sub-throttle plate mod - Kawasaki Versys Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
tomla's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: oakland
Posts: 577
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
sub-throttle plate mod

I did a valve clearance check and found them to be in spec and within .001. This is at 10.7k miles. So with the time I saved, I thought I'd try modding the sub-throttle plates. Seems like a lot of people have taken them out and then put them back in, on many different bikes. I trimmed 4mm off the radius of each plate and tapered that radius so the area across the shaft wasn't changed. I can tell you that 4mm isn't too far as there is no bogging or hesitation that I noticed. 3mm would definitely be safe.
Is there a benefit? I can say that it definitely didn't hurt anything, and even though I perceive it to accelerate harder, I have no way of quantifying that. At least I don't have to pull it back apart to put them back in! It's an easy mod to do if you have the airbox off, so give it a shot.
Heat the single screw with a soldering iron for a minute to loosen up any thread sealant (seems like it was only on 1 screw), then back out the screw. Mod the plate; I used a good pair of scissors that cut the 1mm aluminum with ease, then stuck them together and filed them to match. Blue loctite on the screw and you're done.
tomla is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 09:22 PM
invader's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,846
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
I never even tried mine with the plates in... I don't miss them at all.
invader is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 11:46 PM
antman325's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 754
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Yeah mine are gone too...totally pulled em out and no prob. Copied the 650r guys.

"When It Rains, Get Wet"
antman325 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 08:05 PM
kurt's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lima, PERU.
Posts: 263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Could you explain me the benefit of remove those plates?
I heard that it improves the middle range acceleration... I heard too that they are there to smooth acceleration on that range... What is the truth?
I would like to hear those good-technical explanations from our friend Invader... if possible
Thank you!!!

it is what it is...
kurt is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome