Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
In order to get meaningful gains you need to do all three. DANAD, you say it runs fine, but have you pulled the plugs? You could be running lean, even at your altitude (as these bikes are pretty lean from the factory)
You can do pipes and intake, but you won't have any extra fuel; so no more power.
You can do pipes and processor, but there won't be any more air because of a restrictive intake.
You can do intake and processor, but there still won't be any more air because the restrictive stock exhaust and cats won't allow exhaust gases to escape, thus there will be no room for all the new air!
Alone or two at a time you can get mild gains, but it all comes together (and runs right!) when you have all three. If you are really serious about wanting your bike to run well and perform the best it possibly can, pony up and take it to a Dyno. Every bike is difference, guesswork (using maps for similarly configured 900's) can get you in the ballpark but if you want it to really pull, get it on a Dyno.
Folks who have done 'the big three' AND got it on a Dyno, have reported some pretty incredibly gains, some getting close to 100hp I've heard.
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Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT