crackstar, "The process of measurement is central to quantitative research because it provides the fundamental connection between empirical observation and mathematical expression of quantitative relationships"
I hope i'm reading that right and i hope you meant for that to be support to my statements. "The process of MEASUREMENT is central to..." You can only use that chart for "empirical observation" until you can actually MEASURE something. Not just ride the bike around and say "hmm this feels lean".
but then wari, _that's_ exactly what i was looking for. So you need all of those tools (or at least the afr guage), to use that chart? That alone makes it not worth it to me. Dont get me wrong, i can understand the desire to mathematically tune a bike. So i can totally see where youre coming from, and im not "hating" on anyone else. Wanting to _really_ tune your bike is a great thing. But even with those tools, i dont think that chart is even descript enough to make it worth using. Im not bashing it, or you. Its just that im not an advanced tuner, but i think i can get pretty close to nicely tuned without any of that information. I'd better hope so, at least, im going to have to in a few weeks!
And you should know better than i do not to trivialize the pursuits of most of the serious tuners on here. I think most people here acknowledge the fact that two strokes arent "magic" and do more than just buy parts for the cool stickers. Thats a generalization i like to reserve for tomos jersey boys. And youre right about performance tuning, this is where youre supposed to help others get the most out of their bikes. Thats what you're doing, and thats what those guys are doing when they write up reviews or "advertisements". I assume you've read some, but the fact that you exagerate to the point of saying theyre based on an abstract cool look factor kind of surprises me. I'd say theyre the exact opposite. Theyre the exact kind of scientific research i figured you'd support.
Well like i said im not bashing wari for coming up with this chart or anyone who wants to use it. Its not my place. Im just saying why it isnt as useful as it could be had it been more thoroughly explained.
And wari.. i hope this doesnt mean you wont still help me with my moby troubles? Like when i cant figure out how to put my chain back on?