you dont have to take the tank completly off just tilt it up the whole process takes 15 minutes and boy is it worth itfireblade31003 said:The 03 R6 installation rquires you to remove the gas tank to get to the plugs you need. The best thing going for this for this is the usb plug. You had to have a serial port on your computer for the older models. If anybody who has dealt with laptops know its almost an act of God to find a laptop that does. Most companies sell a port repliacator for laptops that need a serial.
My girl's R6 has stock exhaust with a K&N. I'm thinking future so I test rode the bike without the PC then installed it. You do have a dead spot right at 4000 and a surge at 7000-9000. The PC cleans this up. Now as far as Hp gain. Yes you will get an increase but two things have to happen. Full exhaust and have a custom map made for your bike. I don't beleive in slip on unless you want to sound louder. The maps that are givin to you are made in Las Vegas. Thin air and dry heat. So lets say you live in Georgia like me. Humid and muggy air. Thats not a good map.
My true bike is a 929 where all this testing was done. When the bike was completely stock is made 127 hp from Honda. After adding K&N, Full Hindle and PC I went to 139 with a mean second gear. Its all in the combo. If your free up the exhaust side you have to free up the intake as well. Hit me back if you have anymore questions.