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Old 01-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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How many liters of cargo capacity is required to satisfy the "four grocery bags" for the Vetter challenge?

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Old 01-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It may frustrate you but I measure the carrying capacity by grocery bags.

When my wife sends me to the store, it is to buy bags of groceries, not volume.
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You can do this. In the end, we will all be better off for such carrying utility.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:49 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Wow! Those grocery bags are huge. That would be closer to 5,000 cubic inches, 2.9 feet, 80 liters. And a difficult shape. No way for a lightly modified motorcycle with traditional luggage locations to carry those bags. Oh well. Maybe I can ride along if I bring some plastic grocery bags to repack.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Of course you can ride with us. You just cannot be considered among the winners and get a trophy. By the way... Carol, my wife, is usually on hand to decide if the groceries are packed acceptably.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:42 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Pesky fruit. Maybe if I just straighten out the bananas I could get one more bag in. I agree with your vision 100% though. There is no reason not to make bikes with great aeros and the resulting large trunk. I can see this really becoming a grass roots movement if there were a ready made kit for the body work and windscreen. I will certainly build something up as soon as I can buy a ready fairing kit. There are more fuel efficient engines around now with the new Hondas but the pregen Ninjette is so plentiful in the used market it makes sense to focus on that bike's frame. And, there is a new company offering a really trick fuel injection conversion for it. Originally sold for retrofits of the millions of 50-150cc scooters in India and Asia, the company realized it was easily possible for them to double up the hardware to adapt the kit to the small two cylinder Ninja. They have been very responsive to suggestions and have been continually pushing the design forward over the last year to the point where they were able to add enough processing power to incorporate real time closed loop trim via two independent channels with wide band O2 sensors. I don't think there is any other vehicle on the road that can do that. Trimmed to your own maps that you fine tune from your lap top after logging some riding time. You can set 13.4 : 1 at full throttle for maximum power and run 16 : 1 lean burns at light throttle for the best fuel efficiency. For $600.
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Vetter Streamliner Kit: A kit is what I have been working towards for 3 years. You will get paper with full size templates and special fi glass parts if you want. Everything to make a body that is streamlined, comfortable and able to carry 4 bags of groceries. All on Craig Vetter, designer and inventor of the Windjammer fairing,Triumph Hurricane Motorcycle and fuel economy motorcycles

Want to be the second kit builder? Alan Smith is building the first on his Ninja.
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Want to be the second kit builder? Alan Smith is building the first on his Ninja.
When you get the fiberglass sorted out.
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Fair enough. All glass parts are in the works right now.

I will be so happy to have this over with. It has been a long, long project.

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Good news about the nose mold.

Today I got a 104 mpg tankfill on my ninja. Beware the Junkyard Ninja!
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Good news about the nose mold.

Today I got a 104 mpg tankfill on my ninja. Beware the Junkyard Ninja!
HEY CONGRATS TO YOU!!!! GOOD JOB SIR, NOW YOU ARE GOING TO BE A MPG GUY TO RECON WITH AT THE EVENTS!!

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