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first of all, a little backround.... part of a revolving 5 guy roadracing team.... havent actually raced for 2 years as i went back to college, got a new job and moved.... but will be back in 04. team bikes include o3 r6, 01 r6, fzr 400, and a couple sv's. results include multiple regional championships and even a national championship. i'm also an A&P mechanic (aviation)- do all my own bike work, and work everyday as aa mechanic.
now for claims- YES 90+ hp is attainable, but a) its expensive. b) reliability is a definite issue. c) it's not very practical for the street.
i do not believe this is attainable with the stock displacement... 700cc's is a start. flatslides, a worked crank, and maybe some head work. the valve adjustment, or at least checking them, is recommended like every 25 hours of use. the stock valve retainers are an issue on big displacement, and big horse motors.
look for solid 70's with your typical pipe, jetkit, ignition.
80's with maybe some flatslides.
mid 80's with high compression pistons. (milling the head yields good #'s)
so on, and so on.......
the biggest, (and a believable claim from a reliable source) i've ever heard of is 108hp..... displacement was a secret, but guessed to be an 800+ motor.
NOW--- for all of you guys who are jumping up and down with your dyno sheets in your hand saying "but, but ....."...... its EASY to foil a dyno run!!!
one of my best friends for 15+ years owns a performance shop...... with a state of the art dynojet dyno.... all its takes is a slip of the clutch on an upshift and bam.... you have inflated numbers. not to disappoint, but these are factual, and expensively learned (by some)... numbers. just thought i would post because i've seen some pretty big numbers.... 90hp is not impossible....... just VERY expensive. ($4000-5000+)... so unless you're chasing Ed Key..... i wouldnt bother. (shameless plug for you there Ed)......if you dont know him..... he's one of the fastest, smoothest, OLD dudes around a racetrack you'll ever see. :wink:
 

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so unless you're chasing Ed Key..... i wouldnt bother. (shameless plug for you there Ed)......if you dont know him..... he's one of the fastest, smoothest, OLD dudes around a racetrack you'll ever see. :wink:
Hey Stik, fellow aviation mech here (18 years so far USAF crew chief and A&P). Watched Ed spank 1200cc Buells earlier this year in Thunderbike at MAM, very impressive. Jensen on the Tularis was pretty cool too :shock:
Have you raced at MAM?
 
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MAM--- or the hottest track east of las vegas motor speedway

i have not raced a mama, but i was there in 02 with the team.... i usually go to all the races with them regardless of whether i'm racing or not... help out, see friends, tell lies, etc........ NEVER to drink beer though. :D
my sister lives in lincoln and she came out there to watch in 02. damn is it hot at that track..... there and topeka too!!!!! NO shade!!!!!!! a friend of mine has a digital thermometer with memory so he can jet his rs125--- and he recorded a temp at MAM this year of 113 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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crew chiefs

don't be braggin about crew chiefs now you ain't nothin less you chase bubbles.
 

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Chase bubbles? Whats that? I am an avionics specialist...aviation...wooo
 

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How can you tell?

I can't make sense of what aaron.robbins is saying. He's using the e. e. cummings/archie the cockroach method of typing.
 
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Bubble chaser = hydraulics mechanic

some others:
  • Spark chaser, sparky, ol' smokey, Tron = avionics tech
    All Purpose Gorilla (APG) = mechanic (USAF)
    Nose picker = helicopter powerplants mechanic, recip (radial)
    All Day Janitor = powerplants mechanic, jet (USN)
    Tin bender = structures mechanic
    Grape = fuel tech (USN)[/list:u]
    ..and many more...

    :)
 

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holy resurection

october 28, 2003!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that and you aren't shit unless you're a; "duck-hunter" or "missile mule" :wink:
 
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I've gotta start checking the dates on these things...

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nc_sv650 said:
Bubble chaser = hydraulics mechanic

some others:
  • Spark chaser, sparky, ol' smokey, Tron = avionics tech
    All Purpose Gorilla (APG) = mechanic (USAF)
    Nose picker = helicopter powerplants mechanic, recip (radial)
    All Day Janitor = powerplants mechanic, jet (USN)
    Tin bender = structures mechanic
    Grape = fuel tech (USN)[/list:u]
    ..and many more...

    :)


  • See, we call spark chasers Electricians, we call avionics pointy heads
 
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