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Anyone fed Nitrous into their RC?

I think the title says it all? If so, what ind of gains did you see, issues, complaints, etc.

If anyone has, how big of a shot did you use?
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I am sure someone has tried but please understand this bike was not made by Suzuki and in no way is like your 'Busa or 1K....This bike is a classic and from a World Champion blood line.

While I appreciate your enthusiasm, remember the audience you have on this forum are a bunch of V Twin connoisseurs that appreciate the excellent piece of engineering Honda produced for one reason...To Kick Ducati's ass at it's own game, and did.

While the 1K and 'Busa are fine pieces of engineering in their own right, there are millions of those to only one RC51.


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Madbuyer pretty much said what i was thinking.

I'm seeing this more often the past few days with posts and think there is a general misunderstanding in regards to this bike....it is not the high hp bike you see with I4's. 600 supersports are putting out more HP then this bike.

This bike is a homologation bike, produced so honda could take it to victory against Ducati and beat them at their own game with a v twin.

It is not a drag bike and never had the HP to compete straightline with modern I4's. Therefore you will not see many people using it as a drag bike or pushing HP numbers past 150.....most guys here mod them for useable power and for getting through the twisties or around the track faster.

Most personalities on here are motogp, BSB, and WSBK fans. Having this bike is having a piece of racing history in there garage where many of us walk out to and stare and imagine Nicky Hayden, Colin edwards, Valentino Rossi (suzuka 8h), and many other legends tearing around a track on our loved bike.

i just dont think youll see the gains you'd like to with this type of bike and pretty much everything to support the power will have to be custom made....parts for this type of speed and tis bike will be near non existant. Best of luck, let us know what you decide to do.....would be interested to see how it turns out if you decide to do it.

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if your looking for a speed demon, your not going to find it in a RC....
you came to the rite place to learn about the piggy though, i would try to learn more about this bike before you go and buy one and not like it? Good Luck..

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Putting laughing gas on a RC51 would be kinda like putting a .50 cal. machine gun on a Warthog. Sure you could do it, but why the hell would you want to or need to ?
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HONESTLY, I appreciate all your insights, I truly do. I too am a huge fan of road racing, and love the sport. Like I said in a previous thread of mine, I have only owned I4's up to this point. And for the unfortunate Motorcycle Enthusiast "I am" I live in FL. Where there is not many twisty roads close by and my daily ride is about 80 miles a day to and from work on mostly highways. So naturally any HP that could be found in any of my bikes WAS found and used to it's fullest ability.

As far as the n2o question, it was more for some insight into it's worth doing to a v-twin. Not to dishonor the lineage behind the RC. I understand the HP differentials between the I4's and v-twins, I am just curious as to how it would stack up with a shot of n2o, and if anyone has done it and their thoughts.

Riding a motorcycle is a spiritual thing to some people, to me it's about disconnecting from the rest of life and enjoying the moment. That being said, I have run n2o on both my Suzuki's (the FZR would have exploded), and if I can't get any insight from anyone as to what they thought when they used it, I will give it a run myself and see how I like it. I will be sure to post my experiences and Dyno charts if it gets to that point.

Thanks all for the insight.
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Nitrous set up and tuned properly runs just the same as a natural motor, but with more power. It does not cause excessive wear simply because its nitrous. That being said, like others have stated, the motors don't live long around 150hp. It can be done, but finding a good tuner will probably be tricky.
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I agree with the tuning aspect of it, I have personally set up maps in the past with my kit, so It shouldn't be too difficult to render a map that will keep the engine from exploding. I am only planning to do a 20 shot (unless the gains are so minimal that the kits weight outweighs the performance result). Obviously it's not something I would use all the time, but it's nice to have here in FL. I love making people look foolish. My Busa had ZERO chicken strips on those tires, so I like being able to prove people wrong. It's what I do best. (Yes that was a cocky statement I know, don't break my balls too hard)

I will be sure to post the results when the mod is done.
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Thumbs down

Hell yeah, I say go for it just because.
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Probably not worth it... you could end up breaking a con-rod.

If you must try NOS, then maybe consider going back to a Busa or something better suited to high increases in power as a possible way forward for you.
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