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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Barnesville, PA 18214
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The big issue with the 2012 brute is the gearing and clutching. stock they only shiftout at 6700 rpm. add the dual pipe and FI controller (crappy dobek and no timing adjustment) it still brings peak power up to 7400 rpm. If you don't adjust shiftout the extra power the pipe gives you won't take effect until you are already moving and then it's too late
Trust me. I have the 1000 renegade xxc and I work on a ton of Brute's. The first 2012 I setup with the pipe, my clutch and the digituner was 2 bike lengths off me at 77 mph and it passed me. (now had the renegade 1000 had the speed limiter removed it wouldn't have caught me).
On road going up steeper hill the 1000 torque shined and it wasn't even close it just kept pulling. downhill it was basically even and the brute had better top end as it's clutched to go 93 mph top end so it has the gearing and top end power vs the 2 are very similar at 75 mph
That renegade is the 1000 base model. I wonder how much faster it is than my XXC model. it appears to beat that brute fairly well in those vids. Better than mine does stock vs stock or piped.
with Kawasaki it's not uncommon to find a freak HP maker. some I pipe and tune will go 80 mph. some will struggle to go 70. I deal with this all the time.
for the Brute I don't know if he bought the FI controller from me? If not it's also just in basic mode as you get it from Muzzys it isn't going to do anything. it has to have 5 modes not just the 3
I'm glad I bought the can am 1000 over the 2012 kawasaki 750. They havent made any crazy changes to them other than small motor and chassis stuff and I've had probably 5-6 brute 750's I've bought fixed and sold. I had one red stock 2007 model and it was just a beast for stock. it'd run 78-79 mph with 26's on it pipe, clutch, dynotuned and CDI.
I have my 715 kit in the KFX700. the 1000 isn't going to even touch it. but it's far from stock and runs a 13.0@96 in the 1/4 mile. I also have a 240 rwhp turbo kfx1000, they are easy to get the power out of. 0-108 mph in 6 seconds in the 8th.
Come my 2012 Spring ride and dragrace I'll have to show up the 70-80 kawasaki's I usually get every year with my 100 rwhp can am. I just have to figure out where to hide the NOS bottles!