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Old 01-04-2018, 11:57 AM   #4101
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Bevo wins the internet. Guess I just don't have enough tunnel vision to ignore the unspoken and obvious.

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Are you implying that you don't have the skill to accelerate and brake without spilling ? If you can't do it on a bike you how you going to do it in a car? Some folks have wheel chocks, pit stands, a phone to call co-workers and say, "Hey, I just pulled up to the building. Come out here and take your lunch off my bike so I can put the side stand down."

Was all that covered in your Jr HS physics class?
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:05 PM   #4102
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Are you implying that you don't have the skill to accelerate and brake without spilling ? If you can't do it on a bike you how you going to do it in a car? Some folks have wheel chocks, pit stands, a phone to call co-workers and say, "Hey, I just pulled up to the building. Come out here and take your lunch off my bike so I can put the side stand down."

Was all that covered in your Jr HS physics class?
Uumm this was about Shuh, never about me. Come on man get your tunnel vision back on.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:22 PM   #4105
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Uumm this was about Shuh, never about me. Come on man get your tunnel vision back on.
Right, so why are you doubting his skills?
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Cold temps are hurting my MPG
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You ride a liter bike. If you want mileage, buy a moped.

Now tell us how the cold temperatures increased your horsepower.
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Now tell us how the cold temperatures increased your horsepower.
But those cold tires!

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Now tell us how the cold temperatures increased your horsepower.
If it's too cold it hurts it. Combustion is less efficient in a "cold" cylinder and the oil is more viscous. The thermostat is staying closed at 163 degree water temperature in the morning during the entire commute. Yesterday afternoon it would open at 165, then the temp would drop to 163 and the thermostat would close. The temp would rise to 165 again, the thermostat would open and the temp would drop to 163, then open again once it hit 165, repeat.
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If it's too cold it hurts it. Combustion is less efficient in a "cold" cylinder and the oil is more viscous. The thermostat is staying closed at 163 degree water temperature in the morning during the entire commute. Yesterday afternoon it would open at 165, then the temp would drop to 163 and the thermostat would close. The temp would rise to 165 again, the thermostat would open and the temp would drop to 163, then open again once it hit 165, repeat.
And the bike temp in the summer is what... 185?

The performance gains from the low air temp (95-35=60 degrees) and low humidity more than offset the increase in viscosity over a 20 degree difference in engine temp.

Pin it to win it.
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And the bike temp in the summer is what... 185?

The performance gains from the low air temp (95-35=60 degrees) and low humidity more than offset the increase in viscosity over a 20 degree difference in engine temp.

Pin it to win it.
I'm not sure how the oil cooler handles low temps nor if manufacturers put much emphasis on performance for sub freezing temps on a bike.
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If I don't see one by Sunday, I'll try to make one.
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If I don't see one by Sunday, I'll try to make one.
I would SO do that but I'm out of town for the next couple days.
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I'm not sure how the oil cooler handles low temps nor if manufacturers put much emphasis on performance for sub freezing temps on a bike.
Just based on temp, the hp gain is 6.2%. Thatís computed by taking the square root of the ratio of high temp to low temp in rakine. With the drop in humidity, the HP gain will be even larger.

6% gain is
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Just based on temp, the hp gain is 6.2%. Thatís computed by taking the square root of the ratio of high temp to low temp in rakine. With the drop in humidity, the HP gain will be even larger.

6% gain is
Hey. When I joined this forum no one said there would be math involved. Lol
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didn't see wind

But wish i liked the cold as much as the little ninja does.
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Just based on temp, the hp gain is 6.2%. Thatís computed by taking the square root of the ratio of high temp to low temp in rakine. With the drop in humidity, the HP gain will be even larger.

6% gain is
Yeah, but my cold tires lost 37% traction, so the 6% horsepower gain is not useful.

Was a little chilly this morning, but I ride into the medical center and the traffic helps to warm it up some. Heated grips do feel good.

When I ride my old KZ, and stop at a traffic light, I reach down and feel the cylinder heads. Does a good job of warming the hands. Glad I only have 7 miles to ride to work.
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