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Old 12-07-2005, 04:59 PM   #16
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i'd probably respect your dad a lot more if he want to Cal Tech instead of CAL Poly :-p

ask your dad what he thinks of the wankel.
He didn't get an mechanical degree. He has an engineering degree in another field. However, it doesn't change the fact of what he learned and what he told me. The evidence he showed me makes logical sense. When he went to school, that was the technology they had and at that time 3 cylinder engines hadn't been perfect as I guess they are now. I just want proof.

I don't care if you respect my dad a lot or anything... Just don't bash because of your ignorance like some of these other barfers are doing (and I don't hold it against you that do and I don't take bashing personal when its done in ignorance...)
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:02 PM   #17
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:02 PM   #18
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Here's how you balance a triple -
http://www.autozine.org/technical_sc...ne/smooth1.htm

The most gruelling of tests surely is MotoGP which sets standards for 3 cyl engines. While not perfect for MotoGP they still perform fine and are great for street bikes. Aprilia tried one last year...
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/21feb...ogpengines.htm

Companies are still developing them - http://www.sae.org/automag/globalview_07-00/03.htm
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2005...tsubishi_.html

Remeber the Geo Metro? Had a three cyl engine and they sold a ton of those. I've personally seen a few with over 150k miles on them with no rebuilds...
http://gtkgeo.50megs.com/

Not to mention many motorcycle manufaturers produced triples at some point. It's not a perfect engine from a performance standpoint but I think it makes for a damn fine street engine. Only Triumph stuck with it.

Sorry dood - too many data points prove him wrong....
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:05 PM   #19
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As an owner of a Triumphe triple cylinder bike, I can say that the engines are more than balanced. You get a hell of a lot more vibes out of a 600 i4 than you do out of a 1050 i3. Might want to mention to your dad that there's this little thing inside the engine called a balancing shaft. You might also mention to him that triples are nothing new and that he should look into the old Triumph/BSA triples that were winning races probably before your dad was even close to getting his degree. There are also those little Jap triples that according to your dad shouldn't have been good bikes. Tell your dad to do some research on the Kawi H2 and H3 engines as well as the Suzuki water buffalo.

Triples are nothing new, and neither is the closed minded opinion of them.
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:05 PM   #20
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Re: Triumples Triple Failure...

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... He stated that one of the first things he learned in school was the major design flaws for three cylinder engines. The flaw is YOU DON'T MAKE ONE. They can't be balanced right and this causes major wear and tear in the engine and possibly heat problems. Three cylinder engines are not a good idea. although, personally, I think the 675 looks gorgeous... I totally ruled it out of my books the moment he told me this.
Yeah, man. Those old K75 BMW's had a reputation for not lasting more than 300,000 miles!
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:05 PM   #21
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Thank you

and as for Chotu-Mama... umm what are you talking about? I don't have a relationship with my dad. I talk to him less than I talk to my wall (I'm being sarcastic, not literal). I don't have a relationship with my dad. I don't even like my dad. I respect him because I know he is wiser, older, smarter and knows mechanics more than I do... so next time you want to talk crap... use your brain. At least come up with something that is funny and intelligent... my daddy told me guys have a penis... dude... that isn't anywhere in the same ballpark as a dad telling his son about a fucking triple cylinder engine so shut up.
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:07 PM   #22
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Triples are nothing new, and neither is the closed minded opinion of them.
my dad isn't close minded, he is ill-informed.
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I think your dad would have quite a few owners of triple cylindered engines that would disagree with him on this. Including quite a few motorcycle race winners.
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:09 PM   #24
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Yeah, man. Those old K75 BMW's had a reputation for not lasting more than 300,000 miles!
oh, I'm sorry guys, I apologize. I apologize that I don't know about every god damned bike ever created. Good grief. I try to be helpful with the information I have been provided. I try to be open minded about that my dad could be wrong (and I figured he probably would be, but I didn't rule out him being rwong at all) and all I get is faggots and dicks being sarcastic, unhelpful, and rude... READ ALL OF THE FREAKING POSTS BEFORE YOU RANT AND RAVE ABOUT WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW.
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:09 PM   #25
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:10 PM   #26
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I think your dad would have quite a few owners of triple cylindered engines that would disagree with him on this. Including quite a few motorcycle race winners.
apparently, give me links to it so I can show him instead of making an ass of yourself and just being all talk and not doing a thing about it.
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:11 PM   #27
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ok...this has to be the best thread ever
why? because I stated something I heard in a honest means to be helpful and seek out the truth and every barfer turns out to be an ass when someone is misinformed?
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why? because I stated something I heard in a honest means to be helpful and seek out the truth and every barfer turns out to be an ass when someone is misinformed?
i think youre my new favorite barfer. you and your dad rock!
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:16 PM   #29
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i think youre my new favorite barfer. you and your dad rock!
why? what do you mean? because I enjoy a good argument and everybody so far just bags on things they don't know w/o sufficient evidence and I prove to them how stupid they really are?
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