Archive for January, 2011
Lee Rudd runs well in the British SuperMoto championship and his Mugen-tuned Honda CR450R has been in for a fuelling and ignition set-up on the Dyno. Interestingly, an HRC kit ignition adjustor was used in conjunction with a Power Commander PCV purely for fuelling. He’s gone away very happy with the power output and power [...]
The BSD workshop reverberated and rumbled to the sound of a real motorcycle this week – a beautiful Ducati 860GT was in for a carburettor set up on the Dyno and grown men were seen weeping in its presence. The owner uses it for sprinting and added to a tall first gear its new 40mm [...]
The new model year bikes are filtering through the workshop now and a few weeks ago BIKE magazine bought the new Triumph Tiger 800 in for a quick Dyno run. It was the road-biased bike, not the XC, and the power and torque curve are quite something; linear, no lumps bumps or dips anywhere. And we mean [...]
…will wreck your engine. Look closely at the picture below; this is a late model R1 engine that suffered a low-speed (just out of the driveway) spill. What should’ve been a cheap, if annoying tip-off turned into an expensive nightmare – because the ‘crash bung’ fitted on a mounting plate punched a neat crack into [...]
Exhaust/Power Commander/K&N BSD Performance Package, here’s the deal; buy your Yoshimura (or Akrapovic or Arata) exhaust or end-can, Dynojet Power Commander and K&N Filter from us and we’ll not only give you a 10% discount on all of the hardware’s RRP, we’ll fit it all and include a full Dyno set-up for £120 + VAT [...]
Strapped on our Dyno a few weeks ago, bought to us by those nice chaps at BIKE magazine was the new Kawasaki Z1000SX; the jury seemed out on the way it looks as it’s basically a Z1000 with a slightly bulbous fairing and lowers attached… which is either totally useless on a streetfighter-type tool or [...]
Making the Triumph Street Triple’s strong motor even stronger Yoshimura have developed a pair of EEC-approved Tri-Oval dual exit slip-ons, available in a variety of sleeve finishes and offering considerable weight savings over stock. Performance is increased even with the dB-Killer in place; peak power and overall torque are improved and once the dB-Killer’s removed [...]
No, it’s not the latest K11 Suzuki GSX-R, it’s BSD’s BEC (Bike Engined Car) Mule, otherwise known as the Fen Chopper… so it’s not really a bike at all. It helps us really test, and tune engines on our Dyno once they’re out of their cars. BSD tunes a whole array of bike engines that [...]
2010 Triumph Sprint ECU Reprogram
The issues with this bike mainly concern power and power delivery off the bottom especially two-up. It’s been back to the dealer and had the latest factory tune, but the owner wants a little more. First job? Isolate the Lambda sensor and cap off the emissions unit. The bike was then put on the Dyno and we reprogrammed the stock ECU; fuelling at the bottom end has been richened up, taking away the ‘hunting’ snatchiness. Fuelling all the way through the rev range has been optimized and the ignition curve trimmed.
2009 Yamaha R1 Road to Race
To upgrade to race spec we’ve fitted an Öhlins rear shock and MCT have modded the front forks. The engine’s been out and we’ve adjusted the cam timing, ported and skimmed the cylinder head and we’re fitting a set of BSD Performance adjustable bellmouths. It’s also having a YEC race loom and ECU, plus quickshifter.