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Offline CaptainTrips

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2018, 04:14:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Maybe time to go back to the outstandingly reliable timing gears that Honda implemented on the VFR?
... and my beloved ST1300.
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Online Will Morgan

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2018, 11:19:56 PM »
Gears are great but cost more, chains are cheaper but aren't as good as gears, and belts are cheapest.......until you have to pay a Ducati dealer to change them   :745: :745: :745:

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2018, 11:50:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
... and my beloved ST1300.

And my 2001 Bonnie. Granted, it has a camchain as well, but that show value!

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2018, 06:24:56 AM »
This reminds me of VW's VR6 motor.  A very compact design, a v6 using one cylinder head.  It would make the engine almost the same width of a parallel twin.
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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2018, 10:31:35 AM »
Lancia did a similar thing with a narrow angle V4 in 1922. While it is a compact layout, porting to the individual cylinders is compromised. While this is less of an issue for a forced induction, injected engine, it is still a compromise.

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2018, 10:34:33 AM »
There are two kinds of people, those saying the glass is half full and those saying the glass is half empty. But the world really belongs to the ones that say “That’s not my glass! My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!”             Terry Pratchett  R.I.P.

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Re: Is a V3 possible?
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2018, 08:40:13 PM »
I love all sorts of engines - the 3 cylinder Triumph is a brillant engine - the torque of a twin and the power of a 4 cylinder. My little VFR400 runs to incredible revs - missed a gear once and hit 18,000 rpm !! Engine still fine !!  :001:

 


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