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Carb swap

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by Leatum, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Yup.....you're not gonna get a ride like a 750 or a 900 out of it......
    Want more power? Get a bigger XJ. They all handle and feel different. Each one is unique. That's coming from one of the guys here who has waaay more than 1.
     
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    zipper63 New Member

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    Trust me, i get that. I am planning on riding it as is and not really looking for more power (technically, i won't be legally allowed to ride anything with more than 35 kw until next year anyway, and the 400 has 34kw). The carb swap would purely be for looks and maybe a bit of induction noise. It is not a big deal though as I think the bike will look good even with the stock airbox. :)
     
  3. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Ummm.....these are gas powered, so I think you mean hp, not kw........ Unless you converted it to electric---in which case who cares if you have pods or an airbox. Heck, you could pull the airbox AND the carb rack off. Lol
     
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    Most other countries cite power output in KW. Both standards are applicable. Watts is useful because it is a standard SI unit (base 10), and just as easy to work with and convert as grams, liters, or meters.
     
  5. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Ok, thanks for the lesson :)
     
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    Yeah, 1kw is 1.36hp, Hence the koenigsegg one:1 is a "megacar" with 1mw of power, which is 1360 hp. To make things worse, Sweden hasn't fully decided on what to use. All laws are in kw since we are a "metric country" but we usually say hp, which means that most swedish sites posts both hp and kw since kw is technically the official way to quote power while most of the population feel more at home with hp. Standards, right.

    Also, here in Sweden we often quote distances in "mil", which sounds similar to mile (obviously) but is far from. One "swedish mile" or "mil" is 10km. If you ever visit sweden and someone who isn't all too good at english says "it is about a mile away" it is not walking distance. Unless a bit over 6 miles is a nice walk for you ;)
     
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    Glad I live in the least regulated state in the USA. For anything over 50cc, one license - I can drive them all!

    Where can I get a 1mw motorcycle????
     
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    That sounds like a nice afternoon hike to me (depending on location).
     
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    sometimes a "mil" is only 1/1000 of a inch
     
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    But that's not a ' swedish mil ' ....lol

     
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    but it's my kind of hike
     
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    Apparently it means a few things:
    1. a unit of length equal to 0.001 of an inch (0.0254 mm), used in measuring the diameter of wires.

    2. a military unit of angular measurement equal to the angle subtended by 1/6400 of a circumference.
    3. (less accurately) the angle subtended by an arc equal to 1/1000 (0.001) of the radius or distance.

    4. (used formerly in pharmaceutical prescriptions) a milliliter.

    5. a former bronze coin of the mandate of Palestine, the 1/1000 part of a pound.
     
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    Did i just spark a discussion about the annoyingness of expressions and units that somewhat overlap? Sorry guys. This will be infuriating!
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    LOL!!!
     

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