Originally posted by viocurse
Once i get all settled into my new apartment in the next month or so i want to start putting more money into the bike. Now, i know this is the most annoying newbie questions but it has to be asked. I know I always hated it when some renob came on the f-body boards and asked us what to do to make his v6 fast, but i'm the renob now... so...
I expect the standard F-body answer is similar to the standard motorcycle answer: If you want more power, trade up to a more powerful bike. You'll spend less money, get better results, and even have a factory warranty.
That's not to say there's anything wrong with the F3. It's a great bike, plenty fast, comfortable enough to ride all day, and, on the right twisty road, better than sex (well, better than mediocre sex anyway).
But if you've just got
to have more power, save your money and trade up to a used 929. You'll get 50% more cubic inches, about 25 fewer lbs, and almost a full second in the quarter-mile.
What kind of gains are expected from a slip-on or a full exhaust?
Maybe 5+hp on the top end. But the real worry is midrange. Some full systems boost peak power but crater the torque curve in midrange. Not
an even trade, IMHO. Get dyno chart from the pipe manufacturer before you decide.
A pre-engineered set of jets, needles, and other hardware needed to modify the carburetors for better performance.