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Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:58:37 pm »
For the first time in many years a Suzuki is leading the points in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle going into the playoffs. The Jap bikes used to rule the pro stock class. That is until NHRA gave the Harley V-twins a 53 cubic inch advantage in motor displacement. The Harleys get 160 c.i. while the inline 4 cylinders only get 107 c.i. engines. I just hope the Suzuki can dominate the playoffs and take the crown away from the cubic inch advantaged V-twins. Come on baby. Maybe we will even see a ZX-14 back in the top of the field next year also. 
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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 11:05:03 pm »
Do all V-twins get a displacement advantage, or just Harleys?

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 11:42:40 pm »
Hi,
       I owned a Suzuki 1100 for awhile. ;D

That inline 4,(in different configerations), is used for everything from drag racing to sport touring! >:D

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 12:03:32 am »
Do all V-twins get a displacement advantage, or just Harleys?

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All the V twins get 160 c.i.
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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 02:38:25 pm »
If so, why aren't the racers using twin cylinder sport bikes?
I would think a Japanese {or Euro} twin / Sport bike would really benefit.

I suspect that somewhere in the rules is a requirement that hurts them, and targets the Harley?

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 12:31:12 am »
If so, why aren't the racers using twin cylinder sport bikes?
I would think a Japanese {or Euro} twin / Sport bike would really benefit.

I suspect that somewhere in the rules is a requirement that hurts them, and targets the Harley?

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Its the 2 valves per cylinder rule that's gets them. The modern Japanese V-twins probably all have 4 valves per cylinder. It just sucks that NHRA rolls over and gives the Harleys such an advantage. The Kawasaki's and Suzuki's were what made pro stock the attraction that it is.   
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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 06:15:51 pm »
The cubic inch advantage is for any 60° pushrod V-Twin, teams running the 45° Harley Davidson Revolution motor do not get the advantage. The rule was enacted to level the playing field based on RPM capabilities.
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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 11:35:28 pm »
Ask the AMA. From flat track, road racing, drags, motocross, off road. From weight penalties to motor mods. Always been a bias. IMHO one of the reasons Harley and American (English too) brands suffer. Had they been forced to compete, instead of "leveling playing fields" by rules I think they would be better off. JMO. Same thing happened to the auto industry. Thankfully they realized it (late but in time) and are recovering.
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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2017, 01:32:28 am »
Funny thing neither of the engine we are talking about have any parts from Harley-Davidson or Suzuki. In fact most of these motors in Pro Stock beer Harley or Suzuki are built by Vance & Hines.
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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 10:31:14 pm »
What is that HOT model babe doing with her clothes on?
Get those things OFF

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 04:22:16 am »
I  thought the 4-cyl motors had to have a certain number of production parts?  like maybe blocks, heads and other items...

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2019, 02:02:13 pm »
What is that HOT model babe doing with her clothes on?
Get those things OFF

That was posted by Sea Giant. He used to have collection of err tasteful Hot Model Biker Babe's.
I don't think I've seen him post any of them in some time.   :-[
Sea Giant, are you out there???  ;)

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2019, 12:24:20 am »
What is that HOT model babe doing with her clothes on?
Get those things OFF

That was posted by Sea Giant. He used to have collection of err tasteful Hot Model Biker Babe's.
I don't think I've seen him post any of them in some time.   :-[
Sea Giant, are you out there???  ;)

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2019, 07:35:15 am »
Yes, there was some controversy some time ago... we got several reminders that we do have a number of ladies that are quite active in the club (my wife is one of them). Seagiant was graceful about it, and toned it down. He's not been around for a while, but still a member.
We all go through slow periods, hopefully he's in one of those and will come back.

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Re: Praying to the Japanese bike Gods !!!
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2019, 12:47:37 am »
Yes, there was some controversy some time ago... we got several reminders that we do have a number of ladies that are quite active in the club (my wife is one of them). Seagiant was graceful about it, and toned it down. He's not been around for a while, but still a member.
We all go through slow periods, hopefully he's in one of those and will come back.

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