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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2016, 03:29:31 am »
Fais,
Nice to see you feelin' the love for Betty again.  Was kinda worried for about 6 months there y'know!   :)

See ya in a couple weeks in Fellsmere!   :-\

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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2016, 03:42:27 am »
Yeah - I was pretty ticked when she broke her 4th cog and made me ride a KLR around the country. Then, it became the best trip ever so I forgave her ;D

Really coming to Fellsmere? Sweet! Come a few days early and help us put our AK20s in:) I need the braking power and everything else that comes with the Traxxion set-up
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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2016, 11:25:07 am »
It's early, and the eyes are quite focused, but did Faisal just say "old enough to have a Givi?"
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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2016, 12:08:27 pm »
Connie is exceptionally versatile.  We can make anything out of her, from a Goldwing to sport bike, to a naked street bike...... 

Anyone tried a dirt bike yet?  Knobby tires and high exhaust?   ;D

From someone who tried motocrossin' it like it is - yer gonna want longer forks and stronger footpegs too.  :motonoises:

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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2016, 12:46:52 am »
You guys are riding the wrong bike.


Its a touring bike.

JTX - good thing you're not the one who decides which bike people get. On my second Connie, my closest riding buddy is on his 2nd Connie, and we love tinkering. We have tried every exhaust, seat, windshield, Guhl, SiSF, we ride a LOT, I've had every bar riser combo and pull backs - this is half the fun for me. I've been flashed twice and would do it a third time. Keeps getting better, refined, like a touring bike oughta be. These guys that talk about going fast also commute/travel/deserve the best experience. Why be negative? I average 40k miles a year, It's not a single purpose bike nor are the roads and conditions always the same. I believe I have chosen the best bike for the most broad spectrum of riding. From fully loaded and 2-up pulling into a gas station, to riding unloaded, 1-up, scraping my boots around the mountains. When I'm good and old I'll tow a dirt bike and a super-motard bike behind a Goldwing. I'm sure people will have opinions about that too!

Would you disapprove of the suspension I just ordered? I know you think cruise control is stupid. Hey, some wear Aerostitch, some wear jeans, I'm glad we are not all the same. Don't add anything to your bike unless you want it. I turn 40 this year. Maybe I'll finally be old enough to have a Givi:) Til then, nah, but not telling you it's wrong - etc . . .


I'll be 40 too.  I rode an R1 for 15 years.  My C14 will never be a sportbike.   


Thats the reason I got it!  Considering how much it weighs, it does just fine completely stock.  A 10-15hp bump is only going to cause more wear on your valves and pistons that wont really help you enough for all that work its doing at the upper rev limits.
We wont agree on this, but thats ok  :beerchug:


In my older age, I've slowed down quite a bit.


But every time I see that new R1 it makes me want one!!!



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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2016, 09:50:02 pm »
JTX,
So I guess that means you WONT be getting SISF's flash then?   :))
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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2016, 10:06:12 pm »
JTX,
So I guess that means you WONT be getting SISF's flash then?   :))
Matt


Yeah I'll pass on it  ;D

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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2016, 12:43:47 am »
JTX,
You might want to reconsider. The bike is transformed far beyond the bump in power. The smoothness alone is more than worth it. It will transform the connie from a dump truck to a Bentley as far as drivability is concerned.
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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2016, 01:11:42 am »
JTX,
You might want to reconsider. The bike is transformed far beyond the bump in power. The smoothness alone is more than worth it. It will transform the connie from a dump truck to a Bentley as far as drivability is concerned.
Matt


Nah theres no way I'm paying that kinda coin for that.  I need tires, that'll cost around that pricetag, for my fall rocky mountain ride, hotels, gas etc.   It is a little abrupt sometimes, but, its just fine.

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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2016, 02:10:35 am »
That's ok JTX.
Some want the flash, some don't, some want to try another route..
A lot are on the fence, undecided.
Everyone has to make their own decision.
You've made yours and I can respect that.

See you on the road!

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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2016, 09:05:28 pm »
  A 10-15hp bump is only going to cause more wear on your valves and pistons that wont really help you enough for all that work its doing at the upper rev limits.

Actually that statement is not correct.  With  the engine breathing better, and better fueled  it takes less rpm and less throttle and less stress on the engine to push the bike along down the road and that is why the fuel economy goes up.

You should reconsider getting the flash for several reasons.  First off you can run midgrade  fuel if you want and that alone will pay for it self. Win Win!!
Next is the pure pleasure of how much more refined and super smooth the bike now shifts and runs with no more wierd flats spots and  twitchy throttle control

No one but no one has ever gotten the flash and said  this was not worth it.
As a matter of fact I propose when you get it you will say  the same thing  everyone else says:
Why did I wait so long to get this!!
 It is  just that good.
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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2016, 01:07:15 am »
I'll see what happens in a few years guys. I dont doubt the mapping helps the manors. After all, these things are tuned for ridiculous California emissions nazis and it would be nice to dump that nonsense.  But I got other things I gotta pay for this year, including a 5000+ mile road trip to the rocky mountains on the C14 and a new camera body that'll run me $2500.






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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2016, 01:29:23 am »
That's ok JTX.
Some want the flash, some don't, some want to try another route..
A lot are on the fence, undecided.
Everyone has to make their own decision.
You've made yours and I can respect that.

See you on the road!

Ride safe, Ted

And some C-14s don't suffer any of the widespread ills that are cured by the flash. No flat spot, no twitchiness, no low-speed throttle issues. For those who do suffer from these ills, it's great to have Steve's solution! But, like they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!". Or, more accurately, "if it works fine, don't fix it."
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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2016, 01:45:11 am »
That's ok JTX.
Some want the flash, some don't, some want to try another route..
A lot are on the fence, undecided.
Everyone has to make their own decision.
You've made yours and I can respect that.

See you on the road!

Ride safe, Ted

And some C-14s don't suffer any of the widespread ills that are cured by the flash. No flat spot, no twitchiness, no low-speed throttle issues. For those who do suffer from these ills, it's great to have Steve's solution! But, like they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!". Or, more accurately, "if it works fine, don't fix it."

  Well they do suffer from those things, but if it's all you've ever experienced,  it's all you know. Steve
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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2016, 02:15:57 pm »
That's ok JTX.
Some want the flash, some don't, some want to try another route..
A lot are on the fence, undecided.
Everyone has to make their own decision.
You've made yours and I can respect that.

See you on the road!

Ride safe, Ted

And some C-14s don't suffer any of the widespread ills that are cured by the flash. No flat spot, no twitchiness, no low-speed throttle issues. For those who do suffer from these ills, it's great to have Steve's solution! But, like they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!". Or, more accurately, "if it works fine, don't fix it."

  Well they do suffer from those things, but if it's all you've ever experienced,  it's all you know. Steve

Good point. But some of us have experienced quite a bit in 45 years of riding. Some of it good; some of it not so good. Keep up the good work, Steve. The riding community needs talented guys like you!  :beerchug:
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Re: Additional Horsepower
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2016, 12:12:01 pm »





I will say this though on the mapping, if I see a winter special for -100$ off, I might pull the trigger on it one of these years  ;D   But anytime soon, $300+ is too much for me. I just got other stuff I need.




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