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Engineering - ABSOLUTELY GREAT TECH ADVANCES;

Until they weren't.

5 valves per cylinder - how much did Yamaha spend promoting this idea (the turbo-convecular plasma mixing is 11% more efficient with five valves) until they just dropped it and went to 4 per, like everyone else?

Anti-dive - "No more will your front end bow like an Alabama Republican at a Trump convention when you hit the brakes; this fantastic advance will maintain your steering geometry into the corner!!" And will feel like a maple stump has been inserted into your forks.

Twin-Cam - Harley-Davidson has come into the 17th Century with an amazing new concept, push those pushrods with 2, not 1, oblong shafts that are run by chains that are tensioned by pieces of plastic that disintegrate and cause metal shavings to destroy your engine, making the Shovelhead seem like the good old days.

Telelever suspension - this obvious evolution in the civilization of motorcycles has resulted for a decade in better steering input, reduced dive, increased braking efficiency, and - oh forget it, let's just put conventional forks on everything.

Ram-air - these two stroke beasties tend to overheat and melt down, so to solve that problem we'll add a shroud that will channel air to the cooling fins if you are going 80+ mph, but which will otherwise at lower speed trap the hottest air imaginable right on top of your cylinder head.

Norton Commando Isolastic system - no longer will your Brit Twin shake every connector on the bike apart, by isolating the engine from the frame we have ensured that only the engine will self-destruct.

Suzuki's TSSC - who the feck knows what this even means, despite the fact that it was stamped on almost every 4 cylinder Suzuki valve cover for the better part of two decades?

Suzuki forked valve actuators - yes, have one cam hit one end of a fork and actuate two valves; when you put a feeler gauge under one fork tine it tilts the fork slightly and the other tine will read with a closer spec than it really is. So somehow you need to adjust both sides of the fork simultaneously, with a feeler gauge under only one side.

Honda CX electrics - yes, let's require you to remove the engine to reach the stator, electrical components don't move, so very unlikely to pose a problem.

Many 80's electrics - yes, let's put three phase alternator current into a single phase regulator and just earth out the excess, what could go wrong?

Your experiences welcome.

MM

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