Well, since you got me started here we go.....
I will now change gears to why I have some angst with the proverbial forum advice.
The humble Kuryakyn Hypercharger. Had a customer that came in my shop and wanted me to do a stage one modification to is 03 Volusia. A new rider.
I was the one to guided him to a Volusia. He wanted a Harley sportster, I ride a 2010 Harley Electraglide, and own a 03 Volusia as my shop bike.
after he visited a few forums he told me he wanted a kuryakyn hypercharger, instead of a K and N filter, I also rejetted his carb, and put a set of cobra pipes on. Told him the Hypercharger was inefficient and not worth the money. Of course he knew more than my Suzuki factory trained tech because he read it on a forum. We complied, he was the customer.
So......for free we ran the bike on the dyno with the K and N filter, rejett and pipes. Then ran the same set up with the Hypercharger....guess what???
4 hp loss and 3 lbs of torque loss with the hypercharger! all input data the same, same bike same everything. But this UNEDUCATED consumer read it on a forum....so its gotta be true.
So as the story goes he had to eat the cost of the hypercharger and bought a Filter from me, But by the way did I mention he bought the Hypercharger from the internet to save 8 bucks instead of from me. I would have returned it but the "internet wont"
So before you all start acting like a pack of wolves and banging me for a comment that I made and stand behind I would think your responses through. Collectively you might be a good resource, Individually you seem to make comments with out data to back your claims