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ok so im trying to figure out the best way to go about getting the best performance out of my bike i have a k/n air filter stock airbox im going to be running open pipes and not sure what jetting to do also saw something on advancing the timing not sure how to do that either any links or tips welcome.
 

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thats what i thought but i saw a bunch of different kits i will get this on any advice on advanced timing or airbox modification
 

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1100 twin pin motor isn't the most pleasant sound just annoyingly loud. Alot of folk have went this route and switched back to stock. Better keep your stock setup if you should do aftermarket pipes. The cost and loss of mpg may not be worth the performance increase which is very nill if any.
 

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1100 twin pin motor isn't the most pleasant sound just annoyingly loud. Alot of folk have went this route and switched back to stock. Better keep your stock setup if you should do aftermarket pipes. The cost and loss of mpg may not be worth the performance increase which is very nill if any.
h13man is right, the twin-pin 1100 sounds like absolute garbage with open pipes. When I bought my 1100, it had Cobra drag pipes on it. Painfully loud and the most obnoxious wet fart sounding blat you can imagine. I soon ditched them in favor of a Vance & Hines Pro Pipe. The Pro Pipe sounds worlds better, it makes the best of the rather uninspiring exhaust note that this engine produces. If you want louder than stock, its the only way to go imo.

Having never ridden the bike in stock form I can't comment on any performance increase the exhaust may make but I'm sure it's negligible. I can say that with the aftermarket exhaust and the rejet I'm seeing the same MPG that most owners of the 1100s post on here. Mid 40s.
 

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And people trashed my opinion for saying the exact same thing and now we have two people agreeing. WTH...

Im not sure why the dual pin 1100 sounds so much like ass when the 1800 dual pin from the VTX doesnt. But a 2-1 exhaust would sound the best. As far as an airbox mod, im not sure since yours is under the seat.
 

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i appreciate the input guys so can iadvance the timing like the 750 or is there a different control module i can run?
 

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i appreciate the input guys so can iadvance the timing like the 750 or is there a different control module i can run?
i asked the same question. then compared the photo in my repair manual wth the 750 pics in the sticky. it appears there are two pulse generators on the 1100 and just one on the 750 it looks doable. i also was told by a fellow member here about a place called igniteck that can make a module thats tuneable. they're not cheap but im saving pennies to get one made.
 

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Best way to get more performance out of the vt1100 is to get a new bike. You can do some things to get a few extra ponies, but you are not going to make much of a difference. These are just reliable, steady, but just adequately performing twins.
 

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Since I've owned my 1100, I've researched the possible performance gains. You are limited to free flowing pipes, a jet kit, and a K&N air filter. Home grown timing mods are limited to the 750's these days. There was a module available for the 1100's back in the day. Dynatek (3000) used to make an aftermarket ignition control module for the 1100 Shadows, but it is no longer made. You can find them on EBay still. They claim 8 adjustable timing curves and a fully adjustable rev limiter, which is pretty awesome. Messing around with a rev limiter is not something you would not want to tackle unless you know what you are doing. Just say'in.
Dynatek D3K1 2 3000 Digital Performance Ignition 1998 2000 VT1100C2 Shadow Aero | eBay
 

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My '02 VT1100C will run 80 mph with no problems--other than being 10 mph over the posted speed limit and that will get you a ticket pretty much any day of the week in NC.
 

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Since I've owned my 1100, I've researched the possible performance gains. You are limited to free flowing pipes, a jet kit, and a K&N air filter. Home grown timing mods are limited to the 750's these days. There was a module available for the 1100's back in the day. Dynatek (3000) used to make an aftermarket ignition control module for the 1100 Shadows, but it is no longer made. You can find them on EBay still. They claim 8 adjustable timing curves and a fully adjustable rev limiter, which is pretty awesome. Messing around with a rev limiter is not something you would not want to tackle unless you know what you are doing. Just say'in.
Dynatek D3K1 2 3000 Digital Performance Ignition 1998 2000 VT1100C2 Shadow Aero | eBay
So this will work on my spirit? Just want to make sure before spending the money.
 

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If I wanted more power out of my VT1100-T, I'd sell it and get a R6.
Just saying.
It is what it is with our 1100's, learn to live with it and ENJOY it.

ROD
 

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i am enjoying the bike i just like to tinker and see what i can make happen always pushing for more you know the bike is alot of fun and i keep up with anybody in the hills just wanted to see how much i could get out of the bike i dont want a sport bike got rid of one for this i like the cruisers alot better and i know they wont perform like a sport bike not expecting that just looking for a little better throttle resonse and such thanks guys
 
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