This has been a long time coming, mainly because of the V&H backorder, but I finally got my Stage 1 Upgrade done and my bike back from the shop today. Here’s what I had done:
- Vance & Hines Twin Slash Staggered black
- Barons Air filter
- DynoJet Power Commander V
- tuned on the Dyno machine
- Spiegler steel-braded Brake Line installed
First impression: it’s REALLY loud, much more so than I was expecting, but I’m ok with that. After hard acceleration and then roll off on the throttle I get a very loud & crisp decel pop, very much like you would expect from a race bike, and loud enough to put an old lady walking by into cardiac arrest. Second impression was a huge performance difference in throttle response, especially in the low end. I only have about 40min. on the bike since picking it up but so far I’m very happy with the results.
Here’s the bike on the Dyno:
Here is the graph result from the dyno. Blue line is before (stock hp rating) and Red line is after the mods were done. As you can see from the graph there was a noticeable performance gain all the way through the spectrum, in other words the performance gains weren’t just at Max HP but also showed gains in the low torque as well.
This is the upper left corner of the readout, shows Max HP ratings as: Stock 65.80 and after Mods 77.00
Here’s the pipes:
Here’s the Barons Air Filter (I had the shop paint over the Barons squiggly design)
This is the bracket that was left after removing the CA emissions canister. I guess I’ll be cutting that off.. or maybe attach a GoPro video camera to it!
And this is the Spiegler Steal-braded Brake Line
I figured you guys would want to hear what the pipes sounds like so I had my wife film me side-by-side while she was driving. Very short video, and honestly even though I used a good camera & mic the sound on this video doesn’t do the true noise levels justice. It’s really loud.
first chance I get I’ll be testing the top-end speed and reporting back to you guys. In the “trouble hitting 120” thread I had mentioned that I couldn’t quite get my bike to hit 130 on a down-hill push. I’m expecting that it shouldn’t be a problem on level ground now..
I would like to thank ROADKILL & Shane for helping me figure out how to upload these images for you guys. thnx,Terry