I feel that it's worth tuning a vehicle once you get used to it after some miles. That keeps it fresh and interesting to drive/ride.
thank you for at least posting a personal 'thought' or 'opinion' without reverting to an all blanket statement.. as each rider will havend I believe in the superiority of OEM tuning, apart from a PC-V for most bikes. But yours isn't most bikes. Low volume, high prices ..... it keeps most people out of the running. I would be very leery about any tuning mods to something that complicated.
yep... i spoke about my experiences with ERIK b4 he purchased his ZX14R and he was not hearing me for the longest time..I feel that it's worth tuning a vehicle once you get used to it after some miles. That keeps it fresh and interesting to drive/ride.
oh dude, its not a bubble.. i dont live in those terms.. back in the day work with 'some' of Pikes Peaks bikes for the ducati team were doneSorry to burst your bubble, but their Pikes Peaks bikes are tuned by Micah at AF1 in Austin on his dyno.
Smart? No. Choice? Yes. I did the same thing, not because my 14R needed it, but because I wanted to. Does that make me non-smart?yep... i spoke about my experiences with ERIK b4 he purchased his ZX14R and he was not hearing me for the longest time..
kept swearing there was absolutely no point in adding an exhaust to it cause blah blah blah.. you could litgerally copy / paste any
of a thousand different excuses from this very forum, you name it, i heard them all. well.. at 3k kms after purchasing
brand new he added exhaust and had his ECU reflashed and tuned by NEls down in WA state.. never looked back.. SMART!
Very judgy of you based on zero experience on this bike. You can bench race all day long, study dyno charts, hang your hat on peak horsepower, talk to your "buddies" on a forum, it means fuck all in the end. Real world seat of the pants is the only way one will know how a bike performs , what it is like to live with, and if it meets one's expectations......to me, it makes absolutely ZERO sense.. the SX H2 has a surper charger and makes less HP than the R1 which is naturally aspirated..
I'm not sure WTF these bikes have to do as a comparison. Here's a Pro-Tip. I owned both bikes, ridden them both extensively. Neither are Sport Tourers (although the ZX14/R can be dressed up like one. You want king of HP? Take a hard look at an H2R.hell a 2005 GSXR-1000 makes the same HP with just a 3/4 system or something stupid.. why the fvck would an OEM manufacturer CHOP
off 50 to 80HP after spending MILLIONS researching and developing a super charger?? so the ZX14R makes more outright power out of the box? :rant
i'm going to call bullshit on this post, but then i've got plenty of experience on the matterI'm always impressed with a lengthy diatribe but even more so when it's interspersed with random words that have been capitalized.
i think you missed my post.. wish i could do the same!!! i did call him an a$$hole..Geez ...can't we just be happy for the guy who bought an awesome new ride.
thats a cheap shot, even for you. I dont even run a big air kit on mine, let alone holes in the frame. Stock air-box is good enough.Dear Shervin of the North,
since all the recent posts regarding the SX specifically, i decided to do a little more digging.why not get the most from it?
I heard somewhere that Ivan has a flash tune for the bike that mitigates the lag or something. You still need a display on the dash to datalog and tune on the fly-though; the more I read, the more confused I get.If you can tune the lag out of that motor it seems a logical choice to me.....why not get the most from it?
Ok, so I'm not the only one who was wondering how a Gold Wing got on the short list.Nice ride, Frank, congratulations.
I was curious why you checked out the R1250RS but not the S1000XR. Then I re-read your post. Really interesting assessment you had of the GW 'bagger'.