Originally Posted by GrayStrom44444
This is true. With the cam swap and a tune, the bike is very much more smooth. It feels a lot the same as stock, but the higher you go the harder it turns on over the stock cams. It will rev out at least 500 rpm higher, so when you want to do some sport riding, the power is there.
Total agreement. There's a little something extra in the throttle above 7k
, but also the power just seems a little 'fatter' across the rpm range. Prior to the cam swap, I set a little personal benchmark speed test (on closed course
) over a 0.6 mile piece of straight, isolated road. Today's run over that section of road after the swap revealed an effortless increase in top speed. The motor likes to sing nicely in the 5k - 8k rpm range now. I've got right at $600 in the transformation; worth every penny for me. Found a nice Holeshot with an older Wee collector pipe, only slightly used SV cams, and the PCIII from Blair. Took me a little longer than planned, but taking the job slow, it wasn't too bad. Sort of taking a two-pronged approach - lose weight and add power. Between the exhaust, losing the Givi side racks, trading the Givi crash bars for Blair's frame and swingarm sliders, I've lost 22.5 lbs. Going for a little more than that when I pull the centerstand and trade out the handlebar for a Protaper aluminum. At an estimated 10 lb / hp (with my weight as rider), that will be a nice transaction. [I figured I wasn't using the bike as anything but a full street commuter, so this is the route I'm happy with].
To those that will tell you to just be happy with what the Wee is, or else buy a sport bike if you want more power, I respectfully disagree with this thinking. Thanks, Blair, for the PCIII map and your support.