I recently purchased a 1999 Honda Shadow vlx 600. It's way too slow for me. I'm gonna make it into a bobber, but what can I do to give it more power? Besides buying a new engine or something different.
Maybe a little. If I recall correctly, exhaust and air filter change adds anywhere from 8-15hp depending on the bike and the exhaust. I imagine that would be a little noticeable at least. The thing to take into consideration is that changing the exhaust and filter may lean out the bike too much, so you may need to rejet the carbs. That can be complicated if you do it and somewhat expensive if you have someone else do it.If I added exhaust, and air filter would I notice a difference at all?
Then I hate to say it, but you're probably near the top of what you're going to realistically get out of it. Or at least what it makes financial sense to do. If you bobber it, you might gain a bit from weight reduction, but it won't be a ton. Add a free-flowing filter and adjust the carb tune and that's about it.It looks to already have aftermarket exhaust
Oh. I like my sportbike but its nice to also have my bobber for a change of pace.First "cruiser". I've had like 7 different sport bikes over the past 6 years. I'm just tired of those. I'm in my 30's now and just moved from Florida to Colorado. A little different here