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post #29 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 03:40 PM
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Ya wanna talk about incresed power,try takin your bike out when the temp gets into the teens,single numbers,or below.The colder,the better.You'll swear you're drivin a different motorcycle It's almost as if the HP has The coldest I've driven a two wheeler in,is minus 25*F.The machine pulled strong as hell.However, my body didn't wanna pull very lol Dave!!!
So true. But i could never understand why that is because the air is denser which is what makes it lean. But if so, why wouldn't it then do the same thing in normal temps if you allow more air ? Instead it just gets lean and runs like [email protected] on the bikes where i've tried opening up the airways w/o changing the amount of fuel. Even on carb'd bikes i found that, and we know they weren't adding more fuel since no computer telling it what it needs.

I keep wondering why we couldn't recreate the cold weather power, but i guess it has to do NOT with how much air can get in but how dense it is for the space allowed. My brain just doesn't operate in that shuts down and start sending signals telling me to start drinking beer.
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