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I am saying to tune it properly and then de clutter. Tim is Metric Magic and Shane has sscustomcycle. No phone app I am aware of and this Forum is still the best resource for info on a 1100. Here is my old 1100, I miss her.
Like Don said ... either way on the AIS ... I liked getting rid of all that extra tubing ...
As far as your running lights, mine were tapped into the running lights so they would of been on all the time but I had a small switch on right light to turn them off and on. The power plant in these vstars are not set up to run much extras. I had a warning light I got aftermarket monitoring the electrical system. With the running lights off ... it was green all the time but at night I would turn them on and if I was at a stop light ... the charging system was not keeping up with the extra wattage being used ... once I gave it some gas I would be back in the green.
Sounds like you installed different exhaust ... adding the pods will give you a nice bump in seat of the pants get up and go. I never noticed any lag in low end ... these 1100's love the high rpm's ... don't try riding it like a Harley.
The one thing I wanted to mention ... if it were me I would think twice about removing the fuel pump ... several did it here ... some had problems getting the gas in the corners specially with tank nearing bottom 1/4.
Thanks Mick for your reply and vote of confidence
Your right though I made my way back to this thread way faster tonight, like 30 minutes faster.That’s progress.
Thank you again for the knowledge base, I enjoy just reading it for fun.
Also thanks for clarification on the AIS.
The Pacific Coast article on PODs did throw me off a bit but I’m cool with learning new things so if there was anything to it I figured you all would know.
Moving forward on POD MOD
Thank you Donn,
AIS clarification steps, tune then declutter
Making the connections for me, if Shane isn’t selling “The Chubby” POD kit any longer do you happen to know if Tim at Metric Magic is still offering a POD kit?
I don’t have a Facebook account my wife does so she looked at the link you provided but she said something about having to make friends before access to Tim’s Metric Magic store? That’s her deal and I probably screwed up that recant of what she said
Thanks for the pic of your ex.
Beautiful bike, made me sad though with the for sale sign on her.
Hope you got a new girl, a man shouldn’t be alone.
So many bikes so little time.
Hands down on this forum being the best. All yall my kind of people.
Thanks RC for the reply
The V Star charging system reminds me of my old Yamaha DT 250 and 360 2 stroke enduro days. Head light was anemic and at an idle would pulse with a very low dim light
Was thinking about LEDs, Head light and Driving lights to try to save watts and maybe increase lumens?
Good advice on the fuel pump. I will research it more. Just hard tailed my sons Honda 600 Shadow and put a Frisco tank and tank lift on it. Tank design (petcock location) is a consideration for sure. Very similar carb set up and fuel pump set up but runs fine on gravity. Frisco tank is a low volume tank so more fuel stops comes with the territory of cool.
In some high performance situations a high flow (Pringle) petcock is also necessary. I’m not sure the Mikuni’s or Keihin’s require fuel pressure to function but I really don’t know definitively . Might be tank design petcock size and location? Running into fuel delivery problems on a low tank in corners sounds like a tank design petcock design and petcock location.
I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for the tip
Yes sir, eliminate, relocate, declutter I am looking forward to the AIS delete and POD MOD
I believe Tim is still offering PODS and to gain access to the FB page you have to be approved by Mick or myself. When doing so we look at profiles and if we don't see a pic of a 1100 you don't gain access. That way we can weed out non owners, who doesn't have pics of their bike? I'm still in the saddle, I went to a Roadstar and then a 16 Road Glide Ultra and now on a 18 Road glide standard.
Oh yeah, “I got a Harley for my wife...good trade right?!?”
Awesome scoots and great rides
Good to know your not alone
I sent my wife a pic of the Classic in the works.
Does she go to the FB link you sent me and post it there? Or does she make it her profile pic of her FB account and then re ask to be friends?
A quick search on Duck Duck Go gets you here: http://www.sloneservices.com/metric-magic/index.html
Not to take anything away from Tim but it's not hard too put your own pod system together.
It took a bit, going to FB, posting pics and eventually my wife prevailed. Duck Duck Go is great!!! Should of started off there something about trees and forests
I am going back to the knowledge base and going to have a look at the DIY POD MOD. Great suggestion!!
I wanted easy no think since this MOD has been around since the last ice age. Was told the Chubby system is no longer available and still looking at Metric Magic since I now have the web site.
Thanks Tex for taking the time to reply and direction and opinions. I love hearing what others have to say and what their experiences are and have been.
Talking with Donn and looking at his profile list of MODs I had no idea this bike has been so popular and so many have taken the time to make their 1100’s their own
Spring is in the air and rides are on the menu. I know you guys got hit with some unusual cold so warming up and getting out is just what the doctor has ordered
Where I’m at in the Sierra, Cascade divide the really good rides still have snow on them which gives me a little more time to get my stuff together. Looking forward to some great rides in the mountains and hopefully a quarter to half of the California coast with my son. He’s jamming trying to get his metric twin finished as well.
Thanks again Tex