2008 Rincon Performance Upgrades
Hi everyone, I'm new to the site but have been a frequent visitor reading many posts for the past several months. I recently retired my old machine and purchased a used 2008 Rincon with only 14 hrs. I wanted the power, an automatic tranny, the IRS, plus the legendary reliablity of a Honda, and the price was right!. We have 2 of these machines at work, one 650 carb and a 680 FI. Both are great machines but the 680 has much more snap and it starts better. I will mainly be using the machine for hunting/trail riding, but we do have muskeg in Alberta, so hunting is always more than just trail riding and it will go on the occassional rally.
My Rincon is currently a bare bones stock machine. I have a 3500lbs Viper Max winch in the garage ready to be installed, I plan on putting 26" Zillas for tires, and bush bumper to start. However, performance wise I need some experienced opinions for the following questions:
1 - K&N filter - obviously yes, but can I change the filter without causing problems with the air mixture and having to do other mods?
2 - EFI Optimizer? I believe this is similar to a performance chip, but what is it exactly? should I put it on? is it cost effective?
3 - Other cost effective performance items?
Couple other things: I'm okay with changing the exhaust in time as long as it doesn't make the machine considerably louder. I also don't want to put a gear reduction on as top end is important to my riding as we often end up riding back roads at 80 Km/hr plus for extended periods.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions.