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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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VN900C Hyper Charger?

Does anyone have a hyper charger on their Vn900c? If so was there any noticeable gains? Was it constantly getting in the way of your leg? Let me know your opinion!


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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 06:35 PM
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Hi Mike!

Since you haven't received any responses, I thought I'd jump in.

The previous owner installed a Cobra PowrPro tuner, PowrFlo Intake, and Speedster Slashdown pipes. I have nothing to compare it to tell you how it was before the upgrades (sorry). But I can tell you its plenty fast, and sounds mean, and delicious. I'm very happy with these mods. The intake does not get in my way, although again, I can't compare it to stock. Its possible I would be more aware of it if I had a stock intake previously. But again, I'm totally happy with this setup, and wouldn't change it.

Any reason you are looking at Kuryakyn instake vs Cobra? Have you changed the pipes, and added (or plan to add) a tuner?

I've attached a pic of mine to see how it looks.

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By the picture it appears that the air intake it pretty much flush to the tank. Am I correct in that assumption? If so than it probably only sticks out an additional inch or so from the stock filter. Iím just trying to justify the 300 dollar add on lol. Looks real nice though.


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Because the opening of the intake is facing forward it becomes a "ram air" intake. So when your driving with the oem intake the engine had to suck in air. With a ram air intake air is forced into the motor. Think of it as a less effective poor man's turbo

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Because the opening of the intake is facing forward it becomes a "ram air" intake. So when your driving with the oem intake the engine had to suck in air. With a ram air intake air is forced into the motor. Think of it as a less effective poor man's turbo

Compared to OEM, is there a detectable performance or efficiency difference at any speed? Specifically highway cruising speed (60 to 75 mph)?

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By the picture it appears that the air intake it pretty much flush to the tank. Am I correct in that assumption? If so than it probably only sticks out an additional inch or so from the stock filter. I’m just trying to justify the 300 dollar add on lol. Looks real nice though.


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Mike - I took a couple more pics for you to get a better idea of how much it (doesn't) stick out.

Have you priced out exhaust (and tuner) as well? I really wonder what benefit you would notice without doing the combination of 'in & out' at the same time.

Also - it looks really cool, so that is a benefit.
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Mike - I took a couple more pics for you to get a better idea of how much it (doesn't) stick out.

Have you priced out exhaust (and tuner) as well? I really wonder what benefit you would notice without doing the combination of 'in & out' at the same time.

Also - it looks really cool, so that is a benefit.


I already have the cobra full exhaust and tuner installed.


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Excellent! Well then get one already!

Also, are you considering the Cobra PowrFlo Intake, or the Kuryakyn Hypercharger?

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I don't have the exhaust yet, but recently added the air flow kit and the tuner and notice a smoother ride, slight, very slight, HP bump, but between that and the looks, I'm happy. Now if a set of cobra long pipes shows up in the classifieds, I will be very happy.

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Excellent! Well then get one already!



Also, are you considering the Cobra PowrFlo Intake, or the Kuryakyn Hypercharger?


I like the look of the kuryakyn hypercharger but I not convinced it will fit my bike.


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