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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Talking tips

I am a new y2k owner and have plans for the bike. Just looking for some hints, tips, tricks, suggestions for mods, cheap horsepower etc. thanks
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down in the V2K section is the bestest place to post this.

Part depends on what has already been done to the bike.

Also, it really depends on what you wanna do with the bike; turn it into a bagger? Cross Country Touring Machine? Bar Hopper? Space-warp time machine?

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If your bike is an '04 or '05, I'd recommend the resistor mod (Google is your friend).

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Mine is an 05 and would like to do this but need some clear instructions/link on how to do this. Resistor size as well as debaffling for this year. Thanks for the input. Every book is a kids book if the kid can read.
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Mine is an 05 and would like to do this but need some clear instructions/link on how to do this. Resistor size as well as debaffling for this year. Thanks for the input. Every book is a kids book if the kid can read.
5th gear Resistor Mod

Basically, the V2K has TONS of horse power. So much that ma kaw decided to limit the timing in the first 4 gears. I seem to remember they did with this other bikes also.

The "5th gear resistor mod" eliminates the retarded timing. It makes a huge difference in tork/power for the lower gears.

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5th gear Resistor ModThe "5th gear resistor mod" eliminates the retarded timing.
By making it smarter?

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By making it smarter?

***If you're going to kick my butt in the BOTM, then I have to have some fun with ya! ***
Actually, think of it more like giving it a lobotomy.

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Cliffdog, if you PM me your address I'll send you a resistor. It's the exact one you need.

And instructions can be found here: http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/fo...installed.html

Or Here: http://vn2000.com/pages/resistor_mod.htm

Smedlin's links will get you there, too.

I still haven't found the limits of this thing's power. I haven't had a situation yet where there wasn't enough on tap. I have yet to go truly WOT.

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Actually, think of it more like giving it a lobotomy.
I was thinking more of some fruity, liberal no-bike-left-behind scenario. But I don't want to open any political can of worms.

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You guys crack me up!

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