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Old 03-14-16, 06:51 PM
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Does anybody really know what time it is?
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Old 03-14-16, 07:33 PM
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Why does the cat only vomit between the hours of 1AM and 4AM?
On the hallway rug, so you can't miss it with your sock feet in the dark.,,,,BD
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Old 03-14-16, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by srinath.the.man View Post
Why is there still a chain drive for motorcycles ?
Belts have really really caught up and if some of the major OEM's take up that line of thinking like Buell did 10 yrs ago - there will be no need for chain, and no need to replace them every other year on bikes.
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Why did they invent belt drives when proven shaft drives have been in production since 1921?

Just another snotty Beemer owner taking the piss out of you
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How do spacecraft on TV shows and movies always meet right side up to each other?

How is there ALWAYS enough fuel on torches on cave walls in old adventure movies, for them to be lit? I mean supposedly no ones been in the cave for a thousand years, but the fuel oil never evaporated.
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How do spacecraft on TV shows and movies always meet right side up to each other?

How is there ALWAYS enough fuel on torches on cave walls in old adventure movies, for them to be lit? I mean supposedly no ones been in the cave for a thousand years, but the fuel oil never evaporated.
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How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, when what he wants is paneling?
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Old 03-14-16, 08:38 PM
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Today, done American style: 31416 - but for the sophisticates amo(U)ngst us, it would be 14316, still time for a PIe?
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Old 03-14-16, 09:47 PM
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There was a time when Belize and Mexico were a half hour apart. It didn't last long.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
There was a time when Belize and Mexico were a half hour apart. It didn't last long.
there was a time when south america and africa were connected. that too didn't last.
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Old 03-15-16, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
The most annoying question, for parents is............. "Why?"
The most annoying question , for parents is ..... are we there yet ?
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The most annoying question , for parents is ..... are we there yet ?
I stand corrected, you are right!!!!!!
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Old 03-15-16, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Why did they invent belt drives when proven shaft drives have been in production since 1921?

Just another snotty Beemer owner taking the piss out of you
Frictional losses, costs,.....plus weight and complexity in the case of shafts.
Otherwise the present uber dominating BMW Superbikes will be sporting shafts too.....
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Old 03-15-16, 08:37 AM
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Why did they invent belt drives when proven shaft drives have been in production since 1921? ....
,, because belts result in lower manufacturing and retail prices in conjunction with higher profit margins. Most consumers buy items based on retail price with extremely few factoring in the long terms costs of maintenance.

Regardless of the shaft, my grail motorcycle is still a Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans.
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
Frictional losses, costs,.....plus weight and complexity in the case of shafts.
Otherwise the present uber dominating BMW Superbikes will be sporting shafts too.....
Yeah, and even the relatively recent shafts (80's K-bikes) are prohibitively expensive to repair. If the input/output splines aren't lubricated regularly, they wear down and it's 3K to replace.

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,, because belts result in lower manufacturing and retail prices in conjunction with higher profit margins. Most consumers buy items based on retail price with extremely few factoring in the long terms costs of maintenance.

Regardless of the shaft, my grail motorcycle is still a Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans.
No wonder, 100 hp and beautiful to boot.
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Old 03-15-16, 09:59 AM
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Why are bicycle drivetrains on the right and not the left?
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Why are bicycle drivetrains on the right and not the left?
IIRC, it had something to do with which side you mount a horse???
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
IIRC, it had something to do with which side you mount a horse???
But I run up from the rear and jump onto the horse.
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Old 03-15-16, 10:16 AM
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That's right.

Never get on a horse from the drive side.
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
IIRC, it had something to do with which side you mount a horse???
I thought most horse were mounted on the left as a carryover from calvalry days? Mounting left prevented interference with the scabbard, which was worn on the left, so it could be drawn with the right hand.

Regarding left hand drive, some late 19th century models did use left hand drive. I'm not positive but I believe that right hand drive originally had to do with threaded rear cogs which would tighten using right hand drive. Left hand drive drive would require reverse/left hand threading on cogs to prevent loosening.
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Mounting a tandem now seems complicated.
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How is there ALWAYS enough fuel on torches on cave walls in old adventure movies, for them to be lit? I mean supposedly no ones been in the cave for a thousand years, but the fuel oil never evaporated.
And who lit the torches? Unless there's a plot point about lighting the torches.
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If belts give higher margins why don't all the Walmart bikes have belts? I've been riding a belt drive bike lately that I won in a contest, and I really have no complaints about it. But it's definitely not a racing bike and I think the belt losses aren't the worst losses on the whole bike.
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Mounting a tandem now seems complicated.
It was already sort of a pain, now I gotta worry about swords?
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…So do you have questions with no known answer?

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Why is there air?
This is my first post to C&V, when I noticed my cycling paisan from Boston wrote this plaintive thread.

Geez @modelmartin, Even phys ed majors know that there is air to fill up basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls.
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
This is my first post to C&V, when I noticed my cycling paisan from Boston wrote this plaintive thread.

Geez @modelmartin, Even phys ed majors know that there is air to fill up basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls.
Not for bicycle tires?WAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaa?
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