|1050cc Stroker Racebike Dyno by Ed Milich
Here's a hint: Never race a Guzzi. Unless you are rich. And patient.
After a few years of racing other stuff, I'm finally back to the Guzzi Superbike. This is a 82x90mm (1040cc) race motor that I've been playing with for a few years.
Lemans I spec heads ported by Manfred 10 years ago
40mm Dellorto carbs
guzzipower 90mm 13:1 pistons and 110 octane VP fuel
The result: 83 hp/66 ft lb!
The following is a comparison between a 38mm ID BUB conti replica system and a 42mm ID Bub Big dog system. 38mm system is clearly restrictive. 42mm header was worth 6 (!) ft lbs in the midrange. There should be some more easy hp in there...
I dynoed the 82mm x 90 motor that is currently in my '78 Lemans. The dyno operator only took it up to 7000 RPM because it was a fresh motor. Note that the torque and power curves have yet to flatten out, which means there is plenty more power there...you just have to rev it to get it. Unfortunately, I didnt get to see what was there for the brief monent in time when it was running.
Specs: 82mm stroke, 90mm bore roundfin motor. Lemans heads with port work, standard size valves, Megacycle 620x8 cam, chromemoly pushrods and a bunch of other bling parts like Diamond Like Coated (DLC) lifters, increased oil blowoff pressure, etc, to make it all work.
Note that there is no torque below 3500 RPM.
Unfortunately the bike banged some valves soon after this run, which set me back a week. Then it scored a piston after 20 minutes of track time,due to me trusting the boring shop to know what to set the clearances to. Never assume...This set me back 5 months while JE made me some pistons. It's still not together. I'll post some dyno runs when it is.