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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Lil bit of upgrading

I got my 13 RGU in August last year and immediately added the RC Components slip on. It sounded much better but the power level across the board seemed to drop off. I decided to go ahead and do a stage one upgrade since I wanted to keep the pipes and get my lost power back and hopefully reduce the heat coming off the bike. I started looking into tuners, pipes and air cleaner combinations. There are lots of options to choose from. I ended up talking to an indie and he suggested the SE211 cams, SERT and V&H PD with dyno.

I bought all the above and ended up also shaving the heads, port and flow with larger valves and SE adjustable push rods. It has not been dyno'ed yet and the map is running too rich but the SOTP power increase is incredible. It is like a different bike. It starts pulling at 2500 and doesn't stop till 5000, which is as high as I have had it so far. The bike even shifts better. When the bike was stock I lugged around the lower RPM but I am quickly getting used to riding between 2400 to 3800 cause that is where the sweet spot is.

The V&H PD with RCC pipes are 3 times louder than with the stock head pipe and with the cammed moter it sounds great now.

I'll have it dynoed sometime next week. Really excited to see how much more power I'll gain with a proper tune.
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It sounds good to hear someone finally happy with the upgrades they've made to their bike. so many times we hear how little difference an upgrade makes after a ton of $$ is spent...

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Got my bike back with the new tune. Disappointed. Baxters HD, inexplicably, didn't put the bike on a dyno.The low end/low rev behavior is better. The 2500 RPM kick when the cam hits is all but gone. Power is not where I believe it should be with header, cams, heads and valves. I am starting to think maybe the heads weren't worked on. Can you tell if stock, factory heads have been removed from the bike visually? Will I have to remove the heads to determine is they have been modified? I'm really not wanting to think that the dealer charged me for work that wasn't performed but the bike just doesn't have much more power than stock. I'm sure the cams were installed.
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Ok, I'm confused, a month ago the bike was much better than stock and you were happy, now it's been tuned and it's barely better than stock. ..... what were the before and after numbers.

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The dealer never dyno'ed the bike after the mods were done. The bike did/does have more power, but was running hot (lean?), backfiring and at low rpm it would load up. There was a good surge @2500 when the cams hit. I was anticipating better performance and more power after the bike got properly tuned. The dealer has re-tuned the bike and the loading and backfiring are gone but there is no power increase and the nice 2500 rpm surge disappeared, that is why I'm not satisfied.
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Maybe the reason you got the power surge at 2500 rpm is because the bike was loaded up and it would start to clear out at 2500.
The only way to tell the heads were worked on would be to take them off and look.
IMO head work doesn't give you much bang for the buck and the SE 211 cam isn't the best cam you could have used in the bike.
Of course the tune may be in question, just because the bike was dyno tuned it does not mean that the person doing the tune is good at it. JMO


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I just got off the phone with the dyno guy @ my local dealership. I have an appointment for 6/5/14. We'll see what happens.
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how do you re-tune without a dyno? makes no sense to me!

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how do you re-tune without a dyno? makes no sense to me!
Now that I look closer you got a point! I thought the bike was dynoed the 2nd tune. I guess the dealer just reflashed the ECM.


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im lost too.was the bike dyno`d when you liked it? what headwork was done?what are the #`s? who`s heads (or headwork)
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