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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Who’s done it, @mark-claasen?

    I Googled it and it’s moving the exhaust cam 1 tooth forward. Apparently it give a 7-10% performance increase.

    #13583

    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland, NorthShore
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Yes Edward its free power, it is most noticeable from the bottom end tapering off as you get to peak revs.

    huge change in Ride-ability and makes it much easier to ride both on the road and the gravel, made my KLR feel more like the DR750

    IMHO a must do mod

    #13584

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Interesting, what is it about the stock setup that causes the change to make such a difference, would it work on other bikes like the DR?

    We must swap bikes one day.

    #13588

    Aaron Martin
    Participant
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: 2016 Africa Twin
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Apparently the factory setup is aimed at getting the best emissions rather than the best performance, so by doing the MC Mod, you are probably killing a few more baby seals per 100km (or whatever unit they use to measure emissions, I don’t recall)

    #14694

    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland, NorthShore
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    I think it’s whales per 1000km and it would be about 0.0056 by my very accurate calculations 🙂

    #14696

    ss2fly
    Participant
    • Location: Tauranga
    • Bike: KTM 540exc - modified
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Hope your valves don’t kiss your piston….

    #14697

    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland, NorthShore
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Not an issue for a KLR as about a Zillion people have done this mod with no problems.

    Its surprising how much of a difference it make to the bottom end really wakes it up and gives it the old school chug feel, IMHO also makes it quite a bit quicker on the gravel as pulls out of corners a lot harder

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