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Cars > Challenges > “Slycycle” Vs “CrotchRocket”

 

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Slycrew_Racing

M–46
Milford, Michigan
United States

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Car_Guy

M–62
Plant City, Florida
United States

 

1985 Honda CB650 Nighthawk Blue

“Slycycle”

1985 Honda 500 V4 Interceptor Red, White and Blue

“CrotchRocket”

 
Photo of: 1985 Honda CB650 Nighthawk

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Photo of: 1985 Honda 500 V4 Interceptor
 

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About “Slycycle”

Bought this bike to ride to work. My commute is about 70 miles a day. This bike gets 55 mpg and is relatively low maintenence. I figured it would save me about $100/mo in gas but I'm saving more than that because now I leave my VW Jetta at home and my wife drives that instead of the E350 Powerstroke van.

About “CrotchRocket”

I traded a friend of mine my old Camaro motor for this bike. I think I got a GREAT deal.

 

Specs for “Slycycle”

650cc inline 4 cylinder
6 speed trans
4 carbs

Specs for “CrotchRocket”

500 V4

 

Factory Options for “Slycycle”

Hydraulic tappets
Shaft Drive

Factory Options for “CrotchRocket”

None

 

Mods for “Slycycle”

Drilled out the ends of the mufflers to make it a bit louder. I was so quiet I could barely tell it was running.

New clutch with heavier EBC springs

K&N Air Filter which I cut to have a larger inlet. Then I matched the airbox inlet to the filter inlet and pulled off the inlet snorkle.

Carbs rejetted: 115s are stock. They would barely run after the K&N filter and airbox mods. I tried 120s and it was still very lean. I went to 135s and I'm getting lot's more midrange power. Still working on the 7-9K rpm range. I think there's more untapped power up there.

I'm running Rottela synthetic 5w-40 oil. I think it shifts better. All else seems to be the same.

Mods for “CrotchRocket”

None

 

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Points for Slycycle Total Votes Points for CrotchRocket
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