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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-28-2015, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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next up air cleaner and tuner?

im thinking about getting a new airbox, i see alot about the thunder stuff...

has anybody used the thunder tornado?

or should i stick with the thunder round?
http://www.thundermfg.com/store/inde...t_detail&p=508



also should i just have it dyno tuned and flashed? or do the tuner?

i was looking at the dobeck EJK Fuel Controller - GEN 3.5

or TFI Fuel Controller - GEN 2

http://www.dobeckperformance.com/vie...?vehicleid=563

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i should mention, i only care about performance. i cant see what the bike looks like when im riding it anyway

and any real numbers would be nice, i cant find much in the way of actual dyno reports, i do have the freedom performance 2 into one exhaust pipes

i've read enough good reviews about both and ass dyno results for the intakes but which is ultimatly better?

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i should mention, i only care about performance. i cant see what the bike looks like when im riding it anyway

and any real numbers would be nice, i cant find much in the way of actual dyno reports, i do have the freedom performance 2 into one exhaust pipes

i've read enough good reviews about both and ass dyno results for the intakes but which is ultimatly better?
Check with RacnRay, he has a cycle shop here in South FL. He posts real world dyno results regularly. With different configuration. His Vaquero is putting out about 89 HP and 103 ft. Lbs of torque. He has about 36 years experience working on bikes.

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I have the thunder tornado on my vaquero. I like the performance and the looks of it. It was real easy to install. I would recommend that you get the throttle body gasket at the same time and install it as well. It will be louder than the stock intake. Kawasaki did a good job at making the intake noise quit. That being said a lot of riders complain about the intake noise after they installed other kits. I personally don't have a problem with the sound of the intake from it. What else would you like to know.
Ray has been trying to get me to his shop to dyno the bike with my set up forever. One day Ray I'll get there...lol

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Check with RacnRay, he has a cycle shop here in South FL. He posts real world dyno results regularly. With different configuration. His Vaquero is putting out about 89 HP and 103 ft. Lbs of torque. He has about 36 years experience working on bikes.
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I have the thunder tornado on my vaquero. I like the performance and the looks of it. It was real easy to install. I would recommend that you get the throttle body gasket at the same time and install it as well. It will be louder than the stock intake. Kawasaki did a good job at making the intake noise quit. That being said a lot of riders complain about the intake noise after they installed other kits. I personally don't have a problem with the sound of the intake from it. What else would you like to know.
Ray has been trying to get me to his shop to dyno the bike with my set up forever. One day Ray I'll get there...lol
YEP...STILL WAITING...

The 1700's I have had on my dyno with exhaust, BAK and tuning make in the 79-82 H.P. with tork in the 98-102 pnds area.

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...The 1700's I have had on my dyno with exhaust, BAK and tuning make in the 79-82 H.P. with tork in the 98-102 pnds area.RACNRAY


do you have any experiance with the tornado? would you use it over the round filter? or is it nominal differance, if is nominal im not sure which id get, probabaly the tornado.

what about tuning Racnray? do you suggest just a ecu flash, or getting a programmer?

i live about as far away as you can get from florida in the lower 48...

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Mines getting the RacnRay treatment this week. Can't wait
Looks like, me you, captj3 and Ray are not too far from one another. We should all meet at Ray's shop in Hallandale and have a Dyno day. I am in Coral Springs, FL

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Looks like, me you, captj3 and Ray are not too far from one another. We should all meet at Ray's shop in Hallandale and have a Dyno day. I am in Coral Springs, FL
I have plans on this Thursday barring weather, Friday at worst case. But we should all meet one Sunday to ride

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self edification...

a write up link for the EJK http://www.riderforums.com/general-m...r-install.html

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