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post #1 of 32 Old 06-24-2019, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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gen4 to gen5

Probably I will be buying big lots of parts from a gen5, in order to convert my gen4 into the new gen5 electronics.
mechanically I will be getting a gen5

and all electronics.

I want to know if I need to change something in the transmission also?


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post #2 of 32 Old 06-24-2019, 03:15 PM
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I'm guessing(hoping) you have a good reason for doing this. Not really sure exactly what gen5 parts your switching to aside from electronics. Wasn't sure what mechanically you're getting a gen5 means.

I would call Farrell Performance and ask Jason nicely since he is the only person, I know at least, that knows Kawasaki's inside and out.
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You can run a complete gen4 trans in a gen5 and vice versa.

When in doubt... send it!
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You can run a complete gen4 trans in a gen5 and vice versa.
So there is no problem with the sensor in the transmision???
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I have a complete harness/ECU/dash etc that needs a home...has a Woolich flash with a u4.4 tune on it for a stock motor, full exhaust, MWR filter...201hp/86ftlbs

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you need the following from a gen 5:

gauge cluster,
harness
ecu
IMU
throttle bodies
airbox
crankshaft position sensor
shift drum
shift sensor + adapter
plug ends for gen 5 fuel pump / or gen 4 harness end or a gen5 fuel pump
clutch lever sensor
left handle bar controls
non oem shift sensor to clear the frame - woolich shifter works great.
... maybe a few other things im forgetting at the moment/that i ignored due to racebike.

Otherwise it will run fine / great. I recommend also using a gen 5 header if you're on a stock header.
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Looks like there is space to make mechanical adapter for drum end.
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Looks like there is space to make mechanical adapter for drum end.
you cannot adapt gen 4 position sensor with gen 5 electronics. The gen 5 sensor is a potentiometer with a higher voltage range than the gen 4 switch produces. Also the gen4 position sensor is just a simple switch.

Install a gen5 shift drum and sensor is required.
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So there is no problem with the sensor in the transmision???
The "transmission" is interchangeable (aka the actual gears, shafts, etc). The gear change mechanism is relatively the same. You start running into issues when it comes to the drum and forks which are gen specific.

Best to just buy a used kit like this (specific to the gen5 though): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gen-4-11-15...temCondition=4

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What is the price point for just selling current bike as is... using gotten funds for Gen5. plus additional $$money$$ that you would have spend into doing crazy conversion?
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