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A simple question from a simple mind - can the LT engine be given a boost with GT parts, in particular re-chip? I have a 2005LT.

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I would presume you are talking about the Brick GT and not the newer vertical GT.

If so it is an interesting concept, I am not sure what was changed on the motors. Different cams, or just a little tweak by the chip. I would suspect if it was just a chip change others would have tried it by now.

Be interesting to see what the gurus say.

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Talk to Rhinewest to see what is available to get a few more ponies out of your '05 LT. I think it's new cam gears and a chip. If you're going that far, then you'd need to look at adding a Rhemus exhuast to make it work the best. JM2CW.

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A simple question from a simple mind - can the LT engine be given a boost with GT parts, in particular re-chip? I have a 2005LT.

The GT has considerably more radical cams designed for upper rpm performance which, if placed in an LT, would sacrifice low and mid-range performance. The LT engine is tuned to produce more torque and less horsepower than the GT and RS engine. I don't know if a chip is available for an '05 model; contact Hank at Rhinewest, he installed a chip in my 2000 LT. I do believe cam gears are available for '05 and up models that will provide some performance enhancements. I elected to not install a Remus exhaust on my LT. Hank advised that I would probably lose some low and mid-range power because the Remus is tuned to enhance high rpm performance. Because I pull a trailer, I did not want any loss of power thru the low and mid rpm range. Rhinewest's dyno graphs support Hank's statements regarding the potential power loss. Just choose what rpm powerband fits your riding style and accessorize accordingly.
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Our own Grif helped design and test it.
I just gotta know... whats the "off road characteristics" improvement.....??

"The performance software for the K1200LT improves peak horsepower and dramatically improves the bikes on and off road characteristics. The chip is designed to enhance the stock and after-market exhaust systems."


John, you and I have the same model.... why do you think it needs a performance boost, or is it just one of those "what if" questions??
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Before you invest in a chip do your self and go to the Black Hole Exhaust site ( Link bekow ) and read the entire article, Very informative,, even if you don't change a thing you will understand the LT dfrive train alot better.

http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/blackhol...0exhausts.html

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On the 05' the only thing is the cam gears and exhaust. The 05' already has about 16 more ponnies that previous models. I did this on my 05' and it does make a difference.
The exhaust.

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Thanks

Thanks for all the info - was just looking for something simple in increase power just a little when 2 up.
From what I can see for the small gains with pipes and such it's not worth the expense - just kick the beast down a little more.
I drive a diesel 4X4 so am not used to working the box.
Last bike was a long time ago.
Thanks again guys.
BTW I wouldnt swap her for anything.

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