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post #1 of 2 Old 03-23-2010, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Ignition Advancer for KLR650?

So I thought I was "farkled out", not possible I guess (and STILL haven't spent the budget for the new bike vs. used!) and one other thread talked about ignition advance. So the question is are there any ignition advance units out there for the KLR? I've done a few searches and find all kinds for other bikes but not ours. Looking at the engine it looks like part of an old GPZ900 engine from the cam chain side at least. I got a lot of throttle response improvement on both my '95 GPZ and the Vrod as we're up here at mile high and you can really advance, run low octane fuel, etc. as we have no air up here! So, I may look at the service manual and maybe an advance unit for another Kawasaki will fit as Kawasaki is the MASTER of parts reuse imho.

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John

Farkled probably WAY too much, but good 20' footer for sure. '96 KLR, '06 HD VROD, (girl friend hauler), '05 HD Electra-Glide, heh it's a HD and I'm old now ;-) and I'm proud of riding a 800+ pound bike at my age :-)
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Answered my own question after consulting the service manual. The pickup coil on the KLR detects the timing event from the Magneto flywheel, unlike four cylinder bikes that have a pickup plate centered on the crank. You've have to machine the pickup spots on the flywheel to "mechanically" adjust the timing on the KLR,...bummer. Guess there are aftermarket CDI boxes but that might be way too much expense.

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Farkled probably WAY too much, but good 20' footer for sure. '96 KLR, '06 HD VROD, (girl friend hauler), '05 HD Electra-Glide, heh it's a HD and I'm old now ;-) and I'm proud of riding a 800+ pound bike at my age :-)
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