Choosing the best MOTOR!!

IceMan

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Great feedback guys thank you , from the PM's I have received and the information posted here I think the 2 options are TPE1105 or PHP1015 . Has someone ridden both back to back ?


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Big Kahuna

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What more info would you like to see? I'll gladly provide any details you think I left out?
Why do you think something had to be about you? Iceman's comment was the 6th post. Post 2-5 really did not give any info on any motor to be able to make a sound decision. of the 4 post, one was Iceman's. So that leave 3 other post. None still gave enough info about any of the motors listed that would lead most to say "yeah, that motor does not sound like it is the best for me"...... Does not matter which motor he may have said "Motor X is scratched from my list". But hey, that is just my thoughts. When you ask for opinions, you keep everything open until you have enough info to make what you may feel is a sound judgement.
 

IceMan

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Okay, I have been receiving many PM's and got the needed info to start approaching the engine builders.

I would like to thank everyone who PMed me with recommendations and sharing with me their personal experiences and knowledge of the motors.

I have not finalized my decision yet, but will surely make a decision this week.

Thank you all for you help.

I will special thank all the members that replied to PM's here when the decision is made.


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IceMan

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go big or don't go...

ps. can anyone tune a 650sx around the Philly area? ha ha
Had a big motor and was sick of the headaches time to go reliable and its ok to sacrifice a little bit of power.

Trust me if I lived anywhere in the U.S. I would be riding a 1400cc .



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Had a big motor and was sick of the headaches time to go reliable and its ok to sacrifice a little bit of power.

Trust me if I lived anywhere in the U.S. I would be riding a 1400cc .



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My TPE stock stroke 964 will yank your arms off. A well set up (aka pay @Philip Clemmons to tune) will blow your socks off on how well it can run.

Reliability and cheap cranks was why i went stock stroke. :)
 

IceMan

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I built an pumpgas TPE1105 ninja and it was by far the easiest 10mm to dial in on pumpgas
Spoke to Erik from TPE earlier today, what an informative nice guy. He really knows his stuff.

He said that the 1105cc with PHP 10mil crank runs better with pump gas due to the fact that it's a light weight crank.

He explained, when running race gas and with the crank being so light, during a trick (say after a backflip) when the ski lands on the water, because of the quick rotation happening inside the motor, the ski will be harder to control as the motors rev will be too high.

A motor that does not depend on race gas to deliver power is what I like to hear.






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If you need specs for novis with the 1105 let me know. I ran full spec 49s and novi 48s on my 1105. Hell, if tuning is an issue for you I'll sell you my whole running driveline.


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My TPE stock stroke 964 will yank your arms off. A well set up (aka pay @Philip Clemmons to tune) will blow your socks off on how well it can run.

Reliability and cheap cranks was why i went stock stroke. :)
I have ridden this set up. And wow. I have ridden other 964s with good home and pro tuning and dasa1000s, but couldn't believe the power from that stock stroke. It has been my plan since getting off Dan's chan. I really don't think you will go wrong with tpe.
 
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I have ridden this set up. And wow. I have ridden other 964s with good home and pro tuning and dasa1000s, but couldn't believe the power from that stock stroke. It has been my plan since getting off Dan's chan. I really don't think you will go wrong with tpe.
And my stock stroke is fairly mild in that I'm running pump gas and an SBT crank!
Of course I have all the rest of the supporting parts, aka MSD total loss, PowerFactor, DASA 48 carbs, VF3 reeds, and PHP manifold.
 
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