View Single Post
Old Aug 16, 2012, 07:55 AM
earlwb is online now
Find More Posts by earlwb
Registered User
earlwb's Avatar
USA, TX, Grapevine
Joined Dec 2008
14,999 Posts
Yeah, like I said HD has a rather odd firing arrangement for that. But the air/fuel winds up having to jump through hoops to get into the combustion chamber. HD did have to program in a shake at idle so the bikes "look good" at stop lights, etc. HD also put in counter balancers and they had to unbalance the engine slightly so it shook better too.

I remember one time going up a long hill and the guy in front of me was smoking a cigarette and holding it in his right hand on his knee, right next to the air cleaner. I was thinking this is going to go bad. Sure enough, the raw gas ignited and he stopped, jumped off the bike and it fell over and we all watched it burn. Of course way out in the middle of nowhere, there is no water, no fire extinquishers, etc. It did garner a good crowd of spectators though.
earlwb is online now Find More Posts by earlwb
RCG Plus Member