Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Crowsnest Pass as of Feb 25. Finally out of the fricken prairies.
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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Lowered 1 1/4"
Progressive Front Springs
Cobra FI2000 O2
Memphis Shades Batwing & 6.5" Spoiler Smoked Shield
Drag Specialties Bagger Bars
Avon Cushion Grips w/Throttle Boss
Candied tail light and signal lights w/360 LED bulbs
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Last edited by 87stocker; 04-15-2014 at 07:26 AM.
Reason: Thought of another point. Did some searching for an exhaust.