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what should my second mod be

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  1. teerzlajar
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    I was wondering what would be the best second mod to do to my bike. I bought a windsheild,for the first. Only thing is i dont have alot of extra money to buy new exhaust,hypercharger,etc. Any tips thanks. It can be for looks, or performance.

  2. Lrtoflamancha
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    I was wondering what would be the best second mod to do to my bike. I bought a windsheild,for the first. Only thing is i dont have alot of extra money to buy new exhaust,hypercharger,etc. Any tips thanks. It can be for looks, or performance.
    Easiest and cheapest is 2 mods. Drill out the air box and drill out the exhaust. Both are cheap and easy. With these 2 mods you see a definite improvement in power and the bike sounds better.

    Rocky

  3. JuzdSdewe
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    I'd love to give you ideas of what to buy next, but I"m probably the WORST person to ask this question to.

    You need EVERYTHING...........(I mean, what you want).........

    Xmas is just around the corner. Keep dropping hints (I like to leave pages out of various bike catalogs/magazines with parts /pieces circled, in places around the house). (works sometimes).

    Birthday coming up? Anything like that? Special occasions?

    Good luck. It's an addiction.

  4. TommjGunz
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    I think the best 2 things I got for my bike were the mustange seat because the stock seat was killing me and the lower wind deflectors to keep the wind out of my face.

  5. SdeweinFL
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    I'd love to give you ideas of what to buy next, but I"m probably the WORST person to ask this question to. You need EVERYTHING...........(I mean, what you want)......... Xmas is just around the corner. Keep dropping hints (I like to leave pages out of various bike catalogs/magazines with parts /pieces circled, in places around the house). (works sometimes). Birthday coming up? Anything like that? Special occasions? Good luck. It's an addiction.
    After reading your list of mods, I'd say you are either the worst or the best person to ask about mod-priority. I just can't decide which it is.

  6. kdhiele
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    the airbox and exhaust mod you get some more power and noise. Or you could go with the fuel tank mod. I believe it under the 89 octane thread. maybe a hour out of your day if you have to get drill bit from the hardware store.

  7. SdeweinFL
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    I was wondering what would be the best second mod to do to my bike. I bought a windsheild,for the first. Only thing is i dont have alot of extra money to buy new exhaust,hypercharger,etc. Any tips thanks. It can be for looks, or performance.
    Brother, I suspect many if not most of us are in the same boat (Don't have a lot of extra money to spend on mods for the bike). That is the awesome thing about this forum - they seem to know all the ways to get the most bang for your buck. I've learned so much in such a short time, that I know more than my dealer already!

  8. MorkKW
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    Help me out here....what's this "89 octane thread?" I ask because, if anyone here is running 89 octane they are doing 2 things: 1. totally wasting their money, and 2. lessening their 1300's power and performance. Please understand that this is not a Morg-ism, rather it happens to be 100% factual. : )

    Morg

  9. Lrtoflamancha
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    No one seems to understand that more octane does not equal more power. It doesn't but keep trying to convince them anyway.

    Rocky

  10. MigejCojode
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    Here's some reading for you. With timing at TDC, and free flowing intake and exhaust you require 96 octane on a 9:1 compression ratio. (after reading it twice I couldn't decide if that was RON or MON)

    Retard 5 degrees, lean out your fuel mixture and you should be good for 87 (that's how yamaha does it with a restrictive intake and a lean mixture)

    Regardless of your octane gas still releases the same amount of energy. Octane allows you to run higher compression ratios and increase volumetric efficiency without pre ignition. The rule when I was hopping up cars was 8:1 was regular 87 octane, 9:1 was mid grade 89 octane, 10:1 was premium 91 octane.

    Thus if you put a free flowing intake and exhaust on your ride consider 89 octane.

    answers.com

    stason.org

    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/autos/gasoline-faq/part3/section-1.html

  11. Zeuz
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    I was wondering what would be the best second mod to do to my bike. I bought a windsheild,for the first. Only thing is i dont have alot of extra money to buy new exhaust,hypercharger,etc. Any tips thanks. It can be for looks, or performance.
    Any use for a Sissy bar?

  12. jahram5445
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    If I remember correctly, The sticker under the seat calls for a low octane fuel. Such as 87 or 89 octane. I had this discussion with my son. His croutch rocket calls for a high oct. but our cruisers don't. My question is if you don't run the recommended octane will it mess up the computer or the o2 sensor?

  13. JuzdSdewe
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    No. The timing is SET/, (as far as its own adjustments), pcm/ignition wise.
    Running higher octane rating than the bike is designed for actually makes the bike run SLOWER.
    The higher the octane of the fuel, the slower the fuel burns. YOu advance your timing (or make it so it advances earlier), to make up for this (in a simple state).

    Bottom line, you're wasting your money putting in premium, (or basically anything higher then 87 octane).

    Prove it to yourself. PUt in a tankful of premium, and do a 'seat of the pants' test. I guarantee the bike will run slower. (been there, done that).

    The bike is designed to run on 87 octane. The timing, (no matter what the compression is), is made to run with 87 octane. IF you run the bike lean, (which usually running aftermarket pipes and a different intake system on it), will sometimes do, (all bikes are different ), even THEN running a higher octane fuel will maybe 'bandaid' the concern, but what you need is MORE fuel, not more octane.
    That's why adding a cobra fuel processor (or other such magic box), HELPS greatly with certain driveability concerns.

    Even after adding the cobra (or whatever), fuel processor, you still do NOT need higher octane fuel.

  14. kdhiele
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    i was meaning to type 87 octane

  15. unpitten
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    Cheap mod's:
    As already suggested, drill the air box and exhaust, $20.00 for the necessary tools (assuming you have a drill already).

    Horn upgrade and relocation $16.00

    Lay down plate mod with chrome plate bracket, $12.00 for everything-- $30.00 if going with LED lights for the plate.

    Grips with Throttle Boss, $70- $80.

    Sylvania H4 SliverStar bulb $20.00

    Gas tanks mod $0.00

    Debadge everything $0.00

  16. SdeweinFL
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    Don't forget the Anti-Demon Bell - that is a MANDATORY mod - but someone has to give it to you. Worst case, you buy it, give it to them, and then they re-gift it to you.

  17. chaser38
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    As a lot of the mods posted are virtually free, may I suggest you spend your money in this order:

    1. Proper and safe Riding attire
    2. RSTD Bars
    3. Windscreen Fit
    4. Safety Features (loud horn, improved lighting)
    5. New Seat (if needed)
    6. Performance enhancements (pipes, fuel processor, air kit)

    I know it's the upside-down pyramid of fun, but.... you asked. I would rather be safe and comfortable and have a slower and more quiet bike (to start).

    After a week or so, go crazy!

  18. SdeweinFL
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    I have to admit, that Chaz hit a homerun on what he listed first - proper riding attire. Sometimes we forget that staying alive and in one piece should always come first.

  19. ttt153
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    Na... Let's all ride naked!

  20. Lucgj574
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    Don't forget the Anti-Demon Bell - that is a MANDATORY mod - but someone has to give it to you. Worst case, you buy it, give it to them, and then they re-gift it to you.
    Amen, Steve! The first thing that went on my new 1300 was my bell, which came off my previous bike and has been with me since a riding buddy gave it to me many years ago. I've also been proud to give bells to a number of other riders over the years.

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