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Old 02-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #196
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This is an impressive development. I'm glad to hear it's applicable to both KLR models (old and new).

I'm hoping you guys get enough early Beta testers to do this mod then go out and do the long, hard miles. Lets see how things hold up long term.

On our DR650's you can get a big bore kit. Expensive and requires expert skill to install. I've ridden a 720cc kit on the DR and was NOT very impressed. Really not much faster (if at all) than my moderately modified stock DR650.

Best of luck with these new mods. They sound awesome!
Same with the KLR, only very minimal gains are accomplished with big bore kits.

They are really performed to eliminate oil burning issues and reduce vibrations.

More power is gained through other mods, although Eagle Mike is working on some bigger big bore kits including a stroker so we will see what becomes of these.

He also has a Fuel injection kit almost ready for sale, but that doesn't interest me because I like the simplicity of the carburetor.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:15 AM   #197
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It is mentioned that maybe Kawasaki retarded the exhaust cam to help with emissions.
Yeah, that is the only reason I was able to come up with too. I am going to keep an eye on the development for a while and see what is reported after people have been using it for a while.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:20 AM   #198
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Yeah, that is the only reason I was able to come up with too. I am going to keep an eye on the development for a while and see what is reported after people have been using it for a while.
Also keep in mind he is working on a adjustable sprocket to see if less than a tooth of advance is prefered over a full tooth.

But if it is you will have to buy the sprocket vesus the free mod.More than likely the free mod will be the way to go.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #199
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Checked mine last night. Exhaust valves tight. Will be doing the MC.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #200
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Checked mine last night. Exhaust valves tight. Will be doing the MC.
Perfect timing on that !!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:32 AM   #201
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Shock fill and bleed.

I finished plumbing the shock and filled and performed the bleed procedure using Silkolene Pro RFS 5 weight oil, which is what is used in the Penske shocks also, so I still had a bottle on hand.

I also installed a new Moose Racing seal head.(Made by All Balls)

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:38 AM   #202
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Final installation of shock.

Then I put 200 psi of nitrogen in the Fox remote reservoir and reinstalled the 550 inch pound monster Eibach spring with a Shop press at work and reinstalled the assembly on the bike.

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:31 AM   #203
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HID Low beam conversion.

Now it is time to move on to the Future Vision HID low beam conversion.

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Old 02-16-2013, 03:58 PM   #204
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The stock bulb mounting flange is alot thicker than the new HID, so I had to make up some plastic spacers so the retaining wire would hold the bulb in tight.

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:57 PM   #205
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Its all buttoned up, with the ballast mounted in the space directly under the lights.

The bulb is a 35 watt and 4300k.

The light output should be much better along with freeing up 20 watts.I did not do the high beam because I don't like the delay in brightness when flipping the high beam on and off due to warm up time on HID lights.

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #206
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I installed a DDM Tuning HID kit on my Triumph Tiger 1050 about 3 years OK. Big improvement in output. Then did the same with my DR650. Much better with HID ... I'd guess 3 times brighter than the stock 55W H-4 bulb. On both bikes I used the 35W / 4500K kits. perfect color temp, IMO.

The DR only puts out 200W max ... so picking up 20W is a good safety margin. The HID in the DR is now about two years old. Both Tiger and DR HID's going strong.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:28 AM   #207
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I installed a DDM Tuning HID kit on my Triumph Tiger 1050 about 3 years OK. Big improvement in output. Then did the same with my DR650. Much better with HID ... I'd guess 3 times brighter than the stock 55W H-4 bulb. On both bikes I used the 35W / 4500K kits. perfect color temp, IMO.

The DR only puts out 200W max ... so picking up 20W is a good safety margin. The HID in the DR is now about two years old. Both Tiger and DR HID's going strong.
For sure on the 35 watt kit.

A friend installed the DDM 55 watt kit on his Gsa and it throws too much scattered light pollution at oncoming cars and if he gets up behind a car the light bothers the driver from the side view and rear view mirrors, so he has to be careful not to get to close.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #208
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Front harness wire loom

While the front fairing is off I took the time to install plastic wire loom and tape over every inch of the harness and also unplug every connector and add electrical grease.

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #209
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Remind me to leave my bike at your house next Winter. I love your attention to detail and expert technique! Excellence is rare.
Keep it up!
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #210
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Remind me to leave my bike at your house next Winter. I love your attention to detail and expert technique! Excellence is rare.
Keep it up!
Thanks !!
Tinkering on bikes in the winter helps keep me partly sane till spring.lol.
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