From: Iain Chalmers on 22 Oct 2009 18:46
In article <4ae0dbe2$0$21852$afc38c87(a)news.optusnet.com.au>,
CrazyCam <CrazyCam(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> JL wrote:
> > On Oct 22, 12:36 pm, Zebee Johnstone <zeb...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >> In aus.motorcycles on Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:12:26 -0700 (PDT)
> >> JL <jlitt...(a)my-deja.com> wrote:
> >>> (and apologies to all triples out there - yes I like them too - and
> >>> I'd love to have a 6 or an 8 one day ;-)
> >> <waits to see if JL and CC can bear to say "and a diesel">
> > Pfft Diesels belong in trucks and pseudo-trucks(1), they don't sound
> > good, they don't perform well in light vehicles (compared to a petrol
> > or electric equivalent). I'd rather have an electric thanks.
> Am I making this up, or have the recent winning cars at the Le Mans
> 24-hour race not been diesels?
Yeah but the recent wining bikes in the postie bike challenge were all
postie bikes - that doesn't make them cutting egde racebikes, it's just
cause the rules have been tweaked to favour them...
(I'm with JL, I'd love an electric sportsbike...)
As your attorney, I advise you to rent a very fast car with no top. And
you'll need the cocaine. Tape recorder for special music. Acapulco shirts.
Get the hell out of L.A. for at least 48 hours. Blows my weekend.
From: Fraser Johnston on 22 Oct 2009 22:09
"Nev.." <idiot(a)mindless.com> wrote in message
> Fraser Johnston wrote:
>> Singles are great for dirtbikes, twins are great for around town, triples
>> sound the best and fours are the best when you want to go really really
> Did you read that in a magazine or cut and past it from some forum or
> something? What is so great about twins around town? What triple sounds
> better than a big twin with a pipe?
Personal experience and my own opinion. If you don't like it feel free to give
From: Fraser Johnston on 22 Oct 2009 22:11
"G-S" <geoff(a)castbus.com.au> wrote in message
> Nev.. wrote:
>> Fraser Johnston wrote:
>>> Singles are great for dirtbikes, twins are great for around town, triples
>>> sound the best and fours are the best when you want to go really really
>> Did you read that in a magazine or cut and past it from some forum or
>> something? What is so great about twins around town? What triple sounds
>> better than a big twin with a pipe?
> I'm not sure I'd say 'sounds better than a big twin', but a big triple under
> acceleration (say a Sprint) does sounds lots better than a big 4 IMO. The
> motors feel nicer than an inline 4 also.
> I'd certainly have a triple in my garage if I was picking my 5 bike dream
> garage :)
I loved the scream that came out of my 675. Best noise ever.
From: TimC on 23 Oct 2009 00:40
On 2009-10-22, Lars Chance (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
> Zebee Johnstone wrote:
>> <waits to see if JL and CC can bear to say "and a diesel">
> Personally I'd LOVE a diesel! I have fantasies of grafting a Jap 800cc
> triple TDI onto a BMW or 'Guzzi gearbox and I can't imagine why the
> major bike companies haven't already offered us one.
You and me both.
The half man-half horse in this video just sounds beautiful:
>Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
You're saying cats are the opposite of bijectiveness? -- ST in RHOD
From: CrazyCam on 23 Oct 2009 01:32
Fraser Johnston wrote:
> I loved the scream that came out of my 675. Best noise ever.
That would have been the Daytona?
It's a pity that the only way you can really enjoy the sound of the
Daytona 675 is when it's on the dyno.
Actually riding one is just too silly for words. ;-)