Posted May 03, 2002 - 03:44 AM
I would think this would provide useful and accurate information on the effects of everything from timing to jetting to octane to synthetic oil and gearing changes and riding style and more.
Aside from "operator-error", it seems to me that excessive heat is the primary threat to these bikes. Without a gauge, "HOT" is simply too relative and subjective.
Posted May 03, 2002 - 11:32 AM
Posted May 03, 2002 - 12:09 PM
Posted May 08, 2002 - 02:36 PM
Posted May 08, 2002 - 05:29 PM
Posted May 08, 2002 - 05:44 PM
Posted May 08, 2002 - 05:51 PM
Or try Goodson and get a melt away tell tale.
I would say trying to jet by engine temp would be a tough call...
Even doing it by ex. temp with a sensor in your pipe is difficult on a trail/mx bike due to the non steady throttle positions inherent in the riding we do.
Posted May 09, 2002 - 06:55 PM
I'm getting ready to TT-mod my WR (YZ time, Taffy jetting, grey wire, exhaust,etc.). Thought I'd wait till riding season, put some hours on it in case I forgot how it felt last fall, then start the mods. Keeping track of temp differences might be interesting. Must be the truck-driver in me, but I CRAVE engine info from gauges...
I also worry at times about chasing my boys. The youngest makes me ride pretty slow at times and get on and off (leaving it run). I realize the plug will tell a lot more about jetting, but as I try to "sneak up" on "lean enough", I don't want to cook anything.
A tach is nice, but oil pressure and coolant temp are the life or death of engines IMHO. I'll check out those cart gauges and talk to my Snap-On tool buddy @ heat gun. I need good baseline readings prior to the mods.
Posted May 11, 2002 - 04:34 AM