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Old 01-20-2013, 02:40 AM   #4022
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Originally Posted by bobobob View Post
Seriously? What do you think it does, improve exhaust smell?
What do you think going from an EPA mandated strangled 14.3 AFR to an optimum 13.4 AFR does?

The dyno charts I've seen show around a 5% power increase for the PCV alone.
On the 48.5bhp NC700 that would be around 2.5bhp increase to 51bhp just for the PCV.
Of course everybody knows that the best results are achieved when you do air, fuel and exhaust upgrades together.

Look, if uncorking a bike isn't for you fine. You know what's best for you.
But for those who want some more get up and go, it's there.
Different strokes for different folks, doncha know.
Yes, I'm aware of that, but I just think it doesn't make sense on THIS bike
since if you need these few HP more so desperately you bought the wrong bike.
It's made for great fuel economy and low down torque.

Buying a Versys or a 650R for about the same money gives you a LOT more.

In all honesty, the NC700X feels closer in perfomance to my "uncorked"
30hp scooter then to my ex Ninja 650, and reading the specs it should
sit right between the two.

The 650R is A LOT faster.

The NC700X is a great package, I wouldn't touch anything on it, I just with
it was lighter (but it does feel a lot lighter then it is). Not much you can do
about that I guess.. other then the exhaust.

Light wheels are a huge investment.

On the other hand, going lighter would make the fuel economy even better,
and all your mods would probably make the bike return the MPG figures of
the already mentioned Versys/650R, and still wouldn't be nearly as fast.
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