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Dyno Day! - *video added*

I finally made it to Clifford Cycle in Omaha for the dyno run I was supposed to do last Thursday, the afternoon I wound up going to MAM. Here are the results.

I'm pretty happy overall. In past tuning and dyno runs on other bikes, I've learned not to "chase a number" and that Clifford's dyno reads a bit more realistically than some; the figures are more than acceptable, considering.

The tech told me stock FZ1s typically pony up ~118 on their machine, so 127 peak hp is nothing to sneeze at, a 9 hp gain with much improved fuel metering and driveability over stock.

It would appear the a/f ratio is right in the range it's supposed to be but for a pronounced dip early on. The tech seemed to believe I could clean this up in going down one main jet size, but I'm going to talk to Ivan before I change a thing ... the bike runs beautifully as is, makes perfectly linear horsepower, and stomps out 75 ft-lbs torque at a fairly low rpm given the nature of I4 engines and their penchant for spinning. For comparison purposes, my 954 made similar power, but 8 ft-lbs less torque. (But it is a lighter machine, thus, accelerated a little harder.)

Weather wise, it was cool today, only about 65 degrees, but still pretty sticky at 75% relative humidity (the norm in this part of the country). Omaha's about 1,000 feet above sea level, for the record.

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Nice linear curve!!
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Nice torque man! That is one healthy ****ing sport tourer.

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Nice torque man! That is one healthy ****ing sport tourer.
Thanks Booth! Yeah, I'm pretty pleased. My Fizzer bests machines like the Bandit 1200 S (101.6 @ 8250/71.8 @ 7250), the Sprint RS (93.6 @ 9250/61.5 @ 5250) and the VFR (99.1 @ 10,750/54.2 @ 8750), all of which could be argued compare with the FZ1. Not too shabby a performance out of nothing more than a jet kit and slip-on.

I just gotta steer clear of OHOH's FJR and Conq's XX ... but that ain't really a fair fight as I'm giving up 300cc and 200cc respectively.

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? What are jets?

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What did the tech mean by ? What are jets?
Hehe, stuff we old school guys tinker with. The only thing I miss about FI is cold start ease, because the bank of Mikunis in this thing meter fuel about as well as anything I've ever ridden.
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What are jets?

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Got a 2.12MB video of the dyno run yesterday in case anyone's interested. Please right-click and save before viewing.

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She sounds pretty good while on the boil.
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