In the 15 years HRH/HRB/BIKE-Works has been around, a lot of good people have done their absolute best to bring the readers informative performance enhancements for their motorcycles. This being the last issue, it's only right that we take a look back over the years at some of the highlights from all the bloody knuckles, dyno runs, and general fun we've had. Enjoy.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, all dyno data is based on averages between 1,500 and 6,000 rpm.
March 1994--The Smile Factor
Before37.4 lbs-ft and 35.6 hp @ 5,000 rpm
After77.8 lbs-ft and 74.1 hp @ 5000 rpm
Parts:RevTech carb, camshaft, and ignition; SuperTrapp exhaust (MSRP n/a)Description: Erik Falconer and Frank Kaisler took a '90 California Softail and guinea pigged it with RevTech's Super Street Kit.
June 1999--Twin Cam Dresser Muffler Testing
BeforeStock - 50.3 hp/71.6 lbs-ft
|Bartels' Performance ||56.4 hp/77.6 lbs-ft |
|CCI Straight Cut Cones ||56.4 hp/76.5 lbs-ft |
| Borla Carbon Fibers ||56.7 hp/78.0 lbs-ft |
| Khrome Werks Tapered ||55.8 hp/77.0 lbs-ft |
| Paughco Rocket Tips ||55.0 hp/75.8 lbs-ft |
| White Bros E Series ||56.3 hp/77.1 lbs-ft |
| Vance & Hines ||55.5 hp/76.6 lbs-ft |
| Drag Specialties Ovals ||55.9 hp/76.9 lbs-ft |
| Kerker ||55.7 hp/76.7 lbs-ft |
| Samson Ovals ||56.2 hp/77.5 lbs-ft |
| Cycle Shack Tapered ||55.2 hp/76.2 lbs-ft |
| Cycle Shack Rocket Tips ||55.4 hp/76.5 lbs-ft |
| Hooker Tuned Flow ||56.4 hp/77.4 lbs-ft |
| BUB Megaphones ||56.0 hp/77.2 lbs-ft |
| SuperTrapp Turnouts ||55.5 hp/76.6 lbs-ft |
Description: Although it didn't show dramatic power gains, this article was important because it marked our first round of Twin Cam pipe tests, the same year that motor first hit the market.