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post #1 of 14 Old 12-17-2005, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Orderd the kawasaki cam and thin headgasket today

Well orderd some goodies today, the Kawasaki cam and headgasket, powercomander and quick shifter. Guess I'll be tearing my motor out next weekend! Think I will do a dyno run now and then after to see the difference.
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lets us know the out come!!! Wanting to this same mod!!!
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did the same mod. I got the thin gasket, valves adjusted, pc III, performance cams, quick shifter, bmc race, and a akra slip on. I'm getting the dyno this cold ass winter
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odog if you get on a dyno ask them to give you the sea numbers. then it doesnt matter the weather.
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did the same mod. I got the thin gasket, valves adjusted, pc III, performance cams, quick shifter, bmc race, and a akra slip on. I'm getting the dyno this cold ass winter

Who is doing the dyno work? I live about 40 miles South of ya....Just curious...

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did the same mod. I got the thin gasket, valves adjusted, pc III, performance cams, quick shifter, bmc race, and a akra slip on. I'm getting the dyno this cold ass winter
You have all the motor work done but only a slip-on? Talk about choking all the work you've done.


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Once you get into the engine like that, you gotta get a full system. The oem headers are pretty good nowadays, but they are still a restriction with mods like you've done.
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I also just have a slip-on (FMF) And I'm going to see what kind of power I get first before going to a full system. Not as much power there as some mu=ight think, stock headers are pretty damn good anymore. If I go to a full system my Bronze FMF will be for sale and I will go with a brock hindle.
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You might not get the 15+ hp from a system like a few years ago. But like 1killer1liter said, why put more air into the motor and have it choked by the relatively restrictive stock header and collector. I'm not saying you won't see a power increase with the stock one, but I guarantee you'll get more with a good aftermarket one. And after spending all the $$ for cams, gasket, labor if you have it done, a custom map, etc. why not spring for a full exhaust.
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How reliable is the thinner head gasket? Assuming you can keep 93 octane in it, is the bike still streetable with this mod? Or will you only get a few thousand (few hundred??) mi. out of the engine before a rebuild?
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