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a few extra hp's on 954

I was wondering what you guys think the best pipe is for the 954 (sound and preformance). Also does anybody know of some "cheap" mods that won't sacrifice dependability? I went to laguna seca this year and when I rode my bike it felt like my bike had a turbo. I get back home to 7000 ft and I reallized i went from a liter bike to a 600 in 1000 miles. I would like to at least try and squeeze a few more ponies out of her if I can. Please give me some info if you've got it.
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Re: a few extra hp's on 954

Install a Power Commander and have it professionally mapped at your "home" altitude to 12.8~13.0 to 1. The stock ECU can only compensate for a 2500 ft variance from mean standard (240 ft above sea level). If you are considering an exhaust system (like your post mentions), install it before you have the map done. You will never be able to get quite as much power as you found at sea level, but with a good map and a system, you probably won't lose more than a few HP.
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Re: a few extra hp's on 954

abtech,

I agree with your recommendations, but I have a side question. My apologies for threadjacking fuk!

What is Grattan elevation? I am currently set up for 881 ft above sea level.

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Re: a few extra hp's on 954

~ 320 feet above sea level . . .
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Re: a few extra hp's on 954

Thanks, I will look into all that except maybe the nos (don't need to wheelie at 120). Is there any pcm's or pipes that are the "best for the 54. One that maybe you guys seen make bigger numbers on the dyno?
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~ 320 feet above sea level . . .
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Thanks, I will look into all that except maybe the nos (don't need to wheelie at 120). Is there any pcm's or pipes that are the "best for the 54. One that maybe you guys seen make bigger numbers on the dyno?
The Arata has posted the absolute largest gains, although the Micron and Hindle were within 2 HP. The Hindle also scores the best on the lower midrange (3500 through 5000 RPM), while only about 2 HP short of the Arata up on top . . .

All of these will net you around 12 pounds less weight as well . . .
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Re: a few extra hp's on 954

I doubt the Micron will lose as much weight as the Arata Abtech, being Stainless and all.
For just a muffler though, I'd ONLY go Micron. It's the ONLY pipe I've seen give the 954 power. But full system, definately Arata.
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Re: a few extra hp's on 954

........."It's the ONLY pipe I've seen give the 954 power. "


I am very happy with my Akrapovic full system (PCIIIr also). I had it dynoed here in S. Florida.... at sea level, and saw 138.6HP @70ft/lbs torque. I saw numbers on a Micron around 137. The nite I dynoed mine a guy did a 954 with a Yosh slip on and only squeezed out 130.
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I doubt the Micron will lose as much weight as the Arata Abtech, being Stainless and all.
For just a muffler though, I'd ONLY go Micron. It's the ONLY pipe I've seen give the 954 power. But full system, definately Arata.
My Hindle was stainless with an aluminum can. Everything including the bracketry and assorted springs and bolts weighed under 11 pounds. According to Dan's scales the Arata weighs 2 oz less than the Hindle. I never actually weighed the Serpent, so I can't hazard a guess on that one.
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Re: a few extra hp's on 954

Ti is actually heavier than most alloys - but it is STRONGER - thus, you can make it much thinner, and this is why it is light. This is also why a good stainless system will weight about the same as a Ti system.

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