All forum pertaining to this topic are old as hell now. Just wondering what everyone's running nowadays? I'm in Florida, others with 250x and programmer please chime in.
I have 13/45 and it is a nice compromise. I top out in the high 80s mph on a good day. I am 6'2" and weigh maybe 5 to 10 lbs less than you, but I agree the bike is a nice fit.Woah forgot about this one! My settings forever have been (3,5,1.5,8,6,4) Recently changed too (3,5.5,1.5,8,5,4) went on short ride with these and felt pretty good. Gotta see if it cuts out around 50-60 with taking the 5th mode down to 5. (Cut out on occasion when I ran with 4 in mode 5. Increased to six and no problem. See what 5 does now.. Think I might take mode 3 down to a 1 everyone seems to run at .5ish so ill meetin middle with 1 mabey see how that feels. I want the most power out of her while remaing somewhat smooth...
Other mods are as follows:
-top of air box removed leaving only small tab to keep tilt sensor attached.
-cleaned up entrance and exit about 6" in on both sides of stock header with a dermal /diy port and polish
-k&n air filter
-FMF powercore 4 w/ spark arrestor screen in but cut tip off screen so it has about a 1.5" give or take opening. Sounds great. Met in middle of with and without arrestor sound and feel. I like.
-FMF power programmer
-run redline 10w40 syn oil. Changed more than needed probaly...
-reduced weight as much as possible. Removing crap and replacing what I did need with lighter said part...
-run 93 oct
-12/42 gearing. Not sure what's next. Tried current, 13/42, 13/47,12/47(nuts)lol fun but no top end, I think next setup is going to be 13/45.
-I weigh 150 soaking wet with boots on. 6'3". We are a good pair.
Lower octane = more power. You make the most power when running off of the lowest octane rated fuel w/o causing detonation.As for gas, I tried 87 and 91 and 93, and don't notice any difference. I figured for the couple cents difference for a fill up, I might as well run the premium stuff, even though it is debatable with the mixing pumps whether I am actually getting any 93 octane fuel anyway. :hmmm:
Do you run handlebar risers? I am considering getting some. I think it might make it more comfy for us taller riders.
It's a bit complicated. Theoretically, 87 has a higher energy density, so all things being equal it may make more power for a given engine. But you will get pre-detonation (where the fuel explodes before the spark plug sparks) in higher compression situations. So when an engine is designed with a high compression ratio (like the WR) to make more torque, you need to run higher octane to prevent the detonation. There is a trade-off. The higher compression yields more gains than you lose with the higher octane.Yes the risers do help with the reach. I can pretty much stand straight up and got a good grip still.
Tho I think they do cause a weak link...
I had a small highside a while ago in the grass and it bent the bolts on the stock risers. I think the added length acted like a lever would and made easier to bend.... The solid unit that mounts to both riser mount is defiantly in my eyes wayyyy better. But the height added is very welcome yes.
Seriously 87 really does produce more power??? Like really really. No joke not bsing ?
I always thought it was not good to just change up your gas like that
Some say... it's that 5th number. They say to make it 6 or higher. Yours is 6, mine is 6, and I still get occasional cut-outs. I just release the throttle for a moment and it seems to fix itself. I think there is a defect in the FMF programmer.I rode today. Finally....
Bike felt good, but twice the power just cut. WTF?
Gotta mess with the settings again.
I add a bit more when the temperatures go up and find it a bit snappier. I only adjust the first two numbers, and increase by maybe 0.5 to 1. In the winter time, I lower the numbers to reduce the smell of the exhaust all over me. I also increased the C0 setting on the stock ecu up a little bit.When it's hot and humid out, do you guys add more fuel, or keep your settings the same?