Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
You guys are all wrong. Added timing is torque, NOT HP. A vehicle with added timing should benefit down low. For shorter races, MORE TIMING is good, but the longer the race, more HP is needed as the Torque decreases with RPM, and therefore a motor will be setup with LESS timing.
We all ride our bikes around the streets, so the added timing gives us more torque. Torque is what makes you accelerate.
More timing is also gonna create more heat as the spark is happening sooner before TDC, therefore making the combusted gas build more pressure in the cylinder longer, making heat.
Tighter tracks will require more timing in the engine, because you want the bike to accelerate harder out of the corners. Some race teams retard the timing in an effort to prevent tire spinning outta the corners!!!
I hope I have given some good examples for you guys.
TIMING = TORQUE
TORQUE = ACCELERATION and TIME
HP = SPEED
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