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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2004, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Local Rentable Dyno's?

Hello again --

I managed to get relocated to the Chicago NW burbs recently and I am planning some dyno time. I don't need an operator, I need someone who is willing to rent time on the dyno and since I am new in town I thought I would drop a line here and see what I could come up with.

I need a dyno that reads up to 500 HP (over would be better, but that level of tuning can wait until winter) that has a brake. A DJ250 will work fine.

I don't mind a bit of a drive (how could I if I moved here?!? ) but I need some intimate time with my baby. Oops, sounds like I plan on doing something else, doesn't it?

At any rate, I know there are vendor limitations on this site, so feel free to PM me if anyone has any ideas!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2004, 05:26 PM
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well, thats gonna be a hard one, considering like a factory eddie dyno cost like god knows how much, let alone the software and other gizmos to control it.

i think thats going to be a pain in the ass,

1 thing i will say for 4&6 up in skokie, and i do not know if they will just let you use there stuff, i have done PLENTY of dyno work, and i am not the type of guy just to drop off and pick my bike up and get a report, UH UH, i am there playing with them, tweaking my own shit along with them, 1 hand working with the other, most cases them guiding me with certains things i dont know and then testing it on the dyno.


so like i said, i dont know if they are just gonna let you use it, "honestly i wouldnt cause if it breaks, i am out money to fix it, and out on time getting backed up fixing it and ordering parts IF something was to happen, to much crap to deal with"

but for sure i can say they are a bunch of cool guys to work with on your bike, hope something can work between you guys.



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This is completely off the cuff for me, but I seriously doubt any shop would rent a dyno, even if they keep it at their shop. Unless you are properly trained (which you very well could be), it's possible to ruin both the dyno and the bike, especially when making dyno runs involving horsepower that high. Letting a non-employee use any piece of equipment would void any warranties on the equipment and place them at a liability.

Good luck, damn, 500hp on a XX?

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2004, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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I did notice that they had a Factory dyno from reading their site, but typically when people go to that level of dyno they are less likely to just rent it to someone they don't know. More often people with DJ250's are willing to rent it.

Thanks for the prompt response, by the way.

I'll wait and see what they have to say. It is probably not the normal bike they would typically work on and I am a little funny about who I will let work on it. Ice-cooled, turbo-charged, DTA P8-Pro controlled 500 HP bikes aren't all that common, so unless they have experience with that specific of a set up, I'd be doing it myself.

Even just a dyno operator is fine, just that it is probably unnecessary, really.

Of course, sponsorship deals are always open for discussion as well. (I have space for rent!)
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This is completely off the cuff for me, but I seriously doubt any shop would rent a dyno, even if they keep it at their shop. Unless you are properly trained (which you very well could be), it's possible to ruin both the dyno and the bike, especially when making dyno runs involving horsepower that high. Letting a non-employee use any piece of equipment would void any warranties on the equipment and place them at a liability.

Good luck, damn, 500hp on a XX?

-Chris
I hear you, I really do about the liability aspects.

My experience in the past is that once the owner of the dyno has spent some time at my side, they feel pretty comfortable letting me run things after only a few pulls.

And yes, 500HP is on RADAR for me now. I made 486 HP when the fuel system was proven inadequate. I still had 10 PSI of boost left too. Now I have redone the entire fuel system, electronics, and wiring. In other words, I have pulled out all of the stops. Anything less than 500 will be an utter disappointment in the long run.

For now, however, I just need to map up to 28 PSI for the track so that I can get some seat time at Byron before the snow flies.

Worst case, I'll do the tuning at the track using the wide-band and data logging. I'd just rather show up more prepared to focus on clutch/chassis and do the majority of the tuning in advance.
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4&6 has worked on plenty of turbo stuff, infact busadaves bike is a 200+ EAST turbo bike, and not to mention i think it was hanes? turbo people that messed up bikes, and 4&6 fixes them, go figure...lol



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