New member to the site. Does anyone know much about the removal of the "goats belly " from a vn750. Is it a good idea to remove it or not?
RE: THE GOATS BELLY, LINK TO THE VERSES:https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1125
Welcome to the vulcan madness zip5. Opinions vary as to the pros and cons of removing the belly of the goat, or power chamber, as Ma Kawi calls it. It may decrease your low end torque a bit if you remove it, but is supposed to increase top end horsepower. I guess it depends what you want. I`m a big guy, 5'11" and #300. The stock vn750 has plenty of power and speed to keep me happy now. That may change as I get more riding experience though.
If most of your riding is local, you may prefer to keep your low end acceleration for around town. If you are looking for louder exhaust, you will probably be best off with some aftermarket pipes like Vance and Hines Cruisers or similar. If you go this route, the GB has to come off, I believe.
Just changing your exhaust doesn`t seem to increase power or fuel consumption much, unless you do an "ear shave" to the air intake boxes and replace them with "pod filters" that attach directly to the carbs. You need to rejet the carbs after a shave, and you pay for the incresed power with higher fuel consumption.
Sorry for the long answer to a short question. My advice is to ride the bike for awhile, until you decide what are the most important aspects of riding are to you. Personally, I am leaving the GB alone for now, and experimenting with drilling out a spare set of mufflers, in an attempt to get a little more rumble and deeper exhaust tone.
If you take it off, keep everything, in case you want to restore it back to stock, if you don`t like the new and louder sound. JMO