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Old 01-16-2006, 04:01   #1 (permalink)
Ray
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Re: Zenith Carbs

Paul - xxx wrote:

> Richard Brookman came up with the following;:
>> ...and Paul - xxx spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>>
>>> Look back to the ram-air Suzuki 2 strokes of
>>> yesteryear ...

>>
>> I thought the Ram-Air System was to force-feed the cooling rather than
>> the
>> inlet. Big, forward-facing ducts over the cylinder head. BICBW, usually
>> am.

>
> It was ... but some people, I believe Suzuki did on the racers, also used
> it to channel 'extra air' into the airboxes, especially the production
> racers ...
>


Most modern big sports 'bikes have some form of ram-air induction system.
There is a sort of test of how well it works by simulating it on a dyno
here:

http://sportrider.com/tech/146_9912_ram/

Not sure how accurate it is compared to on the road!
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