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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    i thought it was a relatively normal figure for one of those with a few mods. Not sure why the smugness by all the experts.
    Funny thing is manufacturers keep selling bigger hp bikes that dont seem to be much quicker. Must be some sort of hp blow off valve hidden on newer bikes. My theory is they shorten the wheelbase every year to make them seem to lift the front easier giving a false sense of bigger power.
    Then there is the LAMS version bikes that they deflate the hp and bolt on some heavier cast iron cheep to produce bits and inflate the price instead.
    Half the excluded bikes produced years ago are excluded because the manufacturer inflated the specs and weighed the bike so dry they had dehydrated.

    ZXR400 is ok and CBR400 is not. Honda dyno and scales were different from Kawasaki versions is the most likely reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I'm talking about my wank
    not while i'm having my meal thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    my vincents worth a bit more than when it was new too, some bikes are like that
    Vincents...are they like a back in the day Ducati but with 50 BHP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    Vincents...are they like a back in the day Ducati but with 50 BHP?
    same size rear wheel as a honda cbx 6 made 30 years later so they must have been a weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    same size rear wheel as a honda cbx 6 made 30 years later so they must have been a weapon.
    Is this you at one of the Cold Kiwis?, nice slippers, would suit a BMW.
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    No. Sadly wearing less than that. We had to burn our eyes out.
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    I'm selling my 1972 Norton Commando Roadster Combat soon, should I put exhaust wrap, brown seat and sideways mounted plate on it to make it easier to sell?
    DeMyer's Laws - an argument that consists primarily of rambling quotes isn't worth bothering with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    No. Sadly wearing less than that. We had to burn our eyes out.
    and I still live rent free in your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    I'm selling my 1972 Norton Commando Roadster Combat soon, should I put exhaust wrap, brown seat and sideways mounted plate on it to make it easier to sell?
    Only if you want to see it on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    I'm selling my 1972 Norton Commando Roadster Combat soon, should I put exhaust wrap, brown seat and sideways mounted plate on it to make it easier to sell?
    I know where a set of High-rider bits are sitting......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    Only if you want to see it on this thread.
    It probably won't make it here as I won't be asking 15K plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    I know where a set of High-rider bits are sitting......
    Tempting.....


    got the motor runnin
    dripping on the highway
    looking for a latte
    and expensive parts on Ebay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    Tempting.....


    got the motor runnin
    dripping on the highway
    looking for a latte
    and expensive parts on Ebay
    The patina on that brake disk though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossy1200 View Post
    Funny thing is manufacturers keep selling bigger hp bikes that dont seem to be much quicker. Must be some sort of hp blow off valve hidden on newer bikes. My theory is they shorten the wheelbase every year to make them seem to lift the front easier giving a false sense of bigger power.
    Then there is the LAMS version bikes that they deflate the hp and bolt on some heavier cast iron cheep to produce bits and inflate the price instead.
    Half the excluded bikes produced years ago are excluded because the manufacturer inflated the specs and weighed the bike so dry they had dehydrated.

    ZXR400 is ok and CBR400 is not. Honda dyno and scales were different from Kawasaki versions is the most likely reason.
    The opposite of the Japanese car market when they had the "Gentleman's agreement" not to produce are car exceeding 206kw. So suddenly every performance car out of Japan had exactly that figure. Dyno testing done by car tester proved a lot had more than that...

    It also comes down to the engines, a lot of mass produced engines can have a fair amount of variance in their power output, especially the LAMS bikes which are built to a budget in a 3rd world nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    The opposite of the Japanese car market when they had the "Gentleman's agreement" not to produce are car exceeding 206kw. So suddenly every performance car out of Japan had exactly that figure. Dyno testing done by car tester proved a lot had more than that...

    It also comes down to the engines, a lot of mass produced engines can have a fair amount of variance in their power output, especially the LAMS bikes which are built to a budget in a 3rd world nation.
    Not the opposite - just the same. My understanding is that there was a 45PS limit on home market 400's. Some PS were bigger than others....

    From what I've seen of the late LAMS stuff, because it's all made on automated plant, production tolerances are pretty good now wherever it's made.
    British stuff from postwar to collapse though varied badly.

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