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    by Published on 02-28-2015 03:05 PM
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    Just a very quick rundown:

    With free form hydroforming (pressure washer style, not die forming), the smoother the outside radius the better. A pipe with lots of twists and turns isn't going to be best for free form hydroforming but there are some cheats around that I'll discuss later.

    Mgty3whlr, you basically hit the nail on the head. The only thing I have to add is to not skimp on the cutting method, hand shears are going to make a more jagged edge which is going to ...
    by Published on 08-22-2012 03:44 PM
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    Article and write up by Dennis Mears / Flotek Performance.
    In this article I'm going to discuss engine break-in .what it is why it's needed and the proper way of doing it . There are several methods people have used, this is only one and my preference that I prefer to use. Engine break-in is basically a procedure to allow for the thermal expansion of the rings and cylinder wall to wear in the moving parts to themselves to obtain a good bore seal. This is critical to the performance and longevity ...
    by Published on 05-16-2012 08:09 PM
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    My story probably isn't that much different from most other peoples. My parents had Honda three-wheelers before I was born that they rode in the South Florida Everglades back in the day. In the old days, the Everglades were the Eastcoast version of Glamis. 1.5 MILLION acres in size and it was open for all different types of recreation until the environmentalists got their hands on things....ANYWAYS, mom and dad always had ATVs, and I grew up riding the 4 stroke three-wheelers from the time I was about 4 years old.

    When I was 13 we were at a local Honda dealership looking ...
    by Published on 05-01-2012 08:45 PM

    So you bought that new ride only to realize that the ride isn't what you want it to be. what do you do? spend 1500-2000 on new aftermarket shocks?

    well not everyone has that kinda green to throw around, that's why i'm here. here's a few tips to hopefully upgrade your ride's handling for minimal coin.

    Where to begin? Well where i would begin is understanding what kind of suspension you have. start with shock type, Start HERE Also some bikes/quads have a Linkage suspension ...
    by Published on 05-01-2012 08:31 PM

    I'd like to compile a list of custom pipe builders for 2 stroke expansion chambers. Good information to know when your working on some special from conversion project, or want a system tailored to your specific engine. If anyone has or knows of one that isn't on the list, feel free to reply, I'll edit this and add them to it:

    Shearer Custom Pipes
    Rialto, CA 92376
    (760) 949-0017

    Power Pros Racing Exhaust Systems Inc.
    817 N. Lakeview Unit J
    Placentia, CA 92870

    Jemco Exhaust Systems
    1919 B Blalock
    Houston , Texas 77080
    Phone: 713-461-3834
    E-Mail: info@jemcoexhaust.com

    LED Performance (Arlan Lehman, formerly of LRD)
    2200 NW Birdsdale Ave Unit 1
    Gresham, OR 97030

    Custom Pipes, Inc.
    3908 West Willow Creek Rd.
    Morgan, UT 84050
    sales@cpiracing.com ...
    by Published on 04-30-2012 08:54 PM
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    We've probably all heard the expression that the only speed limit is your wallet, maybe even a few too many times. What I'd like to offer today is a small compilation of “free” HP tricks I've learned over the years, some you've probably heard of and done yourself, but hopefully a few that are new to you as well. None of these single things by themselves will do much for you, but do them all and it WILL add up!


    Make sure your carb slide is actually bottoming out at the top (AKA, wide open) when your thumb or twist throttle is all the way open. You'd be surprised how many machines have improperly adjusted throttle cables that limit themselves really only to about ¾ of what the slide opening really is. If you can't here a noticeable “thud” when you push your ...