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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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pods vs hypercharger

what gives the best performance? I'm guessing hypercharger as it gets cold air forced in rather than just sucking in the hot air above the engine

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what gives the best performance? I'm guessing hypercharger as it gets cold air forced in rather than just sucking in the hot air above the engine
You'd be guessing dead wrong. By about 10-15 HP. The amount of air is far more important than the temperature. Pods flow one hell of a lot more air...so much that you increase jetting from 120 with the HC to 150 for the pods.

If you ever look at a HC in use you'll see the butterflies only open when you're giving it 1/2 throttle or more...so less than 5% of your riding time does that whole imaginary "forced air" thing come into play....the rest of the time the butterflies are mostly closed. That all means what they are selling you is a big pile of snake oil if they are talking performance.

The Hypercharger is only an ornament on an 1100.....they look kinda cool...but do little for performance.

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My bike has pods and notably more power than the stock intake. Never had a hypercharger on it, but everything I've ever heard about those concurs with what Mick says above.

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there is more to intake than just allowing more air though.. airboxes themselves generate a vortex type motion to funnel the air in, and lets be honest .. 90% of the time when I want the power the throttle is open anyway so therefor the butterly valves will be too..

is there any dyno graphs to show the differences? Just I know with my TL1000R taking the airbox off for pods would kill the power, granted that is a sports engine but still a big twin

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btw I'm not saying you're wrong lol, just having a discussion .. would be interested to see any dyno charts .. btw i have a '99 1100

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I just did the pods on mine Sunday and it now has noticeably more power and a bit deeper sound when on throttle.

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have you rejet the carbs? where did you get the pods from

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there is more to intake than just allowing more air though.. airboxes themselves generate a vortex type motion to funnel the air in, and lets be honest .. 90% of the time when I want the power the throttle is open anyway so therefor the butterly valves will be too..

is there any dyno graphs to show the differences? Just I know with my TL1000R taking the airbox off for pods would kill the power, granted that is a sports engine but still a big twin
Uhh. Not that I'm a fan of the hypercharger, but wouldn't a dyno test be unfair to it? My understanding is that most of the gain you'd get from one is when you roll on "at speed" not low-end grunt, and isn't at least a significant portion of the power gain supposed to come from the ram-air effect? (unless of course you have a dyno able to blow 50+mph air into the hypercharger...)

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I did jet the carbs. I went the lazy way for pods and got the setup from SS Custom Cycles, the Chubby intake. Jets and everything needed to do the pods in one convenient box delivered to my door.

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