Join Date: May 2012
Location: Laramie, Wyoming
Curious about squeaking a few extra HP from the bike
So I have been perusing this section of the forum, and read about many of the possibilities... There seem to be many. First let me tell you my situation and expectations, hopefully this will help with the suggestions.
I live at high altitude, in a very windy place. The highway speed limit is 75 mph. I often find myself, having downshifted with the throttle wide open and the bike not going anywhere possibly even losing speed. I recently replaced the plugs which were somewhat dark leads me to believe the bike is running rich. Not 100% sure if it is affecting the performance though.
That being said, I am hoping to get a few more HP a 5k rpm and up. I am not trying or wanting to turn the bike into a sport bike. Just get some more juice for the highway. I am envious of all of you living at sea level, the motor is incredible down there. Its just up here the wee struggles, sometimes even to go 65mph depending on the elevation and the wind.
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