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clark4131

PowerNow Impressions in an '05

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Installed the PowerNow yesterday, took all of 5 minutes, and went for a spin. It definitely helped in the 1/4 to 1/2 throttle range, felt snappier and hit a bit harder, but not in an "Holy Shi'ite" kind of way. Off throttle to 1/4, it may have helped, but I couldn't really detect it on my "seat-of-the-pants-o-meter". So, was it worth the $90? I don't think so...maybe I'd pay $35, but no more than that. So those of you with '05's, my advice is to save your money or do the JamesNow mod. Live and learn...SC

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That is how it works. A little crisper throttle response at 1/4 throttle openings. That is it. :)

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I was thinking about dropping in a YZ Cam next, but maybe I'll just leave the bike as is. It's got great power down low and I felt the PowerNow did seem to help when I was tractoring in one gear higher than I should. I just don't want to run the risk of losing any of that low end, though I keep hearing mixed results from the cam swap, some saying it detracts from the low end and others saying they have gains across the board. I can't seem to find anyone who's posted anything definitive with regard to the results in an '05. The search continues I suppose...SC

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