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Alright everyone...It took me the better part of 6 hours to complete this cold air intake install along with the TFI Unit from Techlusions, but in the end it was certainly worth it.

These are the products I installed to achieve the numbers you see below.

-Hard Krome 3" Staggered Straights from DG (great looking pipes, they don't blue and they sound awsome and make good power)

-ForceWinder Air Intake from SPC Performance (Awsome looking air intake, great performance, cool intake noise)

-Techlusion's TFI fuel mapping device (small, easy to install, easy to setup and wouldn't have achieve the results below without it).


So without further adu here are the results and some pictures of the beast.

Bone stock from the factory the bike made 62.38 rwhp and 79.15 ft-lbs of
torque.

After the pipes were installed the bike made 64.82 rwhp (4% increase) and 82.50 ft-lbs of torque (4% increase).

With the air intake system installed she's making a whopping 72.93 rwhp (14% increase) and a whopping 93.12 ft-lbs of torque (11% increase).

So to sum it up...I gained almost 11 rwhp from bone stock and a whopping 14 ft-lbs of torque...Plus I got rid of all that emissions stuff, lightened the weight up a tad and it looks a whole lot better in my humble opinion, but don't take my word for it...See it for yourself below.

THIS IS AN UPDATE!!!
I just got my run files from my dyno operator and I'm looking at them in my run viewer...Here's some more revealing information.

Anyone who knows anything about racing knows that peak horsepower is nice, but what you really want is to either move your power curve to the left which means you are making horsepower lower in the revs or you want to see more horsepower at the same RPM...That said, check this out.

Power (Horsepower)
At 4,000 RPM my bike made 54.74 rwhp when it was bone stock, after the pipe and air intake it now makes 68.90 rwhp at 4,000 RPM. That's a 14.16 rwhp increase. That's a 21% increase!

Torque (Twisting Force)
Again at 4,000 RPM my bike made 71.90 ft-lbs of torque when it was bone stock, after the pipe and air intake it now makes 90.50 rwhp at 4,000 RPM. That's an 18.60 ft-lbs of torque increase. That's a 21% increase.


These numbers are very impressive if you ask me, even more impressive than the peak numbers because this is where you actually ride the bike most of the time. The difference in the way it feels is night and day. When I crack the throttle it now moves out instead of just moving along. This makes it so much more fun to ride. I'm gonna go to the drag strip next week and see what kinda number it puts up compared to the magazines.

So when you read these magazine articles that say that the Mean Streak really ain't so "mean" and that it needs more power...Now you know that with a little time, money and effort, you can go out and get what they were looking for...I guarantee that they'd love to ride my Mean Streak.

Now to the pictures!





This is all the **** that had to come off of the bike to properly install the high performance air intake system. It took me **** near the entire day...8am-3pm



Last but not least here are the pics of the bike from bone stock to becoming the beast she is today.

Bone Stock!


Piped!


Piped and High Performance Air Intake System!



The throttle response is awsome...It feels like it wants to pull your arms out of the sockets. It's no Hayabusa, but in the cruiser world, I think she'll hold her own. I'm a happy camper now...I'm just gonna ride it from here on out...Well for at least a week or so, until I find something else to do to it.
 

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Looks sweet man. Thanks for the numbers: Bikeaholic will probably use this in his new HP sticky. If I can quit buying parts for my bike, I'll get it on a dyno to give ya'll some numbers for the Classic. Is that a Thunder intake?

Phatboy
 

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Looking good. How about the fuel injection? Did you install any power commander or similar?

And I bet the air solenoid noices are away? :D ... and suction noices are louder?
 

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Oh yea...I did install Techlusions TFI unit with proper mapping and you are correct...Those air solenoid noises are gone away and suction noises are slightly louder, but it's a good thing...Sounds like it "Means" business.
 

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BT – Thanks for the excellent rundown of your work, both written and pictorial! Awesome!! Now you got me thinking … ;-)
 

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fantastic post bt :wink: thanks for the all the info!

i'll use your bike as the meanie example in the hp stickie
it will be interesting to get another one with pcmIII and custom map as opposed to TFI to see if there is any difference in #'s
it'll be a few more months before i can post the classic's #'s
great #'s on the bike just a few more ft/lbs to 100


:lol: :wink:

great job!
 

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Thanks Bikeaholic...But what the heck is the HP Sticky?
 

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That is so cool! Is that the tornado air kit? It looks similar to what I ordered, still not in. Any tips on the install that might cut down on the time. I read about the center tube being very difficult to get out
I can't wait for my parts to come in.
 

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i'm trying to gather data on hp/tq #'s on all the cruisers and post them in a sticky here in the cruiser forum - we get lots of questions about stk vs mod #'s and its great to have documented data like yours - we need some
1500 guys to get some #'s up also - i don't have a dyno close by so i have to wait for a chance to post the 800 #'s and the 1600 won't be modded till spring-and no one cares about the harley(they know its fast :lol: )

many folks want to know what to expect from these type of mods ans its nice to see your #'s in the upper end
 

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btreaves,
I have a 2004 1600 Classic. I have on order: Cobra Speedster Shorts,
Cobra Fi2000 Tripot Fuel Processor, the Thunder Mfg Tornado Air intake kit and a set for the Reed Valve Block off's...
Hope my numbers are similar to yours, about a 15% increase. Thanks for your posts. :wink:
 

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Since I just got my 1600 classic, I'm pretty happy with the power, but I know I'll want more sometime....can you tell me what the total cost of all the mods were to gain the 15%? Thanks...and the bike looks great
 

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It cost a bit over $1,000.
 

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Very nice. :D Is there any chance we could see a close up picture of the left side. I would like to see what it looks like with the OEM filter gone.
 

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RE: emissions... is that just a California thing? I've heard their models are different.
 

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I just got my run files from my dyno operator and I'm looking at them in the run viewer...Here's some more revealing information.

Anyone who knows anything about racing knows that peak horsepower is nice, but what you really want is to either move your power curve to the left which means you are making horsepower lower in the revs or you want to see more horsepower at the same RPM...That said, check this out.

Power (Horsepower)
At 4,000 RPM my bike made 54.74 rwhp when it was bone stock, after the pipe and air intake it now makes 68.90 rwhp at 4,000 RPM. That's a 14.16 rwhp increase. That's a 21% increase!


Torque (Twisting Force)
Again at 4,000 RPM my bike made 71.90 ft-lbs of torque when it was bone stock, after the pipe and air intake it now makes 90.50 rwhp at 4,000 RPM. Thats an 18.60 ft-lbs of torque increase. That's a 21% increase!


These numbers are very impressive if you ask me, even more impressive than the peak numbers because this is where you actually ride the thing most of the time. The difference in the way it rides is night and day. When I crack the throttle now it moves out instead of just moving along. This makes it so much more fun to ride. I'm gonna go to the drag strip next week and see what kinda number it puts up compared to the magazines.

So when you read these magazine articles that say that the Mean Streak really ain't so "mean" and that it needs more power...Now you know that with a little time, money and effort, you can go out and get what they were looking for...I guarantee that they'd love to ride my Mean Streak.
 

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Wow! Those numbers are really quite impressive. Thanks for sharing. I'm always interested to see what the trade off is between price and performance. I'd say you hit a sweet spot there.
 

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yup- its the right setup on the right motor :wink:

bt - you gonna run it with the stock tire?
i'm really interested in top speed if you can launch it good
 

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Yep...Gonna run it with the stock tire.

I'm figuring on mid to high 12's @ about 100-105mph.
 

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if it'll hook i think 12.3 is realistic and if its not too hot :wink:
 
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