better brakes

Kabara, Richard M. richard.kabara at
Mon Sep 29 07:13:50 PDT 2008

Chris, do you have a listing of all the HP data from your dyno run? It only shows 8900-10000...


-----Original Message-----
From: thatman311 at [mailto:thatman311 at] On Behalf Of Chris Burgess
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 8:54 PM
To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
Subject: Re: better brakes

I'll offer up another stock motor dyno chart....from my bike. :)  - This one is in MPH
and HP  - This is in spreadsheet
style.  First column is RPM.  Second column is HP.  Third column is torque.
The next two columns are in a different way of calculating these numbers.

This was done on a SuperFlow dyno last February with 87 Chevron gas with 13k
street miles on the bike.  Around here that means it has 10% ethonal.

As you can see I don't gain much HP after 9k RPM but enough for me to just
keep the hammer down until I see myself getting close to 10k.


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 5:43 PM, Randy Grein <randygrein at> 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:
> ) 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

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