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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2014, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Best Additions to your bike for the least dough...

Poor man budget, what would you suggest to add first...and slowly.

I have all the bells on my 09 Harley, now I need some more power...

Cams, Stage 2, better clutch ? Trade in ?

recommendations anyone...thanks
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Some say parkplugs, I say BS...basically open the air and exh in proportion and run higher RPMs, next is the cams but more for lowend...gotta port and open or add NO3 for any serious get. As long as everything is hooking up right that's it....not a V-Max
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What mods do you have on the bikes engine right now??
I would think that the bike being a 09 you would already have the stage 1 intake mod and a exhaust mod and a EFI tuner.
If you don't then this is where you should start and then do a good low end /mid range torque cam.
IMO the best mod you can do after the mods mentioned above is to upgrade the 96 inch engine to a 103, 106 or a 107 Big Bore


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....... it's definitely cheaper to keep'r
.... as a previous poster mentioned, going to the 103 kit would be great bang for the buck
...... for similar $, going w/a slightly larger bore kit might give you just what'cha want ...... FM's got a 107

...... http://www.fuelmotousa.com/107-inch-big-bore.html


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It's always cheaper to keep her until the PITA factor becomes too much to bear..... Oh wait... I forgot we're talking about motorcycles here....nevermind!
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99 out of 100 times its cheaper to keep, unless you are having issues. If you're a little handy with a wrench most of the mods mentioned can be done in your garage. If you already have stage one, csms is the next noticeable difference, and if you're going bigger, you might as well go 107 opposed to 103, 4 more ci for the same price.

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99 out of 100 times its cheaper to keep, unless you are having issues. If you're a little handy with a wrench most of the mods mentioned can be done in your garage. If you already have stage one, csms is the next noticeable difference, and if you're going bigger, you might as well go 107 opposed to 103, 4 more ci for the same price.
Gotta agree with all said here. I went to 107" on mine and it's like a new bike but a whole lot cheaper, especially doing all the wrench work myself.

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The only remedy for new bike itch is to buy a new bike. You can postpone the purchase by adding more to your current ride but eventually the itch will return.
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Best Additions to your bike for the least dough...

Poor man budget, what would you suggest to add first...and slowly.

I have all the bells on my 09 Harley, now I need some more power...

Cams, Stage 2, better clutch ? Trade in ?

recommendations anyone...thanks
The best performance upgrade for the least money is to drop some weight. It's simple physics; power to weight ratio. You can chase the horsepower on an air cooled v-twin if you want, but it's largely a fool's errand. If you want gobs of HP and torque, an air cooled v-twin probably isn't the solution. Just ride it and smile, brother.

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I agree you can't make one of these pigs fast but I do love riding mine. If you want to go fast take the 2500 you'd spend and buy a used 600cc sportbike.


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