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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-06-2015, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2007 VStar 1300 with cobra exhaust and a pro series hyper charger. I still don't have all that I want power wise. Am I gonna have to go to a bigger bike or is there something else that I can do to get more juice out of my current bike? Any help would be great. Thanks in advance for your help!
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I have a 2007 VStar 1300 with cobra exhaust and a pro series hyper charger. I still don't have all that I want power wise. Am I gonna have to go to a bigger bike or is there something else that I can do to get more juice out of my current bike? Any help would be great. Thanks in advance for your help!
1. Take the air filter cover off and drill 6 - 5/8's holes in the back of the air box. By the back of the air box I mean the side facing the ENGINE. This will let your air starved engine breathe. In fact the effect will be far greater then what you did with your exhaust.

2. With the air filter cover off (this is what I did)
Again, the back of the air box means the flat side facing the engine, no one will even notice what you have done. Its hidden by the engine.
First the left side (facing the engine) I drilled 1 hole in the mid upper area, then another slightly below that and another at the very bottom of the air box under the "ridge".
On the right side I drilled a hole near the very top of the box, one mid section and one almost at the bottom above the ridge.

Again, all holes are facing the engine. You can also drill more holes if you wish, I would start with 6.

This WILL wake up your bike but its not going to take the place of a 1700 cc bike.

3. Skeptical ??? I was too, so do this and takes five minutes and no drilling! Take the cover off the air box, DUCT TAPE the filter in place, then go take a 50 mile ride with the air cover off.
Chances are you will be like WOW, if not, put the cover back on and no harm done.

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I have plenty of airflow with the hyper charger... I am just curious if there is anything else I can do.
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Well, you haven't mentioned a fuel manager yet. How much power do you want? Upgrades aren't going to do you any good if you want to keep up with an FJR.

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Nope I don't have a fuel manager.... I have heard different things. Is that going to make a difference on power though is my main question.
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Your biggest bang for the buck on this bike comes from the intake. You'll essentially top out at 90HP (if you're lucky) with intake, pipes, and tune. From there, you'd have to pump the air in.

I would guess that if you're starving for power at this point, though, you may be riding a bike that is wrong for you.

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Don't get me wrong I love the bike and it will get up and go when it's needed. I just want a little bit more. How much difference will the fuel manager make? Just want to know if it's worth it. If so what is the best programmer for these bikes?
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If I was rounding out your setup, I'd put in a Cobra PowerPro Tuner (CVT model).

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Just buy a Roadliner and don't look back!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcd/4959293968.html

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Not sure if this really works but some have changed the drive sprocket with the Stryker and said it has a better power sweet spot. I found this information on the 1300 tourer site. Jim MN
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