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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2014, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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So I was looking at increasing the power of my vstar 650 classic my ideal goal is more hp better mpg and less strain on the engine especially when cruising.. Any suggestions? My bike came with short even cut pipes I don't know much about them other than it is a dealer option and they stop just short of my rear tire


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So I was looking at increasing the power of my vstar 650 classic my ideal goal is more hp better mpg and less strain on the engine especially when cruising.. Any suggestions? My bike came with short even cut pipes I don't know much about them other than it is a dealer option and they stop just short of my rear tire


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I don't know if its made for the 650, I cant find any, but a 2 into 1 exhaust will benefit any v twin's low end torque band. Torque in turn makes it a better cruiser in the low rev range. You may loose a small amount of top end power, but if you notice it I'd be surprised. That said maybe its time to step up. Maybe a 950 or 1100. You will love that power difference. And with the bigger displacement comes a higher final drive usually, because the bigger displacement just plain makes more low end cruising torque. Thus making better mileage.

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I can't trade up that's why I'm looking for power mods


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Fair enough. I would look towards a big air kit and a longer exhaust. The longer exhaust will aid in some low end torque improvements(not much), and will probably set the bike off a bit as far as looks.

Big Air: http://www.baronscustom.com/catalog/display/258/index.html?PHPSESSID=nsuwampqpxry

Black: http://www.roadburner.com/motorcycle-exhaust.php?rbID=40

Chrome: http://www.roadburner.com/motorcycle-exhaust.php?rbID=15

Then rejet and that pretty much has it nailed as far as the most power you will gain without spending money on internal engine work.

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I had a shadow 750 and did the same things that 87 recommended above, plus I advanced the timing about 4 degrees. Basically, everything I could do without getting into the motor. It gained some power, but nothing major.

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I had a shadow 750 and did the same things that 87 recommended above, plus I advanced the timing about 4 degrees. Basically, everything I could do without getting into the motor. It gained some power, but nothing major.

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The only other thing I was thinking was a proper carb sync. And really pay attention to the color on the plug after any mods. Pay attention to different loads, and throttle positions, and really get that jetting nailed down. All of these bikes are lean from factory. My wife's VS800 turned into a totally different bike after just adjusting the A/F screw.

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I was under the impression that if you gain power you usually lose some mpgs.....

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I was under the impression that if you gain power you usually lose some mpgs.....
I think that's a common misconception, due to the fact that most guys(including myself) use the gains in power more because its fun. Same with new exhaust or air intake. I wanna hear that sucka roar.



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When I bought my bike it came with aftermarket pipes they are short and flush not staggered . Around here it is $200 for jetting so I'll get these kit then rejet all at once


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I was under the impression that if you gain power you usually lose some mpgs.....
Exactly! With all the crap Ive done to mine Im down from 42-44 bone stock to around maybe mid 30's

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