SR500 Cylinder review - What can we learn?

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SR500 Cylinder review - What can we learn?

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:45 pm

What else could it be :lol:
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Re: SR500 Cylinder

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:48 pm

There are several things to be learned from this cylinder...
I don't have any measurements yet but hope too soon.
The first thing you learn is that there is very little difference between a stock cylinder and a SR cylinder.
The biggest differences I see is the amount of clean up.
Let's take a look..
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Re: SR500 Cylinder

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:53 pm

A simple clean up as shown is all that is really necessary.


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Re: SR500 Cylinder

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:56 pm

I like to get these surfaces a bit more even but again there isn't much to do..


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Re: SR500 Cylinder

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:00 pm

I like to clean up the exhaust port and polish but it does not really make any HP.
Rather, by polishing the surfaces it gives carbon less chance to build up and will keep the new HP you are making longer...


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Re: SR500 Cylinder review - What can we learn?

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:08 pm

The intake area shows the most improvement over stock.
But over all not huge gains...


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Re: SR500 Cylinder review - What can we learn?

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:10 pm

The biggest take from this cylinder is that Kawasaki did a pretty good job of setting it up for stock usage.
Yes, there are area's that can be improved.
If you want serious HP gains over stock, the standard Team Green mods are simply done to get the cylinder ready to make more power. Once these mods are done, then you lift, lower, up the compression, down the compression, ect to get the power where you want it.
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