They Hyper Charger looks awesome
. Before I got my bike, I saw a picture of one with the HC installed and it was the component whose look, along with the HK 3" Big Straights the (pictured) bike had, that I told myself I was shooting for. Looks cool and mean as hell.
So I came here and asked folks about it. The answers I got said that:
- It did increase power to the bike
- Yes, it did look super cool, but...
- It was a pain because it sticks out, right under the tank, where your leg (just under your knee) should be, so your leg is always rubbing/resting on it, and your foot cannot completely sit on the peg without feeling unnatural. One owner said that he thinks he has a "permanent bruise" from it
- The quality of the thing was put into question. First, I was told that its vacuum lines are junk and should be replaced right off the bat, before even installing it. Second, that the shutters/vents on the front can decide to stop working properly over time... One guy said that he has had to rebuild his HC numerous times to keep it working properly
The thing about the "permanent bruise" and concern about having to keep messing with the Hyper Charger to keep it working properly (and for this kind of money?) has made me remove it from consideration. I've been pointed to, and have heard excellent things about the Baron's BAK
kit, and this is what I will be installing on my bike very soon. I still prefer the badass look of the HC, but am not willing to have to keep messing with it or investing $$ in rebuilds to keep it working, just to have the cosmetic coolness. The BAK seems a lot more simple, just as good performance-wise, and has a great reputation all around, from what I've seen.
I'm new to the X, and ask a LOT of questions about everything before I buy, because I want to make the right choice. This is what I've come up with regarding the HC. Best of luck in making your decision!