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Old 02-21-2017, 04:37 AM
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HEY!! i just spotted a power bulge
Old 02-21-2017, 05:06 AM
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Pete, I'll bet you remember these Desmodromic Valve Trains, my friend had one, (Ducati 200) and you could hear the valves and gears rattle for three counties. At the time I had a Harley 175 Pacer two stroke. every Harley I've owned has had quiet mufflers on it.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Old Fart
HEY!! i just spotted a power bulge
No bulge here:

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Old 02-21-2017, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Pete, I'll bet you remember these Desmodromic Valve Trains, my friend had one, (Ducati 200) and you could hear the valves and gears rattle for three counties. At the time I had a Harley 175 Pacer two stroke. every Harley I've owned has had quiet mufflers on it.
How are the valves adjusted - with shims? How is the clearance between the cam lobes and the followers adjusted? Is this design still used for MC?

I rode a HD 165 2 stroke alot in the late fifties. I last saw one on display in a pizza shop in Fredericksburg, VA., maybe 20 years ago.

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Old 02-21-2017, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by spaceworm
No bulge here:


Isn't that one of those cars most often seen as a lawn ornament or taking up space in the repair shop? You buy two hoping you have one still running to drive when the other one is in the shop?
Old 02-21-2017, 09:22 AM
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I think Alfa's had a decent record for being reliable.
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I actually lifted that comment from an old exotic sportscar mechanic I knew ages ago. The brand he was actually talking about was Maserati. He was constantly complaining about ordering parts only to discover Maserati would have to fabricate them on order and it would take months to get them. He recommed to several of his weather customers they buy two one to drive and the other to wait in the shop for parts.
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I need to replace the bearings in my saito 150 and they list a high performance bearing and econo bearing which do I get?
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Originally Posted by Waco
I need to replace the bearings in my saito 150 and they list a high performance bearing and econo bearing which do I get?

That would depend on how much you use the engine and how long you want the new bearings to last.
Old 02-21-2017, 10:40 AM
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I blew my engine budget on guns.
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maybe shoot your engines or fly your guns !
Old 02-21-2017, 11:06 AM
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Well, I did shoot a few Yotes. Didn't hurt them, just pissed them off.
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Originally Posted by acdii
Well, I did shoot a few Yotes. Didn't hurt them, just pissed them off.
Aren't you glad they don't have middle fingers?
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These will be perfect. I have them in several Saitos and OS, and an Enya or two.

https://www.bocabearings.com/product...50&feature=150
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Aren't you glad they don't have middle fingers?

Yeah but some butthead taught them how to go PFFFFTTTT
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Pete, I'll bet you remember these Desmodromic Valve Trains, my friend had one, (Ducati 200) and you could hear the valves and gears rattle for three counties. At the time I had a Harley 175 Pacer two stroke. every Harley I've owned has had quiet mufflers on it.
Yes i do and the ducati dry clutches sound like a tin of bolts being shaken,narrow take up point too.The harley two stroke was really a bombadier? and desmo valves are shimmed richard.Can't you post a pic of an alfa gtv1750?

Waco it's up to you,the standard saito bearings are very good i also use ngk's.

Ok i'll do it..what's a yote?
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Ah shoot,different countries/names/models see attach
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Originally Posted by Old Fart

Ok i'll do it..what's a yote?
Old 02-22-2017, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii

coyote. Growing in numbers and considered a pest. Was once a bounty on them; maybe time to impose one again, or reintroduce those animals that prey on them.
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Originally Posted by Old Fart
Ah shoot,different countries/names/models see attach
Must be, the pic I posted was id'd as an Alfa Romero GTV 1750. Did not see a GTV4 yet, although it is beautiful from your pics. Like a GTV6 without the "bulge" ?

"I reject your reality and substitute my own" Mythbusters quote, not Donald's.

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Did you see that security video of the surgeon that showed up for work and a Coyote followed him in the door of the clinic? He came back out of that door like a shot with the Coyote following close behind. Supposedly the Coyote see a squirrel and was distracted by it. I guess he decided Squirrels make better meals than doctors?

I remember back in my high school days my buddy Tom made his truck payments during fur season hunting Coyotes. The pelt would bring $40 to $50 and another $20 for the ears from the Rancher's association. Fur season was short so durring the rest of the year he had a real job.

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[QUOTE=FlyerInOKC;12308925

I remember back in my high school days my buddy Tom made his truck payments during fur season hunting Coyotes. The pelt would bring $40 to $50 and another $20 for the ears from the Rancher's association. Fur season was short so durring the rest of the year he had a real job.[/QUOTE]

On topic- you may find arguments over bearing or who to buy from. I suggest just buying bearings. Large parts stores have some sizes for models. I bought bearing for the OS 46fX in town.

Off topic- they migrated to Alabama some years back. I've seen them and heard them at night. I lived in the country with no neighbors except herds of turkey and deer. The coyotes wiped them out or scared them away quickly. We used to chase them across the prairie fields in Colorado in Army jeeps. People had outdoor pets that would disappear over night up there and in Kansas. They snacked on neighborhood pets mostly when it was winter. (I'm talking about the 4 legged animals in case any alert member may think I mean the human variety)
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Originally Posted by blw
On topic- you may find arguments over bearing or who to buy from. I suggest just buying bearings. Large parts stores have some sizes for models. I bought bearing for the OS 46fX in town.

Off topic- they migrated to Alabama some years back. I've seen them and heard them at night. I lived in the country with no neighbors except herds of turkey and deer. The coyotes wiped them out or scared them away quickly. We used to chase them across the prairie fields in Colorado in Army jeeps. People had outdoor pets that would disappear over night up there and in Kansas. They snacked on neighborhood pets mostly when it was winter. (I'm talking about the 4 legged animals in case any alert member may think I mean the human variety)
I have a friend here in OKC in the middle of Midtown and he has a mated pair of hawks that use his neighborhood as a way-point between their summer and winter hunting grounds. There are a few months no small animal is safe to be out and about. Two years back he witnessed one of the hawks get his next door neighbor's poodle when it was in the backyard!
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[QUOTE=FlyerInOKC;12308971.... Two years back he witnessed one of the hawks get his next door neighbor's poodle when it was in the backyard![/QUOTE]

I think hawks are protected, I am not sure if small poodles are? Just a snack for a hawk anyway.
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Originally Posted by spaceworm
I think hawks are protected, I am not sure if small poodles are? Just a snack for a hawk anyway.
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