More pictures and information to come. The box still had S&S factory air in it. I picked the kit up this morning for $425.
Make sure you open the box right next to the bike, so the S&S factory air wafts over the engine. It's proven to add another 5 hp I read on the internet.
Had any cheeky kids tell you that you stole Batman's bike yet? I've found a good response is to ask them not to tell him when they see him, or better yet that it's not stolen from him, but won from him in an arm wrestling contest.My CCT has always received and continues to receive a lot of very positive comments. The Hard-Ball takes that to a whole new level. They’re fairly rare being a two model year bike, 2013-2913.
That is what I was hoping to hear. Not that the CCT is difficult to handle. But I can feel the weight difference when I ride my C50.Without the weight of the fairing, lowers, trunk and the associated amps/speakers etc., the H-B feels like a 500cc bike.
I remember when (Lloydz, I think) the triovals were Dyno tested. Less HP than stock. I had bought them and was unhappy at this turn of events!Last night I installed the CCT heated seat as well as the oem backrest. When i left the garage this morning it was 31 degrees F so the heated seat was most appreciated.
This morning I was able to get both the CR/Hard-Ball speedometer upgrade-download as well as the Tri Ovals fuel map download. In a word, both are excellent! I love the additional speedometer functionality and the Tri Ovals fuel map is noticeably improved over the oem fuel map. The O2 sensors are also reconnected.
Next up is to install the oem heated grips, a USB charging port, a new battery and driving lights. The battery and the lights should deliver next week. I made a Y connector for the heated seat plug. I’ll use that same fused and switched power supply for the USB connection.
A bit further down the road is to get the S&S cam kit installed along with its corresponding fuel map.
Might not need a 3D printer. Could probably use a heat gun to fold the scoop out of plastic sheet and weld it to the stock dam intake. Wouldn't be as smoothly flowing as the S&S one but would get some ram air affect. If it worked, would need to be tuned for.Here are some comparison pictures between the oem Cross bike air filter horseshoe and the S&S Diverter version. The 3 mounting holes and the wire harness tie wrap holding points are identical.
The front ‘D’ shaped opening measures the same on both, 77mm along the bottom and 48mm tall. The main difference seems to be the S&S Diverter horseshoe looks designed to channel as much air through the ‘D’ as possible. The oem horseshoe, being wider and sealed off with the rubber strip against the tank, seems to limit the amount of air that can get through the same ‘D’ shaped front opening.
S&S designed their High Flow Air Dam way they did for a reason. It was certainly not just an afterthought. I’d guess someone with a 3D printer could reproduce these. The S&S item number for their High Flow Air Dam is 5453462. I sent an email to S&S Tech asking if this item is or was ever available separately. S&S responded quickly that they no longer have this air dam available. The S&S Technician suggested asking Lloyds to see if they have any available. I'd doubt that as all Lloyds would offer is their air filter.
I don’t have a Lloyds air filter that’s not installed to photograph the Victory High Performance side by side to the Lloyds. My guesstimate is with the Lloyd’s filter only drawing from the sides compared to the Vic Perf. Filter drawing from the top, actual airflow is quite similar. Certainly S&S knew about and likely tested the Lloyd’s filter against their design as well.
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