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Oct 1st 2016, 12:31 PM   #16
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go see nels at vancouver cycle gear for an ecu flash and really see what that bike is all about. 2wheeldynoworks is down there this weekend for a dyno tuning event. just show up, give him a call/text too doesnt hurt 425-269-5332
Oct 1st 2016, 01:30 PM   #17
 
  Apr 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 Kawi H2, 2014 CBR 1000, 2007 VStar 1300
I haven't gotten to play with it much, as it's raining today, but did take it out for a couple of hours last night.

Shifts super smooth. Low end power is awesome. If not for the gear indicator, it would be difficult to know what gear you are in at lower speeds. Acceleration is SO awesome!! Barely touch the throttle and bam, you are gone! It really doesn't feel much heavier than my 2014 CBR 1000.

The only negative is also a positive. The paint is super cool, but also super sensitive to scratching. I have been SUPER careful, so no scratches yet, but sucks having to be so careful.
Oct 1st 2016, 03:33 PM   #18
 
  Apr 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 Kawi H2, 2014 CBR 1000, 2007 VStar 1300
Jared,

I'm thinking of going with a Brocks setup, flash, pcv, and exhaust.
Oct 3rd 2016, 06:26 PM   #19
 
  Apr 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 Kawi H2, 2014 CBR 1000, 2007 VStar 1300
Got another ride in today :-) Took a small ride along the river.[IMG][/IMG]
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Oct 4th 2016, 09:21 AM   #20
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Jared,

I'm thinking of going with a Brocks setup, flash, pcv, and exhaust.
there's half a dozen reasons why you should not go brocks for a flash and should go to nels instead. save a few thousand bucks and send him an email 2wheeldynoworks@gmail.com. Nels flashes outperform brocks flashes, on brocks own personal dyno even.

on top of that, nels advertising doesn't lie to you about numbers and in the fine print say this is not actually how its gonna be in street trim.
Oct 4th 2016, 12:39 PM   #21
 
  Apr 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 Kawi H2, 2014 CBR 1000, 2007 VStar 1300
All of the videos I see with bikes that have Brocks setups have really performed awesome. Saving alot of money is always a huge bonus.

Oh and I do like that you can a totally seperate ecu from Brocks in case needing the original for any warranty work.
Oct 5th 2016, 06:48 AM   #22
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  Jan 2016
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Beautiful bike!!!

Hey try contacting Rickey Gadson! I've heard that he is a really nice guy who likes to talk bikes.
Just found this - Rickey has developed a performance upgrade kit for the h2!
http://rickey-gadson.com/press-release-power
Oct 5th 2016, 08:57 AM   #23
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Beautiful bike!!!

Hey try contacting Rickey Gadson! I've heard that he is a really nice guy who likes to talk bikes.
Just found this - Rickey has developed a performance upgrade kit for the h2!
http://rickey-gadson.com/press-release-power
yeah he takes a buncha parts off the H2R and sticks em on the H2... gadsons a face for sales, that's it.
Oct 5th 2016, 10:15 AM   #24
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yeah he takes a buncha parts off the H2R and sticks em on the H2... gadsons a face for sales, that's it.
even the Kawasaki president asked him for his opinion and flew him to Japan to personally meet and talk with him! He was one of the very first to test the H2 too.
http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/11/on-the-record-rickey-gadson-talks-new-project-kawasaki-ninja-h2-hybrid-drag-motorcycle
Oct 5th 2016, 10:54 AM   #25
 
  Apr 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 Kawi H2, 2014 CBR 1000, 2007 VStar 1300
Yeah, I'm on an H2 forum also, and Gadson, Guhl and Brocks are the big names talked about. I'm watching everyone there and seeing what my best option is. I MAY just flash the ecu, but other stuff would be nice too. We'll see. Right now getting through the break in period. Hard to do with these rainy days. I won't ride it in the rain, not even washing with water, detail cleaners only so far.
Oct 5th 2016, 03:49 PM   #26
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Yeah, I'm on an H2 forum also, and Gadson, Guhl and Brocks are the big names talked about. I'm watching everyone there and seeing what my best option is. I MAY just flash the ecu, but other stuff would be nice too. We'll see. Right now getting through the break in period. Hard to do with these rainy days. I won't ride it in the rain, not even washing with water, detail cleaners only so far.
just go talk to nels. i'm not even saying buy from him. just talk to him about the bike before following the sheep who buy brocks because brocks
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Oct 5th 2016, 04:55 PM   #27
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

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Congrats! I'm jelly.
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Oct 5th 2016, 09:11 PM   #28
 
  Apr 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 Kawi H2, 2014 CBR 1000, 2007 VStar 1300
Thanks guys.

Jared, thanks. I will check out Nels when I am ready to make the upgrades. Considering all options for sure. Best bang for the buck, without messing up my bike. I have heard of people pushing these H2's so far for more and more power that they just toasted their bikes. This is not a bike I want to mess up.
Nov 10th 2016, 12:06 PM   #29
 
  Apr 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 Kawi H2, 2014 CBR 1000, 2007 VStar 1300
Awesome ride the other day, about 200 miles total. This bike is freaking awesome, even with treating it nice during break in.

Acceleration for passing/playing is phenomenal. And definitely don't feel the extra weight it caries over liter bikes.

Nov 10th 2016, 03:47 PM   #30
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Acceleration for passing/playing is phenomenal.
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