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The 3TB model is supposed to be 33KW, but the newer 4PT is 29,4KW. Has it really 3,6KW less or is Yamaha just using different numbers for some reason? Anyone know??
I have the 4PT model. For testing purposes I did take out the airbox snorkel and the muffler tip (I would not run the bike like that though, too noisy) .
Now the bike was more noisy but to my surprise I could not feel any power difference. The bike did not feel lean. Most bikes with heavily restricted intake/exhaust respond quite a lot to even modest “decorking”.
I may be on to something. Apparently the XT lost the 5 hp in 1996, went from 45 hp down to 40 hp. That year they changed the camshaft.
1996 on camshaft: 1jk-12170-00
1986-2005 camshaft: 1JK-12171-00-00
I already have tried opening up the intake/exhaust with no noticeable change in power. Jens Eskilden has done lots of modifications to his bike without any big change in power.
A bike that is heavily restricted on the intake and exhaust should respond more to uncorking, so the bottleneck must be somewhere else.
1. First the basic question, has anyone compared the pre- and post 1995 XT600E? Is the power difference real?
2. Does anyone have access to pre and post XT600E/XT600 camshafts? Is there a difference in lift or grind?
Sounds like you -are- onto something, G600 - it could well be a differently-profiled cam.
It may be that Yamaha tried to flatten the torque curve a bit, to make the torque even more usable, in which case the slightly-softened BHP would actually be a good thing (unless you have a racing XT!)... But then again, the cynic in me wonders whether it was more to do with reducing noise and keeping emissions in check . Maybe it was to address both angles.
Originally Posted by G600
Thanks Mezo great info. The numbers are not the same though, if you take a closer look. Unless I am misunderstanding something
1996 on camshaft: 1jk-12170-00
1986-2005 camshaft: 1JK-12171-00-00
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