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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my Phantom a few weeks ago. Picked up an 18 leftover for a great price and absolutely love it. Looks great and love canyon carving. Put on 600 miles or so in 2 weekends. Problem is lacking power on highway and wind. Thinking to add a quick release windshield, cobra exhaust and air intake. I never had a fuel injected bike and not sure where to start. Any ideas? Thanks!

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 02:01 AM
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https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...t750-2009-2019


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Would be interesting to know how little horsepower it puts out (emissions and EPA standards) seems only cars and trucks are the only ones that still advertise horsepower ratings, I couldn't find anything for the phantom.


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Thanks Swifty. Appreciate the help! Think itís worth it or should I just get a larger bike?
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I don't have any experience with them since I have an old carbed bike. But maybe other guys will chime in.

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Funny how we all want MORE HORSEPOWER !!!
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 07:39 AM
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The Phantom is basically the Aero re-branded. I had a bat fairing on my Aero and didn't really get it for speed, mainly to just enjoy the ride. There are pictures in my garage. You can contact @PhantomRider64 for some good Phantom answers.


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Thanks va. Looks sweet! How hard is it to remove the bat fairing? Looks like it would definitely do the trick on the highway but would like to take it off around town. Thanks!
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Would be interesting to know how little horsepower it puts out
According to this site:
https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mo...antom%2010.htm

It puts out 44.9 hp @ 5500 rpm and 49.7 ft/lb torque @ 3500 rpm
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According to this site:
https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mo...antom%2010.htm

It puts out 44.9 hp @ 5500 rpm and 49.7 ft/lb torque @ 3500 rpm
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That's what I love about websites like this, usually there's someone that knows where to get the information. Awesome.

So according to that website my old 700, when it was new made 62hp, 17 more than the phantom, they must really have the fuel injection de-tuned for a 750 to be less than a 700, with the right tuning that thing should be WAY more than a carbureted 700.



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