What Bikes Used to Sound Like
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What Bikes Used to Sound Like
Here is a link to a Honda Website that has nearly all of their early years of racing motorcycle soundbites listed. (Plus lots of others).

For those of you too young to know what a Honda 6 (RC166), sounded like, have a play around and imagine what those machines blasting around the mountain circuit sounded like.

For those of you who can remember them, ooh the nostalgia ........

http://www.honda.co.jp/hondafan/SoundofH...index.html


Here is a photograph of a rod & piston from a 250-6

[Image: honda250-6-rod&piston.jpg]


250-6 Specification

Engine:
Honda six-cylinder, flanked, facing forward, four-stroke, with two-shaft overhead valve distribution, gear-operated, and four valves per cylinder. Displacement 247.2 cc. (39 mm. x 34.5 mm.—250). 

Cooling: Air
Transmission: Seven-speed block
Power: About 60 h.p. at 18,000  
Maximum speed: Over 150 m.p.h. 
Chassis: Double cradle, tubular, open below. Front and rear, telescopic suspension
Brakes: Front and rear, central drum, double cam
(This post was last modified: 08-04-2015, 09:12 PM by Malcolm.)
08-04-2015, 08:56 PM
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RE: What Bikes Used to Sound Like
I uploaded some footage of 1 (replica?) at Jurby a couple of years ago -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33xTgZMTq54
09-04-2015, 07:05 PM
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 For lovers of the Honda 6 this link is amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d3hdDgFMrQ it's  bit long and in Japanese but just for the sounds at the begining is worth a look. It shows a complete strip down of the bike, wow!
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(09-04-2015, 09:52 PM)Owl Man Wrote:  For lovers of the Honda 6 this link is amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d3hdDgFMrQ it's  bit long and in Japanese but just for the sounds at the begining is worth a look. It shows a complete strip down of the bike, wow!

Just another goo one is on Youtube, put in Honda six Montegi, the sound when it bounces of the trees, superb
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sorry got it slightly wrong it is Honda RC166 twin ring motegi, when its on full chat, brill, best sound in the world. Sorry electric bikes will never get any where close to this.
09-04-2015, 10:09 PM
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When those 6 cylinder replicas were made the company given the job of casting the crankcases couldn't figure out how Honda had made them with the technical methods and machinery available to Honda in those days, the little jewel carbs always amaze me when seen in scale.
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That conrod looks like a single piece 2-stroke rod with no end cap, putting the separate crankpins and flywheels together would have been very tricky as well.
10-04-2015, 11:27 AM
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