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post #1 of 7 Old 07-09-2018, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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2015 AA upgrades

I just purchased a 2015 DL1000 AA, and would like to do some performance upgrades; what do y'all suggest, and what's the best bang for the buck?

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Once the stock tires are worn out, I suggest buying the best replacements you can afford. Then, set your suspension up if you haven't already. Those two things are an immediate huge improvement.

Previous generations used to benefit from a brake upgrade, not sure if it's necessary or advisable anymore.
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If you're talking engine performance, there's no free ride. And the results are limited by the breathing ability of the head and small injectors. I like the 4 degree ignition advance mod. You get a quicker throttle and better fuel mileage to boot. High compression pistons are about $600 plus installation. Probably good for a few HP. Not a lot. I've tried most of the stuff and in total it's a nice boost at a cost of a couple grand.
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Arrow complete race exhaust from Rick at AdventureTech along with a PCFC. Lose weight and gain horsepower. This is how the bike should come from the factory. Also Michelin Pilot Road 4's....the best tires IMO.
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Also Michelin Pilot Road 4's....the best tires IMO.
Not if you go off-road.....
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Not if you go off-road.....
True...I have said it before I have no interest in taking my 500lb street bike off road other than forest service roads and the Michelins handle those just fine. I have a 2 stroke dirt bike for off road.
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I just purchased a 2015 DL1000 AA, and would like to do some performance upgrades; what do y'all suggest, and what's the best bang for the buck?

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What aspect of performance do you want to upgrade?

Acceleration? If so changing to a smaller front sprocket is by far the most cost effective and noticeable improvement.

The motor is in a very good state of tune stock. Yea you can get a bit more out of it by changing out the exhaust and re-mapping the ignition. The cost per improvement ratio is high though. Typically you'll get a few more horsepower and ft. of torque. Kind of the "yea I think it pulls a bit harder in the mid-range" now after I spent a thousand bucks on it!

Go to a smaller front sprocket though and you'll be saying "man it pulls harder everywhere!". $20 well spent!
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