I too have picked up a new 18' 10R this year and was worried about the warranty. Then the next day I ordered a 3/4 system, BMC filter, and sent out my ECU haha. If an issue does come up that I actually need the dealer to fix something (very little faith in my local shop) I could always flash back to stock and bolt on the cat. To be perfectly honest tho, the gains were noticeable but very hard to truly feel a difference on the street.Hi Ddipaola
I took a look to the grave systems and indeed look like a great option and better price . With the suspension I tried the settings from the other post and what I found out is that for the first 10 to 15 min of riding it works great but once oil heat up the front became to bouncy specialty in the front. I will post my results on the suspension post.
Thank you for the grave recommendation. The only thing is that I will need to stick with slip-on for now because if I put a full exhaust and flash the ecu the dealer told me it will get the bike out of warranty .
Thanks for the Feedback.You can get just as many gains with a slip-on now-a-days as you can with a full exhaust. Kawi did a good job on the stock headers to run them with an aftermarket! Even Brock's, who's flagship products are his exhausts, admits that the engineers now-a-days do some crazy (good) things to regulate exhaust fumes and move the air out the engine. Graves sells both a cat-eliminating and cat-back slip-on depending on what you wanna do. The cat back will take you 10 min to get on and off. The cat-elim will take about 45 min after removing the cables & stuff. Food for thought. The OEM CAT and muffler are slip on (vs welded) so no cutting is necessary.
I'm not sure if flashing the ECU would void the warranty, I would look into it. If you are able to flash though the most reliable big-name guys to play it safe are Shnitz, Brocks, ACE Perf, & Don Guhl. All those guys work together to turn these bikes into beasts. Shnitz has proven 190hp+ with a slip-on and stock filter so that might be your best bet. You'll notice the power. Flashing and an exhaust can open up 40+HP! We're talking 20%+ more power & 12%+ more torque if that's what you're into. FYI there's some recalls on these bikes out there too. A CCT and the transmission recall. Just makes sure your VIN isn't affected and you're good to go. Your dealer likely fixed those before selling the bike though; it would be stupid of them not to... but definitely check because some idiot on here blew off the re-call and then blew-up his transmission. :lol: dead serious.
Good to hear! And yeah if you want more mid-range I would definitely consider a flash (if you've got the funds of course). A cheaper alternative would be going -1 in the front or -1+2. I've heard good things about mid-range improvements just on the -1. I bought a 16T gear for my bike but I haven't installed it yet. If I get a chance to throw it on this week I'll let you know my thoughts.Thanks for the Feedback.
So I checked the VIN and fortunately no Recall for this one.
I love the bike power but some times you are right I wish some more mid range specialty if I'm passing a car in a small road section.
Those small areas where I just want to pass and go back to normal speed. Once I'm a year with the bike I will start thinking on taking to the track .
Please let me know how that go with the -1 that is a quick update and cheap :grin2:. So far I feel more confident with the suspension setup. It doesn't feel like the brick from the beginning that it was bouncing on every single road bump. Now I can feel the travel of the front tire and is a nice plush but constant contact feedback with the road. Today I leaned the bike more that I had ever leaned since I got it and it felt nice and smooth.Good to hear! And yeah if you want more mid-range I would definitely consider a flash (if you've got the funds of course). A cheaper alternative would be going -1 in the front or -1+2. I've heard good things about mid-range improvements just on the -1. I bought a 16T gear for my bike but I haven't installed it yet. If I get a chance to throw it on this week I'll let you know my thoughts.