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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-11-2015, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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If there were any lingering doubts...

OK....so I spent the better half of today tuning up my 2013 for up for my upcoming excursion to the Sierra Nevadas (more info on my upcoming trip can be found here). Completed the following maintenance tasks/mods: changed oil and filter, changed plugs, synced the throttle bodies, adjusted and lubed chain, removed evap canister (CA model) and re-routed vacuum hoses to the throttle bodies (also known as the "vacuum hose mod" here on the forum). Incredibly the bike has never felt better - totally smoothed out the throttle response, no more low rpm jerkiness, very responsive power delivery. I can go on and on about how much better the bike is performing now. I was shocked after test riding. Sure enough, the bike is a dream now (significantly more then it was prior to the maintenance). I will not be surprised if I see an increase in mpg's as well (TBD). If any of you had any doubts about the impact that these steps can have on the overall performance of the bike (like I did), it's time you put them to rest and just do it (Search the forum for "TB sync", "vac hose mod", "removing evap canister", "changing plugs", etc.). And of course a special shout out to Invader who, not surprisingly, appears multiple times on each of these threads offering his invaluable V wisdom and technical insight to the tasks describe. Thank you again Invader!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2015, 12:17 AM
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+1 One of the best mods I have done as well.


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Were the TB out my much?
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Not way out, but enough to need correction. The right side was up a bit over the left. I was surprised to find that the case given that my bike only has 6500 miles on it.

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