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View Poll Results: What type of intake mod. do you have?
Stocker Air Box 38 26.39%
Minor stocker box tweak(e.g. Snorkel removed) 12 8.33%
Bean Box Mod. 25 17.36%
Thunder Mfg. Intake 23 15.97%
Hypercharger 24 16.67%
Other (Post what you did!) 22 15.28%
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What's Your Intake Mod?
Old 08-16-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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Thumbs up What's Your Intake Mod?

Well, after having the bike for a year now and going back and forth over making the move to a larger bike, I ran the numbers. The $ for a new ride and what I really wanted from my ride.

I installed a 37T rear that completely changed the stocker SS750 from a whiney adolescent into a mature, smooth cruiser on the street and highway. This left me looking for a performance angle to get my bike going with a little more oomph. Keeping in mind that the stocker SS750 has roughly 38HP, a gain of 10HP on a fairly light bike is a decent jump. Here's some stocker HP #'s: http://www.msgroup.org/forums/mtt/to...?TOPIC_ID=3433

After a load of research between hyperchargers and an opened up filter intake, I went low tech and opted for the 360' Thunder Mfg. intake. I also went with their Stage 3 jet kit put together with their intake in mind. I bought from HellRisercustoms.com They were a few days longer than normal in getting my order to my door, but well worth the wait Here's some dyno stats on post Thunder Mfg. + Stage 3 install on a 750Ace: http://whytlash.powweb.com/thunderkit/dynoruns.htm

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The bike just plain feels wide open, coupled with my V&H Cruzers it may have even given the sound an even better rumble, especially when pounding iopen the throttle. DEFINITELY noticeable throttle response improvement. Overall, couldn't be more happy.

I'll be posting some stats soon like shit speed/gear and possibly a 0 to 60 time.

Here's a few pics of the new intake from a few angles. I like the more classic chromed look and fluted accessories versus skulls and crosses, though to each his own. It looks tightly integrated into the look of the bike too Keep in mind that there are other options for the shape of the intake, just look around.

















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Old 08-16-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Damn you BurningShadow! Here I am cruzing along all happy n shit with my stock breather, jet, sprocket set up and you have go throwin out yet another killer Mod write up.


And I swear if it wasn't for my Oomps I would think this comment "whiney adolescent into a mature, smooth cruiser on the street and highway" was directed right at my bike.

Your gonna cost me $$ here Bro.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:37 PM   #3
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here is my intake set up (HillBilly Customs design) alone with jetting the carbs and the straight shot slip-ons i made. i figure once i finally move over to some oomp pipes, it will be even better. after installing my 39T, the bike feels more free and powerful out on the road. like you said, it doesn't whine nearly as much when you are coming up thru the gears and at higher cruising speeds.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:42 PM   #4
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still running the bean box mod right now .still plan on finishing the single carb set up. just need the time to do it.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:45 AM   #5
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C'mon bros, not one Hypercharger installed out there??? it would be great to hear from you too in the poll and some performance comments too. (I know we have a shitload of threads on each type of intake mod., but getting some stats is cool shit
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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Beggin ur pardon Cap'n, Voted yesterday. Kury Hyper, Carb Jetted and tuned, and V&H ShortShots. Very pleased in performance, throttle lag gone, HP and Torque much quicker to peak and stays flat quite a way up the RPM range, sounds sweet and, as many here have said, looks bitchin. Plus, $260.00 for unit, mount kit, jet kit, and K&N filter is chee-ee-eap. However, to each his own and am sure other combos work just as well. Would be interesting to take several differing air/exhaust mod combos to the dyno and compare curves. Well, back to F'n Off and Standing By.
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:47 PM   #7
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HitCat, nice...not a bad setup at all for the cashish! I've heard similar HP increase stats from a hypercharger on the SS750...roughly 10-11 HP.

Next time you're out with a buddy in a cager, time your 0 to 60...have em tail you with a stop watch from a stop and raise your clutch hand when you're at 60...back off .25-.5 seconds for yours/their reaction time and let us know



Anyone know where to look for shops that run dyno tests and how much $ they might ask? In NJ for me...
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:04 PM   #8
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Will check the 0-60 time out when get a chance (and can remember). I've seen the same 11 HP add on average from what I can glean off the net (with V&H, Hyper, K&N, and Jet/tuning). The real improvement is in the torque. Again, noticeably quicker peak and stays there awhile. Much more boost/response when throttle up at a cruising speed (45-60 range aprox).
As for the dyno in Joy-zee, try Essex County Trikes. John Lutz is the owner and believe they either have one or access to one. No idea on the $.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:19 PM   #9
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10-11 HP with just an air filter (that's all a hypercharger really is) ?
I hope there's an independent dyno chart with those results.

I know that the stock intake has to be restrictive but why would Honda leave 25% extra horses on the table ?

An intake, rejet and pipe combo is what would give you the power increase, not an air filter alone.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:19 PM   #10
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THis was a great post. I've been wondering what to do for an intake mod. want something simple that looks good and increases performance. THis sounds like it fits the bill perfectly. Thanks burning
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