I have a japanese spec model and it's restricted to 76 Hp
.I can tell you that changing the CDI and the jets((127.5 outer/125 inner(which is coincidentally stock on stateside models from what I know))to 132.5/130 helped a little.I'm not sure what else there is besides the cams(like Dan said) that restrict it.I thought the stock 96-99's made "only" 109-115 Hp on a good day,so Guttermatt isn't far off the standard?
Do you think that swapping the cams out would contribute to finding the "missing" 34 ponies on my lead-sled(and Guttermatt's)?
gixxerjimmy i guess 96 to 99 gixxers do make 115 HP but that's at the rear wheel; when I say that bikes in france make 100 HP it's at the crank so I'm pretty far off the standard... you say your bike only makes 76HP but where? at the crank, the clutch, the rear wheel? in any case you're missing more than 34 ponies...and I thought France was bad!
Did some searching and found out that suzuki used a restrictor(on japanese spec models) in their gear boxes that would retard the timing or something like that(so the total power output was 100 hp at the crank).It involved clipping a wire from the CDI(pink I think)and adding a resistor to it.Does anyone know more about this mod?
It sounds like I'm describing the TRE mod here,but I went on some UK forums and they described something of this sort for their restricted carbureted gsxr's.Hopefully someone can shed some light on this...
You live in Japan... so just call Suzuki... or better yet... go there and bang down their door and demand they give you a race engine! I'm sure they've got one just sitting there from a 96-99 that they won't use