First off I'm going to say sorry for barging in here.
Thing is. I don't have a problem with Todd. I could care less what he does, sells, recomends. it's his business. When you make up Bull Crap lies Especially concerning me, it's going to come back and bite you.
Like we all see and know, Todd at HW likes to promote the products he sells as the best and everyone elses stuff is just not comparable. The fact is... He obviously hasn't done that much testing and tuning to back up his claims. I've been a dalton supplier before he even knew dalton or these kawy V-twins existed. They certainly work and have their place, but they are just too heavy of a weight for the Teryx, what's the point of having an adjustable weight you have to run empty??? Especially when modded. this is why they have since lightened up the weights, but even that doesn't hold the rpm, they steady climb rpmn during shiftout due to low tip mass. It wasn't all that long ago the owner of Dalton industries, Dale, was asking me to allow him make my weights and billet faceplates for my mods, I opted to do it all myself so I programmed my CNC and made my prototypes. near 10 sets of different curves mass and weights.
This isn't anything new to me... Todd did this to me not even 3 weeks ago when I started selling MSD's cheaper than he does. He called MSD (autotronics) and complained to them that I was under cutting him when "he claims he pays just 215 for a MSD box" from them!!! He talked to them and wanted them to stop me from selling them. They laughed about as much as I did saying they can't make them as fast as they need to due to the demand. There's a thing about making a profit and taking someone's pockets.
Same with Muzzys exhaust. He had to complain to them that I sell them for way less than he does. so I simply took down my prices to conform to their pricing policy (a policy TODD had encouraged them make up). but that didn't stop the sales. and Muzzy said they could care less, so long as I don't put the price up on my site.
Same with the Clutch kits. I can't see charging 300 + dollars for bolt in weights and springs AKA clutch kit. that's why I make my own, I charge 100.00 less for my kits than the kits he sells and they hands down work better. even my machining without changing weights is still cheaper and offers more of everything vs a bolt in setup.
With me, it's not about making a buck. It's about saving a buck (especially your's) and getting the performance you paid for. I was once a consumer who bought into all the magazine articles and products boasted as parts you "need to have" only to spend 1000's and be dissappointed in what I got. This is why back in 1997 I bought my first Dynojet dyno and went to tuning school. I needed answers, and that gave it to me. since then I have bought 5 different dynojet dyno's (248, 225, 178,188, and a 250) and they have all served me very well and been consistant with eachother.
I really hate to come on here and piss and moan. So I will leave judgment in the hands of you forum goers. Compare prices, performance, gains and losses, and most of all EXPERIENCE. You want that Teryx to be fast, reliable and spend less. You know who to look up.
Sorry for the rant, now back to your normal discussion.