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post #1 of 21 Old 06-13-2010, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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I'm so embarrassed!

Went on a ride today and really messed up. I have no idea what I was thinking. It messed me up for the better part of the next mile.

What was it? I actually (brace yourselves) upshifted with the clutch. Fortunately nothing in the trans seems to have been affected. Dodged that bullet. I made up for it by snapping 2 clutchless downshifts. Smooth as butter. Felt sooooo much better.

On another note, I published my website, Thar Engineering - Home today. It'll be interesting to see if I get any responses from it.

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post #2 of 21 Old 06-13-2010, 09:15 PM
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I'm pretty sure I saw you use your clutch during an upshift on a GMR ride once and nothing bad happend that time either, so it must be OK to do.

Congrats on the website Rob.

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post #3 of 21 Old 06-13-2010, 09:27 PM
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Website looks great Rob. Your clutch probably didn't know what to do, actually having to do more than just launch the bike!

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Next you'll be running synthetic oil.

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Congrats onward and upward

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Congrats on your website! Its very well thought out!

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I was embarrased once but it involved shitting with my pants on, and no a motorcycle wasnt involved.... i got over it.

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post #8 of 21 Old 06-14-2010, 06:12 PM
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I dont know if this is a noob question but what is the problem with using the clutch when upshifting? I always knew you could do it but the only time I ever used it was at the track on my 600rr. Other than that I always used the clutch to up/down shift.

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Nice website, good luck!

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I dont know if this is a noob question but what is the problem with using the clutch when upshifting? I always knew you could do it but the only time I ever used it was at the track on my 600rr. Other than that I always used the clutch to up/down shift.
There are a few threads debating about it. However, the main intent here was to let people know he created a site for his handle bars.

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post #11 of 21 Old 06-14-2010, 07:15 PM
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I'd like to order a fusion generator when they come online.

Website looks good! Nicely presented. Don't know much about web-design, but if the top banner floated as you scrolled down (or maybe just the menu-links did) would be pretty clever - of course, a "top" button at the bottom of every page would do it as well, but a floating menu bar is cooler.

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post #12 of 21 Old 06-14-2010, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Next you'll be running synthetic oil.
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I dont know if this is a noob question but what is the problem with using the clutch when upshifting? I always knew you could do it but the only time I ever used it was at the track on my 600rr. Other than that I always used the clutch to up/down shift.
I was just being silly, though I did use the clutch and my timing was so off it could have been a disaster. On average I use the clutch to upshift maybe once or twice a year just to keep my hand in. When downshifting, however, it is used all the time.
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I'd like to order a fusion generator when they come online.
It will take at least a year to work out the finer points of my electron pumped fusion generator -- the peristaltic magnetic fields' timing is exceedingly critical as it is responsible for accelerations approaching 1000 G's in the recirculation paths. Additionally, the alpha particle traps' materials and charges will take some experimentation to balance capture with relativistic fission impacts in order to avoid neutron emissions. That's the most critical part.
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Website looks good! Nicely presented. Don't know much about web-design, but if the top banner floated as you scrolled down (or maybe just the menu-links did) would be pretty clever - of course, a "top" button at the bottom of every page would do it as well, but a floating menu bar is cooler.
Thank you. It took the better part of three well spent, and very long, days to put it together.

Actually, I would like to do a whole bunch of things with this site, but as the standard templates are quite feature challenged it's not in the cards. The biggest advantage to the site the way it is? It cost exactly zero to set up and publish! Good ol' Yahoo! To get a floating top banner would have cost at least $500, and that's $500 I couldn't use to make actual product that I can sell.

Exciting times.

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post #13 of 21 Old 06-20-2010, 05:19 PM
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congrats on the website Rob, I love the "what I don't do"

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post #14 of 21 Old 06-20-2010, 05:40 PM
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Congrats and all the best with the website!

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post #15 of 21 Old 06-20-2010, 07:53 PM
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Hey Rob, are you the dude that can fix my 9ers gauges since I pulled the needles off?

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post #16 of 21 Old 06-20-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Depending on what else you have done to it can give it the old college try.
Out of curiousity why did you remove them?
PM me and we'll set something up.

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post #17 of 21 Old 06-20-2010, 08:16 PM
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I guess I'll satisfy a small part of everyone elses curiosity here, and probably the rest of yours in PM

My intent was to remove the yellowish material from the gauges, only after removal I realized that it's sandwiched between two pieces and I'd probably snap the faces trying to split them.

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post #18 of 21 Old 06-21-2010, 06:58 AM
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Man, I thought you shit yourself or something!!!!

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post #19 of 21 Old 06-21-2010, 06:58 AM
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I have been wanting a set of your bars - the stock bars are pretty good for the daily commute, yet suck out loud for a day on the track

Your TharBars look like the best solution I have seen.

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post #20 of 21 Old 06-22-2010, 07:49 PM
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When downshifting, however, it is used all the time.
Liar...

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post #21 of 21 Old 06-22-2010, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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When downshifting, however, it is used all the time.
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Liar...
Okay ... most of the time, but only on those occasions when both my hands are on the bars, and not all the time even then. Okay ... some of the time. Sheeeesh!

How's the helmet cam doing?

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