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Develope a "two piece crank?"

Old 09-11-2015, 08:04 PM
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Develope a "two piece crank?"

From CW today. Here's the short story:

"...Another from the same era was the offset-pin crank from the Super Hawk Honda V-twin. People loved those bikes, which ran well with stock redline. But start revving them to 10,000 or so and one day, “Mmm, my motor feels funny.” It had developed a two-piece crank."

Here's the link to the article:
http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/09/11...-and-analysis/
The first page photo is priceless.

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Old 09-11-2015, 08:07 PM
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Hey! We have an expert in that arena. Wish I could #mikstr @mikstr!
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:15 PM
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thanks for the reminder....lol

FWIW, having tried both the one and two-piece crank layouts, I strongly suggest sticking with the one-piece version.....

BTW, I think the article has one of the few errors I have seen in print by K. Cameron: Unlike many of Honda's v-twin cruisers, the VTR never used an offset crankpin

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Old 09-11-2015, 09:11 PM
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Yeah I think maybe he is referring to the 650 Hawk; pretty sure that has an offset crank.

I keep a copy of Cameron's book "Classic Motorcycle Race Engines" on my bedside table; he's a wonderful author, and the first thing I read in Cycle (whoops showing my age) I mean Cycle World.
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Cadbury64 View Post
Yeah I think maybe he is referring to the 650 Hawk; pretty sure that has an offset crank.

That was never called a super.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
thanks for the reminder....lol

FWIW, having tried both the one and two-piece crank layouts, I strongly suggest sticking with the one-piece version.....

BTW, I think the article has one of the few errors I have seen in print by K. Cameron: Unlike many of Honda's v-twin cruisers, the VTR never used an offset crankpin

I can vouch for the sentiment to stick to one piece cranks... I have seen the effects of using a two piece crank on the block... Or should I say blocks...
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Contrary to what most believe, I see many up sides to the two piece crank.

For one, it makes a great paper weight. It's also great for book shelf holder.
Can also be a great coffee table ornament. And, well, if you're into that weird kinky stuff, why not a butt plug.
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You just gave me a very nasty visual. *shivers*
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CruxGNZ View Post
You just gave me a very nasty visual. *shivers*
you and me both..... and I thought I knew the guy..... lol
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