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JD Tuner powerup kit installed
« on: November 19, 2015, 08:51:41 pm »
A couple of months back old Straatkat (aka Hangkas) organised me one of those JD Tuner power up kits. So today I finish getting it installed and take the bike for a ride.
Bike started right up so that was one concern out the way. A bit of idling to get the motor warmed up and I take it round the yard twice. Was a little bit disappointed......you give it a bit of a blip and the response is a bit slow but then maybe the motor wasn't warmed up yet right.
So I take the bike out onto the road to see what it does in all the gears.................take it up to around 60kph and give it horns.
F%$K ME...............the bike goes like SCHDINK. Man I thought I was on a superbike. THE BEST MONEY SPENT ON THE BIKE YET.
Talk about a smile from ear to ear....didn't want to get off. WHAT A BLAST.

Then some time later (once I had come back down to earth) I gave this addition some thought. Is it just a 'once off' cost..............not a chance. My tires and brake disk budget has just gone for a ball and so has the petrol consumption. Nice problem to have.

With that I was contemplating changing my name on the forum. What do you  think about 'Skidmark'
 

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Re: JD Tuner powerup kit installed
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 07:57:09 am »
I rode Straatkat's bike recently.

You must remember I have a pretty quick SM610 with all the appropriate carb and pipe mods  ;D so I was sceptical whether his bike would be materially faster than mine.

Well, I quickly changed my mind - even on a dirt road and with a worn rear tyre that thing puts down pretty awesome power. It is indeed, I am sad to admit, a bit faster than my SM. Have to do something about that ;D
 

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Re: JD Tuner powerup kit installed
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 08:20:18 am »
What exhaust you got on?  - a decatted OEM or other free flow along with a bit of air box modding can also work wonders along with the JDT.  :thumleft:
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Re: JD Tuner powerup kit installed
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 09:48:27 am »
Blazes did the exhaust some time ago and I had the resistor on the exhaust bullshitted too.
Next step is the air box........any data will be helpful.
 

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Re: JD Tuner powerup kit installed
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 04:34:38 pm »
I'm feeling inadequate  :P  :biggrin:
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Re: JD Tuner powerup kit installed
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 04:30:59 pm »
Alan, next time the 3 Husketeers go somewhere, I promise to only use half throttle!.... Yeah right!
We need to celebrate Skidmark's new name!
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Re: JD Tuner powerup kit installed
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 06:39:32 am »
Thanks for the concern Bertie  :biggrin:

We'll just have to keep the terrain nice and technical and avoid the more open roads. That way I should be able to keep up  :thumleft:

But it looks like I will have get myself one of these things in the future sometime!
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Re: JD Tuner powerup kit installed
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 07:42:10 am »
Alan, I'll bring one back in June for you, unless the rand is R20/$ by then. These Dollar based farkles are becoming expensive!
Actually I haven't ridden any technical stuff lately, all this newfound power might prove a handful.
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