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General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

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post #1 of 18 Old 04-05-2008, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Too good to be true? Or true?

Has anyone tried this?
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-05-2008, 08:14 AM
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25 H.P. increase? Yeah right........ :dupe:

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Never saw this before, but for that price, I will try one. I 'll place an order this afternoon.

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They have been around a while and this topic comes up from time to time.

Read between the lines. All it appears to do is richen the mixture slightly. They might be somewhat useful on the DL1000 which typically runs lean anyway, but otherwise I can't see them doing much. I hope someone does get one because I'd like to see an unbiased report on them though. Personally I think it's just so much snake oil.

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you do see that the price is for a " 30 day subscription" there is no return policy and no shipping insurance available.
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Never saw this before, but for that price, I will try one. I 'll place an order this afternoon.
GO EBAY!!!! :rolleyes:
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And ships from Hungary.

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Smile Patience Steve...

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And ships from Hungary.
Now Steve, don't dis Hungary.

Remember that it is the main worlds supplier of Hungarians...

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Well, the 25hp increase obviously doesn't apply to any V-Strom ever made, but by stretching credulity until it creaks it MIGHT apply to a B-King, 'Busa or other high-hp bike. However, if you look at the dyno chart you can see that the test engine signs off at about 6K rpm, so I can't imagine what kind of motorcycle that is. But, hey, can you name a product of any type that isn't overhyped by the manufacturer?

However the claim that it richens the mixture, IF VALID, makes it a useful device because it's a pretty well-established fact that all bikes come from the factory tuned lean because of EPA requirements. I have seen reports of lean surging on this very forum, in fact, Wees as well as Vees.

And the Hungary part is not necessarily a cause for concern. This outfit has a lot of positive feedback since '02 so they are not just taking the money and running. My assumption with regard to the Hungary connection is that this company has stolen somebody else's technology (Power Commander?) and is fabricating the devices in a sweatshop over there to keep costs down and avoid patent infringement liability here.

I'm certainly not shilling for this company, because for all I know the device is just a couple of wires soldered to an empty box (a placebo for your bike!) but it would be nice to know if it is worth doing. God knows it's cheap enough.
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Now Steve, don't dis Hungary.

Remember that it is the main worlds supplier of Hungarians...

Don't piss them off.
Oh, no, not at all. I'd just feel more comfortable buying a product of questionable repute from a country of, well... reputable repute. (That sounds kinda Yogi Berra'ish, doesn't it?)

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