If changing the intake and exhaust on the bike really does not add any performance, why then would I just change the pipes and then stop? Would a FI controller not make more sense, leaving exhaust and intake stock?
I have already changed out the stock pipes to a set of Black ones from an SE. I like the black, and did not want to spend the $600+ on a pair of after market. I also modified the stock intake, and noticed a little enhanced performance.
I will probably go with the BAK at this point because of the looks, everything else being the same. I loved the bike stock, but at some point you change things for looks and others for utility.
My dealer looked at my bike for trade in value about six months ago. With a couple thousand in parts for upgrades, he said that the bike was only worth about 4k. He told me that it was too customized, it may not be to any one else's liking. I said Thank You, it is my bike and I did not make any of the changes for anyone else to like.
'08 VULCAN 900 Custom
Mustang 2 Up Seat / Mustang Tank Cover
Cobra Back Rest w/ Plate
Cobra Luggage Rack
Willie & Max Revolution Bags
Memphis Shades Windshield
Kuryakyn Iso Grips w/ Throttle Boss
Dually Rear Pegs