Hey Fred, you and I had a similar situation. I also had a "porous" rear cylinder sleeve. I had been thinking about cams for a while and it seemed to be the perfect opportunity for a few more add ons. I also went with the new cams (Lloyds) VM-1, Lloyds adjustable timing system, had both heads ported at a machine shop, had the Power Commander 5 and the Autotune installed and had it lowered one inch. Saved a bundle on labor costs so I thought I would just get everything done. Prior to this I had the "Big Honkers" installed and the Victory performance air filter in. Noticed a huge difference in power above 2500 RPM, not so much below. My solution is to keep the RPM around 3000. Definitely increases the fun factor. Contemplating the Lloyds air filter system but still getting use to the way the bike runs. Dyno didn't seem necessary for me with the autotune set up. Had some popping initially when I picked it up but that has significantly decreased to minimal popping. Not sure if the autotune had anything to do with that. Good luck with your ride. I can verify you are headed in the right direction.
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