updating my 88 with 95 SE Any ideas??


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Stoby
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updating my 88 with 95 SE Any ideas??

Postby Stoby » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:55 pm



Picked up a salvage 95 se today Would like to get opinions on whats worth swapping.... I'd like to change carbs to get rid of the 88s problem So to do that what is necessary , different ? ecu ?? etc,, .. What else would you recommend I update mechanically?
Also when I'm done I'll be parting out if anyone needs something
Thanks for any help
Stoby



Stoby
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Re: updating my 88 with 95 SE parts bike Any ideas??

Postby Stoby » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:25 am

Nothing?????????
No mechanicals that are worth changing ??? Brakes ? Front forks ? etc etc. Were there no significant mechanical upgrades through the years? What about retrofitting some of the options?- rear spoiler with light , adjustable passenger boards, front heating ducts? any of these easy or worth doing? Any input appreciated because I want to get started on stripping it down taking whats worth taking
Thanks
Stoby

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Re: updating my 88 with 95 SE Any ideas??

Postby MikeB » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:45 pm

If the engine is good, swap the engine in its entirety. There were many changes to the engine and carburetor between 88 and 95. One significant change from what I understand was to the cam bearings.

I think you would have issues changing just the carb. I don't believe the hoses and sensors will match up.
MikeB
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Stoby
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Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:41 am
Location: Franklin, Massachusetts
Motorcycle: 88 gl1500 ,87 kawi ZL1000, 05 yami roadstar, 02 aprilia falco streetfighter, 00 aprilia mille, 01 gasgas 300, 09 gasgas 300, 07 ktm 200, 86 CR500

Re: updating my 88 with 95 SE Any ideas??

Postby Stoby » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:22 pm

engines not an option mines only got 30k this bikes 86k and unknown
Thanks for the input
Stoby




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