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Well, since not much is happening on the board lately and running the risk of posting personal stuff to Grumpy..here goes. Grump, Have not lit up the 300 yet on the new ride. Has some carb adjustments to be done and am taking it to Milwaukee Boss Hoss SOON for this and the convertor. The pressure is on them to set her up to run. After I had my last one to Marv's, he did such a great job I almost [email protected]#@# ed my pants after wacking the throddle.. so we'll see how Steve and team does on my new one. Next time I ride will be in Phoenix this winter some time and I don't want any problems with the new ride.
You mentioned heading over this winter some time....I'm bored already, when ya comin'. Plenty of room...this goes for all you others that are reading this and get bored with the warm weather you may live in and want to see what its like to walk around with your balls in your throat at 30 below...come-on-up.....we have furnaces here for ya :wink: !!!
As you can all tell....I'm bored and all thats on tv is this election ****. What a relief it will be tommorrow when all the adds stop.. my phone quits ringing with everyone trying to shove their opinion down my throat and we have an elected president..whoever that may be. (we all know who it should be, right?) Ahhh !!.. you ask..who should be the next president....I respond.."the one with the most votes!"
Well, ya 'all have a great nite...later Yahoooeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Steve
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Hey Steve,

Damned....thought you would have toasted that bad boy by now :lol:
Oh well, old age does tend to slow ya down some. Not sure we'll get away to ride this winter at all, may take a trip in February but probably no bikes involved :cry:

Sounds like Viki & I may actually get the scoots out this Saturday for one more ride if the forecast holds.

Yup, we'll swing over this winter for sure to see you guys.

See ya...........TIm
 

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Hey Steve...take a newbie to school if you don't mind. Why does the converter need to be replaced? I've read and heard that comment by others and wondered what they were talking about. And now...you seem to have a new bike and are replacing it. Is there something wrong with the stock converter or is it's replacement for more performance? :?
 

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Ricky,

Stock converters are great, but they have a stall speed of about 2200 rpm. The converters that most of the guys are talking about stall at about 3500 rpm or so. This means the converter allows the motor to reach a higher rpm before it hooks up and launches the bike. On a ZZ4, the peak horsepower and torque comes in at approximately 3500 - 3800, so these converters utilize the maximum performance of the motor.

You can ride the stock converter forever, just some of us like to take them a little over the edge from stock, so you add high stall converters, NOS, ignition kits, air cleaners and in some case, you stroke the motor or go with hotter performance heads for even more :lol: 8) The beauty of the ZZ4 is that you can go from 355 hp to 430 hp, plus NOS very inexpensively with just GM factory parts.

Tim
 

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Tim,

Just curious...how much does the converter change out cost and is it something that a medium to light wrencher can do?
 

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Ricky,

The NESCO converter is about $250 I think. A lot of guys here do it themselves. After having the bike for 2 seasons, I think I would attempt it on my own if I needed to do it.

There are several great help files located here and on the other V8 site that walk you through it.

Tim
 
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