-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-091fbaa327-90555445
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on May 26, 2014, 08:16:19 PM
New "dual carbon" battery charges 20 times faster than Li-ion

[url]http://www.gizmag.com/dual-carbon-fast-charging-battery/32121/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=091fbaa327-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-091fbaa327-90555445[/url]


If the battery meets half of the promises than it will still be a disruptive technology.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 26, 2014, 08:22:34 PM
It will certainly make the electric car more viable.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 31, 2014, 07:23:39 PM
Great news for the sub 250 set

DENSO develops a new low-cost fuel injection system for small motorcycles

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/05/20140530-denso.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+greencarcongress%2FTrBK+%28Green+Car+Congress%29
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on May 31, 2014, 09:02:34 PM
This might help the market segment of small displacement bikes to really grow.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 01, 2014, 06:23:59 PM
The Walking Bicycle strolls along at 15 mph

http://www.gizmag.com/walking-bicycle/32342/

Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on June 01, 2014, 06:44:37 PM
Pulled the forks. Fresh 15 weight oil.  Cleaned up the rotors.  Good to go! (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/02/e2yqyput.jpg)

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 01, 2014, 07:16:04 PM
The 15 weight should do much better for you in the Texas heat.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on June 01, 2014, 07:39:43 PM
The Walking Bicycle strolls along at 15 mph

[url]http://www.gizmag.com/walking-bicycle/32342/[/url] ([url]http://www.gizmag.com/walking-bicycle/32342/[/url])

 
At 80 pounds (weight) and $2,000, I'll let it stroll along by.
 
Gotta give the Japanese credit, though, for constantly "pushing the envelope" of Newtonian physics.  First they produce the world's first crossplane-triple crankshaft.  Now they've invented the world's first 3-wheeled bicycle.  Can America even hope to compete?!
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 01, 2014, 07:51:45 PM
There is always the underwater airplane.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on June 02, 2014, 10:36:52 AM
The Malaysians beat us to that.
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 09, 2014, 08:09:15 PM
Homebuilt Recumbent Motorcycle Racer Competes in MRA Sanctioned Event

http://thekneeslider.com/homebuilt-recumbent-motorcycle-racer-competes-in-mra-sanctioned-event/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 11, 2014, 08:03:44 PM
How To Change a Tire with Zip Ties

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/trips/change-motorcycle-tire-zip-ties/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=change-motorcycle-tire-zip-ties
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on June 11, 2014, 08:41:47 PM
How To Change a Tire with Zip Ties

[url]http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/trips/change-motorcycle-tire-zip-ties/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=change-motorcycle-tire-zip-ties[/url]


Hmmmmm....interesting way of doing a tire removal!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on June 12, 2014, 07:52:02 AM
Hmmmmm....interesting way of doing a tire removal!


the guy is a hacker..  I can swap a tire in 5 minutes and not waste any wire ties. the pry bar on the rim is the worst.  and using soap and water for a tire swap is a no-no.  any soap left in the rim after the install will pit the rim.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 12, 2014, 10:50:10 PM
What about Tim Allen's garage?

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/05/take-a-peek-inside-tim-allens-garage/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_184876
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 14, 2014, 08:08:07 PM
9 Fastest Cruiser Motorcycles From 0-60

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/automobiles/9-fastest-cruiser-motorcycles-from-0-60.html/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 15, 2014, 06:30:03 PM
Your Car Will Tell on You

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/06/13/5896436/your-car-will-tell-on-you.html?rh=1
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 16, 2014, 08:12:58 PM
An Electric Harley-Davidson Spotted on a Hollywood Set?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumors/electric-harley-davidson-spotted-hollywood-set/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=electric-harley-davidson-spotted-hollywood-set
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 19, 2014, 07:32:14 PM
Leaked: Tech Details on the Harley-Davidson Livewire

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/leaked-details-harley-davidson-livewire/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=leaked-details-harley-davidson-livewire

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/harley-davidson-livewire-photos/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=harley-davidson-livewire-photos

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/harley-davidson-livewire-teaser-site-setup/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=harley-davidson-livewire-teaser-site-setup

Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 24, 2014, 08:21:33 PM
Kawasaki Working on a 250cc Four-Cylinder?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumors/kawasaki-working-250cc-four-cylinder/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kawasaki-working-250cc-four-cylinder
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 29, 2014, 09:35:13 PM
The first great radio experiment did not work out as well as planned.  I bought a set of "Thumper" in-helmet speakers for my Shoei.  My Shoei is snug, but the speakers fit and were tolerable.  I bought a jogging radio at best buy, since it seemed to have the best tuner, and had a lock so i could put it in my pocket and settings would not change.  It did well enough with the station I wanted for my commute, but the radio could not put out enough volume to overpower wind noise when I was moving.
As chief Brody almost said in Jaws, "I'm gonna need a bigger radio".
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 15, 2014, 07:23:03 PM
This is the weirdest engine I have ever seen

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-is-the-weirdest-engine-i-havee-ever-seen-1605020251/+jesusdiaz (http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-is-the-weirdest-engine-i-havee-ever-seen-1605020251/+jesusdiaz)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on July 15, 2014, 08:37:01 PM
I'd like to see where this goes!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 18, 2014, 03:45:06 PM
Review: Sena 20S Bluetooth headset – now with 2 km range and audio multitasking

http://www.gizmag.com/sena-20s-review-bluetooth-headset/32991/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6076a49132-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-6076a49132-90555445 (http://www.gizmag.com/sena-20s-review-bluetooth-headset/32991/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6076a49132-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-6076a49132-90555445)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 05, 2014, 07:58:26 PM
RFA Pumping up Ethanol for Motorcycles

http://domesticfuel.com/2014/08/05/rfa-pumping-up-ethanol-for-motorcycles/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DomesticFuel+%28Domestic+Fuel%29 (http://domesticfuel.com/2014/08/05/rfa-pumping-up-ethanol-for-motorcycles/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DomesticFuel+%28Domestic+Fuel%29)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on August 05, 2014, 10:54:34 PM
RFA Pumping up Ethanol for Motorcycles

[url]http://domesticfuel.com/2014/08/05/rfa-pumping-up-ethanol-for-motorcycles/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DomesticFuel+%28Domestic+Fuel%29[/url] ([url]http://domesticfuel.com/2014/08/05/rfa-pumping-up-ethanol-for-motorcycles/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DomesticFuel+%28Domestic+Fuel%29[/url])

Geez, I'm missing the Sturgis rally, and I didn't even know it. (See link.)  That does it: I'm going to have my "Live Free or Die" tattoo removed.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: jerrythi on August 06, 2014, 08:17:54 AM
Geez, I'm missing the Sturgis rally, and I didn't even know it. (See link.)  That does it: I'm going to have my "Live Free or Die" tattoo removed.

you have time to make the AVN awards in Vegas.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 06, 2014, 08:25:13 PM
Supercharged Hondas | COMING SOON?

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/supercharged-hondas-coming-soon (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/supercharged-hondas-coming-soon)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on August 06, 2014, 10:49:10 PM
you have time to make the AVN awards in Vegas.

 :laugh:
 
No can do.  I'm still grieving at the death of Tina Russell and (it is presumed) Bambi Woods.  The industry just hasn't been the same since.  Besides, I'm allergic to silicone.  That's why I ride an unfaired bike.
 
Maybe we can arrange a group ride to Tina's grave?  It's said to be in Montoursville, PA, which is not that far from Centralia.  But it rains less in Montoursville.
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on August 06, 2014, 11:20:41 PM
(Just kidding.)
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: AlmosN8kd on August 07, 2014, 03:29:32 PM
Talk about the AV connoisseur.  :D  I'm not so well versed, I had to look up those two performers (and still didn't recognize them).
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on August 07, 2014, 05:10:29 PM
Talk about the AV connoisseur.  :D  I'm not so well versed, I had to look up those two performers (and still didn't recognize them).

Glad you're keeping in touch, Shawn.  Good to hear from you.
 
Tina Russell was never well-known, and she died around the time you were born.  Both she and Bambi Woods (of Debbie Does Dallas) were young, wholesome-looking, pretty, girl-next door types, and they played ingenue roles.  Tina (Linda Mintzer) was a long-haired brunette (see attached photo), Bambi an artificial blonde.  Both had pretty short film careers in the 1970s.  I was surprised to find that Wikipedia had an entry on Tina--which is where I learned of her grave in Montoursville.  R.I.P.
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 07, 2014, 05:36:02 PM
You might as well combine your memorial bike ride there with a trip to the Yuengling brewery.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on August 07, 2014, 06:19:50 PM
... and a visit to my alma mater, in Lewisburg.  Which puts me just downstream from Tina's childhood home, in Williamsport. . . .
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 30, 2014, 10:30:41 PM
ASK KEVIN: Why Not Split Crankpins For The EBR?

Yeah!  Why not?

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/08/29/ask-kevin-why-not-split-crankpins-for-the-ebr/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/08/29/ask-kevin-why-not-split-crankpins-for-the-ebr/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 31, 2014, 04:58:02 PM
The coming wave of electric bikes

https://rideapart.com/articles/how-do-electric-bikes-compare-to-your-bike
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on August 31, 2014, 06:25:52 PM
When electrics starting getting 125 to 150 miles on a single charges, you'll see sales really take off.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 31, 2014, 06:49:54 PM
Range really is the issue.  The bikes are too expensive to poop out after 50 miles.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on August 31, 2014, 09:33:23 PM
Forkless 350.....
http://www.odd-bike.com/2013/03/yamaha-n-d-ffe-350-forkless-two-smoker.html (http://www.odd-bike.com/2013/03/yamaha-n-d-ffe-350-forkless-two-smoker.html)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 01, 2014, 06:47:33 PM
Midual's remarkable US$185,000 Type 1 takes its place among the world's most expensive motorcycles.

http://www.gizmag.com/midual-motorcycle/33481/ (http://www.gizmag.com/midual-motorcycle/33481/)

fore/aft opposed twin.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on September 01, 2014, 07:53:28 PM
Kind of ugly for 185k!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 01, 2014, 08:08:08 PM
That engine configuration does not do anything for me.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 03, 2014, 07:04:08 PM
Duke Engines' incredibly compact, lightweight valveless axial engine

http://www.gizmag.com/duke-engines-axial/33631/ (http://www.gizmag.com/duke-engines-axial/33631/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on September 03, 2014, 09:10:05 PM
That's pretty interesting or is this another wankel (spelling ?)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 03, 2014, 09:21:00 PM
I thought if the Wankel when I read this, but they did not say enough about the innards to be sure.  Certainly people will be looking at seals, and whether they can overcome the issues of the past.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on September 03, 2014, 09:35:21 PM
The general theory is the same of everything rotating around the shaft. The problem with the wankel was that there really wasn't any rev limit and like you said, the seals just couldn't handle it
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 04, 2014, 09:24:54 PM
Battery Basics Or why do lithium-ion batteries cost so much?

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/09/03/battery-basics-why-do-lithium-ion-batteries-cost-so-much/?cmpid=enews090414&spPodID=030&spMailingID=21390984&spUserID=NzQ5OTQyNDY5MTcS1&spJobID=400240533&spReportId=NDAwMjQwNTMzS0 (http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/09/03/battery-basics-why-do-lithium-ion-batteries-cost-so-much/?cmpid=enews090414&spPodID=030&spMailingID=21390984&spUserID=NzQ5OTQyNDY5MTcS1&spJobID=400240533&spReportId=NDAwMjQwNTMzS0)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on September 08, 2014, 12:12:03 PM
My buddy used aviation seals in his FC which take a lot more abuse, etc. BUT when/if they go they take the turbo out with it as they don't fall apart as easily! DOH!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 18, 2014, 08:11:15 PM
How to Make Your Motorcycle's ECU Better

https://rideapart.com/articles/hows-work-ecu-tuning
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on September 19, 2014, 02:27:35 PM
Find somebody who does work specifically on your bike and is VERY familiar with it. And the "hobby" people not being good is bs too usually. MOST big names started out as a hobby! Just find somebody that people know via forum, etc. that can say "yeah he does great work!"  Anyone remember "JET"? Send us $250 (guessing might have been more) and your car ECU and we'll put a JET sticker on your ECU.....  ::)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 25, 2014, 08:16:54 PM
Right up my alley

Electric Motorcycle? Pffff, Try Nuclear Powered

http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/electric-motorcycle-pffff-try-nuclear-powered.htm (http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/electric-motorcycle-pffff-try-nuclear-powered.htm)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 03, 2014, 08:24:15 PM
Old Engines New: Harley LongBlock Program

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/19287/Motorcycle-Article/Old-Engines-New--Harley-LongBlock-Program.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/19287/Motorcycle-Article/Old-Engines-New--Harley-LongBlock-Program.aspx)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 06, 2014, 08:09:19 PM
Windshield Materials 101 | MC GARAGE

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/windshield-materials-101-mc-garage (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/windshield-materials-101-mc-garage)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 07, 2014, 09:54:36 PM
Bridgestone brings updated airless tires to Paris Auto Show
http://www.slashgear.com/bridgestone-brings-updated-airless-tires-to-paris-auto-show-05349181/ (http://www.slashgear.com/bridgestone-brings-updated-airless-tires-to-paris-auto-show-05349181/)

does not look ready for motorcycles (yet)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 09, 2014, 05:35:18 PM
Volvo's 4-cylinder concept engine pumps out 450 hp

http://www.gizmag.com/volvo-450-bhp-e-powertrain-concept-engine-triple-boost/34138/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a34858738b-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-a34858738b-90555445 (http://www.gizmag.com/volvo-450-bhp-e-powertrain-concept-engine-triple-boost/34138/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a34858738b-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-a34858738b-90555445)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 10, 2014, 12:22:20 AM
Variable Valve Timing Coming to the Ducati Multistrada

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/variable-valve-timing-2015-ducati-multistrada/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/variable-valve-timing-2015-ducati-multistrada/)

Because the Honda version is so beloved.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 10, 2014, 01:44:54 PM
ASK KEVIN: Does Increased Displacement Require Leaner Jetting?

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/10/10/ask-kevin-does-increased-displacement-require-leaner-jetting/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/10/10/ask-kevin-does-increased-displacement-require-leaner-jetting/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on October 10, 2014, 03:42:10 PM
Volvo's 4-cylinder concept engine pumps out 450 hp

[url]http://www.gizmag.com/volvo-450-bhp-e-powertrain-concept-engine-triple-boost/34138/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a34858738b-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-a34858738b-90555445[/url] ([url]http://www.gizmag.com/volvo-450-bhp-e-powertrain-concept-engine-triple-boost/34138/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a34858738b-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-a34858738b-90555445[/url])


Tons of 4 cylinder kiddys used to run high boost and own v8s 10-15 years ago up to more recently but obviously the current emissions suck so they have to be more creative! ;)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 11, 2014, 06:25:18 AM
All About Windshield Care and Cleaning | MC GARAGE

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/all-about-windshield-care-and-cleaning-mc-garage (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/all-about-windshield-care-and-cleaning-mc-garage)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 15, 2014, 12:27:01 AM
Cure those winter blues!

The Adult Version Of Razor's Awesome Crazy Cart Will Be Available Soon

http://gizmodo.com/the-adult-version-of-razors-awesome-crazy-cart-will-be-1646239611 (http://gizmodo.com/the-adult-version-of-razors-awesome-crazy-cart-will-be-1646239611)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 22, 2014, 01:04:16 AM
Radical 4-in-1 piston engine promises hybrid-like efficiency

http://www.gizmag.com/namikoshi-4-in-1-piston-engine/34330/ (http://www.gizmag.com/namikoshi-4-in-1-piston-engine/34330/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 30, 2014, 06:12:11 AM
VIDEO: TECH UPDATE: Why Variable Valve Timing? After you watch this video, our Tech Editor makes sense of valve overlap and why Ducati has developed its new DVT (Desmo Variable Timing) system.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/10/29/why-variable-valve-timing-tech-update-video-kevin-cameron-analysis/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/10/29/why-variable-valve-timing-tech-update-video-kevin-cameron-analysis/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 08, 2014, 06:49:44 AM
Three Cylinder 2400cc Radial Engine and Motorcycle by Kevin DeShazer

http://thekneeslider.com/2400cc-three-cylinder-radial-engine-and-motorcycle-by-kevin-deshazer/ (http://thekneeslider.com/2400cc-three-cylinder-radial-engine-and-motorcycle-by-kevin-deshazer/)

Ground clearance looked a bit slim.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 18, 2014, 08:26:21 PM
'Miracle' tech turns water into fuel

http://www.cnet.com/news/miracle-tech-turns-water-into-fuel/#ftag=CAD590a51e (http://www.cnet.com/news/miracle-tech-turns-water-into-fuel/#ftag=CAD590a51e)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 20, 2014, 03:59:08 PM
Small, but who knows how it will scale?
LiquidPiston unveils X Mini engine

http://www.gizmag.com/liquidpiston-x-mini-engine/34747/ (http://www.gizmag.com/liquidpiston-x-mini-engine/34747/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 21, 2014, 08:18:47 PM
The Story Behind Kevin DeShazer’s 3 Cylinder Radial Engine - The things people build in their spare time

http://thekneeslider.com/the-story-behind-kevin-deshazers-3-cylinder-radial-engine/ (http://thekneeslider.com/the-story-behind-kevin-deshazers-3-cylinder-radial-engine/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on November 21, 2014, 09:25:23 PM
That's a pretty big configuration for a bike
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 21, 2014, 09:30:51 PM
Maybe an adventure bike, they are taller.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 23, 2014, 06:19:46 PM
Gallery: The fuel cell vehicles of the LA Auto Show

http://arstechnica.com/cars/2014/11/gallery-the-fuel-cell-vehicles-of-the-la-auto-show/ (http://arstechnica.com/cars/2014/11/gallery-the-fuel-cell-vehicles-of-the-la-auto-show/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 26, 2014, 06:10:46 PM
Michelin opens first plant dedicated to production of airless tires

http://www.gizmag.com/michelin-tweel/34909/ (http://www.gizmag.com/michelin-tweel/34909/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on December 17, 2014, 08:18:25 PM
The Tiny 5-Cylinder, 1,000cc Duke Axial Motorcycle Engine

https://rideapart.com/articles/duke-axial-motorcycle-engine
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on December 18, 2014, 08:01:28 PM
Today: Chris heard that you can recharge your battery faster by running your engine faster. Is this true? Car Talk weighs in, right here. 

http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/tom-ray/does-faster-engine-equal-faster-battery-charge (http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/tom-ray/does-faster-engine-equal-faster-battery-charge)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on December 23, 2014, 08:17:43 PM
What's the Deal With Nitrogen-Filled Tires?

http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/tom-ray/whats-deal-nitrogen-filled-tires (http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/tom-ray/whats-deal-nitrogen-filled-tires)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on December 29, 2014, 05:23:46 PM
Tesla Roadster gets a range increase to a truly crazy 400 miles maximum

http://arstechnica.com/cars/2014/12/tesla-roadster-gets-a-range-increase-to-a-truly-crazy-400-miles-maximum/ (http://arstechnica.com/cars/2014/12/tesla-roadster-gets-a-range-increase-to-a-truly-crazy-400-miles-maximum/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on December 30, 2014, 08:22:45 PM
What Is Antenna Tread? | Motorcycle Tire FAQs

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/what-antenna-tread-motorcycle-tire-faqs (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/what-antenna-tread-motorcycle-tire-faqs)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 25, 2015, 08:03:19 PM
Electric motorcycle gangs: You'll never hear them coming

http://www.kiiitv.com/story/27478218/electric-motorcycle-gangs-youll-never-hear-them-coming (http://www.kiiitv.com/story/27478218/electric-motorcycle-gangs-youll-never-hear-them-coming)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 27, 2015, 08:04:08 PM
Transform Your Ducati into a Vyrus

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/vyrus-ducati-kit/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/vyrus-ducati-kit/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on January 30, 2015, 12:28:21 PM
I'd fall asleep on a electric bike! No noise no feeling of engine nada! Snoooooooooreeee!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 01, 2015, 08:29:19 PM
DTV SHREDDER | ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE

http://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/vehicles/misc/dtv-shredder-all-terrain-vehicle/ (http://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/vehicles/misc/dtv-shredder-all-terrain-vehicle/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 02, 2015, 04:59:33 PM
From Motorcyclist march 2015

Honda is rumored (and has taken out patents) to be ready to supercharge the NC700 series of bikes.  This could well awaken the 50 hp sleeper.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 03, 2015, 07:46:44 PM
3DRacers lets you design, tune and race 3D-printed cars

http://www.gizmag.com/3dracers/35897/ (http://www.gizmag.com/3dracers/35897/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 05, 2015, 07:38:31 PM
The American Automobile Association (AAA) released some pretty interesting findings about blind spot monitoring systems

https://rideapart.com/articles/safety-devices-arent-safer
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on February 06, 2015, 04:57:05 PM
Is it bad that I saw this and thought of barry

(http://fstg.motosport.com/motographics/images/home/all_storefront/2015/150205_ChemicalSale/150205_ChemicalSale_6x3.jpg) (http://www.motosport.com/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 06, 2015, 06:50:38 PM
Not the chemical sale I went to today, but I did go to one.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 07, 2015, 08:05:28 PM
Elio Motors' 84 mpg, $6,800 three-wheeler continues to play hard to get

http://www.gizmag.com/elios-motors-delay-2016/35928/ (http://www.gizmag.com/elios-motors-delay-2016/35928/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 08, 2015, 02:04:12 PM
Turn your Ninja into a snow blower

https://autos.yahoo.com/news/see-guy-turned-kawasaki-ninja-snowblower-143030641.html
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 11, 2015, 02:57:43 PM
http://www.cdti.com/spinel/ (http://www.cdti.com/spinel/)

The coming ting in Catalytic converters.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 13, 2015, 08:22:49 PM
Adjusting Motorcycle Suspension

http://www.motorcycle.com/buyers-guides/adjusting-motorcycle-suspension.html (http://www.motorcycle.com/buyers-guides/adjusting-motorcycle-suspension.html)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on February 16, 2015, 07:21:52 PM
Wireless battery charger........

http://rideapart.com/articles/ctek-working-wireless-battery-charging-system-can-use (http://rideapart.com/articles/ctek-working-wireless-battery-charging-system-can-use)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 16, 2015, 07:26:59 PM
excellent idea
(http://www.ctriders.org/gallery/113_16_02_15_7_26_33.jpeg)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 17, 2015, 08:15:18 PM
In the March Cycle World, somebody writes to ask about oil for a Chinese bike.  The answer that the state of manufacture of these machines resembles what we were used to in the '60s and '70s, so don;t waste money on synthetic and don't use too thin of an oil.  10W-40 or 20W-50.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on February 17, 2015, 09:02:21 PM
So....which Chinese bike did you buy :poke:
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 17, 2015, 09:09:08 PM
I have looked at the Chinese electric assist bicycles, but decided to just keep pedaling.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 18, 2015, 08:59:03 PM
RAM Mounts | MC TESTED

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ram-mounts-mc-tested (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ram-mounts-mc-tested)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on February 19, 2015, 11:10:41 AM
just got a promotion subscription invitation for Motorcyclist... 2 years for $12.00
Looks like it might offer some interesting reading.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 19, 2015, 02:55:39 PM
I enjoy it.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 26, 2015, 07:31:52 PM
TECH ANALYSIS: Motorcycle Stability Control, Explained A quick look at Bosch's Motorcycle Stability Control, a multitalented system that's got your back...even at full lean angle.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/02/26/bosch-motorcycle-stability-control-all-in-one-motorcycle-safety-system-explained/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/02/26/bosch-motorcycle-stability-control-all-in-one-motorcycle-safety-system-explained/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 28, 2015, 08:04:35 PM
The History Of Four-Cylinder Motorcycle Engines In America

http://www.motorcycle.com/features/history-four-cylinder-motorcycle-engines-america.html (http://www.motorcycle.com/features/history-four-cylinder-motorcycle-engines-america.html)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Ken on March 02, 2015, 05:49:54 PM
just got a promotion subscription invitation for Motorcyclist... 2 years for $12.00
Looks like it might offer some interesting reading.

In the recent past, I've thought that Motorcyclist's articles were a bit more substantial than Cycle World's.  But CW had excellent columns by Peter Egan and Kevin Cameron, whereas MC had no memorable columnists.  So I ended up subscribing to both and putting up with lots of duplication.  Still do.
 
I think that, now that the same company owns both titles, the 2 mags are growing even more similar.
 
But 50 cents a month is a heckuva good price.  MC has got to be worth at least that, even if you already get CW.  Enjoy!
 
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 03, 2015, 09:16:33 PM
The Basics: Modern Motorcycle Suspension

https://rideapart.com/articles/modern-motorcycle-suspension
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Tazman2 on March 04, 2015, 09:48:03 AM
If I just had inverted forks I would be soooooooo happy! ;)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 05, 2015, 03:57:21 PM
Something to do for the winter months

This Life-sized Motorcycle Model Kit Should Be on Your Wishlist (https://autos.yahoo.com/news/life-sized-motorcycle-model-kit-160035036.html)

(https://s2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/215VYdQHN8iY3w62_XGGug--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en-us/homerun/us.autos.rideapart/e129e534ad5eb3e42da44fbd6d416b1c)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 06, 2015, 07:36:27 PM
ASK KEVIN: Why Don’t Motorcycles Have Eight- or Nine-Speed Gearboxes?

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/06/ask-kevin-why-dont-motorcycles-have-eight-or-nine-speed-gearboxes/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/06/ask-kevin-why-dont-motorcycles-have-eight-or-nine-speed-gearboxes/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 14, 2015, 07:25:34 PM
TECH UPDATE: Ignition 101 Our Tech Editor explains how ignition has changed over the years.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/13/technical-update-ignition-101-history-of-change-by-tech-editor-kevin-cameron/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/13/technical-update-ignition-101-history-of-change-by-tech-editor-kevin-cameron/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 18, 2015, 07:55:01 PM
Kawasaki Applies for Electric Motorcycle Patent

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/kawasaki-electric-motorcycle-patent/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/kawasaki-electric-motorcycle-patent/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 21, 2015, 08:56:29 PM
OIL EXTREME CONCENTRATE ADDITIVE

http://www.oilextreme.com/oil1.html (http://www.oilextreme.com/oil1.html)

This is the report I ran into the product while reading:
https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/motor-oil-wear-test-ranking/ (https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/motor-oil-wear-test-ranking/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 23, 2015, 08:20:20 PM
Suzuki Patents Reveal Variable Valve System for V-Strom 1000

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2015/03/23/manufacturers/suzuki/suzuki-patents-reveal-variable-valve-system-v-strom-1000/ (http://blog.motorcycle.com/2015/03/23/manufacturers/suzuki/suzuki-patents-reveal-variable-valve-system-v-strom-1000/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 26, 2015, 02:28:01 PM
The May Motorcyclist had a couple interesting features.  One tries to answer Mossy's question on the cleaning of textile gear.  I have mostly been in the :just say 'n'" camp, but the high viz stuff does get scuzzy.
The article recommends hand wash, but states you can use a fgront load industrial washer as well.  Air dry so the dryer does not ruin its coatings.  pre treatemnt and brushing may be needed in either method if their are enough crushed bugs on the gear.  Finallky, use a waterproofer like NIKWAX to restore that attribute.
One "do not", is do not wash the armor, take it out first.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 26, 2015, 07:36:28 PM
Actually I liked the "Megaphone" article at the end of the magazine.  No link for it yet   :-\
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on March 26, 2015, 07:44:37 PM
Actually I liked the "Megaphone" article at the end of the magazine.  No link for it yet   :-\

That was the first article I read, but then again I usually read back to front.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 26, 2015, 07:53:12 PM
I started with the FJ vs Versys vs V Strom.  They could have called that "selecting from bikes that suck" based on the tone of the article.
Title: moto tech
Post by: Jeff on March 26, 2015, 09:19:06 PM
http://cleangearofct.com/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 26, 2015, 09:26:46 PM
Looks like they should do our gear and us after a long ride.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 27, 2015, 07:59:04 AM
[url]http://cleangearofct.com/[/url] ([url]http://cleangearofct.com/[/url])


Sounds more like s disinfectant service than a get the grung out.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Jeff on March 27, 2015, 08:30:45 AM
They sure do mention cleaning a lot in their opening page.

"This means you can now clean, deodorize, sanitize and disinfect many items you once thought impossible to clean.

Utilizing the exclusive and patented “Esporta Washer/Dryer/Extractor” cleaning system, Clean Gear of Connecticut uses environmentally friendly, bio-degradable detergents and disinfectants to clean deep into the gear to remove harmful bacteria, mold, yeast, blood and fungus that can become a serious health threat."
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 28, 2015, 08:12:09 PM
CW TIPS & TRICKS: Get a Driver’s Attention While Riding Your Motorcycle Tip #189 from the pages of The Total Motorcycling Manual.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/27/cycle-world-tips-and-tricks-get-a-drivers-attention-while-riding-your-motorcycle/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/27/cycle-world-tips-and-tricks-get-a-drivers-attention-while-riding-your-motorcycle/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 03, 2015, 02:13:03 PM
Guide to Types of Motorcycle Engines

http://www.bikebandit.com/community/guides/guide-to-motorcycle-engines?roi=echo3-25823207601-26859559-e6ee332b6f9b786ad2293486e33b0046&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BBnews_040315&utm_source=Fri_040315_BB_News&utm_content=guide_to_motorcycle_engines (http://www.bikebandit.com/community/guides/guide-to-motorcycle-engines?roi=echo3-25823207601-26859559-e6ee332b6f9b786ad2293486e33b0046&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BBnews_040315&utm_source=Fri_040315_BB_News&utm_content=guide_to_motorcycle_engines)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 09, 2015, 08:29:39 PM
Sena 3S Intercom Review

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-intercoms/sena-3s/review.htm (http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-intercoms/sena-3s/review.htm)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on April 10, 2015, 05:43:50 PM
For all those pretty new bikes,  how about a generally good price on a shiny new gps

NEW Garmin Zumo 660LM Motorcycle GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps 010-00727-04 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/231359351327?rmvSB=true)

Some reviews

Revzilla (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/garmin-zumo-660lm-widescreen-motorcycle-gps?gclid=CLnpuf7W7MQCFVc6gQodnXMA5g)
web bike world (http://www.webbikeworld.com/garmin-gps/garmin-zumo-660-review/)

Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8qeTl-xXuc#ws)

(http://images0.revzilla.com/product_images/0048/8351/garmin_zumo660_lm_widescreen_navigator_gps_detail.jpg)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 11, 2015, 07:09:12 PM
Darkside Scientific - LumiLor Electroluminescent Coating - MotoUSA


Darkside Scientific - LumiLor Electroluminescent Coating - MotoUSA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH6oQbckCms#ws)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: GerryP on April 12, 2015, 04:59:58 AM
Interesting, very interesting.... 8)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 13, 2015, 08:26:28 PM
Duke Axial Prototype: The Ultimate Motorcycle Engine Design? | UP TO SPEED

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/duke-axial-prototype-engine-ultimate-motorcycle-engine-design-concepts-to-speed-motorcyclist (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/duke-axial-prototype-engine-ultimate-motorcycle-engine-design-concepts-to-speed-motorcyclist)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 16, 2015, 07:38:17 PM
New Patent Filings Reveal More of Turbocharged Suzuki Recursion

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2015/04/16/design/new-patent-reveals-turbocharged-suzuki-recursion/ (http://blog.motorcycle.com/2015/04/16/design/new-patent-reveals-turbocharged-suzuki-recursion/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 20, 2015, 08:06:07 PM
Harley Davidson was Planning Multiple V4 Motorcycles

http://thekneeslider.com/harley-davidson-was-planning-a-family-of-v4-motorcycles/ (http://thekneeslider.com/harley-davidson-was-planning-a-family-of-v4-motorcycles/)

Aimed at Europe, but would have been sweet.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 23, 2015, 10:26:41 PM
I have noticed that the VFR does not trigger lights well.  I got another big honking niobium magnet like I had on the SV,m but have not mounted it yet.

http://www.russbrown.com/motorcycle-lawyer-blog/9947/oregon-traffic-light-sensor-problem/ (http://www.russbrown.com/motorcycle-lawyer-blog/9947/oregon-traffic-light-sensor-problem/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 26, 2015, 05:41:29 PM
Yusua fires abck with their next generation battery.

http://www.yuasabatteries.com/pdfs/Yuasa_GYZ_Sales_Sheet.pdf (http://www.yuasabatteries.com/pdfs/Yuasa_GYZ_Sales_Sheet.pdf)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 03, 2015, 10:16:53 PM
Suspension Tech: How To Set Rider Sag | MC GARAGE

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/motorcycle-suspension-tech-tips-how-to-set-rider-sag-mc-garage (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/motorcycle-suspension-tech-tips-how-to-set-rider-sag-mc-garage)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 04, 2015, 08:19:53 PM
2016 Triumph Bonneville Should be Liquid Cooled (Bike Reports) (News)

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2015/05/2016-triumph-bonneville-should-be-liquid-cooled/ (http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2015/05/2016-triumph-bonneville-should-be-liquid-cooled/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 06, 2015, 12:48:15 PM
Motorcycles and Hearing Loss

http://www.motorcycle.com/features/motorcycles-hearing-loss.html (http://www.motorcycle.com/features/motorcycles-hearing-loss.html)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 07, 2015, 08:32:35 PM
Motus achieves CARB certification

https://rideapart.com/articles/motus-achieves-carb-certification

amazing how many bikes cannot be sold in California.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on May 08, 2015, 07:05:10 PM
Is this Vehicle a Car or a Motorcycle? (http://www.cheatsheet.com/automobiles/is-the-lit-c-1-really-a-better-motorcycle.html/?a=viewall)

(http://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Lit-Motors-C1-AEV-e1429546287930.jpg?ace6de)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 08, 2015, 07:11:49 PM
Gyroscopically stabilized?
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on May 08, 2015, 08:18:14 PM
Gyroscopically stabilized?

Yes, 2 gyros that keep it constantly stable. Try sliding the wheels out from under it and it still stays upright!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on May 08, 2015, 08:22:00 PM
What do you consider the Elio to be?

(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg496/kw13571/0a96d1c0df99b75a432f970fcf8816b6.jpg)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 08, 2015, 09:08:41 PM
I would call then 3 wheeled cars.  At the moment though the law calls them motorcycles.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 09, 2015, 10:11:46 PM
High End, Low End: Shoei RF-1200 Vs Bilt Cyclone Helmet Review

https://rideapart.com/articles/shoei-rf-1200-vs-bilt-cyclone-helmet-review
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 16, 2015, 08:09:23 PM
The 10 Most Unusual Engines of All Time

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/g2017/10-most-unusual-engines-of-all-time/ (http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/g2017/10-most-unusual-engines-of-all-time/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 17, 2015, 09:11:03 PM
Beautiful Two-Stroke Engine Lets You Watch Its Inner Workings

http://gizmodo.com/beautiful-two-stroke-engine-lets-you-watch-its-inner-wo-1705050755 (http://gizmodo.com/beautiful-two-stroke-engine-lets-you-watch-its-inner-wo-1705050755)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 29, 2015, 04:29:49 PM
Should Motorcycles Be Equipped With Automatic Transmissions?

http://www.bikebandit.com/community/articles/should-motorcycles-have-automatic-transmissions?roi=echo3-26966523672-28055068-1246b23f196c4fecba4d99dc5aa39277&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=promo_bbnews&utm_source=Fri_053015_BBnews&utm_content=motorcycle_automatic_transmissions (http://www.bikebandit.com/community/articles/should-motorcycles-have-automatic-transmissions?roi=echo3-26966523672-28055068-1246b23f196c4fecba4d99dc5aa39277&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=promo_bbnews&utm_source=Fri_053015_BBnews&utm_content=motorcycle_automatic_transmissions)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 03, 2015, 10:08:02 PM
Harley bides its time on electric motorcycles

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/harley-bides-its-time-on-electric-motorcycles-2015-05-31-23485622?link=MW_home_latest_news (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/harley-bides-its-time-on-electric-motorcycles-2015-05-31-23485622?link=MW_home_latest_news)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 07, 2015, 08:37:08 PM
Touring Tip: Motorcycle Performance Metrics

http://www.roadrunner.travel/2015/06/05/touring-tip-motorcycle-performance-metrics/ (http://www.roadrunner.travel/2015/06/05/touring-tip-motorcycle-performance-metrics/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 08, 2015, 08:12:25 PM
Top 10 Tools Every Rider Needs

http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-tools-every-rider-needs.html (http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-tools-every-rider-needs.html)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 10, 2015, 07:49:18 PM
Dear Car Talk:

I need to know, of the different kinds of brake material -- ceramic, metallic and organic -- which has the most gripping power? I want the pad that is the best at gripping, under normal driving conditions. I do not care about noise or brake dust

http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/dear-car-talk/which-brakes-have-most-gripping-power (http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/dear-car-talk/which-brakes-have-most-gripping-power)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 12, 2015, 07:12:57 PM
Road legal turbine motorcycle breaks three world records

http://www.gizmag.com/road-legal-madmax-turbine-motorcycle-speed-record/37954/ (http://www.gizmag.com/road-legal-madmax-turbine-motorcycle-speed-record/37954/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 16, 2015, 07:53:06 PM
Route software, as featured in Roadrunner this month.

http://www.tyretotravel.com/nl/ (http://www.tyretotravel.com/nl/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 16, 2015, 07:53:52 PM
http://www.tyretotravel.com/ (http://www.tyretotravel.com/)

a bit more english
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 26, 2015, 09:18:33 PM
Could Golf Balls Be the Answer to Helmet Noise?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/products/golf-balls-answer-helmet-noise/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/products/golf-balls-answer-helmet-noise/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on June 26, 2015, 10:59:30 PM
I don't know about this one....I've sat along the side of a fairway watching pro golfers tee off and I'll tell you, the balls actually whistle. I know that the dimples improve aerodynamics but they do whistle!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on June 26, 2015, 11:24:05 PM
You know how to whistle don't you?  You just put your lips together and blow.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9Ay727EYzw#)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 04, 2015, 01:56:49 PM
This case might be overstated.

Groundbreaking design shakes up motorcycle helmet industry

http://www.jsonline.com/business/groundbreaking-design-shakes-up-motorcycle-helmet-industry-b99531102z1-311617461.html (http://www.jsonline.com/business/groundbreaking-design-shakes-up-motorcycle-helmet-industry-b99531102z1-311617461.html)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 05, 2015, 05:25:03 PM
BMW Dynamic Brake Light

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-news/2015/bmw-dynamic-brake-light.htm (http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-news/2015/bmw-dynamic-brake-light.htm)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on July 06, 2015, 08:50:18 PM
This is what Barry needs

Roadbook (Roll Chart) Holder RB-Compact (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-020-0020/Roadbook-Roll-Chart-Holder-RB-Compact)

(http://www.touratech-usa.com/media/zkxHqU/IMG_3729.jpg?size=prodfull)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 06, 2015, 09:17:30 PM
Not bad, but will never replace the 3x5 card.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 19, 2015, 08:23:38 PM
ASK KEVIN: Do Motorcycle Engines Use Knock Sensors?

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/07/15/ask-kevin-do-motorcycle-engines-use-knock-sensors/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/07/15/ask-kevin-do-motorcycle-engines-use-knock-sensors/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 20, 2015, 07:08:00 PM
Honda files patents for brand new, fuel injected two-stroke engine

http://www.gizmag.com/honda-two-stroke-with-fuel-injection-patent-filing/38529/ (http://www.gizmag.com/honda-two-stroke-with-fuel-injection-patent-filing/38529/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on July 20, 2015, 08:33:38 PM
As outlined in the article, it looks more industrial to me then motoish! But it certainly looks as though Honda continues to push at the envelope.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 20, 2015, 09:19:00 PM
I think a modern 2 stroke is one of the holey grails.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on July 20, 2015, 09:54:47 PM
I agree, ring-a-ding-ding!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 26, 2015, 05:33:22 PM
Weekend Awesome – The Disintegrating Engine

http://www.motorcycle.com/features/weekend-awesome-the-disintegrating-engine.html (http://www.motorcycle.com/features/weekend-awesome-the-disintegrating-engine.html)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on July 31, 2015, 08:12:42 PM
Victory introduces its first road-legal electric motorcycle, the Empulse TT

http://www.gizmag.com/victory-motorcycle-electric-2016-empulse-tt/38673/ (http://www.gizmag.com/victory-motorcycle-electric-2016-empulse-tt/38673/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on July 31, 2015, 09:32:22 PM
I'm sorry....but that is just plum ugly!!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 02, 2015, 09:39:18 PM
Motorcycle Mirror Extenders

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-mirror-extenders/ (http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-mirror-extenders/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 06, 2015, 07:38:45 PM
Best Motorcycle Technology Of 2015

http://www.motorcycle.com/features/best-motorcycle-technology-of-2015.html (http://www.motorcycle.com/features/best-motorcycle-technology-of-2015.html)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 12, 2015, 10:38:04 PM
Why Use Fuel Stabilizer? | ANSWERS

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/why-use-fuel-stabilizer-tech-tips-questions-answers-mc-garage (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/why-use-fuel-stabilizer-tech-tips-questions-answers-mc-garage)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 19, 2015, 10:25:08 PM
ASK KEVIN: What’s the Advantage of Radial-Mount Calipers?

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/08/19/ask-kevin-advantage-of-mounting-disc-brake-calipers-radially-instead-traditional-bolting/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/08/19/ask-kevin-advantage-of-mounting-disc-brake-calipers-radially-instead-traditional-bolting/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 22, 2015, 09:08:51 AM
The pre ride safety check

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/pre-ride-safety-check-motorcycle-safety-inspection-mc-garage-video (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/pre-ride-safety-check-motorcycle-safety-inspection-mc-garage-video)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 28, 2015, 07:49:58 PM
Why Do Similar Bikes Have Different Valve Adjustment Intervals? Is It Necessary To Adjust Valves? | ANSWERS

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/tech-tips-valve-adjustment-why-do-similar-bikes-have-different-valve-adjustment-intervals-it (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/tech-tips-valve-adjustment-why-do-similar-bikes-have-different-valve-adjustment-intervals-it)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 31, 2015, 08:26:31 PM
Want To Use Your Truck For Your Motorcycle? Too Short? No Problem!

http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/want-to-use-your-truck-for-your-motorcycle-too-short-no-problem.htm (http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/want-to-use-your-truck-for-your-motorcycle-too-short-no-problem.htm)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 03, 2015, 08:11:48 PM
Dan Gurney Patents Moment Cancelling Four Stroke Motorcycle Engine

http://thekneeslider.com/dan-gurney-patents-moment-cancelling-four-stroke-motorcycle-engine/ (http://thekneeslider.com/dan-gurney-patents-moment-cancelling-four-stroke-motorcycle-engine/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on September 03, 2015, 08:38:49 PM
Dan Gurney Patents Moment Cancelling Four Stroke Motorcycle Engine

[url]http://thekneeslider.com/dan-gurney-patents-moment-cancelling-four-stroke-motorcycle-engine/[/url] ([url]http://thekneeslider.com/dan-gurney-patents-moment-cancelling-four-stroke-motorcycle-engine/[/url])


Pretty interesting!
A bunch of possible application.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 03, 2015, 09:36:38 PM
There is a similarity to what BMW does with their F800 twins.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 06, 2015, 11:08:38 PM
Eisenberg V8 Motorcycle from the MADMAX Team at Maxicorp Autosports

http://thekneeslider.com/eisenberg-v8-motorcycle-from-the-madmax-team-at-maxicorp-autosports/ (http://thekneeslider.com/eisenberg-v8-motorcycle-from-the-madmax-team-at-maxicorp-autosports/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 19, 2015, 11:25:26 PM
just to make your head spin
Just How Far Can a Motorcycle Lean in a Turn?

http://www.wired.com/2015/09/just-far-can-motorcycle-lean-turn/ (http://www.wired.com/2015/09/just-far-can-motorcycle-lean-turn/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on September 23, 2015, 07:58:39 PM
High-revving yamaha 650hp V8

http://rideapart.com/articles/listen-beautiful-sounds-high-revving-yamaha-650hp-v8 (http://rideapart.com/articles/listen-beautiful-sounds-high-revving-yamaha-650hp-v8)

Now this would give Motus a run for it!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 23, 2015, 08:28:01 PM
I saw this, but did not think it a bike engine.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on September 23, 2015, 09:42:34 PM
I saw this, but did not think it a bike engine.

One just doesn't  think of yamaha as being an automotive engine manufacturer
But.....imagine what they could do with a V4!
I think Yamaha, if the wanted to, would certainly smoke Motus now that they've opened the V4 market.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 23, 2015, 10:04:01 PM
Yamaha seems to be the only Japanese company really pushing the envelope these days.  The Kawi H2 is interesting, but not for the masses.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 03, 2015, 06:51:18 PM
GASOLINE 101: Let's Talk About Ethanol Fuel | MC GARAGE

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/gasoline-101-lets-talk-about-e10-ethanol-fuel-for-motorcycles-tech-tips-motorcyclist-magazine-mc (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/gasoline-101-lets-talk-about-e10-ethanol-fuel-for-motorcycles-tech-tips-motorcyclist-magazine-mc)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 25, 2015, 09:16:07 PM
TECH UPDATE: Advances in High Performance Bearings Physical Vapor Deposition is employed in Formula 1 and aircraft engines.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/10/23/advances-in-high-performance-bearings-tech-editor-kevin-cameron-insights/ (http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/10/23/advances-in-high-performance-bearings-tech-editor-kevin-cameron-insights/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 03, 2015, 08:23:41 PM
New battery breakthrough could kill the petrol engine

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/new-battery-breakthrough-could-kill-the-petrol-engine/28396.html#ixzz3qTvFQGS8 (http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/new-battery-breakthrough-could-kill-the-petrol-engine/28396.html#ixzz3qTvFQGS8)

Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 09, 2015, 05:05:25 PM
If I could only use one word to say whether the Dyna Beads work the answer would be ...

https://rideapart.com/articles/dyna-beads-miracle-balancing-tire-snake-oil
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 15, 2015, 07:24:08 PM
Where the VFR came from....

Honda V45 Interceptor: The Turning Point For Sportbikes

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/honda-v45-interceptor-turning-point-for-sportbikes-roots-motorcyclist-magazine (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/honda-v45-interceptor-turning-point-for-sportbikes-roots-motorcyclist-magazine)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 27, 2015, 07:38:53 PM
Bosch’s Newest ABS and Stability Control Systems

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/boschs-newest-abs-and-stability-control-systems-motorcyclist-magazine (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/boschs-newest-abs-and-stability-control-systems-motorcyclist-magazine)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 30, 2015, 08:00:38 PM
Living Ethanol Free

http://www.places2ride.com/blog/living-ethanol-free (http://www.places2ride.com/blog/living-ethanol-free)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 29, 2016, 07:39:32 PM
Is Honda Preparing a Major Engine Upgrade for 2016?

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/motogp/honda-engine-upgrade-report-2016/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/motogp/honda-engine-upgrade-report-2016/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on February 01, 2016, 03:00:52 PM
Motorcycle runs with no transmission......

http://road-dirt.com/massive-motorcycle-runs-no-transmission/ (http://road-dirt.com/massive-motorcycle-runs-no-transmission/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 13, 2016, 01:12:36 PM
Too fast, too strong, too scary: Electric Lightning LS-218 will be the fastest production bike on the planet

http://www.gizmag.com/lightning-ls218-unveiled-specs/32142/?li_source=LI&li_medium=default-widget (http://www.gizmag.com/lightning-ls218-unveiled-specs/32142/?li_source=LI&li_medium=default-widget)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 16, 2016, 04:03:51 PM
Lower Gear vs. Riding the Brakes: What's Best

http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/dear-car-talk/lower-gear-vs-riding-brakes-whats-best (http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/dear-car-talk/lower-gear-vs-riding-brakes-whats-best)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 19, 2016, 08:06:10 PM
The Unpopular Argument That the EPA is Right

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped/epa-emissions-unpopular-argument/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped/epa-emissions-unpopular-argument/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on February 20, 2016, 11:29:25 PM
Blue tooth communicators

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RVZjjF9jaA#)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 11, 2016, 07:42:34 PM
Diesel vs. Hybrid: Which Is Cleaner?

http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/dear-car-talk/diesel-vs-hybrid-which-cleaner (http://www.cartalk.com/blogs/dear-car-talk/diesel-vs-hybrid-which-cleaner)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 18, 2016, 09:17:32 PM
The Yamaha crossplane expalined

http://www.sportrider.com/crossplane-what?src=SOC&dom=fb (http://www.sportrider.com/crossplane-what?src=SOC&dom=fb)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 19, 2016, 07:50:46 PM
URB-E Electric Folding Scooter for Last Mile Transportation

http://thekneeslider.com/urb-e-electric-folding-scooter-for-last-mile-transportation/ (http://thekneeslider.com/urb-e-electric-folding-scooter-for-last-mile-transportation/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 30, 2016, 09:49:49 PM
5 Ways to Protect Against Motorcycle Theft While Traveling

https://rideapart.com/articles/travel-tips-5-ways-protect-motorcycle-theft
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 31, 2016, 08:50:42 PM
5 Ways to Protect Against Motorcycle Theft While Traveling

https://rideapart.com/articles/travel-tips-5-ways-protect-motorcycle-theft

Did not even mention a wheel/disc lock.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on April 01, 2016, 07:51:05 PM
Well....they used the wheel disc lock with an adapter to lock a chain ::)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 01, 2016, 11:19:21 PM
Honda Patents Three-Stroke Engine Design

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/honda-patents-three-stroke-engine-design/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/honda-patents-three-stroke-engine-design/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 01, 2016, 11:20:06 PM
It is April 1st.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 15, 2016, 08:53:35 AM
SUV of electric bikes looks to conquer streets and dirt

http://www.gizmag.com/moto-parilla-carbon-e-bike/43224/ (http://www.gizmag.com/moto-parilla-carbon-e-bike/43224/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 30, 2016, 11:53:53 AM
3-D Printed Motorcycle

http://www.places2ride.com/blog/3-d-printed-motorcycle (http://www.places2ride.com/blog/3-d-printed-motorcycle)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on May 30, 2016, 07:26:48 PM
3-D Printed Motorcycle

[url]http://www.places2ride.com/blog/3-d-printed-motorcycle[/url] ([url]http://www.places2ride.com/blog/3-d-printed-motorcycle[/url])


A little pricey "Only 50 will be produced with a price tag of $56,100."

(http://www.places2ride.com/sites/p2r/files/apworks_3dbike_aluminium-12.jpg)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 30, 2016, 08:23:35 PM
Print one yourself.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 22, 2016, 06:21:19 PM
The Beginning of the End for Motorcycle Power Tuners?

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/beginning-end-for-motorcycle-power-tuners?dom=rss-default&src=syn (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/beginning-end-for-motorcycle-power-tuners?dom=rss-default&src=syn)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 28, 2016, 04:58:16 PM
MC Garage Video: Motorcycle Final-Drive Systems Compared

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/mc-garage-video-motorcycle-final-drive-systems-compared?dom=rss-default&src=syn (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/mc-garage-video-motorcycle-final-drive-systems-compared?dom=rss-default&src=syn)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 10, 2016, 08:29:47 PM
The Real Deal with E15 Fuel and Four-Gallon Fill-Ups

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped/e15-fuel-four-gallon-minimum-fill-up/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped/e15-fuel-four-gallon-minimum-fill-up/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 12, 2016, 06:55:11 PM
Exclusive First Look at Yamaha Based 14 Cylinder Radial Engine Project

http://thekneeslider.com/exclusive-first-look-at-russell-suttons-14-cylinder-radial-engine-project/ (http://thekneeslider.com/exclusive-first-look-at-russell-suttons-14-cylinder-radial-engine-project/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on September 15, 2016, 02:33:16 PM

Emissions Impossible, What Euro4 Really Means

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2016/january/mcn-plus---emissions-impossible-what-euro-4-really-means/ (http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2016/january/mcn-plus---emissions-impossible-what-euro-4-really-means/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on September 15, 2016, 02:36:28 PM

Which ones will be affected.....

Among them, according with the european press... all the Aprilia V-twins will not be made Euro4 compliant.... so they will be canned.... Same for Guzzi 1200 engines ( griso, Stelvio, Norge).

Buy yours now if you were pining for one!

Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 26, 2016, 08:22:03 PM
Top Ten Most Reliable Motorcycles

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Top-Ten-Most-Reliable-Motorcycles-/10000000213414870/g.html?pp=1&roken2=tf.pUHJlbWl1bQ%3D%3D.bT24gVGhlIFJvYWQ%3D.g.cpin.ap4c (http://www.ebay.com/gds/Top-Ten-Most-Reliable-Motorcycles-/10000000213414870/g.html?pp=1&roken2=tf.pUHJlbWl1bQ%3D%3D.bT24gVGhlIFJvYWQ%3D.g.cpin.ap4c)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 12, 2016, 08:01:55 PM
BMW’s New Motorcycle Concept Is So Smart You Won’t Need a Helmet

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-11/bmw-motorrad-vision-next-100 (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-11/bmw-motorrad-vision-next-100)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: oilhed on October 13, 2016, 07:50:31 AM
all the Aprilia V-twins will not be made Euro4 compliant.... so they will be canned.... Same for Guzzi 1200 engines ( griso, Stelvio, Norge).

Buy yours now if you were pining for one!

Ohhhh Noooo.  This is the end of sexy!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: GerryP on October 13, 2016, 06:48:28 PM

So glad I got my little red corvette er, I mean V7 (750) when I did.

Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 27, 2016, 07:56:08 PM
A Real World Look at Alcohol in Your Tank

http://www.cycleworld.com/real-world-look-at-alcohol-in-your-tank?dom=rss-default&src=syn (http://www.cycleworld.com/real-world-look-at-alcohol-in-your-tank?dom=rss-default&src=syn)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: GerryP on October 28, 2016, 07:24:46 AM
i had to replace the in tank fuel pump on my guzzi after  1500 miles as plastic parts/ were/ all yellow, swollen and mushy.

I have not seen any of the Bel Ray prodects mentioned in the article for sale around here.

Currently use startron and ocassionally some seafoam.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 28, 2016, 04:05:30 PM
I add Stabil to every tank year round, but it does not stop ethanol from  being ethanol.  I also use a ga s can to keep the tank mostly full, less chance for moisture to enter.
Title: moto tech
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2016, 07:03:54 PM
I don't do any of that during the season and haven't had any problems. I add StarTron to things that sit over the winter. I'll usually completely drain my Daytona tank for the winter because those plastic tanks like to swell up.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 04, 2016, 07:43:36 PM
Six-Cylinder Classics: Benelli 900 Sei, Honda CBX, and Kawasaki KZ1300

http://www.cycleworld.com/honda-cbx-kawasaki-kz1300-benelli-900-sei-six-cylinder-classic-motorcycles?dom=rss-default&src=syn (http://www.cycleworld.com/honda-cbx-kawasaki-kz1300-benelli-900-sei-six-cylinder-classic-motorcycles?dom=rss-default&src=syn)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 05, 2016, 08:32:02 PM
Can Autonomous Cars Detect Motorcycles?

http://www.cycleworld.com/can-autonomous-cars-detect-motorcycles?dom=rss-default&src=syn (http://www.cycleworld.com/can-autonomous-cars-detect-motorcycles?dom=rss-default&src=syn)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on November 06, 2016, 06:25:32 AM
Interesting article.  Hadn't given it much thought but certainly raises important issues!!!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 25, 2016, 10:49:43 PM
Not Your Father’s WD40

http://www.budcad.com/Motorcycling/not-your-fathers-wd40/ (http://www.budcad.com/Motorcycling/not-your-fathers-wd40/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on December 01, 2016, 09:26:30 PM
How a 70-Year-Old Idea Could Make Engines Way More Efficient

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/70-year-old-idea-make-engines-way-efficient/?mbid=nl_12116_p3&CNDID=9592896 (https://www.wired.com/2016/12/70-year-old-idea-make-engines-way-efficient/?mbid=nl_12116_p3&CNDID=9592896)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on December 01, 2016, 10:03:20 PM
How a 70-Year-Old Idea Could Make Engines Way More Efficient

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/70-year-old-idea-make-engines-way-efficient/?mbid=nl_12116_p3&CNDID=9592896[/url
 (https://www.wired.com/2016/12/70-year-old-idea-make-engines-way-efficient/?mbid=nl_12116_p3&CNDID=9592896)

I'm thinking that the engine in this type of configuration could be scaled up or down fairly easily depending on power requirements. Interesting!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on December 24, 2016, 04:00:45 PM
A Glimpse into Kawasaki’s A.I. for Motorcycles

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/kawasaki-artificial-intelligence-motorcycles-demo-video/ (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/kawasaki-artificial-intelligence-motorcycles-demo-video/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on March 24, 2017, 10:06:57 PM
All the specs- the big sport bikes.

http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2017-superbike-spec-chart-shootout (http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2017-superbike-spec-chart-shootout)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: SkiMan on March 24, 2017, 11:12:04 PM
Can one still actually buy an EBR? I'm sure leftovers are available.
Thought that they were now officially buried.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: oilhed on March 25, 2017, 01:00:08 PM
"Technologically archaic compared to the others here, the EBR 1190RX is now the closest thing purists have to an analog liter-class sportbike. That ain’t a bad thing, either."

That'a a hell of a statement from the moto-pub.  Shame!
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 02, 2017, 08:28:36 PM
Complicating the Rush to Electric Transportation

http://www.cycleworld.com/complicating-rush-to-electric-transportation-kevin-cameron-top-dead-center?dom=rss-default&src=syn (http://www.cycleworld.com/complicating-rush-to-electric-transportation-kevin-cameron-top-dead-center?dom=rss-default&src=syn)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 19, 2017, 07:50:23 PM
Sweet Jesus, Investors Revive Skully Helmet Project

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/skully-technologies/ (https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/skully-technologies/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 01, 2017, 06:48:19 PM
Inception Drive – Compact Infinitely Variable Transmission

https://thekneeslider.com/inception-drive-compact-infinitely-variable-transmission/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: Mossyrocks on October 01, 2017, 07:06:01 PM
Inception Drive – Compact Infinitely Variable Transmission

https://thekneeslider.com/inception-drive-compact-infinitely-variable-transmission/

Attach that to a torquey DC motor and watch the battery life (ie mileage) extend.  Lots of interesting potential in the world of electric vehicles.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 04, 2018, 10:09:18 PM
(Almost) Everything You Need To Know About Motorcycle Tire Pressures

https://www.cycleworld.com/almost-everything-you-need-to-know-about-motorcycle-tire-pressures#page-3 (https://www.cycleworld.com/almost-everything-you-need-to-know-about-motorcycle-tire-pressures#page-3)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on April 04, 2018, 10:11:35 PM
Here's What Those Weird Black Tubes In The Road Are For

https://jalopnik.com/heres-what-those-weird-black-tubes-in-the-road-are-for-1824997739
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on May 20, 2018, 08:31:45 PM
Bosch plans to use side thrusters to stop motorcycle lowsiding

https://newatlas.com/bosch-motorcycle-side-thrusters/54676/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 01, 2018, 05:31:23 PM
Harley-Davidson Developing Emergency Autonomous Braking System

http://www.motorcycle.com/mini-features/harley-davidson-developing-emergency-autonomous-braking-system.html (http://www.motorcycle.com/mini-features/harley-davidson-developing-emergency-autonomous-braking-system.html)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 08, 2018, 08:10:18 PM
Ammonia-derived hydrogen fuel road-tested in a world's first

https://newatlas.com/csiro-ammonia-hydrogen-fuel-cell-test/55805/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 11, 2018, 09:32:51 PM
World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

https://newatlas.com/camcon-digital-iva-valve-system/55827/
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on August 28, 2018, 09:54:32 PM
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Aluminum

https://www.cycleworld.com/everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-know-about-aluminum (https://www.cycleworld.com/everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-know-about-aluminum)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 18, 2018, 10:10:35 PM
Compulsory ABS and traction control coming for American bikes

https://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-general-news/compulsory-abs-and-traction-control-coming-american-bikes (https://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-general-news/compulsory-abs-and-traction-control-coming-american-bikes)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on September 19, 2018, 09:38:31 PM
How VTEC Works

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/car-technology/a23288806/how-vtec-works/ (https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/car-technology/a23288806/how-vtec-works/)

On my bike, I not only get a kick in the rear but burn  twice as much gas.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 04, 2018, 09:30:45 PM
Yamaha releases ride app for phone.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/244873/yamaha-launches-new-myride-app/ (https://www.rideapart.com/articles/244873/yamaha-launches-new-myride-app/)

I am imagining it is like the  bicycle and run apps I use now that track route and metrics.  It will  also let ou look at routes others used.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 04, 2018, 09:32:57 PM
Called "my ride" in the play store.
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on October 08, 2018, 07:36:34 PM
SENA update  available for 20 and 30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d761w1tAY0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d761w1tAY0)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on November 27, 2018, 08:13:42 PM
Why you need winter tires

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/car-technology/a25306054/winter-tire-guide/ (https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/car-technology/a25306054/winter-tire-guide/)
Title: Re: moto tech
Post by: barrypz on January 21, 2019, 08:31:16 PM
Gasoline

https://www.cycleworld.com/what-gasoline-is-and-isnt-and-why-motorcyclists-should-care (https://www.cycleworld.com/what-gasoline-is-and-isnt-and-why-motorcyclists-should-care)