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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-28-2014, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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I have searched through various post on this topic and still unsure which route to go. I have just finished a road trip and now have over 8000 miles on my 2013 Cross Country. Since my last bike was only an 800cc I am more than happy with the stick setup. Checked out Lloyds web site and can do anything from a simple cam to the whole head for big $$$. Since I seem to be happy with the bike so far I know the whole big money engine upgrade is not for me, but am curious is the exhaust, filter, ATS and the power commander enough for most riders or should the cams be done too? The bike is currently having the engine torn down due to leaky cylinder and be a good time to add in since my factory warranty is almost, but its usually the last step in an upgrade and would cost allot of money right now to add the other required parts. Any advice would be very helpful.
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-28-2014, 08:22 AM
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mate, nice you done 8000

Upgrades are the same as bling2 accessorizes you just want to put YOUR signature on your hobby, that happens to your bike...

see my signature, not that I was urging for more speed, then i would have bought another bike, but acceleration is just sooo nice to have and feel on a V-twin

the sound is amazing now, it is like I have a new bike only the same color, that is how nice the change is with all the little things as in my signature,

PS truly believe that upgrades supposed to be above 5 K miles or Kilometer for the engine to wear correctly, as I do oil-sampling every 3000 Km and it is only improving compared to the first oil-sample that was terrible horrifying and shocking, now the oil looks much better....

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PCV with autotune, lloydz filter, timing wheel set at +5, 1/4 turn throttle spacer and atom bomb mufflers. couldn't be happier! its like a different bike.

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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-28-2014, 08:25 AM
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Intake, exhaust and tuner. Simple.

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If you think you may ever want cams, now is the time. Air filter, fuel controller and exhaust will make a lot of difference, but the cams will ice the cake. You will need to get another bike if you "need" more than the 4 items listed. Yes more can be done but it is expensive and the cost vs benefit can fall for some when you get to that.

It is all in what you want and feel you can afford. The above 4 can be had for under $2K and since you are already elbow deep in what an install would be,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,why not.

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If you think you may ever want cams, now is the time. Air filter, fuel controller and exhaust will make a lot of difference, but the cams will ice the cake. You will need to get another bike if you "need" more than the 4 items listed. Yes more can be done but it is expensive and the cost vs benefit can fall for some when you get to that.

It is all in what you want and feel you can afford. The above 4 can be had for under $2K and since you are already elbow deep in what an install would be,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,why not.

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Yup , now is the time ... Pull the trigger .

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If you have deep pockets, then buy and do whatever you want. But if money matters to you, as it does to me, I'd pass on the cams, these Vics come out of the box with enough suds to get anyone in trouble. As previously posted, you just want to tinker around and make it yours. I did that too.
Being the frugal type, I found it quite satisfying doing one thing at a time and observing the results. I now have improved performance and sound and spent less than $600 over 4 years. If you want to know what I did, click on a link in my signature and email me.

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If you have deep pockets, then buy and do whatever you want. But if money matters to you, as it does to me, I'd pass on the cams, these Vics come out of the box with enough suds to get anyone in trouble. As previously posted, you just want to tinker around and make it yours. I did that too.
Being the frugal type, I found it quite satisfying doing one thing at a time and observing the results. I now have improved performance and sound and spent less than $600 over 4 years. If you want to know what I did, click on a link in my signature and email me.
Ric , why does your advice always sound better and more practical then mine !

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Ric , why does your advice always sound better and more practical then mine !
Cuz I'm a cheapskate.

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i am with vindex, intake-exhaust + fuel tuner, oh + Lloydz timing wheel. the Gen IV fuel controller from dobeck or Lloydz is optimal for most. guessing easily 3 to 4G for cams-intake-exhaust-tuner + dyno time. also you need a good Dyno guy for a good tune using the power commander, IMO the few xtra HP + Torque after the basics are for only a few wanting the most power from a Vic. also IMO if your that power hungry buy a sport bike with the power-handling + brakes included in one package built to go as fast as your balls or ability allows!!
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