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gixxer6

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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2021, 08:40:34 AM »
I'm not really sure what I'm looking at...  Is that a 78 rear skid?  Modified? 

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« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2021, 11:56:46 AM »
Yes, I took the limit strap for of an old polaris indy skid, that I had laying around, and modified it just a little to work on the 78 kawasaki skid. It pulls the front end up, the two pictures are before and after.

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« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2021, 12:47:32 PM »
Ahhh I see.  Nice! 

So the 78 skids didn't come with limiter straps?  I'm not familiar the the 78's...I use a 79 skid on the Intimidator and my 81 Invader has the Vari-ride...

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« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2021, 01:16:36 PM »
No they don't unfortunately

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« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2021, 07:37:34 PM »
Was just wondering if anybody knows if the factory tach for the invader is accurate at higher rpms? (7500-8000) Thanks in advance
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gixxer6

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« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2021, 09:36:59 AM »
From my experience the factory tachs are quite accurate, but do not work well for anything other than stock.  They are small, hard to read, and can be a little "bouncy". 

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« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2021, 11:40:38 PM »
Maybe excessive, and probably a bit overkill, but I'm still stoked. The brakes are off of a polaris indy 500, and the brackets that I made are strong enough to lift the whole sled. (I did, at least I lifted it enough to spill all the tools I had sitting on the sled off lol).

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« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2021, 11:44:48 PM »
I can provide more pictures of the brackets if requested. I definitely would recommend going with a smaller caliper for just a simple trail rig brake conversion, but I talked to a guy who races down at eagle river and he said that for oval racing, the stock polaris brakes grip the hardest. I also got the whole assembly, master cylinder too, for quite a deal. The radiator and oil canister are just sat in place in that photo.

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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2021, 09:25:10 AM »
Very nice! 

I've got an entire brake setup from a Indy 500 that I parted out for the clutches a couple years ago.  But it seems like it might be excessive for my trail rider? 

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« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2021, 01:15:36 PM »
I would just look for a smaller caliper, it would make the mounting process easier. The master cylinder is perfect however.

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« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2021, 06:49:57 PM »
The sled is almost done, ill be making an update in a couple days with pictures and video, but until then I have to figure out  my wiring problem. I rewired the harness because I wanted to route it so that it is hidden and now I have no power to the gages. I plugged in a spare harness aswell and nothing changes. I tried a new cdi box and still nothing, so as for the moment, im stumped... any suggestions. (I've retraced all my wiring and its identical to the other harness, the harness is correct as far as I can tell)

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« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2021, 07:29:26 AM »
Here is a link to the wiring diagram. 

http://www.vintagesnow.com/Kawasaki_files/ss340a2.jpg

Do you have power elsewhere? 

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« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2021, 08:34:11 PM »
The oil level viewer i made is like one of my favorite additions to the sled. This view looks pretty cool too.

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« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2021, 09:10:17 PM »
looking real good!!

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« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2021, 11:16:40 AM »
That oil gauge is something to be proud of.  Great job!
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:  1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom (Green)
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