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Barry Ries

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  1. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    I'll bet your traffic violation tickets are less frequent and less expensive than they would be in California. The best thing about old school tuning tests is that you are actually measuring acceleration on the ground instead of variables which effect acceleration. I used to do a lot of mid throttle runs starting with different rpm levels, that is how you get a sweet running bike that is fun to ride instead of a monster with a power band that tries to bite you.
  2. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    Ok, thanks for the clarification, jetting is the important part. I can tell you that I stuck with the 3x3 because it was the easy thing to do. Since California has become more crowded, traffic violations more expensive. My method of jetting from the old days isn't such a good idea anymore. (It involved multiple test at different rpms and throttle openings runs up a street with a hill while recording results)
  3. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    It sounds like you manipulated the airbox to optimize the air-fuel ratio. Most people who want more power maximize air intake and then use jetting adjustments to optimize the air fuel ratio.
  4. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    You may have just found the opening that worked well with the jetting you had.
  5. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    I think that if I get in the mood to start fiddling with something it will be the suspension,
  6. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    I just took the easy approach, stuck with the 3x3 and followed the jetting recommendations from JD. Just saying that some people enjoy fiddling with stuff a lot.
  7. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    It kind of depends on if you have fun while you're doing it or not. Some people enjoy doing stuff like that.
  8. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    I think that you might get better power by manipulating airbox intake but that better power probably won't be top end. Now if you really enjoy tuning and have a lot of time and energy it might be fun for you to play with the airbox variables and maximize your acceleration from 5,000 to 6,500 rpm in 3rd gear going up a hill at 500 feet above sea level or something like that. When I was younger and had a lot more time and energy than I had money I did extensive tuning on my Suzuki GT-750 and I was able to win drag races against other bikes that definitely had more power and probably less weight because I maximized my power for launch and mid-range acceleration. I can tell you it really upsets people when you cross a finish line before they do when they are getting ready to pass you.
  9. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    Somebody just yanked it off and then put in the effort to sort out the jetting, Their bike ran good so other people copied the jetting. When other people wanted to use the same jetting they needed to cut the hole for it to work properly.
  10. Barry Ries

    i question the 3x3 cutout

    It is certainly possible that a better snorkel would make better power, however, since people got hooked on the 3x3 thing, a lot of information related to the 3x3 mod and jetting became available. Instead of trying out a multitude of jet and needle settings I can just use readily available information regarding jetting for different altitudes and temperatures. If you design a different snorkel that is actually better, you will need to invest some time and effort to sort out the jetting in order to get your bike to actually run better.
  11. Barry Ries

    BSR36 question

    I'm sure you can go big and foul everything up, but i'm thinking a small enlargement might be a good thing.
  12. What tire pressure are you running? a few less PSI will soften up the hits just don't go down too far and get bent rims.
  13. Barry Ries

    BSR36 question

    I am considering that option. But just drilling a hole seems easier
  14. Barry Ries

    BSR36 question

    That's what I figure, just wondering if anybody has tried it and has recommendations regarding optimal sizing of the holes, And I'm not feeling like buying an $800.00 carb right now.
  15. Barry Ries

    BSR36 question

    No lighter spring I got the JD kit.
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