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Mark Morrison

Exhaust temp

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Has any body done exhaust temp testing while on the dyno. We installed a YZ 450 in a US Super Kart we are getting temps in the 1500 degree range,this seems high to use. but this is our first 4 stroke

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I've seen temps on various bikes from 3" away ranging from ~1400F to ~1800F with ~4.5% to ~5% CO at WOT from what I recall, so 1500F isn't out of the norm from what I've seen.

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...my son's 250F's header pipe glows cherry red when it's just idling...you can see it do this when it's dark... :)

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The vavle timming is stock. we are just now getting ready to test with a O2 sensor. our temp probe is about 6-7 inches from the exhuast gasket flange. The only thing that is diff. is the exhust system . The motor runs great for our combo. do to the diff. gearing that we run our jetting is alot different then stock. (200main 68 pilot needle 1 rich) water temp 130-150. weight with driver 550# top speed 117mph rpm 9200

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A buddy of mine checked the temp on a 426 and he got a reading of 1200 deg

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...my son's 250F's header pipe glows cherry red when it's just idling...you can see it do this when it's dark... :)

That can be perfectly normal. Blacksmiths used to judge metal temperaturres by color as follows:

1,292F dull red

1,472F dull cherry red

1,652F cherry red

1,832F bright cherry red

2,012F orange red

2,192F orange yellow

2,372F yellow white

2,552F white

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I have exhaust gas temp gauges on my sled, 800cc 2 smoke. They say that when the exhaust is 1300F you're close to the melting point of the piston.

4 strokes should be able to run hotter temps since they fire 1/2 as much, giving the piston a chance to cool down.

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