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Odyssey FL350R / EGT Work in progress
« on: February 01, 2021, 01:52:14 PM »
Working on an EGT. It will be powered off the ignition and cut the engine if the temp hits 1300.

Odyssey FL350R / New intake sneak peak
« on: January 24, 2021, 07:51:48 AM »
The billet intakes I was making were a great success. By integrating the boot and flange back into one, I can get even better blending. The blend starts right after the carb rather than after the bolt on boot. The boots will be urethane. Rather than being inside the flange like the stock intake, the plate will clamp the urethane preventing the need for a gasket. The stock style setup can separate as well.

General Discussion / MOVED: fl250 with cr conversion
« on: January 23, 2016, 08:14:10 AM »

General Discussion / New Member Activation Problems
« on: January 04, 2016, 02:15:54 PM »
It seems something went wrong with the emails sent for activation which prevented new users from joining. I activated all the pending users. I still have to figure out the email problem though.

Odyssey FL350R / Reed spacer
« on: September 18, 2013, 05:36:33 AM »
I have been against the installation of a reed spacer in an FL350R for over a decade. This was because I had tried it and it caused a loss of top end power. It dawned on me today that the conditions today are different than they were at that time. One difference is I now eyebrow and window my piston. The original reasoning behind the spacer was the reed tips partially block the rear transfer. So the theory was the spacer would add flow. Since there was no power gain, actually a loss, I dropped the idea and never looked back. Flow is end to end though, not just at one point. If the reed spacer added the capability of flow, but the bottle neck was the ports, there would be no gain. The eyebrow and window increase flow downstream of the reeds. The window increases flow through the rear transfer partially blocked by the reed tips. I need to revisit the use of a reed spacer with a modded piston.

For Sale: / For Sale Rules
« on: March 27, 2013, 06:41:38 AM »
Most boards do not allow posting for sale right away. It will be allowed here unless it gets abused.

Don't post the same thing in for sale and again in another category. Most people read all the categories so putting in multiple categories just annoys people.

List a price.

List contact information. You can choose to expose your email address to registered members in your profile and note that in the listing.

For Sale: / MOVED: yz490 project engine
« on: February 16, 2013, 03:43:10 PM »

Technical / My thoughts on balancing and counter balancer removal
« on: February 15, 2013, 04:34:15 PM »
I see people throw around the word balanced crank about single cylinder engines and removing the counter balancer. I kind of shake my head.

Your piston goes up and down. The crank is made heavier on the side opposite the pin in an effort to offset that. If you were to offset the weight equally (is that what you would consider balanced?), then you got rid of your vertical vibration and replaced it with a fore/aft vibration as the crank weight swings to the front and the rear. If you only offset half the weight and add a counter rotating shaft which also offsets half the weight, the crank and the counter balancer offset each other's fore/aft vibration. Often people want to remove the counter balancer to make the engine spin up faster. You'll get vertical vibration from the piston and rod not being fully compensated for as well as fore/aft vibration from the crank not being compensated for. It would be better from a vibration perspective to cut weight out of the crank and counter balancer and fill with a lighter material. Ideally, the weight would be removed equally from both sides and both parts to not affect the balance.

Odyssey FL350R / MOVED: please help identify
« on: January 08, 2013, 01:26:08 PM »

The Sandbox / Climate change
« on: July 25, 2012, 07:11:49 AM »
So here are a couple articles that I really found interesting:

The guy whose work lead to the conclusion of global warming says his predictions did not come true therefore the hysteria is unwarranted:

Example of people tweaking data to make it fit their theories and/or agenda:

General Discussion / MOVED: 2012 Race Schedule
« on: February 17, 2012, 06:59:49 AM »

Ride Reports / Events / Races / NOORA 2012 Schedule
« on: February 17, 2012, 06:58:41 AM »

2012 Race Season

Sat. May 12th
Sat. June 2nd
Sun. June 3rd Enduro
Sat. June 23rd
Sat. Sept. 8th
Sat. Sept. 29th
Sun. Sept. 30 Wheel-to-wheel
Sat. Oct. 20th

Google map of track

Details to come about race. Likely test and tune Sunday morning, race at 1:00 and second one 11:00 on Monday. Friday night and Saturday is mini tractor pulling including V8 and blown V8 powered ones. You can camp on site for free.

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