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Got a smokin' deal on a 2015/16 model

Those that own a 2013 - 2017 what did you do to improve handling and get up and go to yours ?

Thanks

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44 minutes ago, canthai55 said:

Got a smokin' deal on a 2015/16 model

Tell us more.

 

If you paid more that 65000, you were had. 🙂 Depending on KM's on the clock and service history, of course. 🙂

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1 hour ago, canthai55 said:

and get up and go

Dr. Pulley sliding weights 2318/6-17.

 

Take the weights out of yours and weigh them. If 19g not 20g go with 2316/6-16

(Tip put weights in a envelops and take to the post office and ask how much to mail them)

 

EDIT 17gram seems to be the favourite

 

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If you want the best buy a complete aftermarket J Costa variator.

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13 minutes ago, canthai55 said:

40,000 THB

Less than 20,000 Km

If it has a Honda service history - well done that man!

 

If not - it was clocked. 🙂

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2 hours ago, eisfeld said:

New it was 160k THB I guess? Wow, 75% depreciation is a bit much. Second hand prices in Thailand have fallen so low that buying new needs serious considerations.

Yes amazing deal and agreed that buying new don't really make any sense anymore unless you keep the scooter/bike for +5 years. 

I just a bit worried buying from Thais as many run them very hard and some don't maintain their vehicles very well either but not all.

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19 hours ago, VocalNeal said:

If you want the best buy a complete aftermarket J Costa variator.

Interested in increasing HP and TQ, not moving the road speed at which it hits

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12 hours ago, canthai55 said:

 

For sure - many models at give away prices

Check out the CB500X and Versys for sale. Low mileage, bling, many with those god awful saddlebags

About the same reduction. And with so many the ability to dicker is very real.

 

I bought a new Vulcan 650 a couple of years back

and the devaluation is enormous but it'll be the last bike I buy in Thailand and I have no plans to sell it so it's ok.If otherwise I'd definitely be looking second hand.

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3 hours ago, canthai55 said:

Interested in increasing HP and TQ, not moving the road speed at which it hits

Increased rpm does increase both HP and torque in a conservatively set up CVT. It has nothing to do with road speed that is just the result. Even if you succeed in increasing Hp and torque you will still have to adjust the CVT to suit.

 

You asked how to improve get up and go so that is why I suggested CVT adjustments. With a CVT scooter you have to adjust your paradigm.

 

My suggested weight change will knock 5 secs off your 0-60 time ( 15 secs to 10) and will reduce your 55-70 time. 

 

A set of weights will cost you around 40 Euros. Less, maybe, if you buy them direct.

 

I'll get my hat.

 

 

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3 hours ago, findlay13 said:

I bought a new Vulcan 650 a couple of years back

and the devaluation is enormous but it'll be the last bike I buy in Thailand and I have no plans to sell it so it's ok.If otherwise I'd definitely be looking second hand.

With the large influx of big bikes in the last 10 years it's good to see real and appropriate depreciation in used vehicle prices. Prior to that, since there were so few big bikes, the price never went down.

 

It should be the same as new cars elsewhere. You drive it off the lot, 20% devaluation, and 10% a year after that.

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To inçrease hp and tq you must burn more fuel. No other way.

Change the variator is the same as changing the grips

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1 hour ago, canthai55 said:

To inçrease hp and tq you must burn more fuel. No other way.

Change the variator is the same as changing the grips

 

To increase Hp and torque one must pump more air. Sure you use more fuel. That is because of the immutable laws of physics. How one achieves this is science. 

 

In fairness the title of the topic is Forza Mods so i guess changing the grips would fulfill that need. I was and am still addressing the "get up and go" stated lower down in the text. 

 

Current max power is at 7000 and max torque at 5750. You can see what it does in stock form by watching the tach. when you accelerate.

 

If you don't want to knock time off the zero to 60 or 55-70 that's up to you but you did ask.

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