Any Topic on your last ride......
How much boost is your tune allowing? I did the Revo Stage 1 tune on my 2012 GTI and it's boosting around 20 psi at WOT. My power isn't as good as yours though...my '12 model only increased hp from 210 to around 250. Still, I can burn through some "poor little tires" as you put it.Mine is stored for winter. So here is my randomness for ya:
But I did get a stage 1 tune on my daily drivers (16 GTI) the reflash bumps the power from 220HP/250ftlbs to 316HP/381ftlbs... poor little tires don't know what hit them. So that is keeping my winter blahs at bay.
I look forward to your aux.light review as i am putting some mondo motoEl Nino is crushing my riding plans in NorCal. Torrential rain almost every day. Last ride I had was to test out the Brawlers. I have some db killers on the way to take a bite out of the loudness at high rpm WOT acceleration. At cruise they are surprisingly quiet though louder than stock.
It looks like today might be a bit nice and no rain. So if it finally gets out of the 40's (Fahrenheit) I'll try and squeeze in a ride.
On the more personal side, with bike benefits too, I've started a new diet and exercise regime. It was long overdue and the benefits are already apparent. I've already lost the same amount as I saved from going with 1 Brawler over the stock exhaust. This is my plan to make the N1K faster on a budget.
All the performance modeling I did on the N1K shows the best way to improve performance is weight loss. I can't realistically bump up the HP enough to make near as much difference as cutting even 20 pounds from the bike. So the Brawlers save quite a bit of weight but my goal is to try and drop 30 pounds or so by summer. Well that is my realistic goal. My pie in the sky goal is 50 pounds. That would work out to be about a .3 second improvement on my ET in the 1/4.
I've started using an app to help track my running. I used it before with great success and they've improved it a lot. It is "couch to 5k". Basically it does what it says. It takes you from spending all your time on a couch to being able to run 5k. Honestly I hate to run, I used to do it all the time for the military. I thought I'd never have to run again like then but I used this app a few years ago and it worked for me and made the running less tedious. I was up to where I could run 10k again without dying. Then life happened and I find myself where I am at but with the resolve to change things.
Take a look here if interested.
When I have some free time I'll write my review of the awesome aux lights I added to the N1K. They made a huge difference on the bike at night and I am seen much better in the daytime as well.