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Performance Upgrades Finished--- WOW

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Yesterday my upgrades were finished. I added a 103 kit, SE 258 cams with new cam bearings, billet cam plate. ported and milled heads by Branch O'Keefe (Branch Specs: Larger inlet and exhaust valves; .060" decked cylinder head; compression releases; new valve guides; racing valve springs; flowed inlet and exhaust ports; forged lightweight pistons contoured to match quench style combustion chamber), adjustable pushrods, RB Racing Pipes, and TTS Tuner. My friend helped me with everything including the tune. We had breakfast with Steve from TTS yesterday and then went by his shop and Steve personally tuned my bike. All I can say is WOW! My bike is now a beast. I've been patiently waiting for a couple of months for everything to come together. It was worth the wait.

Here's a photo of my actual new (to me) heads. I purchased them from my friend who works at RB Racing and they have less than 500 miles on them.

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That's a serious build!

I'd love to see the dyno, especially the torque curve. Any chance of posting it?
Okay, not a problem.

I was more curious as to where (RPM) the power comes on in your build, rather than how much peak HP/TQ was. From what I've read that is one of the nice things about the TTS tuner, it doesn't require expensive dyno time to get a tune dialed in...

I'm doing my build one stage at a time on my 2009. I did pipes & A/C first, then I installed cams a few months later. Next is the 103, and after that I'll decide if head work is in order. When I did my 2003, I did a mild Stage III all at once. It ran great, but I really never knew what part of it gave me the most bang for the buck.

Enjoy your build, I'll bet it's a fun ride now!
I went form a 2007 stage 2 to a stock bike. I felt extremely under powered and the bike just wasn't fun for me to ride.
Yeah, I know what you mean. After I built my 03 and rode it for four years, I bought a BMW rode it for the next two. Both bikes were very, very fast...

When I picked up the 2009 I loved the bike immediately, but man was it lacking when I twisted the throttle. The Stage 1 helped, and the cams helped a bunch more. I'm sure the 103 will get me back into the fun range.

I do a lot of two-up long distance rides, and being able to pass a long line of slow moving traffic briskly, is paramount to me. That's why I'd like to see what you got out of your build.
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