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post #1 of 46 Old 01-27-2009, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 2009 DL650. It's fantastic. I didn't want the 1000 due to the weight, handling, relative lack of engine smoothness, and fuel economy.

But I still crave a bit more power from my 650.

What are good ways to increase the power?

I've heard that slipon cans can increase horsepower by around 1-3...is this true? Which cans are recommended?

What about a turbo or supercharger? Anyone have opinions?
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Who's zorkaduck? Anyway...no...not kidding. It would be nice to have more passing power at highway speeds. I have a 42 mile commute each way, 5 days a week.
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Who's zorkaduck? Anyway...no...not kidding. It would be nice to have more passing power at highway speeds. I have a 42 mile commute each way, 5 days a week.
I have the same commute (distance) that you do, 5 days a week. Put a 16 tooth counter sprocket... and below 65 drop it to 5th if you really need more power and zing it. I'm a big guy, and my bike has plenty of zip--- it cruises at 6000 rpm and goes upwards of 10k daily. Don't be afraid to rev the bike up, the power band ~6.5k - 9.5k gets the job done.

Not a hot rod of course, but I had a guy on a SV650 play with me on the way to work yesterday morning, and we were pretty even 3rd-5th gear coming out of an S curve. I was impressed being the DL is heavier, different cams, etc.

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Did you do your research before you bought the bike?

While the DL650 is a versatile bike, it is not designed for speed.

When you put a turbo or supercharger on it, please post pics!

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To answer your question, there are no mods available at this time to provide any noticable increase in power. Cans might give you 1 or 2 ponies, but they are pretty expensive ponies. Cans basically save you some weight and add a new sound.

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I have a 2009 DL650. It's fantastic. (4) I didn't want the 1000 due to the weight, handling, relative lack of engine smoothness, and fuel economy.

1. But I still crave a bit more power from my 650.

2. What are good ways to increase the power?

3. What about a turbo or supercharger? Anyone have opinions?
1. You bought the wrong bike.

2. As mentioned NONE

3. Foolish waste of money

4. You should have bought the Vee instead of making up excuses for why the 650 was what you wanted.

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I have the same commute (distance) that you do, 5 days a week. Put a 16 tooth counter sprocket... and below 65 drop it to 5th if you really need more power and zing it. I'm a big guy, and my bike has plenty of zip--- it cruises at 6000 rpm and goes upwards of 10k daily. Don't be afraid to rev the bike up, the power band ~6.5k - 9.5k gets the job done.

Not a hot rod of course, but I had a guy on a SV650 play with me on the way to work yesterday morning, and we were pretty even 3rd-5th gear coming out of an S curve. I was impressed being the DL is heavier, different cams, etc.

NR552 almost 37k, 225 miles a week.
Putting a 16T countersprocket on a Wee will achieve the opposite effect to what you want. Your stock countersprocket is already a 15T.

Check out this website. It offers the ONLY mod that has been proven to appreciably improve the horsepower of the Wee. www.sellyourDL650youWeenieandbuyaV.com

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