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Old 06-18-2014, 05:37 PM
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Default Re: Help with Science Experiment

I'd stay away from running alcohol wnd honestly different octane fuels arent gonna do much either.

Yes restricting exhaust flow lowers top speed and overall power for that matter, if you have a stock type muffler, just go to yout local doller general or simular cheapy stuff store and buy a couple packs of stainless steel or copper scouring pads, remove end cap from exhaust and put one of the pads in the muffler reinstsll the cap and run to see what you top speed is with the one pad which will restrict flow a little then repeat the process with two pads and test, then do it again with three pads and test speed again, then maybe leave end cap off for the final run and see how the different amounts of restricted flow affects each top speed run.

That will be a simple, cheap and fun experiment for you and will not require you to make any major modifications to the engine, bike or any other of its components.

Thats what I would do and just log all the results.

I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!

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