1600 Classic Cam Swap Results - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-10-2017, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 72
1600 Classic Cam Swap Results

Due to some unfortunate circumstances my 06 1600 Classic ran for a while without coolant and did some top end damage.

I replaced the pistons with Kawasaki 20 over (0.5mm), had the cylinders overbored and trued up to match. Heads were able to be machined as well. Compression ratio should thus be a little higher than stock but not significantly so. I would havd liked the Thunder Big Bore kit but they are currently out of business

While I was in there I went with a set of 1500 mean streak cams to compliment my barons big air kit, vance and hines pipes, and power commander.

All I can say is wow! The idle chop sounds really good and the power is great. It pulls absolutely effortlessly.

The biggest drawback so far is the fuel economy sucks, down to 28mpg. I can smell it is running rich in some places and it is no doubt running lean in others. After I get it properly broken in I intend to get it dyno tuned, which should help with maximum power and gain back some fuel economy.

I will be sure to post the dyno numbers when I get them.
Ahemsa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 07:34 PM
Member
 
Little Bit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Seattle Wa
Year/Make/Model: 07 Vulcan Classic
Displacement/CC's: 1600
Color: Silver
Gender: Female
Posts: 47
Garage
Thanks that is the kind of mileage I'm getting on my 1600 and 21 around town. I am going to have mine dyno tuned as well and can wait to see the difference hopefully. Do you have the p..c..3 or 5?
Little Bit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thunder mfg. piston and cam kit classic 1600 iamarchie Engine Work 5 03-25-2012 11:48 PM
Thunder mfg. piston and cam kit classic 1600 iamarchie Engine Work 0 02-20-2012 11:57 PM
V2K Dyno Results Boss Hog Vulcan 2000 23 12-06-2011 01:33 PM
Info on 100" Thunder Kit for 1600 engine-RESULTS satyride Wanted to buy or trade Items 0 03-21-2010 08:48 AM
Fuel gauge mod results bigmoe Vulcan 900 3 05-04-2009 10:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome