Has anyone installed one of these? How does it look? Any pics on the bike? Dennis Kirk has a good price on them at $68.99.
Wow...To me, the Kuryakyn cover looks much better than stock. And as far as air flow goes, the bike's fuel injected and measures air temp, air pressure, water temp and engine speed (amongst other parameters) and the adjusts fuel air mixture accordingly. So chopping and cutting your air box by the recommendation of someone you have no clue in their qualifications and may have any idea in how all this stuff interacts makes no sense. The replacement airbox case is almost $70 if you need to replace it after a failed mod attempt. Kawasaki has teams of engineers and testers that spend thousands of hours working these things out and if another hole or relocated tube would make the bike perform better; it would already be there. Browse all the forums and you’ll find guys that have replaced their exhausts and ECU’s or complete air boxes or made some half cocked modification and have issues with the fuel injection warning light being on or idling or throttle response or something. Hmmm, wonder why? And those that make claims about performance improvements never ever back them up with pre and post dyno data. In the old anaolg days of carburetion and air/oil cooled engines without concerns for emissions, you could mess with things and make horsepower gains. But with electronic controls on these bikes the manufacturers squeeze out just about every single horsepower they can and still keep the engine reliable. It’s your ride and if you like the look, make it so and don’t worry about someone else’s opinion, even mine. Just for comparison, I bought mine from http://www.westendmotorsports.com/kuryakyn-scoop-cover-vulcan-06up-models-p-21231.html
Count me as another satisfied cover purchaser. I don't need the costly upgrade, if I really wanted it I'd have bought a bigger bike (that's the answer guys if you really want it). Way to go MRSPOCK & Dan20164Has anyone installed one of these? How does it look? Any pics on the bike? Dennis Kirk has a good price on them at $68.99.
Aye, we do wave. Dynos do prove up to a 10% improvement though. Granted, on a 900, that's not a lot, but it proves that the engineers don't do it "perfect" by all standards. In most cases, they design the engines for emissions greatness, not performance greatness...There's a huge aftermarket for all this stuff because as W. C. Fields famously said, "There's a sucker born every minute." It's your ride and have fun playing with it. But as I stated previously; I'm awfully skeptical of these performance improvement claims without being backed up by real data such as before and after dyno runs. Trouble is, I am an engineer and know what it takes to design and build a motorcycle engine and make it perform it's best. There are dozens and dozens of parameters that go into all the decisions required. Myself, I wouldn't spend $300 or $400 for a big air kit with the idea of gaining a puported hp or 2 let alone a couple of grand on a new exhaust and aftermarket ECU.What are you going to get, maybe, maybe 3-4hp if you're lucky? When I'm riding, the bike and I weigh almost 900 pounds, I doubt a couple horsepower are going to make a discernable difference. I'd buy a bigger bike for that money. Just saying. But a bike becomes a personal thing and an extension of one's self with how we dress them up and modify them to make them our own. There are things I'd spend money on and someone else wouldn't and vice versa. But when we're riding, we all wave to each other don't we?
Thanks, I think I’m goanna do a hyper charger and probably the Britt fender with the mimic wheels, why? Because I love taking a perfectly engineered bike and making it my own!Sarge, that's a LOT of chrome! I almost need shades just to look at the pic! I do like how that kury cover looks as compared to stock.