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hyper charger pro & con ?

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  1. Loic932
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    I have been looking a little at the hyperchargers, I have no experiance what soever with them, for those of you that installed one or thought about it but didn't, what are the pro and cons of this mod ? what are the real gain ? I already have a jet kit and k&n filter, how much of difference it will really make ? reliability ? etc....etc...

  2. 1CuzdominFL
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    From what I understand, you do get a gain from them, but they're more show than go. If you want performance go with a pod setup or something similar.

  3. Loic932
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    ok, now....what's a pod setup ?...

  4. falconfan247
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    x2, I'm more interested in "go" rather than "show"

  5. quicgmicg
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    Hyperchargers are awesome and definitely increase the performance of your motorcycle. They look totally cool as well....flaps shaking at an idle, opening as you twist the throttle and they also get a lot of looks as well. I have one and just love it.

    Baron's makes a product called the "Big Air Kit" and as far as performance goes, there is a bit more of an increase with this product. It basically moves the filters to underneath your gas tank. They provide a much larger surface area to help get more air into the intake. Just do a quick search or look at your favorite web dealer for more info on these products.

    Hope that helps....

  6. Loic932
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    Baron's makes a product called the "Big Air Kit" and as far as performance goes, there is a bit more of an increase with this product. It basically moves the filters to underneath your gas tank. They provide a much larger surface area to help get more air into the intake. Just do a quick search or look at your favorite web dealer for more info on these products. Hope that helps....
    is that the "pod"thing ? I saw those on their webs site, and actually was wondering how much air they really get being that enclosed under the tank..

  7. Loic932
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    they look of the hypercharger is nice, but $285 it's a little too much, I'll rather have more hp. I just installed a dynojet kit and already with the K&N air filter I could feel the difference. I'm spoiled with power as I use my ZZR 1200 everyday and I also put a jet kit on it and dropped one tooth in the front sprocket, so that thing will keep pulling all across the 6th gear...

  8. falconfan247
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    thanks for the info, I'll definitely look into it.

  9. 4mrAkankmpr
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    Falconfan- your pics of your bike look alot like mine. I don't have the light visors, but the color is the same. I also have the large Yamaha soft bags, and am awaiting delivery of the Cobra slash cut pipes (#2164SC) that I just purchased on ebay for about $100 off retail. The seller says that rejetting isn't always necessary, since these are , for the most part, slip-ons (as did MikeyCoyotey, in a different topic) , so I'll find out after I install them. I HAD been considering RoadBurner's Street Lites, but the price I paid for the Cobras will save me enough to buy more stuff for my bike! BTW, do you get a lot of 'Nice Bike' comments on yours, due to the color? Mikey-will the sticky you put on the forum re:jetting work with slip-ons or just GAK?

  10. MillionzKniwez
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    I got a Kuryakyn Hypercharger Pro-R and I am very satisfied with it. I get comments about it all the time.
    Have a look. Enjoy.

    Before:

    After:

  11. Loic932
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    I love the look of it, it's great, but right now I'm more looking in better performance, it will be nice to have a comparo between the 2 (hypercharger and pod)

  12. TheBear
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    A head to head comparison would be great! I really like the look of the hyperchargers but I'm much more interested in overall power increase. I have been leaning towards a MaxAir preditor pro kit, maybe Santa will bring me one for Christmas and make my descision for me?

  13. quicgmicg
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    I get a lot of looks and questions about my standard Hypercharger as well. I really like the look as do most of the people that ask about it.

    I guess you could call the Big Air Kit a pod. They do work well. There is a bit more HP with it, but I didn't buy my V Star for the HP. It's a cruiser .... if I want to go fast, I'll just hop in my ZX6R. I've got plenty of power with the V to keep up with all but the most insane crowd ...and I guess I'm just not really in that big of hurry when I'm riding it. ...but that is just me....

  14. TheBear
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    That's a good point Quick Mick, the V Star is designed for cruisin' not racing. It's never going to touch my VFR for speed and handling they are two totally different riding experiences. But a little more jump off the line and pull when passing would be nice.

  15. quicgmicg
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    Try this link from the Delphi forum....

    sloneservices.com/SilverBack/VStar1100-FAQ-05.htm#Mod-Hypercharger

    It may help answer some questions....

  16. wzdarmige
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    my 1100 has the hyper charger-i got the colored one,it's cool !!! i really can't see any kind of performance increase from using that and a jet kit...sorry guys...but...the bike's a v-twin 1100,it's only gonna give so much...

  17. Loic932
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    my 1100 has the hyper charger-i got the colored one,it's cool !!! i really can't see any kind of performance increase from using that and a jet kit...sorry guys...but...the bike's a v-twin 1100,it's only gonna give so much...
    thanks for the answer, i did feel a nice difference after i installed the jet kit. i like the look of the charger, but i think i'll put some extra lights before i just go cosmetic .

  18. quicgmicg
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    There have been a few guys that had their bikes dyno tested after a Hypercharger install and a rejet....they have all shown an increase in HP at the rear wheel. The BAK shows a higher increase but it's still not earth shattering. With that said, any increase is always nice as long at you aren't sacrificing anything on the other end. These bikes are just not designed to be that type of performer. (Unless you drive a 'Busa underneath it).

    I guess that these days, especially with this Star cruiser.....I'm just more apt to make it more like an old hot rod than an exotic sports car. Both types of cars turn heads and both types give tons of enjoyment to the drivers. The Hypercharger just fits that "hot rod" look I'm after. For a mod that actually does something more than just "look" good, it's a great deal at under $300. But again, that is just me...

  19. Ghozd608
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    Best:
    If you want the best performance, get the Preditor Pro II kit from Max Air Engineering (maxairengineering.com) with the 2 intakes and K&N filters.

    Good:
    If you want something that looks cool, and gives you some performance, go with Hypercharger.

    The problem with the Hypercharger is you get a lot of air turbulance and not a good air flow to your Carbs. The Preditor ProII is much better for performance. I did the Pred. Pro, then I went to Wal-Mart and picked up 2 skulls for 19.95 each from the truck hitch department mad simple brackets, wired them up to my battery and put a toggle switch in line, and they look cool at night, The air cleaners are tucked up under my gas tank, so they are out of sight. I also added small 3rd air cleaner off my crank case breather, this helps keep my K&N filters clean, it actually sits in front of the motor, and has an oil collection tube.

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