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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Humboldt Native, Sacramento Captive
Bike: stupid ones and a Prius
Re: Thinner head gasket= more power???
I have to somewhat agree with you MaxxxEdge, but not totally. First of all, I didn't get anywhere near 10 hp from the jumper mod (and I did it at the same time as smog removal), it was more like 2.5 to 3hp on the Factory Pro true hp dyno over in San Rafael, CA. The extra displacement is a reasonable factor though when it comes to hp. It doesnt create a lot more anywhere, but more like a little everywhere. We are also talking two completely different styles of motor and power. As I said, I havent dyno'd the bike yet after the headwork, but my sponsor is doing well right now, so I might be able to talk him into it soon. I know that the difference the headwork made was more than I got from a full Akrapovic evolution exhaust, power commander, BMC race filter, Iridium plugs, and running VP Racing Ultimate 4.2 fuel. It was really that good. Quite honestly, though, the best thing that you can do in my opinion is cut weight. It translates into good things everywhere, like quicker turning, quicker stopping, and so on. The titanium exhaust weighed less than half of the stock undertail exhaust. I removed all the lights, passenger pegs, tool kit, smog, 520 conversion, put on race fairings (catalyst racing is the best IMHO), and swapped the wheels for carrozerria forged aluminum units. The wheels made the bike feel so much different, an awesome mod. While I dont really like the 636 for the track (hence, it is pretty much drag only), it is an awesome bike. The r6, however, is much more suited to my style and preference, very much at home on the track, but often the red headed step child at the strip. I guess I am spoiled....
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Last edited by redisdeadrideblue; 06-12-2008 at 09:10 AM.