Originally Posted by go.duesouth
As I too have a DT, and it does have 30+horses from a 300cc. I'm interested in the same question as Cortez, one that nobody seems to have an answer to. Is the rpm always higher under stable cruising speed?
I also respectfully disagree with those who think the sliders do nothing, or next to it. I have the 14gr Dr. Pulley's. On my bike, they unequivocally make a marked difference. The bike is better in all aspects of acceleration and better top end cruising. Meaning, it has faster acceleration, more smooth cruising at +70mph and I haven't noticed a decrease in performance in the top end. Slightly higher around town rpm, but haven't noticed much in mpg hits.
+1 on everything you said.
I've dropped the 0-60mph time by 2 seconds (11 to 9 roughly) with the
sliders, and even with the topcase in the second timed run, so it's probably
more then 2 seconds difference.
How's your top speed?
Mine is still struggling to reach 90mph, and usually can't .. 86-87mph at
7600rpms is about as high as it will go, and I've ridden a test bike with 4k
miles on the clock and worn rollers that did 93-95mph @ 8600rpm.
Anyways, the difference between 15.5gr stock weights and 14gr sliders
is night and day, and I know I can get even better acceleration with 13gr
sliders, but that would mess up the cruising revs, and that just won't do.
I've asked about this on other forums too, and all I get "Yeah, jcosta is
awesome! Amazing performance!" but no one seems to answer ANY of