I run my Big Shots with a Power Commander, and had it all installed at the local Kawi dealer about a mile from my house. The tech tried a number of things to deal with the occasional backfire I was getting - - - and we decided to strip the packing off the baffles and run it with the bare baffles. It actually sounds and performs better that way - - - nice, big sound without the backfiring - - - and it added a couple of MPG's, too. I've been running that setup for almost two years - - - no issues. You will still get the decal popping (normal with the 1700), but no worse than with the stock pipes. The bike will sound "ugly" without the baffles - - - trust me on that one. It's something you might consider - - - I like the way mine sounds with bare baffles. And, yes - - - you do need a fuel processor for the pipes to work - - - however you do it.
I have a 2011 1700 it has a ticking noise I’ve had it to the dealer they replaced the lifters it went away but it’s back it seems to do it after riding for a while I’m wondering if I put 20/50 synthetic in it will help but I don’t want to void my warranty
As usual, strap in its gonna be a long drawn out post with a few edits to follow in the future, as the project isn't quite done yet. See pictures for current progress,
feedback appreciated, will also be modifying the rear in the future.
NOTE: possibly compatible mod for the vaquero/voyager...
Hello everyone. Pleased to have found this forum which was recommended to me from some of my MC riding club friends. Am going to pick up a new Vaquero
blue 2020 model in a couple of days. Any recommendations or quirks I should know about. Read a lot about the Ivan flashing making it a much...
need a little help. I have a 62 reg vn1700 voyager custom with a nasty battery drain.
when the bike is running the battery I charging at 14.6 volts but when the key is in the off/lock position the second fuse box is still live
Has anyone found a solution to the crappy engine covers on the 1700 in particular the Nomad. I could get them replaced for nothing whilst it was under warranty, now that,s over I don't feel like giving Kawasaki more money for a problem they should have fixed.
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