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Old 01-02-2008, 10:17 PM   #21
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Even if I'm only on Mogee for 15 minutes, I get stinky. :/:



I was wondering about this a while back. If you figure out a solution, we should rewrite one of those awful commercials where two women are walking along the beach:

"Mom, can I ask you a personal question?"

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"Do you ever have that. . .not so fresh feeling after riding?"

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"Oh honey, I used to suffer from that all the time until I started using Rob's Tips."

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Hahaha...
It would be great to see wind tunnel tests to see how the air circulates around a rider. It would be instrumental to locate at what elevation the negative pressure begins from the side view, and how it circles back from the rear view. The solution would be to direct the tips just outside that zone.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:20 PM   #22
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I haven't noticed it on either of our RR's!
Me either ive never had a problem.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:38 PM   #23
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Me either ive never had a problem.
Hey J-Row, let's trade! You're a guy; you won't notice a tiny little bit of stink. I have an '06. You have an '06. 600rr. ..1000rr--whatever. Close enough, right?


Ehh, but seriously. If there was anything to be done about this, I'd invest. If I've been on a ride of any length, clothes have to go straight into the washing machine when I come home. :/:
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Hey J-Row, let's trade! You're a guy; you won't notice a tiny little bit of stink. I have an '06. You have an '06. 600rr. ..1000rr--whatever. Close enough, right?

Yeah sounds like a......BAD IDEA!! LOL
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Hey J-Row, let's trade! You're a guy; you won't notice a tiny little bit of stink. I have an '06. You have an '06. 600rr. ..1000rr--whatever. Close enough, right?


Ehh, but seriously. If there was anything to be done about this, I'd invest. If I've been on a ride of any length, clothes have to go straight into the washing machine when I come home. :/:
It would be interesting to see what happens if you 2 swap bikes for a ride, then see what happens. I wonder if the size of the rider has anything to do with how the air circulates behind them.
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It would be interesting to see what happens if you 2 swap bikes for a ride, then see what happens. I wonder if the size of the rider has anything to do with how the air circulates behind them.
We should get a group together to swap bikes between self-identified stinky and unstinky riders to conduct some tests. Perhaps we can call it the Sniff-n-Swap-Meet-n-Greet. If you start a roll call, put me down first.

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well imho i think any traffic will make you stink, because of you waiting behind other peoples exhaust, diesel bobtails are the worst, but i have a vtwin with the baffel covers off and i smell like fuel too at the end of the ride, cologne helps, think its just most bikes in general, im not rally sure if its an exhaust placement
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It would be interesting to see what happens if you 2 swap bikes for a ride, then see what happens. I wonder if the size of the rider has anything to do with how the air circulates behind them.
man im 6 ft 2 and had 3 bikes so far and i have always had the same fuel smell, after each ride, i do however think that if your bike is running poorly yhe smell will be even worst, i hate riding in a group and behinda rider with a poorly maintained bike that smell like and gasoline :/:
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:05 AM   #29
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i notice everytime i ride. sucks when u smell like exhuast at school!
ya...and them stupid classmates grab your lid and put it on and they say that smells like gasoline....oh well they shouldnt of put it on!
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well imho i think any traffic will make you stink, because of you waiting behind other peoples exhaust, diesel bobtails are the worst, but i have a vtwin with the baffel covers off and i smell like fuel too at the end of the ride, cologne helps, think its just most bikes in general, im not rally sure if its an exhaust placement
Nothing to do with that.. at least not in this particular case. I know what you're talking about (I'm 40.. been riding over 2 decades). it literally is the exhaust coming back up towards the rider due to the neg pressure created behind the rider at speed. it's strong on some bikes with undertails, and nonexistant in others (even with the same model bikes by the same manufacturer). 919s are notoriuos for having this problem consistantly, yet only a few CBRs have them, while others do not, not to mention other brands as well.
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Man I'll tell you this is an age old discussion. I think I have ridden nearly every kind of bike out there, not every model but every type, from mini's to big cruisers. Without fail every time I get home one of my three daughters and/or my wife says ooooooohhhhhh you smell like exhaust fuuuumes. We are no doubt acting like an air filter to all the rest of traffics exhaust and every time we stop in traffic our own exhaust just surrounds us and, we no doubt create a negative pressure behind us when moving that can suck the exhaust toward our back, for the most part we just get used to smelling and don't even care because we're having fun.

I really don't think we are going to solve this problem. Just my two pennies.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:23 AM   #32
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I remember reading in a magazine last year (I think SportRider) when they did the comparisons of all the new models that at least one of the Honda's they complained about because every time they got on/off it they wreaked of exhaust. I just can't remember if it was the 1000 or the 600.
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wait, smelling like gas after a ride is a bad thing?
I love that smell almost as much as Hoppes No. 9 nitro solvent.
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wait, smelling like gas after a ride is a bad thing?
I love that smell almost as much as Hoppes No. 9 nitro solvent.
heh i like it too, and actually i know some girls that kinda digg it as well,
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Ehh, but seriously. If there was anything to be done about this, I'd invest. :/:
Get a busa, that will fix the problem....
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My 1000rr has the same issue. Doesn't bother me much though. Just can't keep my gear in the coat closet in the house anymore after complaints from the other half.
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Well then I guess that resolves it.... there is no solution. This is ,my first undertail exhaust bike.

It is funny, though, how some riders with the same model bikes have it, yet others do not.
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Well then I guess that resolves it.... there is no solution. This is ,my first undertail exhaust bike.

It is funny, though, how some riders with the same model bikes have it, yet others do not.
Rob I can't quantify this but I seriously think that some people just don't notice it. We are sitting right next to the exhaust and it is burning gasoline, some efficiently and some not, but go rev your car up to about 3000rpm's and stand behind it for an hour and see what you smell like. I know if I didn't have women telling me about it I probably never would have noticed.
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Of course you don't, but stink just wouldn't stick to you because you don't look like us!
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