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24 Mugello Italy 2012 MotoGP
10 Silverstone Great Britain 2012 MotoGP
4 Motegi Japan 2011 MotoGP
29 Misano Circuit San Marino 2011 MotoGP
15 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2010 MotoGP
26 Catalunya 2010 MotoGP
14 Mugello Italy 2010 MotoGP
9 Le Mans France 2010 MotoGP
12 Misano Circuit San Marino 2008 MotoGP
6 Shanghai China 2008 MotoGP
2 Jerez Spain 2008 MotoGP
29 Donington Park Great Britain 2007 MotoGP
26 Donington Park Great Britain 2007 MotoGP
57 Jerez Spain 2007 MotoGP
11 Losail Circuit Qatar 2007 MotoGP
45 Phillip Island Australia 2006 MotoGP
26 Laguna Seca United States 2006 MotoGP
38 Donington Park Great Britain 2006 MotoGP
22 Donington Park Great Britain 2006 MotoGP
32 Le Mans France 2006 MotoGP
7 Valencia 2005 MotoGP
10 Phillip Island Australia 2005 MotoGP
19 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2005 MotoGP
27 Brno Czech Republic 2005 MotoGP
 

Ask Kevin: How are the Rod Bearings Lubricated in a Direct-Injected Two-Stroke Engine?

Ask Kevin: How are the Rod Bearings Lubricated in a Direct-Injected Two-Stroke Engine?

Question: I am a long-time reader, long-time rider, and long-time engineer, and I still manage to learn something new from almost every issue. In the last Cycle World, in the "Ask Kevin" column, Kevin Cameron writes that Bombardier and OSSA have DFI (direct fuel-injected) two-cycle engines. My...

Published on March 8 2014, 10:48
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Question: I'm curious how a fracture-split connecting rod is made. I suspect a sintered steel alloy is used, and that the material is somehow frozen or made cold enough to be rendered brittle. What exactly is the "wedge" used for the break? And I guess scribing marks are made on the inner... 

Question: I have been reading Kevin's articles since early Cycle. Something that always starts an argument is what oil to use: synthetic or dino. Any opinion on that, Kevin? Mark Moran From Cycleworld.com Answer: This is a frequently asked question. In a very few cases, there have been engines... 

It's long, it's weird, and it's no doubt polarizing. Welcome to the Travertson V-Rex, the topic of this week's Church of MO feature. The V-Rex is what happens when computer renderings based in science fiction turn into three-dimensional reality through creativity, clever engineering, and yeah, a... 

Question: I theorize that one of the main reasons we don't have modern two-stroke streetbikes is that consumers prefer the sound and feel of a four-stroke. And when I look at the 40-year-old two-stroke technology of my three Kawasaki triples, I wonder what a truly modern two-stroke street bike... 

Question: Kevin, I enjoy your writing very much and over the years have learned a great deal. Thank you. My question concerns the tightening of threaded fasteners. I believe supplied torque values are, unless stated otherwise, for dry components. However, if dry threads during assembly don't... 

The new Indian Thunder Stroke 111 engine is running and I have seen it. Polaris Industries, a $3-billion-a-year corporation, bought the King's Mountain Indian business in April, 2011. What I have seen is an entirely new, free-standing design, sharing nothing with previous Indian revivals or... 

Last column, Skidmarks – (Excelsior-Henderson) X Factor, I related the curious case of die-hard Excelsior-Henderson fans, men and women who love their motorcycles and loyally keep them running, year after year. I chatted with a few of them to get an idea of why they liked the big V-Twins so...