2020 Honda Monkey and others
I sold my 2 valve head to @Justin VWas the quality of that head any good? As you know, Finbro gets mixed reviews on this forum, but what was your experience with the head? Did it need a lot of clean-up? Just curious.
I doubt that had anything to do with your failure. I don’t know why Hard Racing has that on their website. I bet tons of people are running that combo.
Do you still have that head? Was it sized for a 34mm throttle body?
Interesting. I think you touch on something that I’ve noticed from reading everyone’s experiences. Different combinations of parts, even when somewhat similar, can definitely yield different results. I’ve read more than one review where someone said a ported head did nothing, but I’ve read others where the person said the difference was huge. I think sometimes if one ingredient is off or doesn’t work well with something else, the outcome can be lackluster. We are having an issue kind of like this with my buddy’s bike.
I want to do a few more things to my setup, which runs great, but I just want to be sure I hit a home run and actually see some gains. Not necessarily anything huge, but at least worth it. I’m ok with several small gains, because when added together, they make a difference.
It was done by CJ Racing out of Louisiana. Hand ported. Matched intake for the 34mm throttle body.
Had the TB Parts bigger valves and along with the Takegawa Sport cam it was strong until the sprocket came off.
Nice torque down low and in the mid range.
Once that high end race Kitaco Type 2 cam was added it killed the midrange so I don't think it flowed well for the high rpm requirements of the cam with the 181.