update on lv evoII slip-on, two weeks and already
notice its become quieter, well, to be more accurate
noticed ive adapted to it in general riding style
as she sounds like a motorcycle not a lawnmower
now which is ongoing feedback as to what the engine
- ie, my input to it via the throttle - is doing..
small changes include less throttle in rev matching
when downshifting.. short sharpish blipping gives
feedback of 'not so much needed'..
noticed now not extending into rev range so far
while progressing thru gears in no hurry situations..
ie, now have less tendency to load the motor
and for a shorter time per gear..
theres a general minimal but noticeable
throttle use which doesnt effetively change
how i ride over the same routes but could be
described as 'smoother', perhaps..
this was obvious when taking her out for her
first test runs with the new lv slip on installed,
but instead of just riding and listening
ive noticed myself making small changes
to lessen the bark of loaded throttling..
still let her go a bit now and then
to get a feel for any changes in engine
performance etc, when there is more of
an obvious motorcycle sound..
performance wise, engine seems to 'like'
the lv slip-on.. take off is particularly clean
and smooth, incl rolling thru/exiting turns..
without dyno, she feels a touch stronger
around maximum torque range [5.5-7.5 say]
without any obvious power hit higher up..
seems to maintain a smooth flow of power
from that nice higher torque range..
taking off at predawn in my apartment area
[downhill] she has a nice not too loud low toned
idle once settle to 1500, then its easy to ease away
with soft throttle at quite acceptable speed etc
without making enemies of the neighbours..
so however a good slip-on with reducers
sounds at first doesnt need to be all its
capable of after even a couple of weeks
riding and adjusting to its different
sound and slightly different power etc..
this is meant to be somewhat reassuring
for members with some concern for
potential noise making/neighbours etc..
ps, yesterday riding past the police stn/courthouse
group of 5 or 6 uniformed police on my side footpath
didnt even look up as we eased bye [4th probably]