Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
Well, I guess I'm of the thought that I am satisfied with the performance of my engine. Sure, it, like any other power plant, can be improved upon, but to what end for my purposes? It does what I ask of it, and is able to offer more than I ever need, so I'm happy with it. I'm not racing it. I'm not overloading it. I'm not asking more than it is able to provide.
The changes I've made aren't cosmetic, though. They are functional. Comfort and utilitarian in nature, to get the bike to fit my body better and serve more purpose than the factory provided.
I think they've got these engines dialed in pretty well nowadays. No need for me to futz around with them. More than ample power for everyday, and not-so-everyday use, comfortable, and functional. A winner in my book.
Twin Cities, MN, USA
'18 DL650XT, previously '07 DL650 and others
"With the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit happiness comes responsibility, to yourself and others. With responsibility comes accountability. Without responsibility, without accountability, we cannot and will not be a free and civilized society."
-Me, Steve T.