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    This thread needs pics of more than just a hat and a crate

    hapoy to hear you like the street twin so much. I didn't know the new ones used a 270 crank like the scrambler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    This thread needs pics of more than just a hat and a crate

    hapoy to hear you like the street twin so much. I didn't know the new ones used a 270 crank like the scrambler.
    I'm hunting down a rock and old beat up brick wall...

    I'd been up about 30 hours when I wrote that. Glad it made some sense...

    Pretty sure all three Bonnie engines are using 270s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer_John View Post
    IThe Triumph? with the 270 crank, the exhaust note is very Duclike. Very. Just needs a dry clutch.
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    Excuse my ignorance here why does it need a dry clutch (not disputing anything just unknowing)
    Apparently another era has come to an end.

    He was talking about the Ducati sound. Back in the 90s when Ducati had it's resurgence, they became known (almost) as much for their loud clutches as their booming exhaust note. The plates on the dry clutches would rattle, especially when they started to wear, and people made it even more obvious by putting open clutch covers on them.

    Ducati hasn't used dry clutches for a few years now, so the recent bikes don't have that same rattle to them. The next time you see a '90s to early 2000's era Ducati, listen for the rattle at idle. That's the clutch. On some bikes you would swear they are running with no oil or something, it sounds downright nasty.

    EDIT: So here's the basic idea. There's a rattle/ringing sound which changes when you pull the clutch lever in. This one has no clutch over at all on it, which is pretty stupid on a street bike. There are a thousand kinds of open covers out there, Google it if you care.



    In other news, congrats on the new Triumph, Farmer John! Sounds like it'll be a fun ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    This thread needs pics of more than just a hat and a crate

    hapoy to hear you like the street twin so much. I didn't know the new ones used a 270 crank like the scrambler.
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    Nice! Very Triumph-like.
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