From my experiance with many other bikes, unless you do a proper dyno tuning (custom map) its not realy worth the expence.
For an example, I just did the whole process on my 06 SV1000. Starded with full M4 exhaust system, BMC filter and PCIII usb with a gineric map to match those parts. Bike ran fine ant it was an improvement but if one was just about getting the power (versus exhaust sound) realy wasnt worth $1600 of expence.
Before Xmas I decided to take it to the dyno tunner for a custom map (was the plan all along) and on the first run it showed 113.6 hp and 70ft lbs of torque. First he did the 100% throtle tune and (it was off everyehere) after 26 runs got it to 120.9hp and 75lbs of torque and a huge improvement from 3250rpm right to 10500rpm. It gained 3-5 lbs of torque across the whole rev range and about 3-8%hp gains.
After this he did the same for 80, 60,40, 20, 10 and finaly 5% throtle position adjustments. It is to long to get into detail of all of them but all I got to say that the clean up was segnificant in all areas.
Some less experianced with all this may think that these #rs are not all that great BUT the difference in actual seat of the pants is like night and day. From total perfection in the throtle responce to the power through out is like a whole diferent bike.
I've done pretty much all my bikes this way since my 1st fuel injected bike TL1000S (about 9 or 10 now) and all I can say is if you cant get a good dyno tune dont bother wasting your money. If you want to change the sound than just get the slipon. 99% of the time a slipon will work pretty good without creating any glitches. Most ECU's can compesate for about 6-8% i think but dont quate me on the exact amount as it may change from manufacturer to manufacturer.
One of the bikes I did not mess with was mine 07 R1200R mostely because I had two other sport bikes and I wanted to leave it stock for the quite relaxed ride. I'm sure that If I didnt sell it after just a year of ownership (mistake) that I would have eventualy.
Now I'm in process of making a decision on a leftover 12 or a brand new Aneversary limited addition. Love the looks of it but realisticaly not sure its worth the 2k diff in price for gold colored bits and a badge.
When I get it and after summers riding I will decide if I will do the same on it as on the SV. Posibly only if I can get a reasonably quite exhaust system.
I got the SV for snarly hulaganism and track time and I'm gettn the R1200R for refinement, eligance, qiuteness and spiritual conection to the zen of one, bike and nature, the reason I started riding motorcycles 34 yrs ago in the 1st place. For me this is the only modern bike that can bring this..
Wow did I just say all that :001_rolleyes:
Anyways hope some of this helps with the PC5 usb(one for this bike) and tuning.