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Old 09-06-2013, 06:47 AM   #11
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factory tie rods are 10 mm, hd after market tie rods are generally 12 mm.
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Just to be clear, the tie rods in ur pic might be aftermarket rods. The HD rods I have are chromoly and very beefy (I also have HD tie rod ends). So when I saw that pic, it just looked like the stock rods in comparison to what my HD rods look like. Sorry for any confusion.
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Quote: Originally Posted by burnout70 View Post
factory tie rods are 10 mm, hd after market tie rods are generally 12 mm.
Mine are 5/8" military grade (17-4PH) stainless steel.
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NGK CR7E spark plugs (OEM) are fine.
I prefer the Twin Air (foam type) air filter, but others prefer K&N...whatever you like is fine.
The aftermarket CDI won't make a big difference on the KFX700 (according to what I've read many times on this forum - never tried it myself).
Do the spark plug boot mod (search for it on this forum).
I prefer the 12 hole lid...buying a new lid is cheap and making the 12 hole mod is easy.
OEM rods are fine (unless you are doing a big bore kit with a BIG spray of nitrous).
Regular gasoline is fine unless you have high comp pistons or spraying nitrous.
If you decide to get an aftermarket exhaust, I prefer the Muzzy Super Pro. And yes, you will have to rejet the carbs for it.
I will be doing the boot mod this week. i researched it and found the info:
[Go to your local auto parts store and ask for a pair of spark plug wires(7mm).
Bring your stock ones with so you can match them up in diameter.

The stock wires simply unscrew form the coils counter clockwise in rotation.
Cut the new wires to the correct length.
Go ahead and replace the spark plugs as well. ]

After i complete that mod what should i keep an eye out for? Quicker start ups? throttle response? I thought plug just send sparks to the engine when firing it up and stuff like better on gas like a tune up.
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honestly if you feel or see any improvement it would surprise me.
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honestly if you feel or see any improvement it would surprise me.

Ok, so what's the advantage of doing this? i can use that $5 plug wire money on fuel for the trails this weekend lol...just ordered 2 friggin new rear tires. she fires up without a problem even when i wreck and fall off it..ok that was just one time last saturday at Moto Mountain
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I also have my eye on that No Toil filter kit for $50. My exhaust is stock. I think i read that if im stock i shouldnt get a different filter and do the 12 hole. I should wait until santa clause or somebody drop a slip on down the chimney first and go from there.
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I also have my eye on that No Toil filter kit for $50. My exhaust is stock. I think i read that if im stock i shouldnt get a different filter and do the 12 hole. I should wait until santa clause or somebody drop a slip on down the chimney first and go from there.

Come to think of it. I think my 450ER TRX has a slip on exhaust. I'm wondering if that'll work. It will be awhile before i decide to fix or part out my 450.
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When you change the spark plugs, don't over tighten them... when you feel them make contact go just a bit further and that is all because they will snap off VERY easy... Then you have the fun job of removing the entire cylinder head to clean out the ceramic that falls in there from getting the cracked spark plug out. So don't over tighten. I can put 20 ft/lb torque on a spark plug on my lawnmowers, but i ended up cracking one in a brute at 5 ft/lb torque. Sadly it was a customers brute but the ceramic had came out with the broken plug so the head did not need to be taken off.
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Its been a long time since I did the spark plug wire mod, but I seem to recall that the motor started a little easier and idled a little higher...and maybe rev'd a tad quicker, but it wasn't a huge improvement or anything significant. I only recommend it b/c I thought you were looking for inexpensive and easy mods, and this mod one fits that description perfectly.

If you are looking for significant power improvement, you really should save your $$$ and buy a big bore kit (or std. bore kit) from one of the reputable engine builders. If you do that, be sure to install bigger carbs and you will definitely see a noticeable power gain. Good luck.
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