I think you've got they two processes reversed in terms of cost and work. The 900RR exhaust is a whole lot cheaper to do than a PCIII. And work? The most work involved is fabricating a small tab to secure the exhaust can to the rear peg mount. The last PCIII I purchased cost me $300 then another $300 for a custom map. And I got a crap map. I swear the bike ran worse, decel pop and richer = poor gas mileage. I took The PCIII off bike ran perfect. Granted there are GREAT tuners out there that will give you your money's worth on a custom map. Just not near me and it's not worth the money vs gain in my book. The 900RR set up is the ticket for the 919.
yeah, you're right. I was pretty much mistaken. although I love the look of the 919's dual "afterburners", the gas burner smell is quite (ob)noxious.
I suppose I could acquire parts needed for the 900RR mod, do it, and hold onto the stock headers and cans if for some weird reason I start to miss the stench.
The 919 just aint a power machine.... though he said... god damn that thing was rich stock.
Mine is so bad my buddy came up to me after following mine when it was cold and said dude are you burning oil i saw a black puff... im like nope thats just running rich.
for me personally, increasing hp's is not that much of a concern, so it would be a matter of which mod is better for getting rid of the stink...
- Pro: I'd get to keep the badass-looking stock mufflers
- Con: Expensive and possibly a big hassle to get the right mapping
- Pro: Costs less, easier to do myself, and would also shed excess weight... or at least, i would imagine
- Con: 919's tail looks a little weird without the underseat exhaust cans