The new intake cams are out. Pricy but out. around $800. but its made by kawi. been hearing good things so far.
Correct! Too many are concerned with peak horsepower, when you should be concerned with your hp curve. A cam might be great for sombody who spends thier time in the upper part of the tach (racers) but not great for sombody who cruises around half the time.GoFaster said:An increase of 4 or 5 horsepower when you already have 164 is not an indication of "a lot" more air into the engine. In fact, it is an indication of about 3 percent! Another thing to remember is that provided you have a starting point that is not utter crap, camshafts work by improving airflow in some RPM ranges and sacrificing it in others. An improvement at high RPM (for bigger HP numbers) generally goes along with a loss of low-end and mid-range, and for my street-ridden bike, that is why I am not going to be changing camshafts.
Now, I have a question. There has been an intake camshaft available from the race-kit parts for quite some time. Is this the same thing, or is it something different?
+1 ccasion1snoopnoon said:Correct! Too many are concerned with peak horsepower, when you should be concerned with your hp curve. A cam might be great for sombody who spends thier time in the upper part of the tach (racers) but not great for sombody who cruises around half the time.
I think this could be the thread with the best correct:bullshit ratio. You are contradicting yourself by changing the cams and leaving a restrictive exhaust. Obtain a goal for your bike, stick to it, and mod accordingly. You are not goin to win the horsepower race and have great streetability.1killer1liter said:You put cams in to let it breathe better and you're going to choke it with the stock exhaust header. It might help keep some mid but hurt the top end.
I do not think we were, or at least i wasnt, ripping on you for not doing supporting mods. The point was a general discussion of how just changing one aspect of the system geared twords a particular RPM band will be hindered by, in this example, the stock exhaust. I am a college student full time, i know how the financial burden is. Again, was not trying to direct this to anyone ccasion1ODog said:Sorry that I've raised the BS bar by not having the money right now to throw a full system on. And the reason I had the cams thrown on is I'm getting my valves adjusted. This way I can save a few bucks on the labor. Once again its my fault I'm po.