CPI SM250 & related banter

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Re: CPI SM250 & related banter

Postby jaame » 03 May 2012, 18:04

Apparently it was water in the spark plug hole. Going to pick it up in a bit. Obviously I've been washing it too much recently as a result of my new found love for it.
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Postby pommes king » 07 May 2012, 15:51

feropont wrote:also spoke to local bike speed shop: MTC, he recommend me to change head


1.Could you ask him what exactly that is? What it costs and does? Who offers it? (Thanks!)

2.Anyone knows how much pressure the cylinder should have? The compression? 10kgs?

3.I did a solid run with my new exhaust (Ti Have Boundless Power :D ) and it feels a bit better. Not boundless but noticable - yet not as noticable as the increase in volume!. I feel it gives a slight boost around 6000rpm whereas the original setup just didn't. Apart from that it seems to give the engine more air to breath.

4.necessary changements this time were; brake pads, front tire, water cooler!

5.@Jaame; sorry about yesterday - but it was actually nice to be back before traffic went crazy. What i kept sending to your phone is that I have your #plate/front light at home. Try to make it work!
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Re: CPI SM250 & related banter

Postby jaame » 09 May 2012, 18:40

No worries, I went out to the bungy bridge at the other side of Baling. I came pretty close to crashing at one point trying to get the peg down and the road dropped away when I was at full lean. Scary stuff.

Good news about the plate. I'll give it a try soon!

I've been thinking about my next bike quite a bit for when the CPI bites the dust. I think the new Husqvarna Sm511 (488cc BMW engine) would be a possible. The price will probably be about $500k on a yellow plate.

I just found out KTM are going to produce a 350cc Duke in India later in the year. Now that is something I would be very interested in. Streetfighter style, 35 horse, 120kg, Indian price just over $100k Taiwanese. Hopefully they'll make it over here in a couple of years for about $200k, or at least under $300k.

Ride on!
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Postby pommes king » 09 May 2012, 18:55

jaame wrote:1.I think the new Husqvarna Sm511 (488cc BMW engine) would be a possible.
2. 350cc Duke


1. I'll buy an aircooled Porsche with that $ instead
2. What about the 200? 250? Is that thing ready and available yet? If the Duke comes to Taiwan, my CPI is a goner...
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Re: CPI SM250 & related banter

Postby rk1951 » 10 May 2012, 00:20

jaame wrote:No worries, I went out to the bungy bridge at the other side of Baling. I came pretty close to crashing at one point trying to get the peg down and the road dropped away when I was at full lean. Scary stuff.

Good news about the plate. I'll give it a try soon!

I've been thinking about my next bike quite a bit for when the CPI bites the dust. I think the new Husqvarna Sm511 (488cc BMW engine) would be a possible. The price will probably be about $500k on a yellow plate.

I just found out KTM are going to produce a 350cc Duke in India later in the year. Now that is something I would be very interested in. Streetfighter style, 35 horse, 120kg, Indian price just over $100k Taiwanese. Hopefully they'll make it over here in a couple of years for about $200k, or at least under $300k.

Ride on!


James, dont do the yellow plate, that would be soooooooooooooo stupid. If you are going to go that big make sure it is over a 550cc. There is a guy in our club that has a Husqvarna 550, something like that, but it is legal with a red plate. He actually blew the motor on it, but got it rebuilt. Dont you dare spend that much on a yellow plate. Eventually every freeway here will allow red plates.....trust me, it will happen in the next 5 years.
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Re: CPI SM250 & related banter

Postby jaame » 10 May 2012, 12:50

To be honest RK, after riding thet Fireblade in Thailand earlier in the year, I don't want a bike with anything like that amount of power (or that riding position). 30-40hp, an upright riding position loike a pushbike and wide bars is exactly what I (think I) want now, especially with my second kid popping out soon.

I'm interested to learn what you know about the country opening up to red plate bikes though. About a year ago I was told in Ducati Taoyuan that the governement are actually trying to restrict the number of red plate bikes being imported. That doesn't have anyhting to do with the law regarding what roads they can go on, but it suggests a negative attitude towards big bikes in general. Maybe they've flip flopped, or it was simply never true. What do you know?

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attachments/motorbikes/459153d1290676745-scoop-ktm-duke-200-caught-testing-india-2011ktm125duke-5.jpg

That's what I'm talking about, and it's a 125. When they put the 350 in it, release an R-spec, and pull all the street shit off it like plate and lights, it will be a total badboy.

So how about Saturday AM. Longtan-Jhubei-Hengshan-Baling and back. Who's in and who's out?

I'm in (weather permitting).
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Re: CPI SM250 & related banter

Postby jaame » 10 May 2012, 12:56

Pommes, the 200 duke has been postponed in Europe because of massive demand in India from what I can gather. I'm going to ask them about it next time I go to the Taoyuan Ducati shop (who also sell KTM). The 350 is slated for the end of 2013 release in India.

Using the ninja 250 as a benchmark, they pretty much added 60% onto the Euro price to release it here, and it was 2 years late. By that token, the Duke 350 should make it here by 2015 at a price of about $300k.

As for the 200, it could be 2014 and $250k.

Did you know the CBR250 is actually made in India too?
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Re: CPI SM250 & related banter

Postby pommes king » 10 May 2012, 14:21

jaame wrote:the Duke 350 should make it here by 2015


right, maybe by then I'll have build my own bike :cactus:
I'll just make the most of my CPI untill then; - a stiffer fork would be nice. It's creepy to feel it flex when I do endo's.

Sat or Sun is fine with me as long as we can leave early - it's dangerous enough without crazy traffic IMO.
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OT; I think the banging is funny - but the setup might be a bit too lean.
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Re: CPI SM250 & related banter

Postby pommes king » 11 May 2012, 14:16

pommes king wrote:Sat or Sun is fine with me as long as we can leave early


yes, got plans from noon on each day. Sunday might rain?
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Postby jaame » 12 May 2012, 22:48

Today we found out that Wei Lun in Hsinchu can rebore the CPI from the standard 70mm to either 74 or 76mm. By my calculation, 74 would give 279.5cc and 76mm would give 295cc. He said he'd change the valves, re-cut the inlet and exhaust tracts and fit a new carb, all for $30,000. 35 horsepower was claimed.

That and the forks and shock would put the total for the CPI at $175,000.

Is it worth it? I'm not sure.

On the other hand, if one had $588,000 burning a hole in one's pocket, one could buy a Husaberg FS570 motard on a red plate:

http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21106038913622
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