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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Finished putting in the new stator and regulator last night. Did the R/R relocation. Road 75 mile today on back roads. Felt of the R/R about every 20 miles and it was always harm and not HOT. Temp outside was 73 degree.

When I change the oil I put in the Mobil1 10W40 Full Synthetic high mileage. Was running the Kawasaki 10W40 last year, the only oil change I had done as I bought the bike last winter. The clutch plates in my bike were starting to stick when the engine was cold and every blue moon when warm causing the bike to have a little jerking motion when starting from a stand still. Man what a difference the Mobil1 oil made today. The clutch was smooth from the get go, Gears changed easily and smoothly, and the engine was perfect at idle and at cruising speed. Fifth gear, 65 mph, twist the throttle, and it takes off as never before with me, I am a 300 pound feller. Engine was so much quieter at idle and up through the gears. The fuel gauge hasn't moved off full. I was already getting 51 miles to the gallon. That Mobil1 is some darn good stuff.
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the two biggest improvements were going from a wet cell battery to an MF battery and gaping the pick up coils...
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10w40 oil really? interesting..

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10w40 oil really? interesting..
The oil fill hole cap has 10w40 stamped on it on my bike.

Done got the MF battery. Gaping the pick up coils? What does that do for the engine? Hotter firing, changing timing, longer firing current?
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makes for a better spark curve... acording to the manual, they are supposed to be at 0.020" but they have been seen as far out as 0.080". The pick up coils are non adjustable from the factory, there is a little bit of modification involved in order to gap them.. but still only takes about 15 minutes to do
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Cleaning all the grounds and stator wire connectors behind the left side cover.

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Cleaning all the grounds and stator wire connectors behind the left side cover.

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My stator went to ground on all the wires, at the stator. Just glad it happen right here at the house. All three leads got so hot the silicone connector boots melted somewhat and the wiring was almost to that point.
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As far as comfort go, the Saddlemans seat and Protec backrest are the bomb. Best investment yet for me.
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This Cobra kinda sets the air boxes off. May look cheesy to some but makes the airboxes stand out. Also added the tank trim and the word 'VULCAN' to the tank.
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