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Old 08-08-2004, 10:12 AM   #31
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Default Dyno test

You are very welcome. I enjoyed working with you. I am glad you picked up some valuable information regarding your engine development. Thanks for being so patient with me, I feel we really made some good modifications to the dyno that will benefit everyone that purchases one. It was a long day but definitely worth the trouble!




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Old 08-13-2004, 06:33 AM   #32
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What types of clutch systems can you use with it? centax or 3 shoe?

Is there a way to measure the time it takes the motor to reach top rpm thus determining how the clutch settings are effecting performance of the motor?
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Old 08-13-2004, 10:33 AM   #33
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My dyno system does not use a clutch at this time. The clutch bell is 'locked' to the crank shaft making it direct drive. The reason for this is I found an inherrent amount of cluch slip throughout the entire rev range with every clutch I tried, causing skewed and unrepetable results. An concidering the fact that dyno's are all about repetability, we couldn't have that.

In order to use a clutch and to figure clutch slip, We would have to implement a much smaller flywheel, causing much shorter sampling times. This does not give results accurate enough for my taste.

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