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post #1 of 30 Old 09-09-2019, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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But...would still like more grunt!

Every time I take a trip on my Glass Sparkle Black 2012 Adventure in all it's cheap baggage glory, I can't help to think what a great bike! Of course I have the farkles that help me enjoy it and I really think it's a great looking bike, so do many other riders.
I'm coming to a cross road thinking I want more grunt. Not a lot, just want to squeeze out the potential.
I have already installed a PC-V as you can see in my sig, what I'm wanting to do is install a set of slip-on's and get it dyno tuned. I'd really love to get the ECU flashed. Based on how much better my M109R runs with a flashed ECU I think that would be the ultimate farkle for my Vee. Unfortunately, I don't think there is a "kit" offered for the 2002-2012 Vee to flash the ECU. Please inform me if there is, or if there is a compatable program.
After hearing an SV 996 with Two Brothers cans on it at Deals Gap this weekend I really loved the sound.

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Hmm... interesting. When you say 'grunt' you looking for more torque at certain rpms?

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SV's sound better than DL's. More compression. Lots more horsepower.

While the different mufflers will make it sound different, maybe more powerful, the actual change in power is very small.

Michael Schmidt on SVPortal.com is the know all for these engines. I don't know what stuff costs, what you can do without getting into the engine. But he does.
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Hmm... interesting. When you say 'grunt' you looking for more torque at certain rpms?
Yes, more TQ and maybe a little more HP to go with it. I'm not expecting much but would still like to get what I can.

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Just slap a turbo on it from a bulldozer engine. LOL
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SV's sound better than DL's. More compression. Lots more horsepower.

While the different mufflers will make it sound different, maybe more powerful, the actual change in power is very small.

Michael Schmidt on SVPortal.com is the know all for these engines. I don't know what stuff costs, what you can do without getting into the engine. But he does.
Terry, I'm not looking to turn it into a race machine just was wondering if the brain can be hacked into. Tina can load this thing down and periodically, believe it or not, I'm looking for more grunt.
Like I said, i'm still loving the bike but I will sooner or later have more power. I'd rather squeeze a little more out of it vs buying something else for now.

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Just slap a turbo on it from a bulldozer engine. LOL
Thanks, I'll keep that on the table.

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That M109R is spoiling you, the Big Vee is what it is pretty much. You can drop a tooth in the front or up 2 in the rear, exhaust and tuning just won't yield much gain with that engine. When I ride my Valkyire, it is so much faster than my 650....Hell it rivals the Concours 1400 I had for pure acceleration. Don't get me wrong, the 1000 Strom is no slouch, but it aint no 155 hp Ducati Multistrada either.

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My 2007 Vee was map-able with a Yosh box. However, I was mapping out a lean spot. If your bike demonstrates good fueling, the ECU re-mapping is a waste of time.

Exhaust will make it sound faster....will that help? The power to weight on a Vee is pretty darn good really.

My suggestion, take the windshield off of it, it will feel real fast then.

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I was also going to suggest a gearing change, since I've heard the bike is geared pretty tall. And then, there's downshifting. What I loved about the 650.
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