Buddies, I´ve created this poll to see what´s you opinion about the subject:thumbsup:
Yep er, dead on on the lift. The durations is slightly less on the 08.so by happenstance my guess was somewhat accurate with regard to the race IN cams specs being like the 08??
I didn't see the option that applies to me.
[ ] I have a race Intake cam, just not yet installed it.
FWIW the 04-07 stock Intake cam lifts 9.1MM. The race INTAKE cam lifts 9.7MM, or .6MM more.
Care to guess what the lift is on the 08 Stock intake? Why 9.7MM.
The duration is actually a few degrees more on the 04-07 Race Intake than the 08 stock intake.
Me thinks Kawi got the 08 power up by the same methods Gen 1 and Gen 2 people have used. Slight increase in compression from 12.7 to 12.9 (we use thinner head gasket and I have no idea how Kawi uped the compression on the 08) and more lift on Intake cam.
We will have to agree to disagree on the advantages to oval ports. I say it is to narrow the engine, not performance. This is because Kawasaki has used oval ports and oval carburetors many times in the past. Its not like new technology they just discovered. They could have done it on the 04-05 mdoel but did not.yeah those oval throttlbe bodies are the shit, you gain a ton more area for air to come in at and the dual injectors help SOOO much at higher rpms for atomization.... that valve opens and closes over 140-150 times per second at peak rpm!!!!
:+1: yea true. but sometimes the basic ride isnt enough for the motorcycle enthusiast. thats what i love about this forum. its a library of knowledge for me. such as the discussion above.To me if your just a street rider it is not necessarily how much power you motor makes, but where the power comes on the strongest.
Yep er, dead on on the lift. The durations is slightly less on the 08.
They are not the same cams. Heard of OVAL throttle bodies and OVAL intake boots for the 08? Me thinks this was an attempt to narrow the engine more because the 08 cams also have narrower lobes. Kinda fits.
So the cams for Gen1/2 will not be the same as 08.
04-07 RACE Intake specs 9.7MM @ 310 degress
08 Stock Intake specs 9.7MM @ 292 degress
I have the exhaust specs but who cares.
There was a Kawasaki technician that went to a seminar and he posted the 08 specs on this forum. He seemed legit to. Actually very legit. You might can find with a search, but may be hard.Where did you get those specs for the 08?? Not even the parts diagram are available right now!!
I will like to know the exhaust specs if you have it.
Welded head to the block!!! LOL!!! :beer:Not to go off topic and PLEASE correct me if Im wrong, but I heard on the '08' they welded the heads to the block. So if you had(have) an '08' it would be almost impossible to switch the cams. To me that almost makes it worth it to go get the intake cam and gasket.