Originally Posted by sonofarex
sounds sweet man... today was my first ride with my new power commander and jardine exhaust... holy god damn do those high mounts ever sound good
next step is definately a 15/41 chain conversion
oh and what difference do you think the lighter chain makes? as for feel, how would you describe it?
honestly....i can't tell the difference. normally my ass-dyno works well, but in this case, i went from stock to 15/42, then back
to 15/41. had i planned my testing and increased my changes in order, i might be able to give you a better answer.. i don't know that you could "feel" a lighter chain, (lost rotating mass) but it adds to the big picture and the overall performance. at least in my warped mind........
the stock gearing, IMHO, smothers the RC. by changing to 15/41, it lets the bike start out easier, accellerate quicker and makes it seem more spirited and performance minded. not that it was bad with the stock 16/40 gears, but this really wakes it up. even if you use your stock 530 chain and just change the gears to 15/41, you'll be pleased with the results. i'd gar-un-tee it, mang.
i'd love to have aftermarket exhaust. i heard JAMI6989's exhaust one day, (Sato Banzia's i think) and it sounded so cooool. the RC51 almost sounds like a V-8 engine with aftermarket exhaust, or at least like no other bike i've ever heard. However, the cost deters me right now and i live in a development where not only can your neighbor hear you fart, but you can hear them say, "Je-zusss" after the smell hits them........