WHAT IS DYNO TUNING?
We run the motorcycle on a Dynamometer machine which measures torque and horsepower throughout the RPM range.
Dyno Tuning is maximizing all aspects of the motor to achieve machine power and efficiency.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
We can tell from the graph if the motorcycle is running properly, wasting fuel, or is not up to full potential.
We can pinpoint what areas are in need of adjustment then accurately make the adjustments needed.
I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST FOR RACING APPLICATIONS?
It often times is, but, also serves the street rider just as well.
Street riding involves a lot of mid RPM operation,
drag strip operation is mostly concerned with wide open throttle (WOT) operation.
Midrange problems that would make almost no difference on the strip,
could make a street bike very hard to live with.
Dyno Tuning will expose the problems in certain ranges of RPM operations I.E. Dead spots surges of power, weird electrical problems you will never figure out on the street. Bad drive chains, exhaust problem, over or under jetting.
SO Is DYNO TUNING ONLY FOR PERFORMANCE?
NO, The better the motor runs, the more efficient it is.
With the wild SWINGS in fuel prices, many people are turning to two-wheel transportation to save money and are often disappointed in fuel mileage of cycles. We can address this problem as well.
CAN YOU DYNO TUNE FOR GAS MILEAGE?
YES, Optimum efficiency and less negative horsepower go hand-in-hand
WHAT IS NEGATIVE HORSE POWER?
We use the Dyno to detect and measure clutch problems, misalignments, bad tires, dragging brakes and more.
Negative horsepower is drive-train DRAG, Common culprits are brake/wheel misalignment problems, bad bearings, oil and transmission lubes, tires, etc.
We can provide graphs showing this power-train drag. It is like a parasite pulling down the potential of the total package.
IS THAT ALL THERE IS TO DYNO TUNING?
You decide. Often customers have been told "that's the way that model runs" or "they are all like that" by shops that don't have the equipment or knowledge to make it run better.
IS IT TRUE THAT GEESE FLY FASTER WHEN THEY FLY IN FORMATION?
YES, 30% faster
WHAT DO GEESE HAVE TO DO WITH DYNO TUNING MY BIKE?
Nothing, But, they can be compared to the concept of Dyno-tuning.
A flock of geese represents one total unit. with each goose doing its job, the formation moves 30% faster. Dyno-Tuning is a combination of many tuning operations.
Our goal is to isolate each aspect of the tuning and make it work well with all other aspects, as they are all interrelated. Carburetion too big, too small, good carb, bad carb, high flow air cleaner, etc.
Ignition Hot sparks, weak sparks, good advance curve, bad curve for compression ratio, etc.
Spark Timing Too Early, Too Late Exhaust Tuning Too restrictive, not restrictive enough, poor design that needs modification Intake System Poor design, carb to manifold needs matching, etc.
Carb Jetting Too rich, too lean (There ARE multiple circuits), accelerator Pump problems, carburetor synchronization of multiple carb bikes All these segments MUST be in sync to work up to their potential ,but increase 30% or more are possible when everything works as a team.
Remember it is the sum of small things that count. If you can't relate to the geese, then think of the different aspects of Dyno tuning as the members of a musical group and how it would sound, if all the instruments were not correctly tuned. We use the Dyno-tuning process to put every thing in order.
There is nothing on earth quite like the sound of a big inch Harley with straight pipes in perfect tune. To some if it is music!
IF I DIDN'T CARE ABUT MAX HORSEPOWER, HOW CAN THIS HELP ME, WE USUALLY DO TWO UP TOURING AT SLOW SPEEDS
WE USUALLY DO TWO UP TOURING AT SLOW SPEEDS
We can tune for mid range torque, instead of horsepower, mid range is more useful for street and touring use and less money at the gas pump.