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Mechanimations – It’s Worth It

An evening pause: An animation that actually is real and useful, showing the full rebuild of a dirt bike engine.

What struck me is the number of parts and pieces and their complexity. Pause and consider the engineering thought that went into creating this and all such engines.

Hat tip David Eastman.

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9 comments

  • Fun to watch. The rebuild is a little different than a car, as the transmission is integral to the engine case. Noticed that the used parts weren’t scrapped until the new parts were fitted. Usually a sign of experience.

  • Chris

    So when will the electric bike surpass this? I expect now or soon.
    That will be a very boring rebuild video though.

  • wayne

    Thunderbirds: The 50th Anniversary Episodes
    ” A Day in the Life of the Thunderbirds Studio”
    November 2015
    https://youtu.be/EEe3EPBSrg8
    3:10

  • Alex Andrite

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  • wayne

    Blair–
    a longer period piece–>

    Thunderbirds: Original Series Behind the Scenes
    https://youtu.be/AhdJdqr1NGQ
    9:10

  • wayne

    going way far afield here….

    Oskar Fischinger
    films on Vimeo
    https://vimeo.com/showcase/3111432

    (German-American abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter, notable for creating abstract musical animation many decades before the appearance of computer graphics and music videos.)

  • Jeff Wright

    Also OT…Meng models has the space platform from The Wandering Earth. In terms of engine-I wonder if concentric rings can be shaped into one. No one ugly mass part next to another. Computer chip design too. Iceland was looking at high tension power lines to look like giants-maybe Arecibo?

  • Chris remarked: “So when will the electric bike surpass this? I expect now or soon.
    That will be a very boring rebuild video though.”

    I don’t ride motorcycles (too many ER visits), but my understanding from the industry press is that e-bikes are pretty well, or soon will be, mainstream.

    What, you don’t want to watch someone rewind a motor?

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