Why is there such a hubbub about cams? They just concentrate power and move it up and down in the RPM range.
A fuel programmer does something similar to altering the power band.
If you want more power why not do a Big Bore Kit for less on/off power engagement and more torque all over?
2014 WRR R.I.Pieces
2012 WR450F ECU, GYTR tuner, Yoshi RS4, MSR rad guards, Cycra Pros, and a growing wish list...
A big bore kit is a backwards attempt and changing power.
It slows the revs, un-balances the motor, changes the character of the power in a 'high-q' way (very un reactive to other changes).
Adding more mass at the end of the rod is one of the worst things you can do to a motor.
The head, and everything in it, IS where the power comes from.
You can map how ever you want, you can bore to the moon, but if the head does not have the correct laminar flow, velocity, cam timing and duration, the rest means absolutely nothing.
What MCG is trying to do is document what does what, with what, and when, based on cam data, first hand accounts of changes, and personal experience.
It's funny when I read someone describing their '06 in comparison to someones question about thier '12.
You guys do know that the motors only LOOK the same on the outside, but are otherwise quite different in a hundred or so ways?.....and that '03-'05, '06, '07, '08-'11 are all different from each other in terms of head details, cams, ignition, and tuning etc?
I would like to ride a '12 with a GYTR full kit: The usual ECU , map and exhaust, plus the GYTR cam, GYTR head and all.