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Old 05-24-2013, 07:30 AM   #76981
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The 2009 I recently got had carb mods. Drilled out slide, different jets, needle, cut open airbox. Kientech header/ mid-pipe. GSXR can. Air screw.

All it did was make more noise. Stumbled on take off.

I put the standard jets back in the carb, standard needle back in, covered up the airbox. New slide with one hole. I kept the air screw and exhaust mods. Installed a K&N filter.

Runs like a champ now. Smooth and no stumble on take off. It used to 'hic' after you rolled the throttle on for a tad. You had to rev it at stop lights and let the clutch fly to overcome this.

So easy to ride now. I have a 16T front with OEM rear. It topped out at 100mph showing on speedo with me sitting upright behind National Cycles screen. Also a one foot square TT 41L top box on the rack...not bad.

My normal speeds will be speed limit and a tad over, so I'm good to go.

It sure likes to go around bends I'll tell you that. It holds the line nicely and inspires confidence. You have to keep it on the boil and with the 16T front that means lower gears for tighter bends. Coming from a BMW R1150GS that ran like a diesel big rig this is a change of pace for me. The lack of torque takes some getting used to....but I love it! I thought it was a bit buzzy on the freeway with the 15T front, and I do some freeway so have to compromise.
your mileage may vary
That all makes good sense,but,you might find the bike will still go near or 100mph even with a 14 countershaft sprocket or the stock 15. And then acceleration is some better with the smaller CS sprocket. These bikes have a nice wide ratio gearbox and 85mph cruise is pretty easy with the stock 15 CS sprocket.
16 would be way tall for any sort of dirt riding.

Ive found mine is smoother at 80 then it is at 70,the engine likes to rev a little,that's with a 15 CS.
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These bikes DO like to bomb corners on pavemento,Ive had the suspension done and sometimes use a 19/17 wheel set for street and it works great!
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:41 AM   #76982
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I've got a Q4 on my KX 450F and it is actually QUIETER then the stock can. Of course there were reports that guys failed tech because the stock cans on those 09 KXF's were too loud.

Mine came with the 14 tooth CS sprocket. Never wanted to go to the stock 15 myself.
I can see how a Q is quieter then a KX muff,a DR is vacuum cleaner quiet though and a Q is just a bit loud when new then gradually gets louder as the packing goes away.

Ive known for a while that a DR is no race bike or even a performance bike,it does what it does and no amount of $ thrown at one will make it handle even remotely like a real dirtbike. I like it quiet and Ive done everything I can think of to make the suspension work decent for dirt touring and general dualsporting. Fixing the boingers on a DR makes much more difference then drilling slides and loud exhausts,but that's nothing new. The bone stock engine on mine will push the bike past it's handling level easily,just turn the throttle.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:46 AM   #76983
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Oh that's sweet Kevin!
Bet those will be real popular as most every DR squeals.
Mine has squealed since new,or at least at 3000 miles when I bought the thing.
Quiet would be nice.

Very zippy looking starter cap.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #76984
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We also chatted about it on the phone.
I thought that was before you had put the bike on the dyno.

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:26 AM   #76985
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I'm interested! If the cover's as well made as the Warp9 levers on our two DRs, we'll be able to forget that little issue forever!
Hey Emmbeede, thanks for buying our levers and im glad your happy with them. the starter cap is pretty good if i do say so, i think youll be more than happy.
it just takes 1.5 hours and 2 beers to install it ha-ha

Have a good weekend!

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #76986
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Kev, I'd be up for one of these as well, provided it doesn't cost one arm and one leg. Any ETA on when we can purchase?

Hey Bronco, it will be about 4 weeks and ill have them ready to go. Price......dont hold me to it but im thinking $60 ish.

ride safe man!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #76987
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I was hoping "after the Holiday" meant this weekend.

Mine squeals badly. But I just deal with it. Might want one also. Might be an easy job while I fix the CCT gasket soon.

Suzuki doesn't sell that part separately, you have to buy the whole starter. Does anyone have a source for brushes? There must be another similar starter from Japan that is the same.
Hey Rusty Rocket, should be about 4 weeks for me to get them done. its the perfect time to do your cct gasket when you install this as you have to remove it anyway.

on the brushes theres a company called arrowhead electrical that makes a rebuild kit, your dealer can order it from tucker rocky dist and their part number is 49-5744. its a very complete kit that retails for $40. Procycle also has the starter rebuild kit, might be worthwhile to have it at the same time as the cap.

have a good weekend man!

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #76988
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Mine has squealed since new,or at least at 3000 miles when I bought the thing.
Quiet would be nice.

Very zippy looking starter cap.
yup i must be getting old because quiet sounds good to me. quiet exhaust and quiet starter haha.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:29 AM   #76989
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Hey Bronco, it will be about 4 weeks and ill have them ready to go. Price......dont hold me to it but im thinking $60 ish.

ride safe man!
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:33 AM   #76990
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on the brushes theres a company called arrowhead electrical that makes a rebuild kit, your dealer can order it from tucker rocky dist and their part number is 49-5744. its a very complete kit that retails for $40. Procycle also has the starter rebuild kit, might be worthwhile to have it at the same time as the cap.

have a good weekend man!
Thanks for those tidbits of info. I know that that starter is used on quite a few other models and probably other brands as well. I figured there had to be someone capitalizing on the fact that Suzuki isn't making parts available. I should've known that Pro-Cycle would be there. I just didn't feel like looking if I could easily get the answer by asking.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #76991
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LOL, I shudder to think how much money I threw away when I tossed my old stock Busa cans, back then they weren't worth the cost of shipping, I saw one on E-bay yesterday selling for $175!

Anytime you change the flow of the intake or exhaust or both you need to balance your carb to match. Actually, the K&N filter does flow more air, so you have modified your airbox.

K&N would like to hear from you.

There is no special requirement after fitting a K&N High Flow Filter.

There is a business card to keep with your vehicle. It reads:

The installation of reusable products may be discouraged by some service providers who are misinformed or prefer the repeat business of selling disposable air filters. We will be pleased to answer any of their questions directly.

Your K&N replacement air filter or intake system is backed by one of the industry's best warranties. We also pledge you will never be taken advantage of by a service provider denying a warranty repair based on the presence of a K&N product.

PLEASE PHONE K&N DIRECT FOR FREE @ 1-800-858-3333
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:15 AM   #76992
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I thought that was before you had put the bike on the dyno.
It was, I was still searching for a dyno that was capable of CO tracing. I had no luck finding anything close by.
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I was hoping "after the Holiday" meant this weekend.

Mine squeals badly. But I just deal with it. Might want one also. Might be an easy job while I fix the CCT gasket soon.

Suzuki doesn't sell that part separately, you have to buy the whole starter. Does anyone have a source for brushes? There must be another similar starter from Japan that is the same.
I need to fix my CCT gasket as well. But, it can wait a month while Kev whips these up. I would prefer to fix the starter permanently, if possible. Looks like I'll have time source a starter rebuild kit, too. Might as well as long as you're in there and have everything apart.
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Hey Bronco, it will be about 4 weeks and ill have them ready to go. Price......don't hold me to it but I'm thinking $60-ish.

ride safe man!
That sounds good to me, if you're starting a list, put me down for one.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #76993
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That sounds good to me, if you're starting a list, put me down for one. [/QUOTE]


you got it bronco. your on the list
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:49 AM   #76994
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:13 PM   #76995
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Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, but I'd really like to stop dragging this around with me...

Used HID headlight kit $30 OBO over on the flea market!

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