Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Between California and Japan, sometimes europe.
Ferrari Life Posts: 68
( Laughs ) Hi there everyone!
Barry, Lane, Lane, Peter! Thanks guys for the welcoming. And sorry for the late response, I just noticed via email alert that I had replies.
I'll try and answers as best and direct as possible.
Barry : On the subject of my Motorcycles
Ducati : I have two Ducati's however I probably have another three or four bikes in space parts.
Both are a Trellis based chassis, one is a GT1000 and the other a Super Sport as the base, both
are also air cooled, one has a single plug the other has a two plugs per cylinder. I made the harness and management, full length exhaust systems, both use Ohlines and some other body accessories.
Aprillia : I've been working on a custom Trellis styled frame to rock an Aprilla RSV4 engine, I won't be using much of the original hardware or software. This however will of course be liquid cooled, as the engine was designed as such. I will use standalone and custom harness similar to what I did with the Ducati's.
Yamaha RD350 : You know how you sit there and want to solve problems and or find out answers and
or can kill time and be productive? Well this was sort of that kinda project. The inital Chassis is a RD350 but I think I'll bespoke a chassis later on. I have the RD350 motor and a Banshee, however one will feature Carburettors and the other Fuel Injection. Both programmable ignition. I designed the exhaust system but have not come to a design I like. Two strokes are a little different then the four stroke stuff.
Basically I am using replica farings from the OW / TZ racers.
Kawasaki & Suzuki : The Kawasaki is a tripe two stroke. Not sure what or where I am going with it.
The I am thinking of fallowing along the lines of the Ducati and Aprilla for the Suzuki but basically create a road going racer but with possibly a GAMA power plant. Not sure if I want a four or two stroke.
Alexander : I love Coffee. If it were not mid night and Starbucks was still open. I would be ordering a Dolce Latte or Carmel Macchiato. I have naturally lower blood pressure, technically Coffee usually decreases blood pressure. So I become super calm with coffee, where as you give me tea and I become the village axe murderer. No, not really but I am very active and tend to basically work until I knock out or something.
As far as engineering and perspective. There are a lot of aspects to consider when dealing with vehicle architecture. Often in racing tuning or tech is applied to a race car based on regulations of the series. Where as what is best or most ideal for road performance is different. Sometimes the race car technology can be applied to a road car, othertimes what is good for a race car is not pragmatic for a road car. Then we have to look at laws, emissions regulations, etc.
I work on different aspects different days or weeks or months. If that makes sense.
Lane : Thanks for the welcoming!
As for discussing my personal vehicle collection, I have the most random collection. Most people would probably not appreciate or have interest. Maybe a few cars they might. I also collect engines and random parts. As for my collection, it's a mixture of Japanese, Italian, and German. Few random things here and there. You'll find a lot of the under dogs in my garage & things Nostalgic or personal to me that are apart of my life. I suppose people have objects, people, trinkets they hold precious or view as a part of their identity.
If we are talking Ferrari's I am a 308, Testarossa, 512, F355, or Italia kinda guy.
I'll post some pictures here when I get a moment.