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Emasculated at the stoplight

Sitting there waiting for the light to change and low and behold another bike pulls up next to me. Judging by the looks of things is was a Suzuki GSX-R (what size I don't know). I don't think I need to say anymore.. he had me beat.

In general what are some things you can do performance wise to increase power on the Versys. I'm trying to pick fact from fiction. I have heard for example slip-on exhausts don't actually increase power they are just for sound. So a whole new exhaust system? And juice boxes just seem too good (too easy fix) to be true.

Kawdawg and fasteddie seem to be the forum vets and the masters of knowledge.

In all honesty I know I don't need more power, but theoretically speaking if I am next to that bike again, whats going to help me win??
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Sitting there waiting for the light to change and low and behold another bike pulls up next to me. Judging by the looks of things is was a Suzuki GSX-R (what size I don't know). I don't think I need to say anymore.. he had me beat.

In general what are some things you can do performance wise to increase power on the Versys. I'm trying to pick fact from fiction. I have heard for example slip-on exhausts don't actually increase power they are just for sound. So a whole new exhaust system? And juice boxes just seem too good (too easy fix) to be true.

Kawdawg and fasteddie seem to be the forum vets and the masters of knowledge.

In all honesty I know I don't need more power, but theoretically speaking if I am next to that bike again, whats going to help me win??

Theres nothing you could do to your Versys to win against a GSX-R. So the next time he pulls up next to you just nod and say nice bike.....

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Change the front and rear sprockets
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If you should decide on going with a larger rear sprocket be prepared to work on your wheelie skills.
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I was already contemplating adding some teeth to the rear sprocket. Nothing too drastic though I would prefer to keep 2 wheels on the ground
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Theres nothing you could do to your Versys to win against a GSX-R. So the next time he pulls up next to you just nod and say nice bike.....
I figured as much.
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An instant before the light turns green, reach over and hit his kill switch. You will easily beat him off the line.

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An instant before the light turns green, reach over and hit his kill switch. You will easily beat him off the line.
Haha, that is a great idea.. until he catches back up to me
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If it wad a 600, you might be able to best him to 30 mph. Then it is over, but he may end up wheeling himself when you surprise him with your launch.

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I figured as much.

The oldest step-son has a GSX-R 750 and its pretty damn quick.

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but theoretically speaking if I am next to that bike again, whats going to help me win??
One of these



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A Versys is not going to win against a GSX-R of any capacity
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Remember this most sports bike have tall first gear. You will beat him in a launch then as Joe says they go by by!!!!
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a bigger pair of balls.....
but really , the versys is a touring bike not a crotch rocket.. if you wanna goo faster get its brother the ninja or a sex3sex..... i sometimes regret getting rid of mine :/

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OK, biting the troll bait.....

With all due respect, grow up.

If it's someone who wants to race on a public road, pull over and let him/her get far ahead. Remind yourself that you've got a PDG motorcycle and let them do whatever they need to feel good about themselves.
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...In general what are some things you can do performance wise to increase power on the Versys.

Kawdawg and fasteddie seem to be the forum vets and the masters of knowledge.

In all honesty I know I don't need more power, but theoretically speaking if I am next to that bike again, whats going to help me win??
To answer the LAST question - nothing! Which begs the question - WHY do you want to race him on the street?

Now, to answer the FIRST - check out the flat-trackers, winning w/ Kawi PT engines, making 90 to 100 hp, 750cc (I believe), and ALL it'll co$t you are cubic $, AFTER you meet the right crew-chief.

And I think "invader" (forum vet) might have an answer for you.
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After a few hard runs through the gears on mine I will say there probably isn't many bikes out there that are slower than the versys. Best bet is not to race anything and just enjoy the ride. There are certainly much better choices for stoplight wars
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Increasing power is certainly possible, but you'd also need a wheelie bar to lay it all to the ground... Then again, you could drop the chassis and slap on an extended swingarm to go with the turbocharger, or simply a complete engine swap.
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In all honesty I know I don't need more power, but theoretically speaking if I am next to that bike again, whats going to help me win??
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