Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Motorcycles / Scooters
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
low&slow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Livermore CA
Posts: 341

l&s' Jag - '00 Jaguar S-Type SE
90 day: 25.86 mpg (US)

l&s' Vision - '82 Yamaha Vision XZ550RJ
90 day: 59.92 mpg (US)

L&S' Greenaero Ninja 250 - '99 Kawasaki Ninja EX250F Ninja 250R
90 day: 97.24 mpg (US)

SilverAero Ninja 250 - '04 Kawasaki EX250 Ninja
90 day: 88.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 46
Thanked 176 Times in 91 Posts
Looking good, Greenjoe! Let us know how it does on fuel economy .
all the best, L&S

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 03-16-2012, 04:17 AM   #22 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bottineau, ND
Posts: 49

Civics Lesson - '02 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 33.38 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Any bigger pictures? I can only see thumbnails...
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #23 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Coast, USA
Posts: 513

B2300 - '96 Mazda B2300 SE

Focus - '05 Ford Focus ST
Thanks: 6
Thanked 75 Times in 54 Posts
Glad to see you're trying the other approach to making "power", by reducing losses.

It appears that L&S is the leader in homegrown aero using whatever is available - with positive results. He is an inspiration to all the rest of us hackers.

Keep it up! I too wonder what can be done with 12-13hp.
__________________
Good design is simple. Getting there isn't.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #24 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
sendler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Syracuse, NY USA
Posts: 2,935

Honda CBR250R FI Single - '11 Honda CBR250R
90 day: 105.14 mpg (US)

2001 Honda Insight stick - '01 Honda Insight manual
90 day: 60.68 mpg (US)

2009 Honda Fit auto - '09 Honda Fit Auto
90 day: 38.51 mpg (US)

PCX153 - '13 Honda PCX150
90 day: 104.48 mpg (US)

2015 Yamaha R3 - '15 Yamaha R3
90 day: 80.94 mpg (US)

Ninja650 - '19 Kawasaki Ninja 650
90 day: 72.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 326
Thanked 1,312 Times in 966 Posts
Wow! That is a lot of nose!. I hope you don't stick into someone's driveway and do a flip.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 01:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 744

redyaris - '07 Toyota Yaris
Team Toyota
90 day: 45.54 mpg (US)

Gray - '07 Suzuki GS500 F
Motorcycle
90 day: 70.4 mpg (US)

streamliner1 - '83 Honda VT500 streamliner
Motorcycle
90 day: 75.63 mpg (US)

White Whale - '12 Sprinter 2500 Cargo Van
90 day: 22.01 mpg (US)
Thanks: 81
Thanked 75 Times in 67 Posts
Low&slow gets the prize for; what to do with political campain signs...turn them into an aero shape and paint them black... the mesage is clear; get on with the remidy and stop all the cheap talk.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 11:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
low&slow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Livermore CA
Posts: 341

l&s' Jag - '00 Jaguar S-Type SE
90 day: 25.86 mpg (US)

l&s' Vision - '82 Yamaha Vision XZ550RJ
90 day: 59.92 mpg (US)

L&S' Greenaero Ninja 250 - '99 Kawasaki Ninja EX250F Ninja 250R
90 day: 97.24 mpg (US)

SilverAero Ninja 250 - '04 Kawasaki EX250 Ninja
90 day: 88.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 46
Thanked 176 Times in 91 Posts
It 's funny that the subject of recycled election signs came up.... Alan dropped by for a visit this morning and he asked me if I had some coroplast that he could use to put together a quick tailsection for his daughter's motorcyle to enter the Carmel
Vetter Challenge. Scavenged coroplast is catching on!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 10:32 AM   #27 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Coast, USA
Posts: 513

B2300 - '96 Mazda B2300 SE

Focus - '05 Ford Focus ST
Thanks: 6
Thanked 75 Times in 54 Posts
I like what someone said here. The sign is actually doing more to reduce fuel use than the politician.
__________________
Good design is simple. Getting there isn't.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: France - Paris
Posts: 762

la_voiture_de_courses - '03 Renault Megane Estate
OldContinents
90 day: 44.34 mpg (US)

xiao lan - '01 Audi A2
90 day: 38.88 mpg (US)

Brit iron - '92 Mini Mini
90 day: 45.5 mpg (US)

Prius - '09 Toyota PRIUS Lounge
90 day: 47.37 mpg (US)

Beemer - '06 BMW F800 ST
90 day: 53.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 188
Thanked 33 Times in 30 Posts
70 mph with a tuned 125 in a faired bike is a little disappointing given a CBR 125 would do 80 mph with pretty much the same engine (2 valve single.

I guess it is all about gearing (the CBR is 6 speed when the GN is 5) and fairing (a CBR 125 is really a small bike)
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #29 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
sendler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Syracuse, NY USA
Posts: 2,935

Honda CBR250R FI Single - '11 Honda CBR250R
90 day: 105.14 mpg (US)

2001 Honda Insight stick - '01 Honda Insight manual
90 day: 60.68 mpg (US)

2009 Honda Fit auto - '09 Honda Fit Auto
90 day: 38.51 mpg (US)

PCX153 - '13 Honda PCX150
90 day: 104.48 mpg (US)

2015 Yamaha R3 - '15 Yamaha R3
90 day: 80.94 mpg (US)

Ninja650 - '19 Kawasaki Ninja 650
90 day: 72.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 326
Thanked 1,312 Times in 966 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by renault_megane_dci View Post
70 mph with a tuned 125 in a faired bike is a little disappointing given a CBR 125 would do 80 mph with pretty much the same engine (2 valve single.

I guess it is all about gearing (the CBR is 6 speed when the GN is 5) and fairing (a CBR 125 is really a small bike)
Nobody I have ever talked to has been able to do much more than 75 mph on a CBR125R regardless of gearing. But it would go faster with a full Vetter style streamliner body and could probably keep up with them in competition. You can get them close to 15hp with a loud exhaust.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #30 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm rockin' the 125 as well, though it's stock on a Yamaha 125 Zuma. Chosen for the stock EFI.

It's only forced-air cooled, but down the line, I'll install an oil cooler as needed; like if streamlining necessitates it.

Anyway, nice to see another 125 active here. I don't have a garage to work in right now, but eventually, I'll have this thing modified quite a bit.

I'd imagine the 125cc is unpopular due to the Vetter challenge being in CA, where I think you need at least 150cc for the highway. I could up this to 150cc, but I'm not sure that would do me good, since it's a registered Zuma.

Oh well, Colorado and future places I'll live are cool with it being on the freeway if I absolutely have to take it there.

There's always the safety factor to consider when riding as well.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com