Back from Lloydz and no cams
Well I made it through the gauntlet yesterday. ALMOST caved and had the Tour Cams installed in addition to the upgrade to the PCV and the dyno tune but after discussing my daily riding habits with Lloyd, going over all my options (and I just committed to installing the cams adding about 900 to my bill yesterday) Lloyd provide the info needed to get me where I wanted to be on low end torque, good HP, a bike that is well tuned getting 42-43 mpg on HWY.
The ride up to Lloydz was a blast with Mr. Chips on his XCT who got the tour cams installed among other things. The experience at lloydz was above what I even thought. Loaned us his truck for a run down to the motorcycle museum. A great ONE DAY event in itself. Did a drive by on OCC and got to have the dyno explained in detail as well as watch it get dailed in. Like Brett said, it was almost like family up there. Great group of folks including Bo the dog.
What I had going in:
Ness Big Honkers - Lloyd said will cost you a little on lower end
Upper 2nd fliter - First thing I added to bike
Performance Front filter - May not have needed it but...
ATS wheel set at +5
Dunlop CT mud/snow run flat - Definitely costing me some top end HP
VFC-III (I have the settings somewhere and its for sale)
What I had done:
Lloyds Adjustable Intake
1/4 turn throttle ring
My goal was low end torque, not get into the motor more than the ATS and keep my decent MPG. What I got was a friggin well tuned torque on demand monster! You hit it, it is there and I love it! Best part is staying at 1K to do this part of the mods. The dyno was very interesting as I seen as much as a 15% difference between the front and rear cans fuel requirements... I was shocked! The bike behaves just like you would want, got the front end off the ground twice during the post mod ride. Did not expect that. Bottom line, you better hang on. While my HP curve is lower than hoped, im fairly convinced my CT is eating some of that up but look at where she is coming in on her torque and that is what I was after. You don't have time to look at the tach before it hits. The sound of the engine and exhaust changed dramatically, sounds friggin NASCAR now! lmao. Im happy is about all I can say. Will I do the cams or do I have regrets? Nope. The money saved is going into the TC.
Bottom line, those that are nervous about getting inside the motor to do cams or on more of a budget, you have an option!
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
2004 V92 TC - S1 flash, level 1 slip-on, Ness big sucker K&N, ISO Grips, 4x1.5 Highway Hawg Risers, extra chrome (never too much), JM 2k CB 4' antena, Mustang seat, HD Front TS & Lowers, OD Pulley
Retired Navy SCPO