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post #1 of 21 Old 10-22-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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705 and head work

I am bored and my KLR will be the beneficary.

Thinking of replacing the stock valves with over sized stainless steel valves. This is a Cary Aspy PreStage head. If I decide to do this I will replace the 685 with a 705.
Other upgrades would be to add the Eagle Torsion Spring, replace the GM PCV with the Mercedes PCV, and a new Ricor rear shock.

Anyone else bored?

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post #2 of 21 Old 10-22-2009, 07:39 PM
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I'm a little bored. You paying?




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I'm a little bored. You paying?
Sure I will buy you an Eagle Torsion spring.

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Lol.




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Actually the Mercedes PCV would be noticeably more benefical.

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Yeah, that intrigues me. Interesting idea.




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The PCV removes some of the pressure from the back side of the piston which allows it to excel and decel quicker. There is a lot of documentation on this simple and inexpensive mod.

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I thought the moab rear shock was the way to go. Anyone with other opinions?

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I thought the moab rear shock was the way to go. Anyone with other opinions?
After doing quite a bit of research on shocks, I agree and will be getting one also. Although more expensive, it's not that much more when you consider a stock is crazy expensive and sucks and the progressive ones aren't receiving a lot of praise. Sounds like you buy a moab and never worry again so it's my choice soon as I recover after buying this Concours.
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I thought the moab rear shock was the way to go. Anyone with other opinions?
Who said that? Have you heard of any failures from the Ricor? I trust Don's knowledge of suspension and shocks. Not to say Moab is not a good shock though I am looking long term with no failures.

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