Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: West Of The Mississippi
Okay. Lets take this by point:
1) That thing is fucking cool. I want to see some pictures of it from the outside.
2) You ride it like a rented mule. That's western American for saying you run the piss out of it. I am not saying that is bad, but brother you work a girl hard and she is going to expect an expensive dinner occasionally.
3) Here is the deal on the oil. I want you to turn the volume up loud and listen very carefully at 6:18 on the footage. That motor from what I could tell wasn't blowing any smoke to speak of until that next 2 seconds of footage - and it puffed hard. I call that the puff of death.
There are lots of guys here in the states that run these motors in circle track. Circle track beats the hell out of the motor because they constantly have that sideways inertia going.
And do you know what the number one failure is on the motors under that circumstance, zx-11 OR zx-12? Oil cavitation/starvation.
When a motor cavitates it basically means the oil is being whipped into a frenzy (by the crank) and the pump sucks air (if only for a second or two). This is why the guys that race these motors over here put in modified oil pans with sump baffles. Under extreme conditions (which I would say yours is under judging by the video) this is a killer.
The first thing that happens is the lower mains get starved. This is bad. Very bad.
The second thing that happens is the upper gets starved. Not much better, but not quite as bad as the prior.
The third thing that happens is you get death smoke. That is when the oil pump recovers from starvation and starts working again. That is what happened @ 6:18.
Arguably (IMO) you do that once and the motor is compromised.
Have you done an oil analysis on the motor?
I got a list of demands written on the palm of my hand...
Last edited by Blitzkrieg; 03-05-2010 at 09:36 AM.