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a .net/python/javascript polyglot in need of coffee.


Jul
8
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Feb
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
6
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
6
accepted Removing a nail from my tyre
Sep
6
asked Removing a nail from my tyre
Aug
15
accepted What may happen if I do not replace my motorcycle's chain
Aug
15
asked What may happen if I do not replace my motorcycle's chain
Mar
26
answered Does a car lose its pickup with age?
Mar
17
awarded  Yearling
Dec
4
comment What is the technical reason the engineer decided the motorcycle gear pattern as follows?
I believe many race bikes reverse the order (tap down to change up) to allow them to accelerate out of corners. Tapping down means you do not need to get your toe under the changer while while scraping the pegs.
Aug
10
accepted Is it OK to skip gears?
Aug
10
answered Is it important to get “K” work done by a dealer?
Jun
20
answered Comparing v-twin with straight-four engines
May
31
comment Is it OK to skip gears?
No problems there, it's a close ratio box with a tall first gear. 60km/h in first would be about 7000 rpm. Double clicking the gear changer takes that down to about 3500 rpm - still within the sweet spot.
May
30
comment Is it OK to skip gears?
But does the a sequential gear box of a motorcycle work differently to the gearbox of a car? Unfortunately, my car is a piece of crap so skipping gears just brings frustration.
May
28
asked Is it OK to skip gears?
Apr
12
answered 2001 Suzuki Katana 600 motorcycle won't start
Apr
12
awarded  Supporter
Apr
12
comment Motorcycle chewing through too many front tyres
There was no obvious issues with the tyre aside from cupping. As regards braking, the speed triple has front brakes that can stop a planet but rear brakes that couldn't slow a butterfly. This is the curse of sports bikes I suppose. I reckon I'll soften the front suspension and see what happens.