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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Need for speed

I have a 09 900 custom SE I'm looking to get some more power out of it. So far this is what I've done.

Tornadoe air intake
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is their anything else I can do to get more power out of it? I know it's not a sport bike by any means, but it just doesn't pull all that hard through any gears. Or am I better off just buying a used sport bike for a second bike for the days I have the need for speed.
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Get the sport bike. what it costs for "power extras" is around the cost of a used sport bike, my cruiser is for we, the other is for me ....

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Other than chrome on the bike i have not altered the power train at all, only thing i am going to change there is the aircleaner cover. The 650 has 85 hp and a 12.500 red line ..
enough get up and go to clear the cobwebs. Cheers Maurice

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I've never rode a sport bike should I go big? I was thinking like a 1000cc should be enough or would you think it's way to much to start on?
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1000cc or go bigger, well the 600 cc sport bikes will do 165 + MPH with 0-60 in the 3 second area.

You might want to consider something like the Kawasaki 650; its still a 130 MPH bike, and 12 quarter's with a nice romp when you twist the wick. It will accelerate with a Corvette. Also the Sv 650 from Suzuki is good; now its called a Gladius I think.

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Na, i sold my 08 Bandit 1250 for my cruiser, just more comfortable for long range trips for both me and my girl, I had a 650 and 600 sport before that, top speed is still around 135 mph, nice and light to flick around, cheap on insurance, cheap to buy,

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I like to tour a bit, hence the luggage on most, going to the Grand Canyon on my 1250 2 years ago with a friend who had a 650 V star cruiser, 10000 kms in 14 days, convinced me that the mobile couch was the way to travel.

See what is out there in the used market that appeals to you, everybody has different tastes, you will know what you want when you see it ,,,, I do like watercooled / fuel injected bikes as a preference, easy starting in cold temps, less hp loss in summer.
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I've been looking at the super and turbo charged hayabusa's man do they look fun. Just watching the videos on YouTube, they crack the throttle and it's like snapping your fingers and the speedo is pegged out.
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If you're gonna go big then go all the way to the 1800+ cc's. But keep in mind that even then you're still riding a cruiser. A bigger cruiser will pull harder and you will feel the torque stronger and will handle better on highway speeds but again it still a cruiser. Depending on your weight your 900 should keep up with any large stock cruiser (keep up, not beat them) any day so if you have a need for speed then a sport bike will do the trick. I have a need for speed too so saving for at least a 600cc super sport bike. I've riden larger bikes like the Honda VTX 1800 and the Suzuki M109R and again you feel the extra power and torque but they're still cruisers.


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I've never rode a sport bike should I go big? I was thinking like a 1000cc should be enough or would you think it's way to much to start on?
A thousand will be quite enough to make you sh*t your pants.

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Yea, the power does kind of get exlposive, and the weight of R1, CBR 1000, etc is low, like 440 - 450 wet. They do fly, SR71 like.

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