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What's the KACR, how does it work, and how you can disable it for a compression test


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Very nice video Tomm, is that you in the video? Did you come up with the fix? I'm going to use it for sure and see what compression I have......thanks.

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Well, the usual procedure is to remove the spring, but that's hard to do when the KACR is buried in the head and covered in oil

Seemed much simpler just to jam it open (and I'm sure I'm not the first to come to that conclusion) and I have a boatload of that tubing. It's actually Tygon tubing that I had for an experiment where I needed some tubing that was impervious to most stuff.

I've since found a variety of uses for it. I have to - I have three lifetime supplies...

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Very nice video tutorial of the KACR Tom, well done!!!

My question is this, how hard is the KLR to start without this arcane system of flyweights and such? Much like the Rube Goldburg seeming "doohickey" arrangement.

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Very nice video tutorial of the KACR Tom, well done!!!

My question is this, how hard is the KLR to start without this arcane system of flyweights and such? Much like the Rube Goldburg seeming "doohickey" arrangement.
I removed my KACR. No need to pull the cover for a compression test anymore. I have not noticed one iota of difference in cranking the motor but I have an Antigravity battery with a few more CCA's. I don't think you could tell even with an old lead cell.
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