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post #1 of 48 Old 12-01-2004, 1:21 AM Thread Starter
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954s top end sucks?

When I got my 954 the other day, I emailed one of my (Suzuki-riding) buddies and this is what wrote back (this guy is a gun rider on road and track by the way):

"The 954 isn't a bad bike, and I don't mind how flighty it feels. It makes it
quite exciting to ride at times. No ram air is probably the worst thing
about 954, the top end sucks on it."

Given that I think the 954 has awesome power anywhere above 3000 rpm, his comment made me smile - especially as I know he was being serious.

Or, am I one of the few that doesn't feel that the 954s "top end sucks"?

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Re: 954s top end sucks?

I think the 954 does lack a little top end in standard trim, 1st and second gear are fine but I feel it is noticable in 3rd gear or above. I still have the standard exhaust on mine, so I will have to wait untill I get my akrapovic on to see If it still feels lacking then?

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Re: 954s top end sucks?

Compared to the new 1000cc bikes it does lack some top end as standard. You've giving away 15-20HP which is quite a lot I guess.
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Re: 954s top end sucks?

Agreed..But these bikes have most of their power in the mid range which is more user friendly anyways, alot more forgiving for a novice.
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Re: 954s top end sucks?

I have a friend with a 03 gsxr 1000 with a yosh system and pc3r. My 954 has a micron and pc3. I stay with him in 1,2,3, but in 4th he pulls away about 10 feet. Thats as far as he gets away from me. In 5th and 6th we are going the same pace. Thats in a stright line. Now in the curves I own him
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Re: 954s top end sucks?

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Originally Posted by ndj
No ram air is probably the worst thing
about 954."
What do you think the plastic ducts under your risers are?

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Re: 954s top end sucks?

SQUID SQUID SQUID


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I have a friend with a 03 gsxr 1000 with a yosh system and pc3r. My 954 has a micron and pc3. I stay with him in 1,2,3, but in 4th he pulls away about 10 feet. Thats as far as he gets away from me. In 5th and 6th we are going the same pace. Thats in a stright line. Now in the curves I own him
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I have a friend with a 03 gsxr 1000 with a yosh system and pc3r. My 954 has a micron and pc3. I stay with him in 1,2,3, but in 4th he pulls away about 10 feet. Thats as far as he gets away from me. In 5th and 6th we are going the same pace. Thats in a stright line. Now in the curves I own him

Your doing this on a track right? I know, being on this site, that you would never do anything like this on the public roadways.
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Re: 954s top end sucks?

Not ram air anyway
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What do you think the plastic ducts under your risers are?
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Re: 954s top end sucks?

1,2,3,4,5,6 on a track not down here anyway not enaugh strech
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Your doing this on a track right? I know, being on this site, that you would never do anything like this on the public roadways.
Closed road for the straight. Track for the curves. (so threr )
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SQUID SQUID SQUID
Me or my friend?
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Me or my friend?

Both of y'allllllllllllllllll SQUID SQUID SQUID
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Re: 954s top end sucks?

What top end you guys getting? I am one down up front and two up in the rear and still trip the clocks at 154 mph in the quarter mile.
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Re: 954s top end sucks?

A good full system and mapping will give you around 15more ponies, so that will help out heaps.
Jungleboy, why don't you get the Arata system? Cheaper and more power than the Akra. Plus I'll do a great price on them for you as I've got these on special right now.
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