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Re: V Twin Club

Post by boboneleg » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:52 pm

For the first time in many years I don't have a V-Twin motorcycle in my garage :(
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by Steve T » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:01 pm

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:11 pm

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by dodursley » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:06 am

one of my V twins is an ex boboneleg (brought April 2012)
03 Transalp 650, now my newest bike out of 5 V twins
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by mark vb » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:09 pm

A V-twin is generally accepted as being an engine whose cylinders are less than 90 degrees apart, e.g. the classic Honda 52 degree motor. A motor with a 90 degree angle is correctly referred to as an L-twin, such as the case with varous Ducatis. However, I saw a Moto Guzzi the other day with an angle of more than 90 degrees - say around 100 degrees, the cylinders being straight in line - so what should this be correctly called as it's neither a V-twin nor an L-twin? Edit - well, I reckon it's an Obtuse Twin (angle over 90 and less than 180)
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by catcitrus » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:18 pm

heres mine--with carbon bashplate of course--better than my now deceased 1050 Tiger in all respects.
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by dave j » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:45 pm

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by macvisual » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:24 pm

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by DaveCon » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:21 pm

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The bike loved it here, I'm not so sure :shock:

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by nickoff » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:22 pm

Here are 2 of mine. The Harley when we were living in Australia. The V-Strom is my latest bike. In between I've owned a Guzzi California and the bike before the Strom was a Honda Transalp 700.
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