Its quite silly when I see so many people trying to increase power/tq on the XC..
Bottom line unless your going to bolt on a turbo or do a piston/cam/port-mill head....any results you get are minimal and trivial at best...you can not feel 5 rwhp or 10 ft/lbs tq...you will only see the difference at a drag strip where et/times are measured to the .000
Most everyone that puts on pipes thinks the new found noise/sound= power...sorry most of the time it does not...
The past 25 years I have tossed tens of thousands by a factory of 10 into drag racing and come to the realization that unless your at the strip...its meaningless to spend money on speed as all it equates to is the BSD club (big swinging D..K)
At present up the steet from me is a bikers bar...big brawley tough guys...many H/A show up through out the year along with other clubs and individuals who tossed big dollars into their bikes. I have lost count how many times they get towed from the lot, cant idle, wont accelerate due to having flat slides (a drag carb that morons try to run on the street because their engine builder is nothing more then a glorified dyno queen jockey) and to think earlier in the week several looked at my XC and said.."its not a Harley" "yup" was my responce...and where do you want me to start to prove to you that the Victory is a vastly superior bike to any Harley produced today...(thanks to watching that vid posted from Arizona Vic-the 5 part one) I rattled off facts and left these bald, beer gut, beard toting, tatoo clad, $10.00 fiberglass helmet wearing so called bikers with their mouths wide open....
The XC is a fantastic machine with bullet proof reliablity right off the showroom. Is it fast??? compared to a Harley.. yes, compared to a Honda 250, yes...compared to a busa or zx14??? its a slug...always will be regardless of how much money you toss into the bike. That being said its like the tortoise vs the hair....long after my zx14 or someone else on a liter bike has parked their bike so the rider may stretch their arms, back.....the XC will keep motoring right by for another few hundred miles in the same day.
Of course, its your money spend it how you see fit...
just my .02
Thanks, some great data here keep up the good work. I actually allow for a more creative comment as I'm a bit out og my deph but I will be checking back here for further updates.