power range

Jo Rhett jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Fri Sep 26 20:23:41 PDT 2008

I have no idea of RPM on my 1st gen, as I haven't had instruments on  
it for the last two years.  I can tell you more after Vegas next  
month, because I will have a new instrument panel.  The '05 has power  
between 9000 and 10000 (from memory/seat of pants).

However - *snip* I just grabbed the dyno chart - when I finally got  
this mapped it apparently moved the useful range back to 8600-9400  
with a slow dropoff after that.  (before the map it was remarkably  
flat all the way from 8600 - 10200)  But it's a much sharper angle  
from 8k to 8.6k so you'd probably rather be over than under if you  
can't be right there.  I can scan this if anyone wants to see it.

On Sep 26, 2008, at 5:43 PM, Randy Grein wrote:
> No, trying to keep up with the Pinkstaff kids. I haven't seen your  
> dyno chart, but if it's like the others (peak power around 9.2-9.5  
> with a substantial dropoff after that) wringing it's neck will make  
> it go slower, not faster.
> Keep in mind however I'm talking about minor short-shifting, not  
> what you'd do for a sunday drive. A bone stock '03 dyno chart (shown  
> here: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/photos/RealityBikesDynoHP.jpg )  
> shows a 3 hp dropoff from 9,200 to 10 grand, and looks like it would  
> drop another 3 hp easy before hitting the rev limiter. Drop much  
> below 8 grand after the shift on that bike and you're left behind,  
> but it would be tough to keep it above 9 grand except in the 5-6  
> shift.
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
> On Sep 26, 2008, at 11:16 AM, Jo Rhett wrote:
>> On Sep 26, 2008, at 5:30 AM, Randy Grein wrote:
>>> making usable racing power from just under 8 grand to redline. The  
>>> curve is pretty darn flat (I've had engines that were within 1 hp  
>>> of peak power from 8-10 grand) but nearly all of them sign off a  
>>> bit early. You're actually better off short-shifting and using the  
>>> torque. I've never been to miller but at Willow it
>> You're not trying to keep up with Zoran's boys.  If you get below  
>> 9k rpm they leave you behind so fast you'll think you went out in  
>> the heavyweight class by mistake.
>> -- 
>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>> #553 WERA / AFM

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
#553 WERA / AFM

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