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Swain Tech Coatings

just got my head and valves back from Swaintech coatings in upstate NY. i had the chambers, exhaust ports, and valve heads thermal coated, and the valve stems coated with a lubricity agent. my new pistons are on the way to them for thermal crown coating as well as skirt lubricity coating. who knows if it'll help anything, but what the hell. $650 into the head, not counting what i'll pay a local machine shop for cleaning, disassembly, and a valve job.

also, not counting the $900 i'm going to spend on cams.
or the head/v.c. gaskets for that matter.
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picture number 2. what is that big @$$ whole?

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and the advantage of this swine coating is?

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PAIR opening. Would have been tempting to close that up.

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<------------ feels like a dumbA$$ now

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<------------ feels like a dumbA$$ now
No big deal, unless you were talking about the spark plug hole.

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No big deal, unless you were talking about the spark plug hole.
or the other 4 holes... those are for the valves...



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ohh finally i know what those are for thank you barton.... and valves are what?

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Bucky, looking forward to see what your thoughts are on the changes. Will this allow you to run a higher shot? If so, is the bottom half of the engine strong enough? Also, the other bits of the drivetrain.

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yes, this money was spent to help support a stiffer shot of Nitrous. though as i've said, the bottom end would still be just fine (after hundreds of nitrous runs) if i'd NOT pushed the envelope so far. if i'd NOT run with over 1,500 psi of nitrous several times, as opposed to the 875-900 it's jetted to run. if i'd kept my octane higher. if i'd run the correct plugs exclusively.

but if if IF !

mistermike, the purpose of all swine coatings is a more succulent pig.

the purpose of Swaintech thermal coatings is to keep a few btu's out of the head and piston, and the lubricity coatings were just an (alleged) additional insurance policy. more heat kept out of the metal, the more that gets converted to energy, sent to the rear tire. less chance for pinging with a uniform thermal signature within the engine.

as to whether the bottom end is beefy enough, i guess that's the next discovery phase of this ongoing experiment. i'm gambling "yes". i was running a 64 shot last year and everything in the bottom end looks pristine, again, after somewhere around a thousand drag runs and several hundred of them "on the juice". rods, crank, bearings will be stock. i have a lockup clutch installed, as it was slipping with the smaller shot already.

i'm going to use an airshifter this year, and still haven't decided if i am going to undercut the gear dogs. probably not.

if i had a welder, i probably would have closed off the p.a.i.r. ports, but it would have been mostly out of boredom. i don't think they affect flow very much.

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That's good news about the bottom end. Honda must have done it right with the 919. I can say they have done an exceptional job on the strength and durability of the XX tidbits.

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"Honda must have done it right with the 919" as opposed to all those ****e-boxes they've built that we always hear about grenading?

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Back in the early '90's I used to race go-karts against the Swain boys up at a race track in Avon NY - their father owned the coating business. Don't know much about the coatings but they always had some of the fastest Karts out there. They were also a real nice family!

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time will tell ~
a time well under 10 seconds, hopefully.

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time will tell ~
a time well under 10 seconds, hopefully.
i am betting 9.7



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I wondering if all this engine work will help Bucky beat a 600RR?

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I wondering if all this engine work will help Bucky beat a 600RR?
Maybe if he lets Barton ride it, and as long as its not LDH on the 6er

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looks good bucky

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Just a little ribbing my friend, LOL

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Just a little ribbing my friend, LOL
its all good... wish you would quit messing around and go get your new bike...... i wanna ride report on a fz1....

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i'll make believe i didn't read that in a thread i started...

(like i can do anything about it)
(i don't NEED to do anything about it. getting a brand besides Honda comes with its own punishment)

i am guessing around 9.7 also. i've GOT to make up my mind that a clutch is a wear item and launch like i want to destroy it. i'm too cheap for my own best e.t.'s.

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Put a Rekluse in it and give er hell!

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isn't that a breed of spider?

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just checked: no thanks. that's cheating. how do you brag about a .0001 light with that? i'd rather ride a converted snowmobile. and i have no desire to do that either.

i feel guilty about buying an air shifter this year.

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i always wondered how those boys shift so fast with their feet dragging, now i know





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you didnt know how to shift with out feet. huh i thought it was so clear

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i have cut a "perfect light" once... .0001 second.

but i'm not very consistant, so good luck !

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