If it is a working hypercharger it is used to get more air into the engine. It has a high performance air filter like a K&N and has a larger air intake area. More air, generally more power. To get best results of a HP gain you have to rejet the carb/carbs (or if EFI add a power command module of your choice) to handle all that nice new air flow correctly, and keep the engine from running too lean. Adding a new exhaust takes all that air coming in and lets the engine push it out easier. Voila more power.
Reason I said "working" is the Stratoliner has it's air filter under the tank. Kuryakyn has a pseudo hypercharger kit. It's just for looks.
There isn't a lot of latent HP to be gained with intake/exhaust modification on a 650....but there is some. Over the years we've seen gains with a Hypercharger and it's definitely better than the stock set up on the 650.
As mentioned above, it just lets a little more air in....coupled with a decent exhaust...you'll get a few more horses.
I've been looking to upgrade my bike.
Looked long and hard and finally decided on what I wanted
Unfortunately it wasn't a Yamaha. I love my 950T but wanted a bike with a 6th gear that was overdrive. That led me to the Kawasaki Nomad.
Brought her home yesterday.
2012 Kawasaki 1700 Nomad.
This is an idea I have seen on another forum, and it seemed like a lot of fun if enough people participate. This forum has more than enough activity that it should take off. The basic idea is this; while riding find certain objects or signs or whatever to take a pic of your bike in front of...
This year is quickly coming to an end. Who is going to claim the title for the last time this year? It's getting to be that time of year that riding days are limited for many. With that said if you are one or the lucky ones and don't put your bike into hibernation, join the challenge. It's not...
I have an opportunity to purchase this seat...