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Old 01-28-2010, 01:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
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Originally Posted by bgd73 View Post
the bike story. wow.

I'd like to quote:

If an engine is battling itself in its own environment that badly, it is an inline with counterbalance. Now that model T has been gone a long time...I am certain he described an inline with counterbalance.

A perfect example to counter act is my own machine learned over 12 years...

A 3 main boxer at 9to1 compression and of course self balanced, it has a trait like an old low compression gas v8 5ton haytruck: I save fuel by adding weight, resistance is good. The car is it's size. The work needed is it's efficient.
In fact I run larger rally tread grinding the road (gear ratio taller), a roof rack exactly in the wind, no fairings, jacked up and 80pounds of steel added after 140 hours of welding...
my greatest fuel mileages have emerged since then, as well as my greatest problems. Of course, expected.
The guy should stick to his own 200mpg quest, don't bother summing up the whole colorful world.
Often, preaching is easier to swallow when the preacher is heeding his own advice..

Of course, it helps when the preacher isn't speaking of things he has misunderstood.
"ʞɐǝɹɟ ɐ ǝɹ,noʎ uǝɥʍ 'ʇı ʇ,usı 'ʎlǝuol s,ʇı"

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