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Old 10-26-2008, 08:21 PM   #151
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I thought Area 51 was in Roswell, New Mexico?
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I thought Area 51 was in Roswell, New Mexico?

Area 51 is a nickname for a military base located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake is a large military airfield and one of the most secretive places in the world. The base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems.[1][2]

The base lies within the United States Air Force's vast Nevada Test and Training Range. Although the facilities at the range are managed by the 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, the Groom facility appears to be run as an adjunct of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, around 160 miles (260 km) from Groom, and as such the base is known as Air Force Flight Test Center (Detachment 3).[3][4]

Other names used for the facility include "Dreamland", "Paradise Ranch",[5] "Home Base", "Watertown Strip", Groom Lake[6] and most recently "Homey Airport".[7] The area is part of the Nellis Military Operations Area, and military pilots refer to the forbidden airspace around it (R-4808N[8]) as The Box.

The intense secrecy surrounding the base, the very existence of which the U.S. government barely acknowledges, has led it to become the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to UFO folklore.
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Dude, I cant sleep til I find out how your ride to Mendocino was or was it New York or ..........

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Old 10-26-2008, 08:34 PM   #155
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This is the best thread i've seen on barf besides my own.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:41 PM   #158
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pretty sure they use Nuclear power. I hear them aliens have some nasty farts
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I don't even know where to begin. I laughed a full on belly roll laugh at this thread.

I guess first off, yes; the Aprilia speedometer is in fact very accurate. Motorcyclist did a magazine test of various bikes and the accuracy of their speedometers a year or two ago. The Aprilia uses a magnetic pick-up at the rear wheel using the brake rotor bolts to measure the bikes speed. Motorcyclist found the Aprilia speedometer accurate to .10 MPH at 100MPH. IOW accurate to .10 %

That in and of itself is about the only factually correct statement I've seen made by the OP. Sure, sure, 1060cc big bore kit. 150 HP on the dyno yada yada, yada. A Desmosedici MotoGP bike (most powerful of the 800s yes?) makes somewhere in the neighborhood of 240 HP give or take 10. Ducati won't say exactly. The Desmosedici regularly posts the fastest trap speeds down the main straights of the worlds race tracks. Wrung out, throttle to the stops, it tops out around 202-204 MPH. This from a bike making nearly 100 more HP than it's possible for an 01 Mille to make and at somewhere around 100 lbs lighter with a professional racer in the saddle. What makes you think that a street legal Mille R is going to do 210 MPH down hill in a tail wind with the stated gearing? All I'm saying is if a full on MotoGP bike isn't going to do it, I don't see how any streetbike is going to. Oh wait, it is a Euro Spec bike right? Lets see; a 2002 US Spec Mille is rated at 128.5 hp stock (can't forget that .5) A similar Euro Spec Mille states 128 hp stock. This is according to MCN's motorcycle review from that year. Those are not however, the dyno figures but rather the rating given at the factory. In general, the bikes sent to the US post better HP numbers due to Euro Spec bikes being emissions compliant. The emissions regs there are even tougher than CA SMOG so to say it's Euro Spec means little in regard to HP or weight or anything else. The only real difference the Euro Spec Aprilias have over the US ones are piddly side stands that break and lighting differences to comply with the Euro regulations. Other than that, same same. Just for reference, the Mille R specs out at 403lbs dry and the standard Mille at 412lbs. Oil, coolant and fuel added, I'd have to guess somewhere in the neighborhood of 450lbs for the R and 460 for the standard Mille. According to Wikipedia the Desmosedici makes 230 hp and weighs 326lbs. Can you honestly believe that given those statistics even with your overbore and 150 hp and 450ish lbs that 210 is even remotely possible on a Mille? I'd have to say no way. It's not physically possible to do it....sean
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I don't even know where to begin. I laughed a full on belly roll laugh at this thread.

I guess first off, yes; the Aprilia speedometer is in fact very accurate. Motorcyclist did a magazine test of various bikes and the accuracy of their speedometers a year or two ago. The Aprilia uses a magnetic pick-up at the rear wheel using the brake rotor bolts to measure the bikes speed. Motorcyclist found the Aprilia speedometer accurate to .10 MPH at 100MPH. IOW accurate to .10 %

That in and of itself is about the only factually correct statement I've seen made by the OP. Sure, sure, 1060cc big bore kit. 150 HP on the dyno yada yada, yada. A Desmosedici MotoGP bike (most powerful of the 800s yes?) makes somewhere in the neighborhood of 240 HP give or take 10. Ducati won't say exactly. The Desmosedici regularly posts the fastest trap speeds down the main straights of the worlds race tracks. Wrung out, throttle to the stops, it tops out around 202-204 MPH. This from a bike making nearly 100 more HP than it's possible for an 01 Mille to make and at somewhere around 100 lbs lighter with a professional racer in the saddle. What makes you think that a street legal Mille R is going to do 210 MPH down hill in a tail wind with the stated gearing? All I'm saying is if a full on MotoGP bike isn't going to do it, I don't see how any streetbike is going to. Oh wait, it is a Euro Spec bike right? Lets see; a 2002 US Spec Mille is rated at 128.5 hp stock (can't forget that .5) A similar Euro Spec Mille states 128 hp stock. This is according to MCN's motorcycle review from that year. Those are not however, the dyno figures but rather the rating given at the factory. In general, the bikes sent to the US post better HP numbers due to Euro Spec bikes being emissions compliant. The emissions regs there are even tougher than CA SMOG so to say it's Euro Spec means little in regard to HP or weight or anything else. The only real difference the Euro Spec Aprilias have over the US ones are piddly side stands that break and lighting differences to comply with the Euro regulations. Other than that, same same. Just for reference, the Mille R specs out at 403lbs dry and the standard Mille at 412lbs. Oil, coolant and fuel added, I'd have to guess somewhere in the neighborhood of 450lbs for the R and 460 for the standard Mille. According to Wikipedia the Desmosedici makes 230 hp and weighs 326lbs. Can you honestly believe that given those statistics even with your overbore and 150 hp and 450ish lbs that 210 is even remotely possible on a Mille? I'd have to say no way. It's not physically possible to do it....sean
I think if he changed the gearing he could do it.
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I think if he changed the gearing he could do it.
Really? What gearing does he have?

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Yeah but did you see he had his engine bored out to 1060cc. I don't think you really get what you can do with an engine bore like that...
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Really? What gearing does he have?

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He's got the 38-tooth sprocket on the front, and the 17 on the rear wheel.

It would take a while to get there, but that combo might see 210 at 9900 rpm.
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