December-08 - German magazine MO has an aricle on the Eckert Honda.
December-08 - Stickers! We have stickers now! Just go to Gear.
Oktober-08 - The second volume of Colin Seeleys autobiography 'Racer - and the Rest' is out, covering the years from 1970, also featuring the Seeley Honda. Go to www.redlinebooks.co.uk, and 'Men and Machines'.
September-07 - A movie on Egli is in the making, a trailer is already available at www.eglifilm.eu.
August-07 - 10 years of Satanic Mechanic! In August 1997, I started the first page on special frames and performance modifications for the Honda CB 750 SOHC/4. To see how the Satanic Mechanic pages looked back then, click here.
07-Juli-07 - The first book on Fritz Egli is out. Bilingual, 280 pages. Go to www.egli-book.de or call Michael Niemann: +49-2371-25292.
30-June-07 - Fritz Egli is celebrating his 70th Birthday. All the best, Fritz!
20-June-07 - German magazine 'Klassik Motorrad' has a four page article on the Bimota HB1.
04-May-07 - German magazine Oldtimer Markt has an article on Rickman CRs.
06-February-07 - German magazine 'Klassik Motorrad' has a 22 page article on EGLI.
31-December-06 - Am letzten Tag in 2006 geht die deutsche Version online.
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When talking about exhausts here, we are speaking about 4-1 or 4-2-1 systems. Four individual exhausts may provide better performance, but at the expense of ground clearance and weight.
A 4-2-1 exhaust (which connects cyl. 1&4 and 2&3 first - this is the only way to do it right!) provides more mid-range and overall power, while a 4-1 exhaust has more peak power, both at the expense of peak power or all-around power, respectively.
Common knowledge seems to have it that the best header length (exhaust valve to collector box) is 70cm (27.5"). The secondary pipe on 4-2-1 systems should be 35cm (13.8").