Stock Bike Friday: Jake Weimer’s KX450F

Mechanic: Dana Wiggins

According to Jake Weimer’s mechanic Dana Wiggins, the particular Kawasaki team race bikes possess the required “stock” items, like the body, swingarm, engine cases and cylinder head. However , there are a lot of special parts around the bike, including the triple clamps, shock linkage and works hubs. In addition , all the hardware is titanium.

Weimer and Villopoto continue to be running the same Showa Triple Surroundings Chamber forks they ran during the outdoor season. The fork has no springs and it has three air chambers in the right tube, while the still left tube houses the damping unit. The biggest advantage is a three-lb. weight savings.

Wiggins utilizes a GPS to map what the engine is doing on different parts of the track. They also have sensors on the clutch and rear shock to monitor those items for wear and use.

The factory one-off multiple clamps are truly a work of art, and the team has used a couple of different configurations so far over the course of the first 4 races.

Another trick manufacturing plant item is the ultra-trick magnesium front brake caliper and aluminum front caliper hanger.

Monster Power Kawasaki uses Pro Circuit for engine work and exhaust systems and the exhaust system is titanium, and is quite trick and lightweight.

Most teams run some form of oil cooler for outdoors, although Creature Energy Kawasaki’s are in a unique placement behind the engine, keeping it out of harm’s way.

Wiggins runs carbon fiber head brackets on Weimer’s factory bike, which is a small touch but they are light and tough, which is what he or she is going for on Weimer’s bike.

Finishing out the bike, Wiggins uses DID rims and Renthal sprockets on Weimer’s bike, in addition to a Hinson clutch and Renthal 999 bars.


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