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Old 03-18-2013, 11:20 PM   #4
Te Hopo OP
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Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Picton, New Zealand
Oddometer: 666
About this time I was pleased with how things were progressing but i wanted a little more power and efficiency from the engine.
The air box was left standard but a better quality and freer flowing K&N filter was fitted.
Now the exhaust, aftermarket units are expensive or if cheap they require a custom fit but a little searching of the net showed these bikes respond well to having the muffler internals cleaned up a little.
I went to a specialist exhaust shop and in exchange for a bottle of whiskey we cut the end off, gutted out the muffler and fitted just a few baffles in place.
A larger end cap was welded on and I now have a factory looking muffler with all factory markings still imprinted.

The bike was then taken to a mechanic and we changed the jets in the carburetor to get it running right.
I now have a bike that will top out at 130km/h on a good day, sit on 100km/h in all but the strongest winds and I get 3.5L/100km (70mpg).

And it sounds throaty like a dirt bike should.

Not long after these mods I went on a ride to see some friends with a 6yo son and as soon as he heard it the bike was christened Grumble.
"I came into this game for the action, the excitement... go anywhere, travel light,... get in, get out,... wherever there's trouble, a man alone... Now they got the whole country sectioned off; you can't make a move without a form."

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