Well nomadic I can only assume that the one thing they have found is so many people have made the can change to make the bike louder & owners claiming an amazing to some good increase in power PLUS it makes their bike a bit different to someone elses's change in another can. So appearance & sound.
As for the PC3 because it is understood to make an outstanding improvement. Yet in many cases when they run into starting problems often those that have had them come out with the suggesting that they by-pass the PC 1, 11, & 111.
The cutting of the rear porting of the mudguard is strictly appearance. I remember we had a oil rig driller from Texas up in the Alberta Province & actually lived in Edmonton my home town. He immediately removed his front mudgard because that was the fad in Texas & Calif but he did not take into consideration the rain & the mud/dirt, cinder to gravel roads so felt like a bit of a fool, yet was a good friend to most of us including myself with part ownership of the m/c shop.
I agree with you just a set of braided SS of Kevlar front brake lines is a better move then any of the chap's proposed changes to his Suzy.
Same chap from Texas upgraded himself to a 1000cc Vincent HRD Rapide C to also do an immediate switch from the flat handle bars for a set of Flanders bars then had me make longer clutch, throttle, & brake cables as he had obtained some 8" raisers though after a few runs with us other Vincent riders he went back to buying a set of flat handle-bars. Joe (the chap from Texas & one of my better friends at the time) was simply one that liked to be different in his own way be in right or wrong---you had to prove it to him. We all claimed that his Father had to be from England due to his subborn wrong ways.
Oh yes with his 500cc Velocette purchased directly from me he took of the can feeling it was more powerful. Put it back on again for I took a stock Royal Enfield to prove it was sensless to remove the can for claimed power increase.
For the interest of the m/c Club our head mechanic & I put on a display of a timed strip on a road with the bike in stock form, then with muffler removed to prove a drop in speed, then a well tuned straight pipe (the mechanic was one of the best in tuning comp bikes) along with easy to adjust same but adjusted carb that gained in speed over the removed muffler bit, BUT still not as much as stock---------end result is most stuck their stock mufflers back on. Not to mention problems with exhaust ports damaged with the removal of the muffler over time.
Last edited by Smitty; 11-12-2006 at 09:54 AM.