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Old 01-26-2008, 10:25 AM   #21
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Enlighten me... is the turbine thrust or power to a drivetrain? chain on suppression transmission?
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:00 PM   #22
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i think its direct drive or clutchless because they were talking about how a turbine instantly over revs if it has no load. but then i read somewhere else that it has a two speed. anyone know?
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:37 PM   #23
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Enlighten me... is the turbine thrust or power to a drivetrain? chain on suppression transmission?
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i think its direct drive or clutchless because they were talking about how a turbine instantly over revs if it has no load. but then i read somewhere else that it has a two speed. anyone know?
Specifications are on the website: http://marineturbine.com/motorsports.asp.
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doesnt that bike comes out in that movie torque???

i think it does
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quarter in 12 seconds, remaining mile in an additional 1.8 seconds.
Not accurate info. 3/4 of a mile in 1.8 seconds is 1500 mph. Did you mean 3/4 mile in 13.8 seconds?
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:10 PM   #26
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those were the specs given in the TLC report on motocycle history; the bike doesn't build momentum until after eightmile marker
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doesnt that bike comes out in that movie torque???

i think it does
We watched that movie at lunch last week; mind you the dirt bikes w plastic sportbike panels jumping through forrest and sand dunes......
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We watched that movie at lunch last week; mind you the dirt bikes w plastic sportbike panels jumping through forrest and sand dunes......
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It's got a screen display for the rear view. No mirrors.

MTT makes a large part of it's income off of sales of their turbine engine management system, which when they produced the Y2K was windows CE palm style based, and many mistake it for rear view camera, which the MTT bike also pioneered. Instead of a pilot making continual adjustments as the engine warm up or shut down, MTT's system automates tasks which lead to much longer engine life and ease of use.

A turbine has two shafts, one that spins at high rpm to compress and fire the fuel, another set of fans driven by the exhaust gasses that goes into the 2 speed tranny. Idle is 50,000 rpms on the free spinning shaft. Top rpm is like 100k or some rediculous figures. but the output shaft is like a regular car engine, maybe 6000 rpm or so. On a turboprop aircraft engine the output shaft drives the propeller. The big lag in on and off throttle is similar to turbo lag. It takes a long time to spin the free spinning shaft from 50 to 100k rpms, and when you let off, the free spinning shaft has to decelerate. That's why the tranny goes to neutral when you hit the brakes. At the strip, it's full throttle for 4-6 seconds and then let off the brakes, otherwise, you just sit and wait. This thing is terrible in traffic.

They also make twin turbine swamp boats 60 feet long with 3000 hp that can slide on concrete, turbine boats for river racing (new orleans to st. louis at 130 mph non-stop), 40 hp turbines for golf carts....all kinds of wacky stuff.

I love those guys!
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:30 PM   #33
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MTT makes a large part of it's income off of sales of their turbine engine management system, which when they produced the Y2K was windows CE palm style based, and many mistake it for rear view camera, which the MTT bike also pioneered. Instead of a pilot making continual adjustments as the engine warm up or shut down, MTT's system automates tasks which lead to much longer engine life and ease of use.

A turbine has two shafts, one that spins at high rpm to compress and fire the fuel, another set of fans driven by the exhaust gasses that goes into the 2 speed tranny. Idle is 50,000 rpms on the free spinning shaft. Top rpm is like 100k or some rediculous figures. but the output shaft is like a regular car engine, maybe 6000 rpm or so. On a turboprop aircraft engine the output shaft drives the propeller. The big lag in on and off throttle is similar to turbo lag. It takes a long time to spin the free spinning shaft from 50 to 100k rpms, and when you let off, the free spinning shaft has to decelerate. That's why the tranny goes to neutral when you hit the brakes. At the strip, it's full throttle for 4-6 seconds and then let off the brakes, otherwise, you just sit and wait. This thing is terrible in traffic.

They also make twin turbine swamp boats 60 feet long with 3000 hp that can slide on concrete, turbine boats for river racing (new orleans to st. louis at 130 mph non-stop), 40 hp turbines for golf carts....all kinds of wacky stuff.

I love those guys!
Dude, I've seen one in person and watched the owner ride it around. Look at the website. It has a picture of the rear of the bike that says "camera". Also, it's described in the specs:

Rear View: rear mounted camera with LCD color display plus side mirrors

So I was wrong about no mirrors, but it does have a camera for rear view.

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Old 01-27-2008, 03:32 PM   #34
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He said it has so much power that it eats rear sprockets almost every time he rides it. It bends the teeth over.
He said also that he was once sitting at a red light and a car pulled up real close behind him when he looked back the front bumper was starting to melt and sag so he eased off around the corner.
Knowing him tho' he prolly stopped the dude and paid for it.
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man 280hp and 425ft/lbs? for all practicality I would just rather have a turbo busa/zx14 :dontknow:

Unless u like riding extremely complicated machinery? I would rather not!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:13 PM   #37
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man 280hp and 425ft/lbs? for all practicality I would just rather have a turbo busa/zx14 :dontknow:

Unless u like riding extremely complicated machinery? I would rather not!
They didn't make the bike for "practicality" they made it so insane mad men with slick back hair and an unlimited supply of green-backs (aka Jay Lenno) can ride around and sound like a helicopter taking-off at ever intersection


Would be funny to be passed by one of those at high speeds.....wait did i just get passed by a hair dryer or a helicopter
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