I have owned my '07 M109 since new-- 0mi. I have been slow to mod it, because it seems like the perfect bike for me, but sure enough, over time, I have been slowly giving in to the mod bug.
I ordered the Timing Retard Eliminator for the M109/C109 from RatedR w/ the thought of "free hp" from a timing alteration after reading about it on this forum. It is a nice unit w/ the proper connections to make a clean, in-line insertion of the TRE. I was surprised to see a Suzuki logo on the paperwork that came w/ it-- I assume it is either a Suzuki "performance" part or the dealer is too small for Suzuki to go after for using the logo.
I popped the right side panel off the bike and went to connect it up, and was surprised to find an identical looking unit already installed on the bike-- I mean, it looks exactly the same. I have owned my '9 since new.
So the questions are:
- Does the RatedR TRE replace or augment the existing unit on the bike?
- Did Suzuki start adding an in-line TRE to M109's?
- Did I waste my money?
I also have a query into RatedR, but seeing how they are out of AU, I am hoping the forum will provide an answer quicker.