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I live in Knoxville TN and am in need of some info from knowledgable sources. I ride a 2010 Cross Roads with hi flow air filter, unplugged o2 sensors, and modified stock pipes.

I am going to make some some changes to the bike in the next few months and need some input and info. I want to get some decent power out of the bike but do not really want to spend crazy money for it. The bike will not be a monster at the drag strip I just want a WAY better power to weight ratio.

Does anyone know a good engine builder in the Tennessee area? East Tennessee preferably.

I want to get a baseline dyne to see where the bike is now and then of course one at the end of the build to see where the bike is after all the tuning.

What I am thinking is new fuel management - Either PCV or VFC. I don't see the advantage of the auto tune in my case
Lloyds VM1-HP-DR cams
High compression pistons
D&D pipes
I am also thinking about the upgraded clutch accessories lloyd sells just in case. I don't mind heavier clutch pull since I think the stock pull is really easy.

I would love the 116 c.i. bore but I think that the labor would make that a bit to much on the $$ side of life.

Anyone have recommendations on a shop in this area? I would love to do the work but I do not have the experience, space, or tools.
I really don't want to have to ship the bike across the country if possible but I do want to make sure the shop has a good reputation and won't over charge or screw up my bike.

Any suggestions to the build idea or shop are appreciated. I am not a real gear head so I am sure I am missing things. Feel free to state opinions on parts like PCV v. VFC if you have actual experience using them and sway me to your way of thinking.

I have not got a quote from anyone yet on this kind of work so if anyone has experience getting similar work done and wants to share the cost I would appreciate the info.

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So why not call Lloydz and ask him who down there can do the work or take a thip to Lloydz or Ryan at the Vick shop
 

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I have done just that. I called Lloyds but couldn't get an answer to the call and called the vic shop. My hope was not having to ship the bike but I guess if you want work done right you have to go to the masters.

Rylan just got himself a customer! He was extremely professional taking time to explain the whole process and what would be best for my goals.

And I don't mind giving my business to an independent, hardworking american who does great work.

I may be a few months but I will deffinatly be posting results and a complete review of the outcome when completed.

I just wish Lloyd and Rylan would use youtube to actually advertise their work...
 

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I live in Knoxville TN and am in need of some info from knowledgable sources. I ride a 2010 Cross Roads with hi flow air filter, unplugged o2 sensors, and modified stock pipes.

What I am thinking is new fuel management - Either PCV or VFC. I don't see the advantage of the auto tune in my case
Lloyds VM1-HP-DR cams
High compression pistons
D&D pipes
I am also thinking about the upgraded clutch accessories lloyd sells just in case. I don't mind heavier clutch pull since I think the stock pull is really easy.

I would love the 116 c.i. bore but I think that the labor would make that a bit to much on the $$ side of life.

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Can't see where there would be any more labor to install a big bore kit than what it takes to install high compression pistons.
 

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Can't see where there would be any more labor to install a big bore kit than what it takes to install high compression pistons.
Unless the cases need boring...do they?

I think this young man would be happy with everything but the big bore kit and hi comp pistons. Don't really need them on the X bike I think. Takes away some of the longevity and reliability IMHO.
 

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As stated in my previous post I have decided on a build - The Vic Shop.

I thought that the big bore would cost more as I assumed that my cylinder casings would need to be bored out and then re-plated. After my discussion with Rylan I have decided to go ahead and get all work done at once that I had intended on doing to keep the labor cost down by not having to re open the motor after the initial work.

Just an FYI for members who were curious about the Bassani Road Rage 2-1 pipe, I will be using it on my build. I decided to bite the bullet and go where I can find no documentation install by anyone else. The bad news for all the spectators though is that this will be a fall/winter build. Sorry about making everyone who wanted to see documentation about the pipe but I have to fit the work into both mine and Rylans schedule (I won't Lie, mostly mine).

Once work actually commences I will fill everyone in on the details. Components used and the price will be given out as long as the builder doesn't mind me publishing the numbers.

I just wish there was a way to make the Cross bikes breathe easier...
 

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Just an FYI for members who were curious about the Bassani Road Rage 2-1 pipe, I will be using it on my build.
Excellent! I can't wait to hear how this comes out. I'm kinda Jonesing for that thing myself. Being a sporty rider, I'll be especially interested to hear your input on clearance issues. To me, it looks like it hangs lower than the stock pipe. May not be an issue, I'd just like to find out from a guy who gets to claim the Knoxville area as his playground. cheers
 

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Can't see where there would be any more labor to install a big bore kit than what it takes to install high compression pistons.
Not a lot, but there is some more. More set-up on the cylinders, more things to measure, more break-in etc. But you aren't talking a huge amount of money, so point taken - "might as well go big!"
 

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Great to see Vic's on your tube. Nice camera work BTW
 

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Well that was easy! I'm about 6 hours away and keep leaning that direction when it comes time.
 
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