Thanks for those they show a can makes a difference, yours will be interesting to see just a shame you haven't had one done stock.
I know yours now wheelies in 2nd but that may not be more power it may be a hole in the midrange which exagerates the top end, I did say may just to show how mods can be decieving.
I am constantly amazed by people putting exhausts and power commanders on and just riding their bikes without checking they are running right. You could be running massively lean which will make the bike feel sharper so you assume it is better, a few hundred miles later you could have holed pistons ot it could overheat.
In the days before power commanders did people just re-jet their carbs and not check the fuelling on a dyno after ?
No hole in my midrange or pistons
. Roll ons at 4000 RPM get lift in second. I rarely use all my throttle now.
Without the PC, just header/can/filter I know I lost midrange, I could feel it. The PC has given me back that midrange, and more. The pipe has given me a smoother more flexible bottom end, and a dramatically longer power band. The whole RPM range is incredibly smooth, which might be the nicest improvement of all. I used to be aware that I was spinning 6K and should shift, but I can run 6K without even feeling it. I need to look at the tack on the freeway to make sure I'm in 6th. I can blast along in 5th at 6800RPM very smoothly, no buzzing at all.
Was it worth the extra $1000 I put into it? The bike was very nice to begin with. If I wasn't a constant tinkerer and didn't have the extra cash, then I would say leave it alone, and enjoy. Since I did have the cash, and wanted projects, then Yes... it has been worth it. I am very happy with the results. I like the growl from my can, not too loud, just pleasing. I like that I have to hold on tighter than before, and I like that it is going to keep me off a 1000cc machine for that much longer.
Definitely worth it.
A dyno before and after would be nice, but don't have too much faith in dyno readings. they only tell part of the story. They don't actually tell you about driveability. Looking at the stock numbers on paper the Versys would seem like a bit of a wimp compaired to most other 600CC machines, but that's not the case is it? Driveability is not always reflected in the numbers.