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Offline John A

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Transverse V twins
« on: April 09, 2021, 12:32:29 PM »
https://youtu.be/vG1A23m25-w
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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 12:38:56 PM »
I guess it depends on what you consider transverse.  :popcorn:

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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 02:51:27 PM »
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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 04:25:17 PM »
I guess it depends on what you consider transverse.  :popcorn:

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I didn't see any in the video that weren't transverse.  You? 

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Re: Transverse V twins
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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 05:03:39 PM »
I didn't see any in the video that weren't transverse.  You?

I did.

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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 06:03:25 PM »
I didn't see any in the video that weren't transverse.  You?

Nope Yep
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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 06:29:37 PM »
 Apparently some are considering cylinder orientation rather than crankshaft orientation, which begs the question: What would call a single cylinder engine mounted in the same direction as the bike in the video?

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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 06:43:30 PM »
I didn't see any in the video that weren't transverse.  You?

Since I responded incorrectly before, YEP I did.

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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 06:43:36 PM »
Oh sweet Jezus not this argument again. We just went through it again on ADV Rider.

I know it's tempting to mislabel a motorcycle engine (mostly just twins) by the orientation of the cylinders, but like every automotive manufacturer I'm going with crankshaft/output shaft orientation.

If the crank/output is inline with the chassis it's longitudinal.

If it the crank/output is perpendicular to the chassis, it's across/transverse.

Would you call a modern JAPanInc. or British L3/L4 engine or hell a parallel twin longitudinal?!?

Hell I didn't watch the whole video but even the video called one of them longitudinal in the first few bikes.
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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2021, 06:45:17 PM »
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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2021, 06:49:47 PM »
What Kev said.

Of course my Cougars, Mustang, Torino, GMC's and Ford truck, Duster were transverse, and my Tempo, Topaz, Taurus are evidently longitudinal. Wooda thunk it?

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Re: Transverse V twins
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2021, 01:10:43 AM »
I didn't see any in the video that weren't transverse.  You?
Well, technically none of them are transverse.  The cranks are all in line with the fore aft axis

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Transverse V-twins
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2021, 09:30:04 PM »
https://youtu.be/vG1A23m25-w

At least what he called the video. Either way, interesting stuff.
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