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View Results: How do you like your street bike tuned?
Peak power. Same as a race bike. 3 5.77%
Tuned for street usable low/mid range power. 49 94.23%
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Street Bike Tune

I thought it might be fun to make a poll to see how people like their race replica
donor motors once placed in a machine designed for street use.

For me, peak power at 10k or above is useless in an environment with 70mph speed limits. Big hp spec sheets don't impress me as much as good roll on power.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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roll on that torque wave, baby!
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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I like blitzing my favorite twisty roads in the upper spectrum of the tach. I like rolling off the throttle precorner and allowing the engin braking to scrub speed, plus I've noticed my bike feels like it initiates a turn quicker with the motor spinning faster than it does lugging in the low / midrange.

Granted peak power on my '92 ZX600 is only about 80 hp. There is not much low or midrange pulling power.

For the type of roads I like, 8 to 10.5k (redline is 11k) in second gear is a perfect twisty pace that I feel I'm control and safe at. Maybe all you guys with too much power can't use it all, but I certainly can on my bike.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:30 AM   #4
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Very interesting results. From reading other threads I figured people would vote the other way.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:40 AM   #5
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Torque is my favorite.

I miss that from my Bandit 1200 days.

Rev is fine, but you can't use it all the time.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:02 AM   #6
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Living in urban Baltimore is why I bought an SV650. It's light, small enough I can park it on the sidewalk. The torque lets me sprint away from stoplights - top end power is useless when you're going to encounter another stoplight in 3-4 city blocks.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:12 AM   #7
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the z1000 is monstrous at street speeds AND when i get a chance to open it up over 7k
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the z1000 is monstrous at street speeds AND when i get a chance to open it up over 7k
It should be a great motor since it was designed for a street bike to begin with.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:17 AM   #9
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I'm on a 93 Zx7 and will shortly have my cams and valve clearance set to high performance within the next couple of weeks. 12.5k redline. 18/41 gearing, fcrs (rejetting those too). Top Speed FTW
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:06 AM   #10
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Didn't vote. Here's why:

It's a spectrum, not either/or. I prefer something in the middle that is somewhat aggressively tuned but see no need for race bike performance on the street.

And then there's the other related poll question: Is it more fun to ride a slow bike fast or a fast bike slow?
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And then there's the other related poll question: Is it more fun to ride a slow bike fast or a fast bike slow?
We've seen that question on these boards about a million times. It's not a real question, and we all know that. It's a trick to justify buying a smaller CC sportbike. The real answer is, it's more fun to ride a fast bike fast.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:30 AM   #12
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #13
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We've seen that question on these boards about a million times. It's not a real question, and we all know that. It's a trick to justify buying a smaller CC sportbike. The real answer is, it's more fun to ride a fast bike fast.
unless you're a harley aficionado, and then it's fun to ride a slow bike slow


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unless you're a harley aficionado, and then it's fun to ride a slow bike slow


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