Scottie, with how hard you flog that bike, it's a testament to your skill and care that it keeps running so well. Scitt
Thanks Scott! Well, there is an art form to riding hard and rules to abide by for my type of riding style. Rule #1 - Know your ride's strengths and weaknesses, address them, and cure the weaknesses when possible. This includes any kind of maintenance upkeep as well, like oil changes , valve and chain adjustments, ect. Rule #2 - NEVER float the valves for more than a second or 2. When you are ripping thru gears and you feel the torque and acceleration drop off that is your motor telling you to shift to next gear. Some people will try rev out their motors all the way until they won't spin any faster. This is the incorrect way to flog a bike or car and will almost guarantee a motor failure. Rule #3 - Possibly the most important rule in flogging a bike, Throttle/Clutch Control! Dumping the clutch is bad, so is riding the clutch, so is riding the clutch and revving the motor excessively. It is important to know exactly how your motor likes to rev and equally important to know how your clutch reacts and where it starts to engage.And in case you haven't seen it yet, here I am on the dirt track from yesterday.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IrsEQoPtnw&feature=youtu.beScottie J
It could also be that the current cams are just weak and I am actually hitting peak HP lower than I expected.