Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Atwood, Ontario, Canada
Rhinewest Chip/Cam Sprockets - Road Test!!!
Luck would have it, my Rhinewest Chips/Cam sprockets kit arrived this week and the weather is mild. Installation was straightforward and it was time for a road test. I have the advantage of having two K1200RSs in the garage so I could do a good "real life" side by side test instead of trying to figure out what the dyno chart really means. With both our bikes stock, we did various tests, roll-on from 60-80-mph top gear, roll on from 30 mph in 3rd gear and both bikes were always dead even.
So, I got the kit installed and out we went for a comparo. The difference is DRAMATIC! First test, was 60mph/6th gear roll-on, the rhinewest mod bike easily jumped ahead and by 80mph was 30-40ft ahead!! 3rd gear/30 mph roll-on same results, clearly, significantly faster.
As soon as I let the clutch out, I knew there was a big difference, pulls very strong right at the start. Another pleasant surprise, is the smoothness. I thought the bike was smooth before but now vibration is nil. Gone is the slight buzz around 70-75mph when rolling off the throttle. The engine just feels different, more responsive.
I'm very pleased with this mod, well worth the money. Now... my wife is going to want one for her bike. My "gixxer buddy" who helped me with the mod is nervous.....
10 R1200GS ADV (his)
09 K1300S Light Grey (hers)