Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org - Reply to Topic
Off-Topic Discussion of anything that doesn't fit anywhere else. If it's related to motorcycles in any way, DO NOT post it here. Post it in General Discussion or a more specific forum.

Thread: Just so everyone is clear Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
09-25-2003 12:24 PM
jetbdude
Re: Just so everyone is clear

09-25-2003 12:22 PM
sweetonion
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Bummer....no entry found for cockhole.
09-25-2003 11:26 AM
ND4SPD
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Dictionary.com as well

Quote troll

An electronic mail message, Usenet posting or other
(electronic) communication which is intentionally incorrect,
but not overtly controversial (compare flame bait), or the
act of sending such a message. Trolling aims to elicit an
emotional reaction from those with a hair-trigger on the reply
key. A really subtle troll makes some people lose their
minds.

09-25-2003 8:29 AM
Heavy-Dee
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Dictionary.com

Quote v. fished, fishˇing, fishˇes
v. intr.
To catch or try to catch fish.
To look for something by feeling one's way; grope: fished in both pockets for a coin.
To seek something in a sly or indirect way: fish for compliments.

09-25-2003 1:18 AM
sweetonion
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Quote:
nomad : Quote (luvtolean @ Sep. 24 2003, 4:22pm)Quote (WetShrub @ Sep. 24 2003, 3:14pm)So, what do you call those two things attached to your front wheel? *Chassis stabilizers? *How about the one attached to your swing arm? *The same thing? *Front and rear chassis stabilizers? *Can't call them 'shock absorbers' because there is no such device. *Maybe shock redistributor. *Impact reduction device? *

-Shrub
They are shock absorbers becuase they combine all of the bump absorption, both spring and dampening. *If it was just a shock or strut(no spring), damper or dampener would be correct, and the term you'd see in an engineering text on the subject. *

In my control systems classes in college the term was used interchangably, with dampener the most common usage by my professors. *Textbooks on the subject also use both terms.

TBD

I overstated a bit actually, I don't really care...
Uh... *your control systems classes may have used that term interchangably but it's still incorrect.

Damper is the correct term. *Yeah, I know, you don't believe me.

For the rest of you, here's Meriam Webster's definition of 'damper'... 2 : a device that damps : as a : a valve or plate (as in the flue of a furnace) for regulating the draft b : a small felted block to stop the vibration of a piano string c chiefly British : SHOCK ABSORBER

But either way... Heavy-Dee...



P.s. *LTL is correct about the term 'shock absorber' being a misnomer.
As long as we're quoting dictionaries here's Webster's definition of dampen:

1. *to check or diminish the activity or vigor of

with the noun form of 'dampener'. *



09-25-2003 12:51 AM
nomad
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Quote:
luvtolean : Quote (WetShrub @ Sep. 24 2003, 3:14pm)So, what do you call those two things attached to your front wheel? *Chassis stabilizers? *How about the one attached to your swing arm? *The same thing? *Front and rear chassis stabilizers? *Can't call them 'shock absorbers' because there is no such device. *Maybe shock redistributor. *Impact reduction device? *

-Shrub
They are shock absorbers becuase they combine all of the bump absorption, both spring and dampening. *If it was just a shock or strut(no spring), damper or dampener would be correct, and the term you'd see in an engineering text on the subject. *

In my control systems classes in college the term was used interchangably, with dampener the most common usage by my professors. *Textbooks on the subject also use both terms.

TBD

I overstated a bit actually, I don't really care...
Uh... *your control systems classes may have used that term interchangably but it's still incorrect.

Damper is the correct term. *Yeah, I know, you don't believe me.

For the rest of you, here's Meriam Webster's definition of 'damper'... 2 : a device that damps : as a : a valve or plate (as in the flue of a furnace) for regulating the draft b : a small felted block to stop the vibration of a piano string c chiefly British : SHOCK ABSORBER

But either way... Heavy-Dee...



P.s. LTL is correct about the term 'shock absorber' being a misnomer.



09-24-2003 11:13 PM
Stretch
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Thats what SHE said!!!
09-24-2003 11:09 PM
sweetonion
Re: Just so everyone is clear

If you want something to become more moist I recommend licking it.
09-24-2003 11:03 PM
Stretch
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Yeah, same thing...
09-24-2003 10:59 PM
ND4SPD
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Quote:
Stretch : It damps the oscillations. *If you want to dampen it, throw some water on it!
That would be wetting it.
09-24-2003 10:56 PM
Stretch
Re: Just so everyone is clear

It damps the oscillations. If you want to dampen it, throw some water on it!
09-24-2003 10:15 PM
ND4SPD
Re: Just so everyone is clear

So now that we're on the subject....which one is the best one?

EDIT: and why?



09-24-2003 9:02 PM
Heavy-Dee
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Quote:
tigerblade : While we're at it:

you're = contraction of 'you are'
your = possessive
and

'alot' is two words. 'a' 'lot'. For example, 'In mah yut, I smoked 'a lot' of crack'
09-24-2003 5:34 PM
RRWANTR
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Quote:
Babbat : Sorry, but I'm going to be that guy...

damp-er: A device that eliminates or progressively diminishes vibrations or oscillations, as of a magnetic needle.

damp-en-er: A device that deadens, restrains, or depresses.

Both are technically correct, but the industry term is 'damper'. *But who cares anyways, damper, dampener, potAto, potato, tomAto, tomato... *Say it however you like.
Man.. Babbat if you got those 3 with the purchase of a Yamaha I might just switch...
09-24-2003 5:22 PM
luvtolean
Re: Just so everyone is clear

Quote:
WetShrub : So, what do you call those two things attached to your front wheel? *Chassis stabilizers? *How about the one attached to your swing arm? *The same thing? *Front and rear chassis stabilizers? *Can't call them 'shock absorbers' because there is no such device. *Maybe shock redistributor. *Impact reduction device? *

-Shrub
They are shock absorbers becuase they combine all of the bump absorption, both spring and dampening. *If it was just a shock or strut(no spring), damper or dampener would be correct, and the term you'd see in an engineering text on the subject. *

In my control systems classes in college the term was used interchangably, with dampener the most common usage by my professors. *Textbooks on the subject also use both terms.

TBD

I overstated a bit actually, I don't really care...







This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome