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Old 02-15-2002, 03:47 PM   #11
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regarding that blip at around 8k , I read that the new interceptor with vtec generates more power on two valves untill 7k or so then opens up to 4 valves above that so maybe theres some kind of flow dynamics with the 4 valve kawi at that rpm. exhaust power valves are supposed to regulate flows too so maybe that opens fully at that point.
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Old 02-15-2002, 04:38 PM   #12
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The ZX12R rules the fast lane! A friend of mine is in the process of breaking in his new zx12r, and is happier than is legally allowed in most states.



I love my old 2000 zx12r, but the 2002 is a much better looking machine for sure.



I think Kawi has found a winner in the 2002 zx12r.
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Old 02-15-2002, 05:05 PM   #13
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Haiku by Hackfu very cool!!

What might these numbers be??
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Old 02-15-2002, 07:22 PM   #14
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There's any number of things that contribute to (or detract from) the consistent production of torque in an internal-combustion motor, and the presence of some sort of exhaust resonance is only one of them. You've got intake resonances and airbox effects, intake restrictions, cam timing, ignition timing, backpressure, flywheel effect...a few years' worth of physics classes all competing and boosting each other. (For the downside of this, try to find a copy of the current "Bike" magazine, and the parts about the old ZXR750's severe power problems around 6000 rpm.) A mild hump like that is probably due to a slightly better-than-average confluence of a few of these, but it's probably going to be unnoticeable, and it's still significant that on the whole torque output is so smooth, giving away nothing at either end of the rev scale and avoiding sags or holes in output.
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Old 02-15-2002, 07:56 PM   #15
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I've got an '00 12. hated how the mags trashed it. Rode my bike, rode busas belonging to friends, and found most of what the mags were saying to be trash.



I wonder if the bike will get an even break this time around........
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Old 02-16-2002, 06:22 AM   #16
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Hey, at least it's a bulge and not a sag!
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Old 02-16-2002, 07:16 AM   #17
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Holy mother of God!
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Old 02-16-2002, 11:30 AM   #18
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Yeah,



My 1978 Honda CB400T had exhaust valves too... One for each cylinder.



Come to think of it, my lawn mower has an exhaust valve. Cool, huh?
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Old 02-17-2002, 08:11 AM   #19
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Yee Gods! What devilry hath we wrought?



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Old 02-17-2002, 02:53 PM   #20
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What were the US comics saying - the bike got good reviews out of the UK and Australian press?
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