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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Electric Bikes
« Last post by HockleyBoy on January 09, 2020, 12:16:19 PM »
Totally agree with you... but still, if I had £20k sitting around spare (which I haven't!) I might just be tempted by one of those  :icon_lol:
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Electric Bikes
« Last post by Lee337 on January 09, 2020, 10:38:07 AM »
Looks good as a concept with good performance & range, if it lives up to the claims.

My concern around electric bikes remains the cost when compared to conventional PTW, both in terms of financial and environmental.

I accept that at the point of use, it's clean and cheap, no petrol or road tax, but to start with electric bikes cost more to buy and insure. Factoring in the battery life over, say a 10 year period & having to replace them at least once, they are likely to cost more than conventional bikes to buy & run over the same period.

From an environmental perspective, there's the impact of the raw materials, refining, processing, electricity production (we're still not totally green or carbon neutral here) and end of life disposal. All we really do is move the environmental impact away from us so it's someone else's problem.

Electric is good and we're heading in the right direction, but with cleaner Internal Combustion Engines (ICE), we're still not there yet.
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Electric Bikes
« Last post by HockleyBoy on January 09, 2020, 09:38:26 AM »
How about these for the future of motorcycling!

https://damonmotorcycles.com/
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: The new Tiger 900 engine
« Last post by Chris Canning on January 06, 2020, 05:48:41 PM »
What has passed a lot of folk by is Ducati’s transition from 1198 to Panigali in other words long stroke bottom end grunt with cam belt to big piston short stroke camchain it wasn’t/hasn’t been straight forward,I know guys who went that way and changed back.

When it comes to the Multistrada Ducati have bypassed the Pani motor and are going V4,my long winded reply is just another way of saying these things have to be tried will it work in the long run?? Who knows,but the one thing you can be sure of the game is moving on with other manufacturers and Triumph have to come up with solutions.

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Electrickery / Re: Indicators, Horn & Brake Lights
« Last post by tigergotcha on January 06, 2020, 06:19:52 AM »
Had the same syntoms on my bike (horn, brake lights, indicators all suddendly off) and the culprit was the green/white wire inside the ignition switch. Being quite impossible to loose anti-theft bolts I opted to remove the whole upper yoke, switch attached. Easier and doable with  tank on. This post was crucial to help me solving the  problem!
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: The new Tiger 900 engine
« Last post by Ossian on January 05, 2020, 11:53:13 PM »
Hi Chris. The use of cross plane and flat plane cranks has a logic in engines with even numbers of cylinders. Usually to do with firing order or exhaust design requirements, but I don't understand the logic behind using a crank like this in a 3 cylinder engine. With a 'T' crank as Triumph calls it, you seem to have a 180 degree twin with an extra cylinder attached. Why ?
My only guess is that Triumph have considered and balanced each cylinder individually and then using this design created an engine such that firing is timed to give a 'Big Bang' effect for better traction ? This wouldn't be possible with a 120 degree design.
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: The new Tiger 900 engine
« Last post by Chris Canning on January 05, 2020, 05:48:16 PM »
Well Yamaha have been the first to seriously dip their toe in the water with their R1,instead of going the electrically software route for traction they have altered the firing order by changing the crank shaft the same as Yamaha and hence the firing order.

What you are seeing is Triumph starting to reap the benefits of contacts they have made with running engines in Moto2,but straight forward it might not be,if your not a follower of Moto GP Yamaha have struggle extracting topend power,something that has past all but unnoticed when Ducati went from their classic 1098/1198 long stroke cam belt motor to the Panigali big piston short stroke camchain it has been a bumpy ride in more ways the one.

But Triumphs 765 and the new 900 shows that they are really starting to make an effort and we now live in a world of short stroke/big bore and other variations.
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Speaking Of Bikes... / The new Tiger 900 engine
« Last post by Ossian on January 04, 2020, 09:42:06 PM »
The new 888cc Tiger 900 is described as having a 'T' plane crank.
https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/motorcycles/adventure/tiger-900/reasons-to-ride
Can anybody explain this and tell us why it would be better than an even firing 120 deg triple ?
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: Installing a grease fitting in the lower shock bearing
« Last post by Mustang on January 04, 2020, 02:51:00 PM »
 :mut
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How do any of these threads stay on topic...but your right, its easy to get sidetracked.
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