Any problems with not using the TPS?
Posted July 31, 2006 - 07:25 AM
Posted July 31, 2006 - 07:59 AM
The only thing to watch for is this: if the advance isnt high enough, you will get excessive heat into the header (and exhaust valves). But if its not glowing cherry red while you cruise down the street, you should be ok.
I disconnect mine for the street, and reconnect it for the trails. However, on the trails it pops and makes silly noises. I dont like the stock CDI mapping.
Posted July 31, 2006 - 08:00 AM
Posted July 31, 2006 - 10:56 AM
I'd like to know how effective a Powernow is at eliminating the surging and generally rough power delivery under 5000 rpm in 5th gear on the highway.
Posted July 31, 2006 - 11:51 AM
Not sure I noticed a big difference, other than the surging with the TPS unplugged.
Posted July 31, 2006 - 01:38 PM
But here's a big deal: when I installed the vapor computer with water temp gauge, I found out the water temp on the highway is only 60 to 65F warmer than ambient!
My water temp was only 140 to 145F when it was 80F. That's probably bad for lubrication since the oil will be thick while you are running at relatively high rpms combined with real operating loads.
I blocked off about 60% of both radiators and now am getting 90 to 100F above ambient, which is where it should be. Sitting at a stop light for 5 minutes isn't so good, but wasn't good before either.
Posted July 31, 2006 - 04:22 PM