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Offline DKAW

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« on: September 14, 2010, 01:03:00 pm »
I just bought a 2003 concours.Can someone tell me how many BHP it is rated at?  
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 05:37:00 pm »
AS I recall about 103-105 at the crank and about 90 at the wheel.  Right neighborhood anyway.    --chris   - on the trailing edge of technology    
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 09:15:00 pm »
IIRC, it is 98hp  
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 10:10:00 pm »
Not enough.  ;p  
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 07:29:00 am »
Chris is correct on the rwhp. app 89.     We have the technology to fix that, though. Steve  
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 08:20:00 am »
Motorcycle Consumer News tested the ZG1000 in 2005 and its dyno showed 92hp at the rear wheel.  
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 09:59:00 am »
There is a link to this in the web links section here on the site.  http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval/Kawasaki%20Concours,%20Part%204.pdf  Photos[/url]
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 10:24:00 pm »
Just a point on the HP question - concours are rarely ridden up to 9000 rpm (well mine is constantly , but that's different) so what really works for the concours is increasing the torque, as this is where most riders would appreciate the difference. Keep in mind the zrx11 has only 99 hp stock, but has about 10# more torque than the connie - and percentage wise even more from 4000 rpm! . It seems really quick compared to a stock connie, becuase it has alot more power "under the curve" insead of just more on the top end.      Back when I first started with Shoodaben, I put a set of zx1000 cams and carbs on it. HP went up to 103, but the torque was actually less below 5000 rpm. when I did high gear roll - ons with stock bikes from lower rpm, they would leave me. More hP but a slower bike. Bottom line, the connie needs torque to get all that weight moving. Steve  
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 01:40:00 am »
Thanks guys .I think 98 hp will keep things moving just fine.  
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 04:09:00 am »
Yep. I like Steve's approach, more power in the lower RPMs.  
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 12:26:00 pm »
And Steve has a couple of relatively inexpensive mods to make that low end power.  
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 02:38:00 pm »
Yep. Got em. Like em. Everyone should have em.  
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2010, 01:24:20 pm »
I had my '91 dyno'd years ago....came out at 96 hp at the rear wheel. I can safely say that I've never needed all 96 of them horses. Looking forward to doing a couple of Steve's mods in the near future to clean things up at the bottom end.
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2010, 03:29:24 pm »
I had my '91 dyno'd years ago....came out at 96 hp at the rear wheel. I can safely say that I've never needed all 96 of them horses. Looking forward to doing a couple of Steve's mods in the near future to clean things up at the bottom end.

It's amazing how powerful the C10 feels when you have one. Then you ride a C14 or FJR for a while. Then the C10 seems a little tamer! But I still enjoy the old girl!  :D

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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2010, 02:37:45 am »
Then you ride a C14 or FJR for a while. Then the C10 seems a little tamer!
A little boost can go a long ways to making you not miss the bigger bike.  :)
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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2010, 05:22:38 am »
Yep. Fun begins around 15-20psi.
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2010, 08:39:16 pm »
Yep. Fun begins around 15-20psi.
One of these days I'll put some good juice in the fuel tank and turn her back up to 15+.  11psi seems to be all I can run with stock pistons on 93 pump gas at sea level.  But that's not a bad dose
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2010, 10:09:42 pm »
Oh yeah your running that gasoline stuff.  I keep forgetting its different in the truck where I run race fuel ( diesel == race fuel ) and 60psi is pegging my gauge.
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