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Old 09-26-2008, 10:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What is the sound that sounds like a rocket igniting when it launches? It sounds like what I would expect during the burnout.
I think it is the sound of the wheelie bars scraping the track.

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Old 09-27-2008, 02:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Its just one of the many sounds that happens when you try and put a lot of torque to a tire....it wants to stick, and at the same time it wants to spin....but it won't(unless you overcome the actual limits of the tire itself)....I'm sure theres a much better explanation to it, but I don't know how to explain it very well.
I'm sure my slicks do it to, but you can't hear them over the exhuast and engine noise.
I'm sorry to be such a nerd about a stupid sound, but it's just fascinating that a tire can make that noise.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I hear 2 distinct sounds, one sounds like an RC car, the other like ripping cloth.

The first would be the motor, the latter the tire. And it is an interesting sound at that.

BTW, slightly off-topic, but is anyone else tired of hearing about "silent" electric cars? All the ones I've seen make as much or more noise than some quiet gas engines, and I rather like a car that lets people know when I'm moving. As in a warning to other drivers and pedestrians, yes, I really am accelerating at a rate of 32fps^2
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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0-100 KILOMETERS PER HOUR fellas... they're in Europe.... I think Bill said it takes about 2 seconds, not 1.
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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remember that a typical 1.0litre supersport bike (about $12,000) goes 180mph and goes 0-60mph in about 2.5 seconds. and gets mid to high 20's MPG.
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There saying 0.8sec 0-60mph.

Whats the 1/4 mile like in a superbike?
The killacycle is 7.89sec
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There saying 0.8sec 0-60mph.

Whats the 1/4 mile like in a superbike?
The killacycle is 7.89sec
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9.9sec 1/4mi its rare for even bad riders to go over 10.5
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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All the ones I've seen make as much or more noise than some quiet gas engines, and I rather like a car that lets people know when I'm moving.
Not if you take the muffler off.
But, I don't understand the argument.
Even modern ICE vehicles with good mufflers are very difficult to hear from behind when you're biking.

Motorcycles need to have some sound report for safety reasons because they're more difficult for other motorists to see.

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