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    Why .....
    on: Jun 29, 2022, 12.35 am
    Jun 29, 2022, 12.35 am
    Just a general question to throw out there.

    Why does it seem bikes require a lot more maintenance than cars?

    My car just seems to work without too many issues, particularly deep engine issues.

    Yet, there are pages and pages of threads here, and no doubt on bike specific threads all over the web on maintenance issue such as swing arms, bearings, crankcase tensioners, weeping fork seals, and a million other bits and pieces on a bike.

    Maybe its because we are all sadistic bike lovers :001:  But it seems there is far more work to a bike than a car?

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    Reply #1 on: Jun 29, 2022, 01.50 am
    Jun 29, 2022, 01.50 am
    I read once in a motorcycle magazine (yeah, it was a long time ago) that motorcycles suffer more severe operating conditions than automobiles.  No idea if that is still true, or even if it was true when it was written.
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    Reply #2 on: Jun 29, 2022, 06.10 am
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    Is a 1.2 litre 130bhp Trophy engine more stressed than a 1.25 litre 120bhp Ford Focus that has to lug around 3 times the weight and up to 5 people?

    Who knows. Of course they are set up differently and a bike revs higher with maybe more components exposed to the elements, but then again, bikes in general tend to live a charmed life mostly doing less miles than an average car.

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    Reply #3 on: Jun 29, 2022, 01.11 pm
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    Maybe if you wrap your whole bike in metal plate, and only use 40% of its available power band, it would also require less maintenance. But that's not what biking is about. It seems to me that more Formula 1 racing cars suffer from mechanical or electrical failures than MotoGP, Moto2 or Moto3 racing bikes...
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    Reply #4 on: Jun 30, 2022, 12.50 am
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    I think a lot of motorcycles are run harder than the typical car.  Riders might pay more attention to their bike's maintenance because if something goes wrong the consequences could be a lot worse. 

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    Reply #5 on: Jun 30, 2022, 09.26 am
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    Effectively!  :028:  :821:
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    Reply #6 on: Jun 30, 2022, 10.41 am
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    "WHY" ??? - Why would you want to compare a motorcycle with a motor car ?  :027:

    Anyway, Isn't the Ford Focus 125 BHP 3 cyclinder petrol engine 1000 cc not 1215 cc ?

    ( Also, the Trophy engine is 1215cc not 1200 cc   :007: )




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    Reply #7 on: Jun 30, 2022, 01.31 pm
    Jun 30, 2022, 01.31 pm
    Im just shooting the breeze, just a thought that came in to my head :002:


     



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