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post #1 of 13 Old 01-14-2018, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Engine performance Upgrades Completed

I installed the last of my engine performance upgrades yesterday which was the Super Tune Kit from Holeshot Performance which includes a custom made by Dobeck Performance for Holeshot fuel manager, with Dales custom dyno tuned settings to work in conjunction with the Arrow header and Holeshot’s 17” Slip-on I already have installed. The kit also comes with (2) O2 sensor eliminator plugs, and a special plug that allows you to unplug the fuel manager from the sub-harness for troubleshooting purposes.

The kit also comes with a curved S/S rain shield that bolts to the front of the airbox to help keep rainwater from entering the air box once the factory rubber snorkel is removed. I also installed a new K&N air filter which is also part of Dales overall Super Tune Kit.

This was my first time with this bike removing all of the parts of to get the gas tank off as well as removing the tank and the airbox, and it only took me 45 minutes. So now that I know all of the idiosyncrasies of doing it, when I ever have to take it down this far again it will go even quicker. The V-Strom is a breeze to work on compared to my 2013 FJR1300 I sold last year which was a PITA to work on, and which was one of the main reasons I sold it, and a main complaint amongst FJR owners.

So I’m taking the bike out for a test ride later today.









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Wow!!! Major improvement...
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Do you plan on putting it on a dyno ? or just seat of your pants stuff ?

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Dale Walkers website has a LOT of videos you can watch. Really nice.

I may get a L8 1000 this spring. Discounts are pretty good now.

http://www.holeshot.com/suzuki/dl/2014

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So, the bike starts better, gets better MPG, runs cooler and goes like stink?
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So, the bike starts better, gets better MPG, runs cooler and goes like stink?
Starts the same way, gets the same mileage (or worse), doesn't run cooler, goes like a stink and stinks like skunk (since it runs to rich now)
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Most OEM maps seem to be lean at low rpm's and rich at high rpm's, at least it was for the new Kaw Z900.

I'm not a fan of the Holeshot pipes sound but he doesn't have a video for the L8 V-strom. He only gets around 7 HP out of the L4 bike. The flywheel on the new DL seems to be a man hole cover and it doesn't fit on the SV1000. Built for lower rpm torque instead of high rpm horsepower.

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"gets the same mileage (or worse), doesn't run cooler, goes like a stink and stinks like skunk (since it runs to rich now)"

I guess that's a win/win?
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"gets the same mileage (or worse), doesn't run cooler, goes like a stink and stinks like skunk (since it runs to rich now)"

I guess that's a win/win?
It must be for him that, what counts his Money...
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In high school, wasn't all the money we spent on our cars to make it faster? Dang right!
One of the most expensive mods I did was pulling the oil bath air filter to make the carb noise more audible.
At least several seconds faster by the ear!
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