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Offline Durwood

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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #225 on: January 12, 2018, 08:29:17 PM »
He's baaaack.
Post 200 is a great one, looks like we are still lacking a really good non restrictive AC for the M8 at this level. I wonder how bad they are hold back the bigger M8 builds.

What cam, pipe, and other mods to the engine at the time of the AC testing?

Almost forgot
GREAT Job thanks for posting.
Finally got a chance to play a little.

During this testing it was with the de-cat head pipe, Fullsac 2" cores and CR-460.

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You may want to try the SE M8 Heavy breather #29400264 to see how it compares.
That's in the plan for down the road.


Just a thought after looking at some other threads both here and in the dyno section I think testing a better TB and or manifold would be my next step. Just like the air cleaner, small changes to improve the intake tract will most likely give noticeable returns in HP. The stock head flow is clearly more than adequate at this level but is it flowing at 100% on the bike. I know many will feel that the stock TB is big enough but this is not about TB bore at the throttle plate it is about resistance to flow up stream of the port itself.
Thanks again for all your effort.
Intake manifold is already on the radar.

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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #226 on: January 13, 2018, 01:17:02 AM »
As I mentioned when we got to stage 2 the AC element was removed as it was holding back the power, I only had the SE stage one at the time and not much available in aftermarket air cleaners.

But since, there have been some introduced to the market. I would still like to try a Heavy breather.

Here are the results of the air cleaner testing for those that are interested.

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Great work , thanks
re- air filters seems a lot of guys are just fitting K&N HD1717 to stock airbox for a stage 1 ( $50)
Seems to have more area than the SE stage 1 filter, wonder what that flows like ?

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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #227 on: January 13, 2018, 05:24:08 AM »

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Great work , thanks
re- air filters seems a lot of guys are just fitting K&N HD1717 to stock airbox for a stage 1 ( $50)
Seems to have more area than the SE stage 1 filter, wonder what that flows like ?
[/quote]I  personally haven't tested one. Sorry.

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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #228 on: January 13, 2018, 07:15:04 AM »
The heads flow amazing in stock form . Rick Ward who is a member on here has been CNC porting the 64 t/b and getting very nice gains there ..  As all of these builds from other shops keep moving forward its going to be great data mining for sure.  Where the exact point of needed head porting is where the larger t/b is 100% needed  and not just that

But more so what gains or loss is going to be there with larger this or that.. 

We have a set of ported heads slated for a build this spring that are in the 365+ CFM range  with some stock parts .. So that amount of flow is impressive . now add that to a very large bore engine say 134  what will this yield in honest real world numbers ... 

Tons of guys in the HD side and several that are not are doing things for these new engines..   Its been very cool to speak with many of them and the results they are sharing are very impressive . Then you get the guys that have the contacts to make new bigger parts so to speak cylinders , design of the  piston correctly .  and producing something that has not been done..

A test I want to try is coming up if all goes well.. Piston dome shape is going to be something that in the past was not looked at but it showing on several builds that is can be an aid in making more power .. 


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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #229 on: January 13, 2018, 10:26:45 AM »
What does any of that have to do with Darren's tests and thread?

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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #230 on: January 13, 2018, 10:56:04 AM »
Air cleaners on to t/b manifolds  its in the previous posting that is all testing right .. 

Durwood is using his bike as a step by step test mule.. manifolds in his posting . well whats next??!!..  You may not feel it has anything to do with .. your opinion..   :up:

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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #231 on: January 27, 2018, 04:39:59 AM »
Thread is not dead.
Additional informative testing is forthcoming.
Current focus of this thread (Daren/Durwood’s thread) is on Stage 2 M8 107 builds.
His use of regimented testing procedures will continue.
Considering a power upgrade?
First and foremost, focus on your tuning plan.

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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #232 on: January 27, 2018, 04:50:33 AM »
 :up: :up:
I did not mean for my manifold post to take this thread off topic. Thanks for all you do in testing and sharing the info in this thread.

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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #233 on: January 27, 2018, 05:14:17 AM »
1FSTRK, your posts bring value to the thread.
It's the me too, social media rambling type posts about non relevant items that detract from the thread's purpose.
The manifold test will fit the Stage 2 criteria of stopping short of pulling the heads. A Stage 2 plus maybe. But certainly not a Stage 3 or beyond.
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First and foremost, focus on your tuning plan.

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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #234 on: January 27, 2018, 05:58:47 AM »
Keith Would you be so kind as to delete all of my posts from this thread thank you .
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Re: Milwaukee Eight testing.
« Reply #235 on: January 27, 2018, 06:35:28 AM »
On deck is testing of the M8 Heavy Breather.
Back to back comparison with the SE Stage 1 AC as depicted in reply 200 in this thread.
Considering a power upgrade?
First and foremost, focus on your tuning plan.