To all the PowerNow "Haters" out there.....
Posted January 15, 2003 - 08:32 AM
I have been reading the posts and mag reviews about the PowerNow device, and I was interested, but not quite convinced enough to shell out the $80. I had seen quite a few stating that they liked it, I also read here that this kind of simple device was nothing more than Snake Oil.
With that, I decided that I would place an add on the "Parts" for sale page, asking anybody who had purchased a "PowerNow" and were not happy with the outcome of the device, to contact me, and that I would be interested in purchasing their used unit.
See My Old Add Here
Guess what? Nobody contacted me. No one.
That told me that those who had purchased the unit was happy with the outcome and they were not interested in recouping some of their cash.
Low and behold, I then get a PM from jmiakaike (Username), and he tells me that if I send him my carburator bell, he can cut a groove and insert a stainless steel plate in that will replecate the "PowerNow" device. He said that if I was not happy, pull the bell and take the plate out, and I would be right back to stock.
Well, I sent him my carb bell, he did the work and sent it back to me, and I put it all back together last night, and I don't know what to say other than "thank you" James!
I cannot belive how quick the throttle response is! 1, 2 or even 3rd gear, the bike will lift the front end up just by rolling on the throttle! I tried to "lug" it out (Again, in 1, 2nd and 3rd gears), but the bike is just too willing to accept the throttle and respond with increased RPM's.
I am on the side of the house who has used one of these devices, I am firmly of the belief that it will increase throttle response, and I got it WAY cheaper than "PowerNow" is willing to sell it for.
If James wants to make a business of doing this, I would suggest that you all get in line, because this is something that is well worth the effort. PM him via his username.
Thank you James!
Posted January 15, 2003 - 08:53 AM
Posted January 15, 2003 - 11:06 AM
I stated it was Snake Oil
and if it works cool for you
if it dont foo for you
I dont doubt it works
So does sugur pills to some
My bike lifts the front in any gear but Neutral
I still remain a skeptic why I dont know.
Maybe the same way I am a skeptic about UFO;s some claim to see em, some claim to be abducted and some wackos are waiting for the trilliums to pick em up
But it dont mean they are really there
Personally I thinks its a communist conspiracy by the North Koreans, It started with the Ugo
Posted January 15, 2003 - 02:36 PM
Oh by the way it's YUGO....not UGO.....Best damn $2000.00 car I ever owned with the spare tire under the hood..... Hell I even got $450.00 for it from the scrap yard when it died with 150,000 miles on it.
Posted January 15, 2003 - 02:47 PM
Terrible. Simply terrible.
No, I did not take a picture prior to install, but I'll tell you this: It was a simple stainless steel plate that he notched and inserted into my carb bell. Super Simple.
Posted January 15, 2003 - 03:10 PM
Welcome to the "Stainless plate to improve power club". (Notice how we avoid trademark infringement)
Posted January 16, 2003 - 06:21 AM
Using JamesNow is and could be viewed a patent violation if the name PowerNow is registered (Doubtfully)
Now depending if it was patented, and it was blatant that the design is exact according to the official patent design then yes
How do you get around it
Thats the hard part
look at the diff between the Ty Davis Hot Start and DRD
these two do the exact same thing, but, do not infringe on the design although the concept is the same.
You can ot Patent Concept.
Maybe you can use a Fiber Insert, a slightly raised edge or
Vertical design as opposed to a horizontal.
I have been researching a patent design for 3 freaking months and speaking to patent attorneys. going through the Patent database is a B***h
So I am snake S*** man that hurt, I just love these Power Now posts, I know me bad for stirring it up. But here is my official stance on the Power Now for anyone that cares
<ul type="square"> [*]I am and will be a skeptic until substantiated "SUBSTANTIATED" proved by an outside source it does what it claims
[*]This does not Include "I installed it I think its great"
[*]Or a Paid off write up in a dirt bike Rag with no True results but "It works Great" "Product of the year"
[*]I believe that users that have it feel it works
[*]I don't have one so I can not substantiate it works
[*]I have not ridden a Bike with one on, I can not substantiate it works
[*]I have no clue and love to stir things up with regards to Power Now [/list]
Like I said, I have no doubt that those that have installed the Power now feel a difference. I have a hypothesis as to why.
1: I think that people believe what they want to believe
2: I also believe in the aspect of suggested thought
3: I also believe in the placebo effect
here is a explanation
How many times have you placed a new item on your bike / car / boat or whatever, let it be a New Air filter, tire, jetting or handle bars.
With that was your very first impression
Wow what a difference in revving
Wow I can corner better go faster
when the basic fact is you are as fast as you always where
and the bike revved just the same. It made no difference in your ability but it felt that way because it was an anticipation or a quote on the air filter box 20 % air flow improvement.
Suggested Thought / Perception.
Well anyway thats my pot stir for the day
BTW I never said I hated the Power now
I doubt the Powernow Big Difference See Perception
Posted January 16, 2003 - 06:34 AM
Posted January 16, 2003 - 08:37 AM
I am constructing a special device for you called the PowerLater. It will allow you to save up all that extra unused power, and save it for later. Then you can unleash that extra saved up power. It calls for 2 parts toilet paper and one part duct tape. I am apply (stuffing) this into my carb bell as I write this. So far my calculations look quite promising.
Posted January 16, 2003 - 09:05 AM
I have no problem with skepticism, but those who have them are not willing to give them up, and there is a reason for that.
Posted January 16, 2003 - 09:23 AM
Race Tech Suspension
Lean Jetting (160 main air and fuel jets/40 pilot w/65 PAS EMM Needle)
Wheel Collar Mod Limiting Accelerator Pump Squirt Duration (.33 second)
FMF PowerCore IV pipe
Gray Wire Disconnected
and James's version of the "PowerNow"
With that said, I am not sure of many other modification's out there. My bike is running damn good. I am not saying that this new mod is what is torching my back tire, but it is helping!
Let's see how long that Tera-Flex holds up to this beast now!
Posted January 16, 2003 - 12:27 PM
Posted January 16, 2003 - 04:03 PM
GBmod yes it works I have dyno charts to prove it.
And its endorsed by OSHA and U/L
I even have a signed affadavit from Bill Clinton Swearing it works:D
Besides the GBmod is used by hundreds if not thousands satisfied customers and most of them are here on TT.
Were as I bet if you did a role call you would not hit 50 users here that have it.
but how do you know this post is real and your a dream. What if all life really is is a dream and one day we find out all we are is a cell in a bigger body.
Or what happens if we actually find out that we live life in revearse and nothing we do will change that.
What if we find out that dogs and cats really controll the world
I also believ that newbies should be seen and not heard
Posted January 16, 2003 - 06:46 PM
Posted January 16, 2003 - 07:00 PM
What if we find out that dogs and cats really controll the world
Ego, you been letting that cat poop eating dog get on the computer again?
Posted January 16, 2003 - 07:01 PM
i agree with team oatmeal pie.
Also i would like to recommend we meet up with
POWER RANGER and see what they can do.
POWER NOW & POWER LATER
Posted January 16, 2003 - 09:00 PM
Posted January 16, 2003 - 09:28 PM
for the do ityourself p**wer now.
Waiting to see how it works out for the other guys who did it.
Thinking of doing it if the thing really has a better response and all.
On the serious side i really dig and appreciate the feedback
everyone is putting in for this mod and i think its cool that everyone is sharing this
info with each other.
I Just had to be funny.
I do that sometimes.
Apologies all around
I hope i was not a D**K about it.