Thursday, October 03, 2013

ram air system... for a motorcycle, why would one need a scoop?


From the knowledgeable comments today:

 the scoop directs air to the rear and the center cylinder for more even cooling. The center cylinder gets much hotter on a triple than the outer ones. Its actually a very good idea

3 comments:

  1. To direct air to the back sides of the cylinders for more even cooling!

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  2. Oops...I forgot to include "and center" ; i.e. the scoop directs air to the rear and the center cylinder for more even cooling. The center cylinder gets much hotter on a triple than the outer ones.
    Its actually a very good idea that I believe Suzuki 'borrowed' from some Triumph Trident and BSA racebikes. Which of course Chevrolet had a functionally similar setup on the Corvair that directed forced air from the fan...

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  3. Partly to cool the cylinder head, partly to look tough.

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