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Old 10-26-2001, 06:10 AM   #51
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Default Re: Boost King, Eat My Dust

Sort of like when I race in the rain, but with MUCH better mid-corner and braking grip.
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Old 10-26-2001, 06:14 AM   #52
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Horsepower equals torque times rpm divided by 5252.



hp = torque x rpm/5252
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Old 10-26-2001, 07:10 AM   #53
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buzzkill.....lol
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Old 10-26-2001, 07:17 AM   #54
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Have you ever ridden a sportbike on a gravel road? It is incredible to have the rear wheel spin on command, but it is also impossible to relax and very easy to go down. I used to live on a gravel road and I do not miss it at all.
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Old 10-26-2001, 09:04 AM   #55
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no you're quite correct. I meant radius.
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Old 10-26-2001, 09:51 AM   #56
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tell me all 'bout it mate!!!

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Old 10-26-2001, 09:58 AM   #57
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Default Re: Boost King, Eat My Dust

yeah,like i said before, i want my twin-turbo GSX-R1000/YZF-R1/CBR9XXRR/ZX-9R/ZX10-R and whatever UJM turbocharged

maybe i'll use the Navy F-14 TOMCAT's arrester hook and wire to brake!!!

LOL and apply for a pilot license.
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Old 10-26-2001, 10:47 AM   #58
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I've heard that the new BMW power brakes are as sensitive and easy to modulate as an arrestor hook--will that do?
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Old 10-26-2001, 10:56 AM   #59
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Yeah, you're right about the machine not making it intact however, I'll take a regular 'busa powered machine (even a 'detuned' 'busa engined bike... imagine... even more torque than stock!!!) in a funky streetfighter frame.

C'mon Suzuk... you can do it!!! We need a vmax for the 21st century.
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Old 10-26-2001, 01:55 PM   #60
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Default Re: Turbo lag and spooling costs

Nothing is free, a turbo will impose exhaust restrictions that will cost some horsepower. It's not as easy to measure the cost in horsepower for spinning a turbo as it is for a supercharger but there is still a cost; in a well designed system the exhaust heat will help spool up the turbo but the exhaust heat is not nearly enough to lead to zero loss.



A more important point concerning a turbo is that there is ususally some lag between throttle application and turbo boost. Even if the system is well designed and the lag is minimal (which usually means minimal boost), lag is bad for cornering on the edge. I'd rather not have a turbo bike, I'd prefer mormally aspirated or supercharged for the predictable throttle response. YMMV.
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