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post #11 of 30 Old 09-09-2019, 09:38 PM
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after having spent nearly 10 years with my V and countless hours reading this forum and vsri, i was always under the impression that all the mods (save the ridiculously complicated and expensive ones) yield very little in actual HP and TQ gains.

i'm a fatass and have heavy very non-aerodynamic zega panniers and top box, and i can't think of once where i wished for more grunt. then again, i gave up my speed days when i got rid of my gpz-1100

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Mike, the SV and generally an expert on getting power out of our engine style, has had his way with my engine. We're limited by our fuel injectors because they are smaller than TL and SV injectors and can't be replaced by anything he knew of that was larger because of our ECU. I get about 100 HP at the rear wheel. Still no match for the Multistrada! High compression pistons, SV cams, the 4 degree ignition advancer and of course a PC Fuel Controller and TRE gets you on your way to a livelier bike. Roughly $2,000. One could argue that it's not worth it and I couldn't disagree. just depends on the rider.
Then there's the gearing change. My experience with an old Strom is that 17-43 is a good compromise. Works well for two-up and luggage and now too low for highway cruising alone. Just a little more push when you want it, like up mountain highways when you're loaded down.
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And then there's nitrous oxide. https://www.enginemaster.com.au/nos-...motorcycle-atv

Please, can someone try this?
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High compression pistons, SV cams, the 4 degree ignition advancer and of course a PC Fuel Controller and TRE gets you on your way to a livelier bike. Roughly $2,000. One could argue that it's not worth it and I couldn't disagree. just depends on the rider.
Then there's the gearing change. My experience with an old Strom is that 17-43 is a good compromise.
I wonder what you would get with just the SV cams, ignition advance, TRE? The stock DL pistons/compression would allow it to run on about any fuel and save a boatload of money over installing SV pistons. With those mods, the aftermarket exhaust might make a difference.

I have ridden with Rob, lower gearing isn't going to be much help to him..........I can't keep up solo and he has Tina on the back.......
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Realshelby, I would think the changes you suggested would have a good effect. I didn't notice much with the addition of the HC pistons. I had high hopes for them (and they are EXPENSIVE) and was disappointed. I forgot about the exhaust, which I have too. And velocity stacks. The TRE is especially handy on hills, when passing without downshifting, most anytime you use lots of power in 5th and 6th. The 4 degree advancer is cheap and helps fuel mileage too. You just have to not lug it at high throttle positions or you could get pinging. I get 43-50 mpg depending on how sporty I'm feeling. So basically, I agree with your conclusions. And it's a lot less expensive that way.
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........The 4 degree advancer is cheap and helps fuel mileage too.........
Slightly off subject but Who Offers 4 Degree Advancers???

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IF you want more power, then as suggested, get a different bike. It'll just be easier. If you want a little more torque, drop a tooth on the countershaft so that the power it has is more immediate. Adding mufflers is mostly going to just make it louder. If you reflash the ECU, that will help with fuel delivery and throttle response, not add power.
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Slightly off subject but Who Offers 4 Degree Advancers???
I got mine at Factory Pro (factorypro.com) They are $100.
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I got mine at Factory Pro (factorypro.com) They are $100.
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IF you want more power, then as suggested, get a different bike. It'll just be easier. If you want a little more torque, drop a tooth on the countershaft so that the power it has is more immediate. Adding mufflers is mostly going to just make it louder. If you reflash the ECU, that will help with fuel delivery and throttle response, not add power.
As far as I know there are no Vee's that have been flashed. No data or charts to compare.

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