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Author Topic: Ace UCE project.  (Read 23591 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2012, 01:21:24 PM »
Trail is king but all those things come into play.  Still, why are some C5s like mine rock steady up to terminal velocity when others start to skitter around 55?  I find it hard to believe there's enough variation in the hand assembly to account for this.

Maybe the C5 is great in IDM market where riders don't go much above 50mph and appreciate the light handling.  Still, fix it once and for all, not with some special model.

Scott

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2012, 02:14:43 PM »
When I first got my C5 it seemed a little shaky around 55 MPH.  Lowering the tire pressure to the amount specified in the owners manual made a big difference.  
There are some road conditions (grooves in the road) where mine feels unstable but usually my bike is good up to 80 MPH indicated. That's as fast as I need to run anyway.

I credit the new found stability to my getting used to the bike and running the correct tire pressure.  It would not be worth the money (to me) to make rim size changes or different fork tubes.

Just my 2cents

 ;)  Terry
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Desi Bike

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #92 on: March 16, 2012, 03:02:09 PM »
Flipping the tubes would also raise the front of the bike a bit as the angle of the mount would be on the back side of where it is now. Further changing the geometry. My fear would be that one would end up with "wobbly shopping cart wheel syndrome" in addtion to what Scotty pointed out, looking just goofy. (the bike that is, not Scotty)
میں نہیں چاہتا کہ ایک اچار
میں صرف اپنی موٹر سائیکل پر سوار کرنا چاہتے ہیں

Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2012, 03:08:45 PM »
An intersting observation about human nature:  (not exempting myself)

  The bike we all love and have goals to make more performance oriented and highway speed capable both in drivetrain (Fireball) and chassis issues (train, rake trail, set backs wheel size etc etc) owes it's very existence to the fact that it was observed by the Indian army to be a good  (and affordable ) trials bike:    The characteristics that made it excel in this application were, light weight, sturdy construction, high ground clearance , ability to stand on the pegs while riding, slow speed manouverability (meaning low trail, rake, short wheelbase) immense available low speed torque and high crankshaft mass flywheel effect (so you don't stall in first gear while gacefully pirrhoueting out of a ditch on the back wheel without putting your feet down) and good low speed hill climb capacity.    
And now we want 100 mph, wobbleless highway cruising , brisk cruiser beating acceleration, good tracking in long curves, high speed flickability  etc.   Sort of like our wives expectations of us:   "Your perfect :   Now change!"  (I am the worst offender in the perpetual quest for perfection)   Nigel


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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #95 on: March 16, 2012, 03:45:51 PM »
Nigel, its Urdu.

میں نہیں چاہتا کہ ایک اچار   
I do not want a pickle
  میں صرف اپنی موٹر سائیکل پر سوار کرنا چاہتے ہیں
I just want to ride my bike

I couldn't get the script for motorsickle   ;D
میں نہیں چاہتا کہ ایک اچار
میں صرف اپنی موٹر سائیکل پر سوار کرنا چاہتے ہیں

Ducati Scotty

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #96 on: March 16, 2012, 03:47:58 PM »
TwinOKC, proper tire pressure and other setup along with familiarity and proper expectations gets rid of 99% of the wobble problems but it seems there is 1% that's got some real problem.  Maybe it just needs a tech more familiar with the specific setup issues to lay hands on it and make magic.  I'd just like to know why these exceptional wobblers are still uncured.

Desi, yup, that would happen too.  I think it would make the bike more stable but is only interesting for experimental discussion.

Nigel, totally!  I want better suspension and a bit more power but my mods stop where they start to significanlty compromise either aesthetics or reliability.  If I want more from this bike I really want a different bike.  Anything from Triumph's retro line would fit that bill so much better.

Scott

Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #97 on: March 16, 2012, 05:03:45 PM »

Thanks Desi   
Never knew ancient Urdu philosophy ran so deep:   I imagine it also plumbs the depths of mortatality and purpose of life like
 "  I don't want to die:
   I just wanna ri-ide my-y    moooootor  cyy...........cle "     
    (which I just did this afternoon   ................thank goodnes .   In the nick of time before madness set in.--worse)         Nigel

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2012, 08:25:47 PM »
Im gunna follow this thread very closely...

This is what i want to do...
1) exhaust + filter
2) larger front sprocket
3) piston/top end work...

i hope your ideas are similar :)

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #99 on: March 20, 2012, 11:37:59 AM »


WOWZA !!!

Mr. Spambot put in 23 pages worth of new posts.

Anyway here is a bump to the post that I have been following very closely.

Maturin

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2012, 12:25:41 PM »

WOWZA !!!

Mr. Spambot put in 23 pages worth of new posts.

Anyway here is a bump to the post that I have been following very closely.

I just had a look at their website. Their best seller is viagra. No further comment necessary.
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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2012, 02:00:49 PM »
I just had a look at their website. Their best seller is viagra. No further comment necessary.

I have no idea how he would have any viagra left to sell, seems to me like that bloke is a pretty big cock altready

GlennF

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2012, 04:40:36 PM »
I have no idea how he would have any viagra left to sell, seems to me like that bloke is a pretty big cock altready

I suspect the drugs are actually chalk and any positive medical effects are placebo ones.

Desi Bike

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #103 on: March 21, 2012, 09:49:02 AM »
Tried the viagra from that website.. Pill got stuck in my throat... Now I have a stiff neck.
میں نہیں چاہتا کہ ایک اچار
میں صرف اپنی موٹر سائیکل پر سوار کرنا چاہتے ہیں

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Re: Ace UCE project.
« Reply #104 on: March 22, 2012, 04:52:56 PM »
boo doom tish....