Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Re: 2001 Fuel system
I don't know about running a piston engine on jet fuel. MAYBE the rotary engine is handling it better, but if you're going to run jet fuel, you'd better have a diesel engine. I suspect a placebo effect!
As far as racing the Ninja, the aftermarket pipe doesn't change much on the bike except the sound of the exhaust. Maybe adds 5 HP - maybe. Sportbikes have a power to weight ratio that rolls up and smokes ANYTHING up to about 200mph. My R1 (only 1000cc) does 1-60 in about 2.7 seconds and tears up to 100mph all in first gear, before I redline at 12,500rpm. Then I have five more gears to go. It's a struggle to keep the front wheel down. There just isn't a car on the road that can match that kind of performance.
It's funny how many people in cars want to race bikes. I blew the doors off a Ferrari 360 Modena on my old, carbureted R6 (600cc). No point even entertaining a race with Mr. Football Jock in his Mustang or -HAHAHAHA- the Civic boys. Good times.
Now, after a long straight run, a supercar that can do 200+ will eventually catch up and pass a bike. And on the race track, the sportbike is almost evenly matched with a supercar because while the bike accelerates like it's fired out of a cannon, the car has more grip and can get through the turns a little quicker.
The end. :)