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post #1 of 3 Old 09-05-2009, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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To all the talk about removing the secondary stacks, etc.

I found this link about the new Ford diesel coming out for 2011. When you read it, consider how much money and engineering talent goes into stuff like this. Everytime I read a link here about someone wanting to remove parts of their bike engine like the secondary butterfly assemblies, the stock air box or the stock pipe, I have to snicker.
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-05-2009, 07:43 PM
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I'm not one to usually replace a bunch of stuff, but I'll bite.

Manufacturers make a product that has to conform to a certain set of rules forced on them by different governments around the world. As such, compromises are made at the expense of performance in some cases.

As an individual owner I am free to toss that careful engineering out the window if I don't want to live with such compromise and create a bike than may run better but at the expense of a little extra noise or pollution.

What makes me snicker (mmmm, Snicker's) are people who think the machine that comes out of the factory is as good as it can ever be.

Go hang a salami I'm a lasagna hog

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-07-2009, 09:44 AM
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My V ran so much better after after removing the secondaries. No more sputter, stall, dying. (I know, I know, they were probably mis-adjusted). Better acceleration, response ,wheelies. The down side is my gas mileage went down. The trade off was well worth it!
This mod is common in Europe. Modded products are how products get inproved. Besides, Ill bet that 90% of Vees have the PC3 or equiv. to get rid of the 3000rpm stumble most have. I fixed my V's runnability for 0$, instead of $300.

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