The power band is the point wheneverything is nominal and and peak performance is realized. The air/ fuel ratio , timing, rpms It's mor predominant and noticeable in a motorcycle because of handling and weight All engines have them and these "power bands are really the peak of what s also called the torque curve Band meaning sp[ecific point and duration everything is working together. a gas lawn mower engine is set up to run inside this band. Thats why it doesn't fall on its fsce on the first patch of grass.
A diesel engine has a specific rpm range it has to maintain under load to get nominal horses.. If everything is functioning at nominal, max power is put out. Surprisingly enough it can be felt in all engines if paid attention . That's all it is, no special "bands" or parts. Knowing where the power band(range is makes a big difference on any machine. On an electric motor peak torque is @ let's say 1850 rpms. go faster useless lower toyque. go slower power drops To keep the range of the power band constant. everythinhg needs to be constant, like fuel mix, spark plug condition ,air filter andcarb adjustments.. I had a bike I hate and feared the power band. I would fall into it not paying attenyion and it would litterally crawl out from under me. All it is is that narrow band of peak performance..
Sep 23, 2009 |
2003 Suzuki RM 125