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Post by Mike Everman » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:50 am

http://www.burnsstainless.com/MergeColl ... ctors.html

And scroll down on this page:
http://www.burnsstainless.com/MergeColl ... ctors.html

These guys make double slip joints, they really know how to make a sealing sliding joint!

And this from the ultralight muffler section:
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Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:42 am

Yes, Burns people are masters at this. They would be among the top candidates for me if I wanted to build a prototype to present to potential investors.

Funnily, one of the word's best outfits for this, Akrapovic exhaust people, are just a few miles from my place. You can see them at http://www.akrapovic-ai.si/main/main.htm .

I plan to visit them in near future. they look like ideal manufacturers for this kind of thing. However, having someone in China do that might be much more economical.
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Post by Mike Everman » Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:41 pm

Nice link, you should edit off the period at the end so it works for the less tenatious. I like the hydroforming bit.
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Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:02 pm

Mike Everman wrote:Nice link, you should edit off the period at the end so it works for the less tenatious.
I did. Never realized the period was there.
Mike Everman wrote:I like the hydroforming bit.
So do I. Those guys sound a bit overbearing on the website but there's no doubt that they do good work. There's nothing that a pulsejet builder needs that they can't do. The only problem is that they are probably very expensive.

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Post by Pieter van Boven » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:19 pm

Wow, thanks for the link Bruno!
Have you seen this part of their site?

http://www.akrapovic-ai.si/main/catalog ... atalog.htm

Probably a good way to shake the pulsejet-monkey of your back (..for a while...)

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Post by Pieter van Boven » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:22 pm

...the link was meant to go to the Ducati 749 Biposto photo 2....

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Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:46 pm

Pieter van Boven wrote:Ducati 749 Biposto
Yes, Pieter, I know what you mean! I think my wife would die if I told her I bought a Ducati, ha-ha-ha...

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Post by tufty » Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:29 pm

brunoogorelec wrote:I think my wife would die if I told her I bought a Ducati
Wife? Wife? Who needs a wife when you've got something with as much character as a Ducati?

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Post by Viv » Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:45 pm

A VF what!

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Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:01 pm

tufty wrote:Wife? Wife? Who needs a wife when you've got something with as much character as a Ducati?
Well, you obviously haven't met my wife. In my (admittedly biased) opinion, she's hotter than a Lockwood and has more character than a Vincent Black Shadow. That's not to say that I would mind riding a Ducati, though... I may buy something, in fact, but probably more sedate. A BMW Montauk, most probably, or something like that.

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Post by Pieter van Boven » Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:47 pm

Why not the Monoposto? Same type, just 1 seat, so your wife won't get hurt at all.... :-)
By the way, I think a motorcycle has to be driven without a passenger. Unfortunatly, my girlfriend doesn't always understand that.

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Post by tufty » Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:10 pm

Viv wrote:A VF what!
Yep, a 500. Light, twitchy, and fast. Nearly as good as the FZR400 I had in the UK. Terminal velocity isn't too enormous, but I can almost guarantee if you come round to where I live (deep in the French Alps) I'll go past you in pretty much all the corners. Power delivery on these small bikes is such that I simply don't need to come off the gas ;-) And there aren't too many straight bits where you'll catch me up either.

I wore out a set of tyres this summer - the edges were bald and rolling bits of rubber off, but the centres were practically virgin. Going to work this summer I was averaging about 100kph over a 30km trip, without breaking the 50 kph speed limits in the 3 villages I had to cross. But don't tell the police.

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Post by resosys » Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:36 pm

tufty wrote:Yep, a 500. Light, twitchy, and fast. Nearly as good as the FZR400 I had in the UK. Terminal velocity isn't too enormous, but I can almost guarantee if you come round to where I live (deep in the French Alps) I'll go past you in pretty much all the corners. Power delivery on these small bikes is such that I simply don't need to come off the gas ;-) And there aren't too many straight bits where you'll catch me up either.
I've been to where you live, I believe. On the train to Barcelona, Spain. It was snowing and beautiful. I'm jealous. A wonderful area.

Luckily I live very close to places like Yosemite and Tahoe/Donner Summit in California. I hope to move up the hill in the coming years. If I do things right, I'll be on top and retired in only a few years.

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Post by Viv » Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:24 pm

tufty wrote:
Viv wrote:A VF what!
Yep, a 500. Light, twitchy, and fast. Nearly as good as the FZR400 I had in the UK. Terminal velocity isn't too enormous, but I can almost guarantee if you come round to where I live (deep in the French Alps) I'll go past you in pretty much all the corners. Power delivery on these small bikes is such that I simply don't need to come off the gas ;-) And there aren't too many straight bits where you'll catch me up either.

I wore out a set of tyres this summer - the edges were bald and rolling bits of rubber off, but the centres were practically virgin. Going to work this summer I was averaging about 100kph over a 30km trip, without breaking the 50 kph speed limits in the 3 villages I had to cross. But don't tell the police.

Simon (who fully enjoys blasting full chat round the outside of squidly R1 pilots on a 17 year old bike with half the capacity and a third of the horsepower. Muahahahaha!)
FZR400 how cool is that ultrasonic motor:-) yes R1 pilots and exups are to be admired from the out side or inside of the corner only for the best effect.

I may have to bring the ZZR1100 over to your Alps for some fun, its bit of a fat pig nowadays but you can slide the front all the way in to the apex while changing down the box then steer it out on the throttle.

Try that on a twitchy race rep and you would be in the ditch real quick.

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Post by Mike Everman » Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:57 pm

So, I post some cool bent tubes that happen to be used for headers and exhausts, and it sparks a spirited motorcycle debate!

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