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Kaiju x Honda Tuning

Its been a few months now since the magazine feature dropped so i guess we can now show some pics from the photoshoot. We haven’t really done a full detail shot for release, but here are a few from the shoot.

Check out the link for the feature article on HondaTuning Magazine 

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Less is More

Time to dust off the winter bug and start cracking again on the custom parts and builds. Right now is about -3 F here in Chicago which is pretty damn cold, but I wanted to come back to the CVT kit i installed on the Kaiju and actually do some weight inspection to see if there are any differences between the stock parts (bin pile) and the aftermarket kit.  We actually weighted the parts while we weighted the rollers. I might  as well find out what im putting in the bike.

Stock parts

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Stock Drive Face 115mm: 173g

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Stock Ramps 115mm : 283g

Total stock weight: 456g

Upgraded Parts

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New driveface 115mm : 141g

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New Ramps 115mm: 285g

Total weight: 426g

So from the looks of it Im saving about 30g of rotational mass in the CVT alone. I didn’t get to inspect and weight the Clutch bell housing, but I know for sure there was a lot of weight reduction on the aftermarket housing since its CNC. All of the weight  reduction being done on the CVT will help the bike rev faster creating a faster acceleration.

On another note we took the bike out in 30F weather to do a little photoshoot for a euro magazine. Here is a quick teaser and wallpaper if you need one, lol.

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Winter Mode – LoS out

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