On the Dyno
In for a checkover on the Dyno and an MOT this tidy Honda Blackbird just needed its carbs balancing and she was good to go; it hadn’t lost any power over the last 16 years and had no problem getting its ticket. Good, strong and well built motorcycle… Lovely job!
We’ve been getting a few Harley Davidsons rolling through the workshop recently, and it’s nice to occasionally work on something a little different. An older Hog fitted with a Mikuni carb, this Dyna Glide had been kitted with a Dynojet kit to match the Screaming Eagle exhausts. The owner had no real knowledge of its [...]
In a nutshell, this WK650 is a Chinese copy of Kawasaki’s ER-6n, bought in by BiKE Magazine for a Dyno run. And do you know what? We could be critical, and mention the shoddy levers and nastily-plated nuts and bolts but, it made 2bhp less than the ER-6n, and according to the BiKE boys it [...]
This customer bought us two Kwaks – his ZX-10R and ZX-7RR. We gave the later bike a post-winter service, swapped out all the fluids and checked the strength of his anti-freeze, which he was worried about (all was fine, though; his was good for between -7° and -10° C, OK for the winters we’ve been [...]
One of the first R1s to be registered in the UK – according to the owner – and in lovely condition still. It’s got 26,000 miles on the clock and is wearing a Dyna-Mite underseat exhaust. The owner bought it in for an interim (fluids) service, a new chain & sprocket kit and a run-up [...]
A proper blast from the past; a 1992 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP that’s owned by a chap who’s doing an all-encompassing motorcycling course at Merton college down in London. Part of his studies is to get a Dyno graph and explain it – so he (quite rightly…) thought he might as well get his own bike [...]
We still see plenty of Honda Hornet 600s through our workshop; this one (which we’ve dealt with in the past…) was bought recently by ex-Hornet racer Andrew Bedford. He’s planning to do a few track days on it, and maybe a bit more racing in selected classes. Our job for him was to do a [...]
We have here one Triumph Speed Triple, a 15th Anniversary model no less. The customer who owns it has bought bikes into us previously and wanted an ‘economy mode’ map option sorting for his Trumpet. On went a Power Commander PC V (with map switch) and we did two maps for him set up on [...]
The owner of this Kawasaki VN1500 Meanstreak had a good go at fitting a Power Commander PC III to his bike, but he’d connected the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) wire directly to the battery, which wasn’t a good move. So we had to strip it all out, refit it and start again with a remap [...]
This 2006 Ducati ST2R 1000 was running a full Leo Vince system and missing half its airbox top; it ran like a bag of spanners. Some initial Dyno runs established exactly where the fuelling was and although earlier examples of these Ducatis didn’t have lambda sensors this one did, so the next job was to [...]
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.
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