Acronyms/Slang Terms

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  1. Sparks66

    Sparks66 New Member

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    I see a lot of posts with acronyms and I don't know what they mean.
    What does WOT and HT stand for? I am sure there are other acronyms so if you can think of any, please post them so I know what they mean.
    By the way, I went to two colleges: South Hampton Institute of Technology and
    Franklin University of Central Kansas. Can you guess what the acronym is for those two outstanding colleges?
     
  2. retromike3

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    I believe HT= "happy time" it's a inexpensive 2 cycle motor kit made in China

    Mike frye the bike guy
     
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    WOT- Wide Open Throttle

    MB- Motorized Bicycle

    MAB- Motor Assisted Bicycle

    China Girl - Chinese two-stroke motor

    36T, 44T,41T- 36 tooth sprocket, 44 tooth sprocket and so on......

    415 or #41- Chain size
     
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    CC = Cubic Centimeters, refers to the displacement of the engine

    CVT = Continuously variable transmission. As engine speed increases the gear ratio does too. Similar to an automatic transmission.

    24:1, 32:1, 100:1 = nominal oil to fuel mix ratios. The larger number refers to the fuel.

    Tom
     
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  5. bairdco

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    OTB = Over The Bars (what happens when your front fender comes loose and jams up.)

    FOTB = Fresh Off The Boat (a new shipment of motors from china.)



    TDC and BDC = Top Dead Center, Bottom Dead Center. (refers to piston position and timing.)
     
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    OS - Oversized when you are OTB or LID (laying it down)
     
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    O.T.B. = off the back :when you can't stay with the peloton in road bike racing.

    was thinking of making a t-shirt that has "Teem O.T.B."



    Mike the bike guy
     
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    Cager = Automobile driver (because they are surrounded by steel like a cage)

    Spandex crowd = snooty bike riders who don't like motorized bikes

    Scrubber = On a friction-drive MB, the roller that drives the wheel by rubbing on the tire
     
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    That could relate to, too much beer belly! ha ha ha !
     
  11. Pablo

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    WFO = Wide Ficking OPEN (faster than WOT) usually used in describing the throttle position before a nasty crash or engine explosion. Alternatives: Wicked Full On, Wicked Flat Out or Wide Flat Out.
     
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    Ah-Ha,,,more beer for faster bikes,(lite beer takes longer),,lol
    xct2
     
  13. Goat Herder

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    IMHO In my humble opinion. a nice way to say it

    IMO In my opinion. in text can be read into as more rude.

    BTW by the way
     
  14. Allen_Wrench

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    WTF = Was That Flying metal part from my bike?

    GDMF = Good Driving, My Friend! (means "Thanks for cutting me off".)

    SOB = Stay Off Bike! (No, you may not "just sit on it"!)
     
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    I've seen several people here use WTF in ways that I don't understand... I've always known it to mean 'What The F**k?'

    I don't know what they think it means?? :confused:
     
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    WTF Well that's fun... is the most common I think?
     
  17. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Gee, I guess SOB doesn't really mean "Stay Off Bike" then. :)


    But hey, where's the fun in giving away the punch line. Reminds me of an old limerick:

    There once was a lovely young miss

    Who went down to the river to...read.

    When a man in a punt

    Stuck an oar in her...eye

    And now she has to wear glasses.
     
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    O thank god ,I thought my meds had expired
     
  19. Goat Herder

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    Afaik jtlyk poahf wtf lshmbb kotc:D we have CM's nowlaff you.....

    SOB [son of a biker]
     
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