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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2010, 1:23 pm Thread Starter
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Pwr Comm install..

Well, I did it...finally got on that KS after washing it and checkin' the tires (and charging my lame battery)...it hasn't moved since I left in Sept for a road trip and totalled the LT on the way home (and parts of me as well).

I rode it about 60 miles to Mike Cohen Motorsports in Placentia, CA, to let them do the install and set the bike up. I can't tell you how good it felt to be on a bike again, especially on the KS

Right arm is still very weak but I managed to get there. I got another script for 6 more weeks of PT so that should help..hope so cause I'm back to riding soon as this KS gets outta the shop, now that I've been on it, I can hardly stand getting back into the cage

I've heard good things about this shop, I'll keep ya'll posted on the results.

Also, I'm eyeballing those replacement levers from Pirate, I think those might help out (damaged my left hand some internally).

Anyone have any experience with them and a comparo to stock?
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Too bad Evoluzione doesn't sell the larger clutch slave cylinder anymore. That definitely reduce effort at the clutch lever.

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Mmmm....I think I put that on the bike a couple years ago when the slave went. It does help some, not a lot but has a more positive feel.

I didn't realize they don't sell them anymore

They should last about 10 years I believe, thats what the warrenty was for if I recall correctly.
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power commander install

Hello I am new here. I bought ak1200r at the end of last season and have been installing a few farkels over the winter. Has anyone installed a Power Commander on a k1200r. I would like to do it myself but the instuctions make it sound like a job better left to a pro. Thanks for your time Doug
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Hello I am new here. I bought ak1200r at the end of last season and have been installing a few farkels over the winter. Has anyone installed a Power Commander on a k1200r. I would like to do it myself but the instuctions make it sound like a job better left to a pro. Thanks for your time Doug
Do a search on PCIII, there has been plenty of posts on the install. Here's one that you might find interesting if you're intimidated.

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20583

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..... Also, I'm eyeballing those replacement levers from Pirate, I think those might help out (damaged my left hand some internally).
Anyone have any experience with them and a comparo to stock?
I've been in accidents over the years (not my fault) and the neck injuries have created nerve problems extending right down to 4th & pinky fingers of both hands.
First set of aftermarket levers I had were the pricey std length CRG Roll-a-clicks on a Zuki. When I got the R12R in '08, I checked around for something cheaper and decided to try the Pazzos, but in shorty version. Before I traded the R in for the K, I found both used same part#'s so I removed them and installed them on the new K. They fit perfectly, no rattles/flopping and helped me a lot with OEM's limited adjustment (I don't have big hands) and higher tension on the K. The less expensive (found them for $160) Pazzos have totally changed the effort to pull the clutch lever. They are available with wide choice of colors for lever and adjuster. Have mine set on #2 and they are very easy to reach & operate with 2-3 fingers. Chances are high your fingers are longer than mine for even better leverage. Hope this helps.
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It helps, thanks! Still not sure which ones I'll pick up but I'm going to look at the brands you have listed.
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