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Old 08-19-2012, 11:55 AM   #11
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great work on the write up .. definitely sticky worthy
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #12
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so the only tolerances that are critical is the space between the sensor and the wheel?

i would be afraid that i was advancing one cylinder farther than the other, is that not a concern? i'm definitely going to do this,

would it be worth re gearing if one was to do exhaust, intake, jets, and advanced timing?
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #13
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Not sure about re gearing, but what I did is use a boley gauge(digital caliper) to measure that my cuts were as close as possible to each other. Use your head and it will work out fine. Pretty sure froggy only did one sensor and his bike ran fine, he just didn't feel the responsiveness. Unless you move the sensors the wrong direction or advance one and move the other the wrong way, you should be OK. Like I said in the disclaimer though, I'm no mechanic.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #14
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Just got back from the ride. You can def feel the faster throttle response. It seems like it runs a bit smoother and is def faster to react to the throttle. Found myself cracking the throttle just for kicks. Was well worth the time and effort.

The springs are nice, they claim to be 10% stiffer, and although you don't feel it when you pull in th clutch you can tell when you are releasing. It just feels like it locks in faster, and I never once felt the slip I did sometimes when was really on the throttle. Occasionally when really getting on it going onto 3rd would slip on me, and with only 12k on the bike I was skeptical that the clutch was worn. Seems like this will solve the issue.

All in all for 3 hours and $15 in parts and shipping, this was very worth the effort.
what did the feeler gauge come to ? i mean before you started?? was the top one one ,not the same as the bottom one??
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Top and bottom were the same. I didn't use a feeler gauge, not one handy. I used 2 pieces of construction paper. I know. Not exact. But it worked.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #16
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Top and bottom were the same. I didn't use a feeler gauge, not one handy. I used 2 pieces of construction paper. I know. Not exact. But it worked.
thanks man. first time i did it,i thought my bike was fucked. but i got it right, thanks to my other brothers :)
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #17
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By Bribe I mean money and beer.. Not Blackmail!
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:47 PM   #18
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Sounds like less of a bribe and more of a paid fee. Drive on up to Chicago, I'll take that "bribe." I'll even let you hang out in the garage and drink with me while it gets done.
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just a little advice to add to this,

i was in my "office" thinking to myself trying to figure a good way to minimize the shavings stuck on the magnet.



when i do this mod to mine i'll be wrapping a couple times around with electrical tape.


if all goes well, things will stay pretty clean after taking the tape off for the reinstall
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #20
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i'm not really here

just trying to help the next unsuspecting noob find some usefull search fodder,

like mentioned above, you will be changing your oil while doing this, unless you decide to lay your bike over on its side...

pull the exhaust and the side cover




if you want to do it the right way you'll need to replace these crush gaskets before re assembly.





before you pull these sensors off, check with a feeler gauge, i decided to pull them both at the same time, and pull the grommet from the top right of the case.




after doing this you can get some extra slack and get them out of the way,





once out of the way you can replace the cover to eliminate dust or metal shavings from entering your crank case




in the above photo and the below photo, you can see the alignment bushings that are stamped into the bracket, grind those off flat





i'll get more pics and maybe some measurements with a dial caliper today after work,
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