set valve removed!
I was looking to do something to my bike last night and since i dont have any money I figured I would remove the set valve with hopes of making the stock exhaust a little louder and maybe adding some power but mainly i was bored and boostinscooby did such a good job laying out pics and directions I just had to do it. It wasnt hard at all took me about an hr but I had never taken my bike apart before so I was learning as I went. One thing to be warned of is that the space in which you work is very tight and if you look at the pictures it seems like there is tons of space but in reality its really tight. For me the only things that were a little bit tough or frustrating was removing the gas tank, the incredible hulk must have put that bolt in.. And when i got to the part of removing the couple plugs above the ecu they just fought me and didnt want to come apart, truly a design straight from hell! Anyway once you get thm apart there is limited room to move the ecu and unless I did something wrong there was barely enough room to pull the black plug out and remove the #5 wire.
My first drive at 11 pm got cut short by lighting but the bike started fine and ran fine with no hesitation. 1st and second gears pulled hard and it sounded a little louder. Today I got to take it for a longer ride and it runs great, not that I have the skill to say if its faster or not but according to boostinscooby he picked up .5sec and 5mph in the quarter mile. From the seat the exhaust is a little louder more easily noticed when driving under bridges and through areas where the sounds get kicked back to you. All and all i am glad I did it and havent had any problems. Now I just need to save my money for an exhaust....