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post #1 of 12 Old 11-16-2016, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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And, once again, as Kawasaki marketing has since 2008, erroneously publishes bogus specifications:

"CDI" ignition, and single-piston caliper rear brake.

The "Fully-Transistorized Breakerless Ignition" is inductive, versus capacitive; and . . . rear brakes have [EDIT] double-piston calipers.

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And, once again, as Kawasaki marketing has since 2008, erroneously publishes bogus specifications:

"CDI" ignition, and single-caliper rear brake.

The "Fully-Transistorized Breakerless Ignition" is inductive, versus capacitive; and . . . rear brakes have double calipers.
Well not exactly, Damocles.
But the single rear brake caliper does have double Pistons. vbg
So on this point, you are both 1/2 correct.

ps, Damocles I do see that you edited your posting, but I don't know how to delete this one.

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Well not exactly, Damocles.
But the single rear brake caliper does have double Pistons. vbg
So on this point, you are both 1/2 correct.
I stand corrected; here's what Kawasaki says:
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Single 240mm disc, single-piston caliper
The latter-day KLR650s have double-piston calipers, front and rear.

The, "Electric CDI" ignition of Kawasaki ad men's fantasies remains erroneous.
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And, once again, as Kawasaki marketing has since 2008, erroneously publishes bogus specifications:................single-piston caliper rear brake................
Damoclese just mis-typed. The marketing piece does say the rear has "Single 240mm disc, single-piston caliper" as he implyed. But, I will point out that all this stuff that is printed on glossy paper comes from the marketing department, not the engineering department. The marketing people may not even know what a caliper is and when pressed by a deadline they just copy from from last year and print it.
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Damoclese just mis-typed. The marketing piece does say the rear has "Single 240mm disc, single-piston caliper" as he implyed. But, I will point out that all this stuff that is printed on glossy paper comes from the marketing department, not the engineering department. The marketing people may not even know what a caliper is and when pressed by a deadline they just copy from from last year and print it.
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