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post #1 of 18 Old 12-06-2008, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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X-TRE: my thoughts

I"ll be installing this tomorrow (Sunday) and will have some detailed thoughts about the mod. I have logged over 8,000 miles on the bike in stock trim, so needless to say, my butt is pretty calibrated to the stock performance and I should be able to detect a difference in power delivery in the lower RPMs.

In the meanwhile, before anyone puts up a sign, here are some of the bike being prepped for install tomm. Oh, i also be putting in a BMC race air filter!

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What my stock looked like.


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your going to see a diff. with the NEW Filter alone so your results will be skewed
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lmao i was thinking that too hahaha
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Sweet but unfortunately I can't stop drooling over the MV!!
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lmao i was thinking that too hahaha
...and I just don't say that blindly. I had a slip-on with stock dirty filter and when I replaced it with a BMC street actually gained 5hp...although a week apart on the dyno it was the same conditions and Dyno plus time of day, and same operator and I did feel the extra if that's possible once I had that combo meaning a clean Filter and a Slip-on.


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ok so i installed the TRE and that was a success; i only tried the hard setting in 6th gear; I went on a 5 min jaunt in 40 degree weather so I didn't want to push going fast or anything right out of the neighborhood. Overall, in partial throttle, it does seem like its got a bit more oomph ; its nothing overwhelming where the surge of power is gonna kill you; it just seems like its a bit more willing to haul. When I get out in the twisties on a proper day, i'll be able to evaluate it further... If you got a spare 100 something bucks, it can't hurt, but i dont feel like its a MUST DO mod...
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Well, where are the install pics???




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I installed the X-TRE last weekend and went for a long ride. I'm good on turns and after 1000 miles on the ussual roads I got used to the bike. After installing the TRE set on hard, I had some trouble with throttle control in the turns. I took a couple minutes to set it to soft, and for my style of riding it worked better. In my opinion, hard is a good setting for drag racing. Installation was easy, 30-45 minutes.

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unfortunately, as the instructions call for splicing wires from the ECU, i was too pre-occupied with that and forgot to take pics LOL.

The weather is not good enough to ride for me and i haven't had a chance to do a proper outing so i can't comment as to whether 6th gear setting makes it twitchy or not.. I def think that the hard setting makes partial response act more responsive and powerful, i'll be doing some back to back tests with the TRE off and in Hard mode when the weather clears up
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