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1  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Camshaft Comparison
 on: Today at 10:28:04 
Started by DragBikeMike | Post by Fast 650
Yep. Weight loss also applies to the rider. The less total weight that you have to accelerate the quicker you are. Unlike this guy. Wink

2  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Camshaft Comparison
 on: Today at 10:10:25 
Started by DragBikeMike | Post by BrokeAss
The fastest and cheapest way to better acceleration, handling and braking from a motorcycle is weight loss. The Savage is carrying around a lot of bloat in stock form, especially the grossly oversized battery and all the steel bodywork. Coupled with Stage 3 mods you'll be much happier with the bike and less likely to want to crack the engine open.

3  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Camshaft Comparison
 on: Today at 04:34:16 
Started by DragBikeMike | Post by Gary in NJ
If I was going to put a Yamaha Raptor engine in a motorcycle frame, it most certainly wouldnít be a frame of a Savage.

This statement might bring the conversation back on topic; just how much horsepower can a Savage adequately handle? Even with my BBK, suspension improvements and improved steering geometry (from a handling standpoint, not a stability standpoint), I really donít need or want a faster Savage. The character of the engine (specifically the vibration) is perfect for back road cruising, but it's just not the bike Iím taking out of the garage for a fast ride.

I think that improving the airflow through the head probably pays dividends in making the engine smoother and more enjoyable. What I really enjoy about DBM, Armen, Batman - and others - posts is the scientific approach they take to engine building.

4  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Camshaft Comparison
 on: Yesterday at 23:32:52 
Started by DragBikeMike | Post by batman
A Newbie , † may not have thought you were goofing. maybe you should think about adding one of these to the end of your post †Roll Eyes
     You make it sound easy, but frame mods would have to be made, and the DR650 motor would be a better candidate .

5  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Got smoked by a Harley with a 103 engine
 on: Yesterday at 22:54:26 
Started by springman | Post by verslagen1
MMRanch wrote on Yesterday at 22:42:08:
Anybody know where that road is ???

I don't want to ride it ... just park beside the curves and laugh !!! †Grin


Common Riding Mishaps on the Famous Mulholland Snake

http://www.twistypedia.com/roads/usa/california/mulholland-highway/


Stop and have a burger at the rock store.

6  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Got smoked by a Harley with a 103 engine
 on: Yesterday at 22:42:08 
Started by springman | Post by MMRanch
Anybody know where that road is ???

I don't want to ride it ... just park beside the curves and laugh !!!  Grin

7  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Camshaft Comparison
 on: Yesterday at 22:07:09 
Started by DragBikeMike | Post by BrokeAss
batman wrote on Yesterday at 21:31:37:
But it doesn't react to a Savage frame well ( the cylinder leans to far forward )and you'll have to change to chain drive , motor mounts , foot controls , ignition module, voltage regulator , etc . †


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Of course you know I'm goofing, but yeah you'd just need a wire harness and electrical bits off the donor quad. Chain drive is cheap and easy. It'd be the modernized S40 Suzuki seems unwilling to make.

8  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Camshaft Comparison
 on: Yesterday at 21:31:37 
Started by DragBikeMike | Post by batman
But it doesn't react to a Savage frame well ( the cylinder leans to far forward )and you'll have to change to chain drive , motor mounts , foot controls , ignition module, voltage regulator , etc .

9  General Category / The Cafe / Re: BMW 1,800cc Cruiser
 on: Yesterday at 20:49:16 
Started by Dave | Post by MMRanch
Open Shaft Drive ... †Sad ... just waiting for someones pants leg to get caught in. † And "End-Less" power in ripping those pants right off of ya ! †

What on earth are they thinking ... what a combo ...

Dave you should buy one then sue for a new pair of pants afterwards ! †Wink

I know they mean well †Roll Eyes † nice looking machine too !
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10  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Camshaft Comparison
 on: Yesterday at 17:26:29 
Started by DragBikeMike | Post by BrokeAss
Fast 650 wrote on Yesterday at 16:23:06:
Yamaha rates the 700 Raptor engine as 46.9hp @ the crank. Figuring it at the typical 18% loss through the drivetrain, that gives it about 38.5 HP at the wheel. It is less work to get 38 rwhp out of the Suzuki than it is to adapt the Raptor 700 to the Savage.


Yes, but the Raptor engine responds so much more enthusiastically to Stage 3 upgrades...





 

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