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Monday, September 20, 2010

29 mpg????

Took the challenger on a short roadtrip this weekend...on the way there it got 29.3 mpg ...which i didn't believe.  on the way home it went 28.7....so an average of 29mpg on the highway....how nice for a V-8 Hemi

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Point of reference is everything

I have ridden a lot of motorcycles since I started in 1970. From 3hp mini bikes to the very first Ducati 916 around, from a bone stock Evo to 145ci S&S powered machines. I have seen 178mph (verified on radar and been ticket for 5mph over. I like to think my perspective on what a fast motorcycle feel like is pretty solid.

I bring this up because tonight I met some people looking my Concours 14 over. They had an older Councours and loved it. When we talked about my bike and how fast it was the guy said he had a v65 Sabre back in the day and it was dramatically faster than the new Concours. If memory servers me correct jay "pee wee" gleason was able to push one through the 1/4 in about 10.9 seconds. That means the average guy would be lucky to see 11.8 or so. The Councours has shown pretty consistent 10.5 1/4 mile times with regular magazine guys on them.

I guess the Sabre being the fastest bike he ever rode left an impression on him...and in his mind the 985 memories were fatter than anything today....I would love to have a Sabre, it was a cool bike..and really love to race one....anyone have one?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Top of second gear

Verified it about three times today...at the very top of second gear just as the rev limiter kicks in...95mph...you have to love that.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

It's 9/11....

Never forget..but mean it. Never forget that what happened is unforgivable and anyone that gives you liberal conspiracy bs should be punched in the mouth. No hesitation. No thought. Lay them out. It was real and wrong.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

How about that...car guys are realizing what HD guys learned 15 years ago

From the beginning of time, hopping up an engine has been a science. Matching the right combination of air and fuel to the flow in and out of the engine and providing the spark that makes it all work..exciting. When the HD Evo came out, the industry knew this cam with that head and those pipes...would produce X hp and torque. The results were so consistent shops could offer packages and gaurantee a dyne sheet at the end.

Along came the twin cam and the performance world seemed to come to life. But rather than experimental packages of matching one manufacturers cams to heads from another....they started offering complete kits for each range of performance you could want...big displacement, huge torque, high horsepower, whatever...and all designed to be a simple bolt together (ok some machining required but all predictable) package. Perfect for shops to schedule their time

Well, I was watching some early morning car tv and caught a couple shows where they talked about how easy it is to make performance now that XXXX manufacturing makes this kit. Then a week later another show and Zzzz makes a kit....good that they caught on, no?.......