Wednesday, March 4, 2015

99 Problems and Speed Ain't One

I seriously have a problem with a need for speed. I've had this issue with my cars in the past, and now my bikes! It's like I just adapt to the inertia and become immune to the power, thus craving more constantly!! Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I ended up smoking the rings on the s2r. Having a racing spirit, my motto has always been "if it breaks, just reason to upgrade!!"

High compression pistons seemed like a logical solution!! Thanks to Fast by Ferracci, I got hooked up with some sweet new pistons and rings! I had heard that going to the high compression really wakes up the motor! After installing them and going for a test ride, I came back with a huge grin on my face! The pistons bumped compression from 10:1 to 11:1 ratio.

Little education on compression, and why a high compression motor would be favored-
A high compression ratio is desirable because it allows an engine to extract more mechanical energy from a given mass of the air fuel mixture due to the higher thermal efficiency. Internal combustion engines convert thermal energy to mechanical energy, therefor higher efficiency is created because higher compression ratios enable the same combustion temperature to be reached with less fuel, while also giving a longer expansion cycle, creating more mechanical power output and lowering the exhaust temperature.

However, just like always, that little extra bit of pep, the added power, extra quickness.. it all wore off, and my need for speed continues. I need more..