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Old 01-10-2017, 05:01 PM
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More from my Highlifter 1000

This thing is a beast but like everyone else, I want more. I really want this thing to be able to power wheelie. I like the GSE muffler but they don't make one for the Highlifter. I read more than once that RVS is the place for tuning but what else do you 1000cc owners think? What's some of the better; or not so good, mods you've tried?
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:04 PM
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I did a QSC clutch kit on both my 850 and my 1k and was the best bang for your buck for sure. I'm plum happy with the 850 because the gf rides it most of the time and I have it setup for plowing snow in the winter so no big deal. Now my 1k is my then likely going to get the tune but I'm waiting till spring because here in MT we are in the middle of a very harsh winter with lots of snow so I wouldn't be able to tell the real gain anyway. Not sure on the clutching on your HL but maybe get ahold Ryan and see what he says.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:40 AM
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This thing is a beast but like everyone else, I want more. I really want this thing to be able to power wheelie. I like the GSE muffler but they don't make one for the Highlifter. I read more than once that RVS is the place for tuning but what else do you 1000cc owners think? What's some of the better; or not so good, mods you've tried?
RJWC makes a really really nice muffler for your Highlifter 1000, I have one and I purchased from Birdsong, he is on the forums here, a great guy to do business with. Fit and finish is 2nd to none and comes with everything you need for the Highlifter install. I also did a few other things aswell, K&N high performance filter and sock, Custom tune on Gen4 with O2 sensor for 1000 Highlifter for a perfect air/fuel mixture, my Gen4 is the first highlifter they did, another great company Dobeck and the engineers wrote a new program for me and that was really cool, only other thing i wanted to do was have the fans reprogrammed to kick in at a lower temp, and maybe the rev limit to 8500, along with some better clutch springs, and Ill leave it alone and enjoy the beast... oh yeah, My kids got me new rims and tires for Xmas so we could trail ride instead of using the outlaw 2 tires that are mud only.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:29 AM
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You need to reclutch. Call ryan at RVS he will hook you up. Even those highlifters are clutched soft down low. The folks over on Dirt Trax youtube channel talked about the same thing how it was clutched too soft down low......that was their one and only complaint. My 850 was the same way.

PS I had an RVS tune on my Ranger and clutching to match it, you will need to run 91 octane which may or may not be a big deal. I'd clutch it first that will be the best bang for the buck IMO
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:28 AM
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Those are great ideas. I watched that same YouTube video. The RVS ECM reflash is way too expensive. Almost $500 for 6 or 7 hp. That's not even a 10% increase and it would definitely void my 5 year warranty. I may do the clutching since it's a simple process.
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Those are great ideas. I watched that same YouTube video. The RVS ECM reflash is way too expensive. Almost $500 for 6 or 7 hp. That's not even a 10% increase and it would definitely void my 5 year warranty. I may do the clutching since it's a simple process.
You are forgetting that's 7 hp on a 89hp machine. Also it removes the torque limiters. I wouldn't be so quick to put down a tune that you obviously haven't tried.

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Old 01-11-2017, 03:55 PM
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Not putting it down. Just think it's too expensive. It's just an opinion. Even at 7HP it's not a ten percent gain
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:01 PM
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Not putting it down. Just think it's too expensive. It's just an opinion. Even at 7HP it's not a ten percent gain
Ok people spend much more to make less than 10 percent on vehicles every day. I mean what do you think a good price and hp gain? 35 bucks and 25hp? Time is money and you don't see anyone else with a tune let alone one that adds 7 hp.

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Old 01-11-2017, 05:37 PM
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I think it's too much period. Just because a lot of people do something often doesn't make it worthwhile. Fact is there is only one guy out there with the reflash so he can charge whatever he wants. It probably works really well. Just more than I want to spend. I didn't start this to debate this reflash. I'm looking for the things to upgrade. I read the a arm bushings fail quickly. I want to upgrade them. I'll probably buy better brake pads when it needs them. I REALLY like upgrades on wear items. It's a much more justifiable expense
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:08 PM
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I second the tune, just thought I'd get that out there. It's roughly $80/hp gained. Those are actually really good numbers!
Perspective broadens opinions, hear me out.
You see a lot of guys spending $400-$1000 for a good intake on a sports car, you're never going to get a 10% or even a 5% hp gain on a naturally aspirated car from an intake. You may see 5hp out of it realistically when all the gear heads listen to reason.
A 5% hp gain on an atv is huge!
The warranty is an issue however.
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