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That's cool. I wouldn't be so interested in going any faster but it would be nice if it helps it run better over all. I'll add it to my Christmas list. Come on Santa, I've been good. Well, for the most part anyway.
 

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Called today, it hasn't been released yet. Also, he said the rev limiter would be raised but wasn't sure about the speed limiter. So?? what would you need to raise speed limiter
 

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Just got a email from the person who actually did the testing on the Viking. He said he seen an average increase of 4mph. Also, said factory has rev limiter at 7000rpm. The commander raises the rpm 500rpm. 7500rpm total.
 

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Just got a email from the person who actually did the testing on the Viking. He said he seen an average increase of 4mph. Also, said factory has rev limiter at 7000rpm. The commander raises the rpm 500rpm. 7500rpm total.
Did he mention anything about ignition timing changes or fuel management settings?
 

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Hmmm... About $100 per mph. On a side note, will changing/adding weights on the cvt, increase mph much?
The big change with the rhino was going to a machined sheave but from what I gather the Viking seems to already have that set up. Seems like they may of copied an aftermarket design for the Viking. Weights and springs in the CVT will really only change your shifting points to accommodate bigger tires and things like that. I'm waiting for a clutch kit to come out before I move to bigger tires along with a new ignition just to give that little extra power to turn the big tires.
 

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Did he mention anything about ignition timing changes or fuel management settings?
He did mention changing the fuel map, however he didn't go into detail. He did however say this " The Viking on 91 octane liked 6 degrees of increased timing over factory, it gained a few extra hp"
 

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If anyone is interested in contacting him directly, just hit me up with a Pm and I will share his contact information. Also forgot to mention that it will be a couple of months before this will be released.
 

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For the power gain from the powercommander will we even feel the difference?

I am thinking of helping the viking run better.
 

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I find it interesting that the viking gets ridden so hard for needing an aftermarket heat shield. All the while owners are going crazy with every other bolt on possible. Tires, snorkel, lights, chip, exhaust, omg heat shield. Mine runs great for now. Cant wait to do all that stuff.
 

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I find it interesting that the viking gets ridden so hard for needing an aftermarket heat shield. All the while owners are going crazy with every other bolt on possible. Tires, snorkel, lights, chip, exhaust, omg heat shield. Mine runs great for now. Cant wait to do all that stuff.
You are clearly not informed enough. The viking getting its engine started is grounds for the heat shield, but not big deal we are past that. Yamaha is slow to act on this and us informed owners has took the steps nessecary for extended life and safety.
 

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My viking works ok in the VA Mountains, but with 550 lbs of passengers, a steel roof with spare tire 100lb from Bumper and 25 Gal of roundup in a sprayer loaded on the back, it makes it up steep inclines but could really use some more power.
Will the power commander give me more power will climbing steep grades?

Are there any other ways to increase the climbing power?
Thx
 
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