Archive for February, 2011
The new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R recently made an appearance here, slightly behind schedule after its ‘technical delay’. BIKE Magazine fetched up with it as part of their 2011 litrebike group test, so it was duly strapped down hard on the trusty ol’ Dynojet 250i. In comparison with its peers the press have asked some questions [...]
A Ducati 1198 race bike with an owner possessing a pragmatic sense of humour (see his note to himself taped to the top yoke…). It’s fitted with a Nemesis ECU and was in for a remap on the Dyno; in racing use the Nemesis offers real benefits, including quick shifter, the ability to raise the [...]
Racing in this year’s 848 Challenge? Then you need this product, trust us. These BSD Performance crash bungs are not cosmetic additions; they were designed on the racetrack to protect your engine from damage – and nearly all engine damage on a Ducati is expensive! The bolts are manufactured from high-tensile EN19 steel, and can [...]
Suzuki’s new 2011 GSX-R600 and 750 are hot off the production lines and earning rave reviews in the press; Yoshimura Japan has long ties with Suzuki and fittingly has announced that development of a race slip-on end-can for both machines is complete. The new exhaust has the same appearance as the Yoshimura USA product R-77 [...]
There aren’t many Ducati Paul Smart Replica Sport 1000s around, but this one made it to us. It had been fitted and (badly) set-up with a Nemesis ECU, so needed a full remap on the Dyno. Nemesis is a very good system and a pleasure to work with; each cylinder is mapped individually and we [...]
Meet 13 year-old Max Farnsworth, who attends Oundle School. He spent a couple of hours in the Dyno room this week with his dad and Mark rejetting a Yamaha XT225. Nothing unusual there, you might say, but when you know the beast runs on apple juice… Max explains; “We started off pressing some apples in [...]
A patriotic Triumph Daytona 675 club race bike with a common problem; it had its Power Commander PC III set up with the emissions ‘open’ (not by us) so its map was completely wrong, with way too much fuel being delivered off the bottom. We’ve ‘closed’ the emissions and remapped it to cure the on/off [...]
Just through and out the door is this tidy little Ducati; running in the class A Desmodue challenge (for 618cc fuel injected engines) it’s had the benefit of a 1098 Power Commander USB PC III adapted by us (as the actual 620 PC III isn’t much good). This means each cylinder could be mapped individually, [...]
Sometimes the jobs coming through the BSD workshop are straightforward; this is top club racer John Griffiths’ Suzuki GSX-R1000K7. It was recently in for some attention to the wiring harness and fitment of one of the new Cordona PQ8 quickshifters, complete with strain gauge.
Over the course of a year’s racing a 600 will ‘go off’ – due to the nature of the high revs run they tend to wear piston rings and lose compression as a result. Top end horsepower is affected, but much more is lost in the mid-range and your punch out of corners really suffers. [...]
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.