Some very good points made here.If you are going to go for performance, then you have to spend the cash for the full deal.To go half way, you will waste your time and money. As mentioned heads and pistons without the cams,carb
, intake, pipes,proper ignition,etc you get about 60% of there full potential.If you are going to up your carb on the stock motor go to the 42.I ran the 45 with for awhile and found no advantage.
Some have posted they would not do it again??? Agree that I would not done it to a 1600. If I had paid full price for mine I would also agree. I bought this off the floor for $7200. None of the dealers here would drop below 11K. So that left me with 4K to play with.
It's all a choice, buy a fairing, custom paint, stereo, air ride , bling, etc. You can spend more.
I love to sandbag, I don't let on,..great fun blowing the doors off some of the " other brands" and telling them "no its just a Yamaha"
so to answer your question No!! So when you read " I put a 45 carb, pipes, big heads, etc and "it runs like a raped ape" ...negative!!