Help me pick next mod

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Help me pick next mod

Post by slowdown » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:20 am

What should I do next?

So far my 2014 BLACK 1290R has 14,300 miles. Back road smashing, commuting, camping trips, coffee runs, and my first track day scheduled for June.

Mods include:
Yoshi Tail Tidy
KTM Powerparts luggage racks
CustomLED Blaster X Integrated tail light
SW Mototech engine guards
RAM Mount Phone Holder
CRG bar end mirrors
Remus De-cat and Hypercone
Akra Map loaded
SAS blocked off, but not removed (dealer did it during re-map to stop backfiring)
PP heated grips
PP Galfer front and rear rotors

What next? What wold be either a great performance upgrade, or great convenience or aesthetic upgrade? I love this bike!!

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Re: Help me pick next mod

Post by HDKAWKTM » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:17 pm

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Oberion Clutch Slave.

Or
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KTM quick release tank bag?

Or anything Evotech makes
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Re: Help me pick next mod

Post by headinnorth » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:01 am

Rottweiler intake.

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Re: Help me pick next mod

Post by Spiff » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:45 am

I agree with both. I have Evotech sliders and rad guard. All good stuff. My Rotweiler intake is waiting on the piggy bank.

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Re: Help me pick next mod

Post by Gimlet » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:11 am

headinnorth wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:01 am
Rottweiler intake.
This. Very encouraging piece in Performance Bike magazine in the UK this month. They took a 2014 SDR staff bike that had the full Akra system and map but was otherwise standard and added a stage 4 Rotty with intakes and PC3. They also added the ignition tuning module.

They did three runs. The first on the standard bike made 169.8 bhp and 103.35 lb/ft of torque at the rear wheel, which is pretty good.

With the Stage 4 kit fitted it made 170.21 bhp and 106.49 lb/ft

With the Stage 4 plus ignition module and remap it made 175.28 bhp and 108.52 ft/lb. At the rear wheel...

And when they'd finished with it peak power came in 1000 rpm earlier and there was 11bhp more at 5000 rpm and a much flatter and stronger torque curve everywhere.

Its the only mod in town for me now.

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Post by Spiff » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:34 am

I think the bike in question is Lamb Chops. Check out this link.

https://youtu.be/YtXYCNLslTo

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Post by Gimlet » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:22 pm

Cool. That'#s the one. Didn't realise that was Lambchop. Useful vid that. Sounds fab too..
Nice to see a true before and after for a change and to see the shape of the power and torque curves discussed. That's so much more important than the headline figures. I thought those curves were as close to textbook perfect as I've ever seen.

And the price..?

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Post by Spiff » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:19 am

I was impressed as well. I am planning to do pretty much everything he did, with a stock exhaust. I will do a decat, but want to see what the stock headers and can will do. The biggest reason is that the full system is just to expensive, but keeping the volume down is also a goal.

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Re: Help me pick next mod

Post by muckweed » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:41 am

Blimey, stage 4 rotty, stacks, PCV and ignition module, that’s £1000! Plus dyno time and mapping. Nothings cheap!

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Re: Help me pick next mod

Post by slowdown » Thu May 31, 2018 1:22 am

Ya'll sold me. I added a Rottweiler stage 4 intake + Rottweiler stage 2 emissions removal to my cart on Sunday night. I had to drink 3 beers to find the gusto to hit the submit order button... My wallet says ouch, but my soul says yes!

Let's see what on the bike I can break when doing the install!! ... Stay tuned.

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Re: Help me pick next mod

Post by Spiff » Thu May 31, 2018 9:10 am

Fwiw, you may want to look into handle bars. I have a 17, and the sweep was giving me carpal tunnel after a 200 mile ride. Went with a traditional dirtbike bend, and can't be happier. Leans me slightly forward, but no real weigh on my shoulders. I can take my hands off the bars without having to grip the tank. Plus that slight lean makes the highway a breeze. I should note I am 6ft.

Warning, call the company and verify that the area for controls is long enough. Dirtbikes don't have all those buttons.

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