Join Date: Jan 2005
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OK, what happens is that the bikes are not all the same, internaly and that is why you get one bike making 96h.p on the same dyno as another bike, same year and model, making 101h.p. That is also why race bike engines are pulled apart and put back together (blue printed) to the exact spec and tolerances as the factory engine specs state, as 95% of the time, they'll be out, one more in some places, another more in others etc etc etc. Now, relating that to mapping, a map that is done for one bike, and then put on another, might work great for part of the map, and crap in other parts. It might "feel" like it gives more pull up top, by making it have less through the midrange, and so as it comes out of that hole, you think "whoaaaaaaa, how much pull has she got now?"
I have doen 2 GSXR1000K3's at my place, two mates. Same exhaust, same filter, mapped on the same day, both made within a h.p of eachother on the chart. BUT looking at the map, some areas were pretty close to eachother , but others varied by up to 20%, so where one bike had values of -2, the other had -22. That is a huge difference. Like GA said, you can downlaod and try ANY map, you won't KNOW which is a good map or what's not a good map until you put it on YOUR bike and try it. To me though, if you spend the $'s on a pipe or system, and then again on a PC to get the most from your pipe/system etc, to then wanna dik around "hoping" maps will work, then.......... have fun. Personally, I'd want it spot on everywhere. Get it custom mapped and you will not have these 'I can't find a map for my bike" problems. Hope this helps. have fun