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Old 05-24-2006, 01:41 PM   #166
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So which motor is faster ? the C6 or the Xenon R? I saw the C6 last weekend it is screaming fast but can't remember how fast the Xenon R in Vegas
Actually, I told you it was a C6 it was really a C5-Rody (we were running a "new" version of the C5, not available yet, they are still finalizing). My error - sorry about the confusion. I clarified with Rody, Sunday, via eMail.

I agree, we were impressed with the motor as well - it was running great. For speed and power the Xenon R is the king of the RB hill. The "New" C5 is a close second. Bottom line - the Xenon R screams. It would be our first choice at a large event.
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Thank you Rich, that's what I was looking for.

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Old 05-25-2006, 06:28 PM   #168
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Actually, I told you it was a C6 it was really a C5-Rody (we were running a "new" version of the C5, not available yet, they are still finalizing). My error - sorry about the confusion. I clarified with Rody, Sunday, via eMail.

I agree, we were impressed with the motor as well - it was running great. For speed and power the Xenon R is the king of the RB hill. The "New" C5 is a close second. Bottom line - the Xenon R screams. It would be our first choice at a large event.
Is there a RODY version of the Xenon -R ?
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:25 PM   #169
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Is there a RODY version of the Xenon -R ?
This is a quote from an earlier post by Rich. "The Xenon R is an AAC design. Full blown "race" motor - nicely worked crank and fitted components." It could be debated that the R stands for R(ace) or R(ody) but no doubt this is the maxed out version.
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Old 05-28-2006, 05:44 AM   #170
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This is a quote from an earlier post by Rich. "The Xenon R is an AAC design. Full blown "race" motor - nicely worked crank and fitted components." It could be debated that the R stands for R(ace) or R(ody) but no doubt this is the maxed out version.
Any word on when the Xenon R .12 will be available?
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I hope they come out with it soon!!! But the Rody V12 is still one of the fastest engine in the market. I bet the Xenon .12 will be more efficient and faster
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I'm running the .12 5 port with a 193 402 pipe header combo and I gotta say It puts out some impressive power. I was able to pull away from everyone at will today. Very happy with this mill. Now if the rain would leave us alone so we could get a full day in I might get an accurate idea of how I really match up to the rest of my local bros. LOL
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:30 PM   #173
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hello
i have a C5 onroad and i have to change my 2 bearings(front and rear)...
so can i buy nova or mega bearing ?
because the RB is too expensive(around 63$ + 21$ )i saw the mega cost(31$ and 12$)

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Old 06-07-2006, 11:42 AM   #174
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Anyone still using the Rody 425 model? It's quite expensive, but from few racers they say it's a lil finicky to tune. I have seen one run and it is ballistic. I'm wondering if I should get one or a Nova since my tracks aren't isanely huge to make use of all its power.
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hello
i have a C5 onroad and i have to change my 2 bearings(front and rear)...
so can i buy nova or mega bearing ?
because the RB is too expensive(around 63$ + 21$ )i saw the mega cost(31$ and 12$)

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anyone know that ??

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Old 06-12-2006, 07:22 PM   #176
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These are my observations of the two "preproduction" Speedline models Scott has been running:

The Xenon R is an AAC design. Full blown "race" motor - nicely worked crank and fitted components. Flat hauls butt. Power top and bottom end - plus GREAT milage. We could get 6 minutes 30 seconds and brand X was getting 4 minutes 10 seconds. (Don't ask who brand X is - it doesn't matter).

The Xenon is an ABC design nice motor with an attractive price point - Very nice "club" motor.

does that help?

Hi Rich, how about the carb between this two motors? Is it easy to tune as from the picture what i saw is a sirio carb was on the Xenon motor.
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Hi Rich, how about the carb between this two motors? Is it easy to tune as from the picture what i saw is a sirio carb was on the Xenon motor.
Hi mrx,

The RB Speedline Xenon line comes equiped with three needle carbs. A three needle is more flexible, for tuning, than a two needle design. Being more flexible has an up and down side. Up side - superior tuning ability - great mid range control in addition to the "standard" bottom and top end tuning. Down side - less experienced tuner may get a little confused. They (the less experienced) would be better off not touching the "rear" needle. I'm sure the instructions will be clear - plus, the RB site is loaded with "help" reference material.



On a side note - my personal favorite carb was the Picco Torque. They were great carbs once you mastered them. By far the most difficult to master - but, once you did, they were "bottom-end" monsters.
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Hi mrx,

The RB Speedline Xenon line comes equiped with three needle carbs. A three needle is more flexible, for tuning, than a two needle design. Being more flexible has an up and down side. Up side - superior tuning ability - great mid range control in addition to the "standard" bottom and top end tuning. Down side - less experienced tuner may get a little confused. They (the less experienced) would be better off not touching the "rear" needle. I'm sure the instructions will be clear - plus, the RB site is loaded with "help" reference material.



On a side note - my personal favorite carb was the Picco Torque. They were great carbs once you mastered them. By far the most difficult to master - but, once you did, they were "bottom-end" monsters.
Thanks Rich for your useful information, will check their site and might get that engine in couples of weeks.
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Rich,

I have heard from several people that the xenon-R is as ballistic as they come, but I have also heard 1-2 gallons and they are done. As many of us know this tends to be the case with AAC. I have also heard that part of this can be due how tight they come. I know since you have have tested them that maybe you can shed some light on these rumors.
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I have heard from several people that the xenon-R is as ballistic as they come, but I have also heard 1-2 gallons and they are done. As many of us know this tends to be the case with AAC. I have also heard that part of this can be due how tight they come. I know since you have have tested them that maybe you can shed some light on these rumors.
Hi Jason,

Mad fast. Great milage. Our motor was very loose (Sleeve to case, button to sleeve, crank to bearings). I was surprised by the speed, it is so different, I have to rethink my prior experiences. We only have one pre-production motor. Too early to say much else.

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