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Torquehd
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 08:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You turn the heel band over so you can slip the shoes on without bending over to use your hands.

I always thought moccasins were cool, My dad used to wear knee-high fringe moccasins when he was on the road playing country music. I hope some day to own a pair.

Why just have one RPM? I like to have lots of RPM's.
It used to annoy me when people used apostrophes in instances like my previous sentence. They're supposed to be used for either contractions, or to indicate ownership. Not to indicate plurals. Or plural's. However, the misuse is so commonplace that I've just come to accept them.
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Hootowl
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 08:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I never accept abuses of English; I simmer with rage for a moment and move on.
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Crusty
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 08:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Shouldn't it be R's PM? Or RsPM?
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1313
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

But, if you are German it is:

Umdr./min


Guess the bike this tach is on - if you want...
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Etennuly
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 12:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Crusty, you may be correct. RPM stands for Revolutions Per Minute.
RsPM would seem to stand for speeds above idle. Right?
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Court
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 06:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm guessing that tach is from a König somewhere around 1970. If I remember right they were running them at the Dutch TT in Assen.

Memory could be bad though . . .
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 08:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The crazy outboard motor-powered racer?
http://www.ozebook.com/compendium/photoblog/49.htm l
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Fast1075
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 04:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I knew a retired engineer named Mr. Nobles that worked for Mercury Marine at one point and then worked at Evinrude. He collected and raced rare outboard motors. His collection even included one of the supposedly crushed Evinrude 3 rotor rotary prototypes. He introduced me to the world of high performance 2 stroke engines with a Konig twin outboard. rotary disc induction, 14K rpm with variable tuned chambers. When he saw my interest, he introduced me to a book by a fellow named Jennings which is literally "the book" on 2 stroke performance. I love the smell of castor in the morning.
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Aesquire
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 05:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Obscure engine trivia.

Allison built giant 2 stroke engine prototypes for the Navy to use on Airships, as a higher performance alternative to the big Daimler or Mercedes diesels then used. ( They bought a Zeppelin after WW1, as well as having a war prize Zeppelin )

The engines worked well, but the Airships used giant condenser units to take the water vapor out of the exhaust, to use as ballast replacing the weight of the fuel burned. ( otherwise they'd have to valve off lifting gas ) The Two strokes had much more exhaust volume needing bigger condenser radiators, offsetting the power to weight gain of the engines. So....project cancelled.

Pity..... We could have had turbo supercharged two stroke airplane engines in WW2, if development had continued.


On topic, I'm bugged by bad history stories that have fatal technical errors.

Like blaming Allison for not making supercharged engines, and that's why the P-40 was a failure..... All Allison V-1710 aircraft engines were supercharged. The Air Corps insisted on single stage supers, boosted by turbos, but in the end, only the P-38 Lightning ( that many of your bikes were named for ) went into production using Allisons & turbos for high altitude performance.

Plus.... Obsolete at the beginning of the war, the P-40 served multiple countries from beginning to end, and are still prized as awesome handling warbirds. ( albeit with killer stall characteristics ) From killing Zeros at Pearl Harbor, the Flying Tigers high kill ratio against the Japanese in China, Service in the Pacific over New Guinea, the African desert, in Russian hands on the Russian front.... It was never the fighter we wanted, but it was the fighter we had, and shot down the best the Germans, Italians, and Japanese sent against them.

I've also got a rant on the P-39. And on how the most highly rated fighters were often badly flawed.

And another on how stupid the government ( any country's ) is when refusing to fix fatal flaws in military hardware. Example? The Firefly tank.
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1313
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


Umdr./min 2
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1313
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


Umdr./min 3
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Ducbsa
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 - 05:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow, the shriek of a 2 stroke engine on a P-51 or a B-29!! Hearing protection technology would have been hard-pressed to keep up. Or would the turbos quiet them down?
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Aesquire
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 - 06:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Crecy

Two strokes are small, right?
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Aesquire
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 - 06:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Lion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_R

Way more obscure.... BOTH of these engines, in succession, owned the world speed records for planes, land vehicles, and boats. All Three records. In the case of the Lion, the SAME engine.
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Marksm
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

1313, at first I thought that sticker said Camel Toe..


One of my biggest peeves are the idiots that match your speed when you overtake them. Most of it is subconscious but I've had a few that do it on purpose.
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86129squids
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 - 01:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm good with camel toe, but please, no moose knuckle...
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Crusty
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

ROAD HOGS bug the **** out of me!!!

(Message edited by Crusty on June 15, 2018)
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Ducbsa
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 06:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Seeing "$100 dollars" typed. Why the extra work of typing "dollars" when the $ tells the tale?

Reading questions on a forum where the guy hasn't bothered to look on his own for the most basic info. I have internal debates on this, though, because everyone was a noob once, but you need to look up stuff, too. The side benefit is that you might see something else that helps you. When I got my XB, I read through the shop manual to get a feel for things and was impressed by how much red loctite you were supposed to use.

People at the gym that stand close to the front of the dumbbell rack and block access for others.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 09:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

TV listings on my cable tv preview channel that call out "MLB Baseball".

Overall, we as a culture/nation have GOT to get a handle on our English language. This is sad. No wonder the rest of the globe thinks we're fat, stupid Americans!
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