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post #1 of 3 Old 04-01-2016, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-01-2016, 10:45 PM
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Did that 2 years ago and also folded 4 layers of exhaust wrap between the pipe and airbox......had the burn hole the entire length of the box due to too much heat!!! Yep pushed it too far with advance, valve specs etc etc......I rode for a month with a wide open hole in my airbox!!! I only knew after cleaning my filter at the next schedualed cleaning!! I nearly missed it also except I saw a glimpse of daylight down the intake and thought it wasn't a reflection etc etc....I was only riding on cleanish streets so I doubt or hope it didn't harm the engine......that was a while ago.....and the engine showed no effects from it. Good call to get it done Tom, I started to tell everyone at the time it happened to me about it and it was blown off as not normal, but it does happen due to incorrectly fitting midpipes it isn't just caused by performance engines.....

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-02-2016, 01:34 PM
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Looks good Tom. I like the extra length that you added, makes one wonder why Kawasaki made the original so Short?
I have seen the RH outer single screw melted out of a 2009.

My failed mid-pipe gasket melted a 3/8th's X 3/4 inch size hole in the bottom front edge of the clean air box, back at about the 15-20,000 mile mark. I'm reasonably certain that I caught the problem the same day.
Was riding by myself. Was wearing ear plugs. Rode about 200 miles of dirt and about the same 200 of asphalt. Heard the exhaust leak as I started to leave the gas station upon the end of my trip. (No ear plugs.)
Wound up rebuilding at the 33,590 mile mark.
My opinion, once dusted, the wear continues.
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